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STEP INTO THE LIMELIGHT
Limelight Photography ONLY photographs WEDDINGS - this specialized focus ensures that you will fully experience Limelight's code of luxury. Every collection promises to deliver exceptional customer service, superior quality and a five-star experience that will exceed all expectations. We have successfully photographed over 1,000 weddings. We are simply the BEST wedding photographers on the West Coast of Florida! We offer 2 photographers in every package, archive your wedding images for a lifetime, have support staff in our studio, use the best equipment and technology available and have a PASSION for weddings! Collections begin at $3,000 and are designed to offer flexible options to accommodate your planned wedding photography investment. Give us a call so that we can connect! 813.926.4290
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available
Desiree and Ed "Proudly" Stepped Into The LimelightReviewed on 12/01/2015
I could keep this very short and simply state we LOVE Limelight Photography, but then, anyone would want to know why. It all started as a referral, a referral which included Limelight Photography and of course others. It literally took one meeting with Owner/President Michael Zoumberos and a brief consultation between my now wife and I to decide, this was the only conversation and meeting we needed as we determined who new wanted to capture our special day.Upon arrival and entry into Limelights on-site office we felt so comfortable, as though we were walking into a close friend’s living room. The environment, atmosphere was calm, quiet, serene and peaceful. We had some introductory friendly conversation getting to know each other, likes, dislikes, preferences. We never felt like we were being sold anything, never felt pressured, in fact it was quite the opposite. Michael was a true genuine gentleman, endearing, kind, authentic. We learned about him, his family, his staff and organization. We felt as if we had known him for years. At the conclusion of our conversation, he allowed us to view Limelights work over time, I enjoy my amateur photography and we both love beautiful art. Everything we saw, the detail in their previous shoots left us in awe and wanting our moments captured in such an inspiring, memorable way and did they deliver!! Once we agreed to partner together, we arranged a post engagement shoot with Jess Orthober. We decided on the area near the Waterworks Park and Ulele in Tampa on North Boulevard. And again, meeting with Jess and doing the shoot, we felt so very comfortable and as if we knew her for years. We never felt rushed, she instinctively knew how and what we were comfortable with. She was always patient, kind, and thoughtful in how she wanted to capture our moments. We connected, in fact everyone on the staff we interacted with, always made us feel special as if we were their first and last client whether in person, over the phone, via email or even text messages. Jess did an AMAZING job with our post engagement shoot and we were thrilled to know she would be shooting our most memorable Wedding Day. We had numerous conversations leading up to our Wedding Day with every detail discussed, wants and needs. Limelight recently celebrated a milestone, having 1000 Wedding shoots, and we can say, we are honored to have been part of that 1000 and would choose Limelight all over again. On the Wedding Day, Jess Orthober and Erica Csatlos both arrived to shoot my beautiful bride early in the afternoon. They both made sure everyone in the bridal party were comfortable and captured stunning amazing photos. And this is important, my wife’s wedding dress needed a quick mend. Well, Jess Orthober, based on her experience had needle and thread. Did she save the day, perhaps not, but at that moment, I’m sure it felt like she did. The point, she is experienced, and well prepared. Upon my arrival-the Groom and Grooms party, Erica met us on time and promptly, we had some rain to deal with, and some other pre wedding ceremony related timing hiccups, but Erica, again, based on experience, thoughtfulness, care and concern was nimble enough to work around any and all obstacles. Erica even took the time to pin the boutonnieres on all the men. Throughout our experience with Michael, Jess, and Erica and the rest of the team, it was always clear, the little things, the smallest details mattered and they anticipated
Everything that was promised to us in the “sales meeting” is EXACTLY what we received and more. If I had a question about something, they answered it quickly and it didn’t matter if it was photography related or not. Anne and Dafne were our photographers and so pleasant to work with. Anne photographed our engagement session in downtown St. Pete at the sundial mall. I never thought I would be obsessed with looking at our pictures over and over, but I catch myself going through them all the time. I love showing them off. I knew their pictures were beautiful, but when I saw my pictures, I knew I was in good hands. She even incorporated the rain into the engagement pictures and they are still beyond perfect! So the wedding pictures are beyond anything I could even imagine, even with the rain and not so good weather that day. I love everything about them. Anne captured my getting ready moments while Dafne captured the grooms, and both captured every special moment of our day. We received our pictures within three weeks as promised. I’m ecstatic to build an album with them! I recommend every bride and groom to step into the Limelight!
perfect for a reasonReviewed on 2/05/2015 Allison S
You can look and many photographers and companies around the Tampa Bay area and mostly you will find good places to choose from. If you want GREAT photos, the best experience, and quality that will last a lifetime then choose LIMELIGHT! I have been told by many brides that they regretted the photographer they had. There is a reason this company and photographers have perfect reviews. Because they ARE PERFECT! The entire experience was perfect from start to finish. Michael made me and my fiance feel so comfortable. He went over all the packages and worked with our budget. I never once felt pressured or felt that I wasn't able to get the perfect package for us. I found myself becoming more and more excited the more photos I saw my photographer do for weddings before mine along with Rebecca and Michael. Jess was absolutely stellar! We met her for our engagement photos and her creativity really showed through. Looking at all the photos she took I felt like any of our photos could be in an Ad campaign. The wedding was perfect. I never felt like I needed to do anything but just enjoy my wedding day. Looking at all the photos I couldn't believe the MOMENTS Jess captured. Moments I will always cherish and remember just from looking at a photo. We are having an album made along with parent albums because you want to be able to display this as art because that was she did! I couldn't recommend this company more. At least look at their website and meet with them. You will never regret stepping into the limelight :)
Christi Curtis and her team were phenomenal photographers for our December 2016 wedding! They were reliable and arrived promptly before start time with smiles on their faces! Christi was so nice during my bridal session and she really made sure to do what was best for my husband and I! She did not worry about the incompetent Hyatt Regency wedding coordinators or pushy members of our wedding party! She stuck to her timeline and our requests so that we were completely comfortable and happy the entire time! I am looking forward to receiving our amazing final portraits and I am expecting nothing but the best from Christi! I would definitely advise brides to prioritize photography as a "must have" because I fully believe that "one will get what she pays for"!
Limelight photography was easily one of the easiest parts of the wedding. The photographs were incredible and I recieved so many compliments on the professionalism and diligency of the team of photographers on the actual wedding day. Of course our wedding and engagement photographs were sensational and the timing of recieveing the pictures was spot on- always under 3 weeks! The best part is that you have all of the rights to your photographs! Five stars for the crew at Limelight and Sarah McDonald in particular.
Wow! That is all I can say about Limelight and especially our Lead Photographer, Jessica Orthober. We did our engagement photos and day of wedding photos with Jess. My husband and I couldn't be any happier with how all of our photos turned out. There isn't one photo (from all 1,000+) that we didn't like. She captured everything from our special intimate moments to our funny ones. We can't thank Jess, her assistant photographer, Carlos and Limelight enough for capturing our special day! Best regards, The Keim's
I am absolutely in LOVE with how gorgeous my wedding pictures turned out! I can't say enough about how unbelievably impressed I am with Limelighy photography. Rebecca and Michael Zoumberos both called and spoke to me when I first inquired about a wedding photographer. They were both genuinely interested in everything about my husband and I and how we envisioned our wedding day. It was so unexpected and I felt 100% confident going forward with them just from my initial conversation. Ann Fuentes was our primary photography and Alexia was her assistant. Ann and Alexia were absolute sweethearts and really helped relieve my nerves right before walking down the aisle. All of our photos were ready in less than 3 weeks and every single person in every photo looks flawless. Limelight really knows that they're doing - and since they only photograph weddings, it makes sense as to why they're so amazing! Ann captured shots that I had no idea were even taken (hardly saw her!) and she really knows how to capture your best angles right from the start. Since wedding photos are what you have as memories after the big day, I HIGHLY suggest Limelight photography! You won't be disappointed :)
The day my mother called me to tell me that she had found the perfect photographers for our wedding, I thought she was acting a little crazy, because she was so extremely exciting. I thought to myself, "what could really make these photographers any different from anyone else?" My mother was raving about Rebecca and Michael of Limelight Photography so much, I told her that if she was really this excited, we should hire them. You see, I had never met or seen their work before, because I was planning my Tampa wedding from NYC with an extremely busy schedule, leaving most of the major vendor decisions to my mother. However, from the moment I saw Rebecca and Michael's work online and spoke to them over the phone for the first time, I knew my mother was right. Finding Limelight Photography checked every single box, so to speak, of what I was looking in a photographer. I'm the type of person who loves to have every single thing organized and planned out. This is why I instantly "clicked" with Rebecca. Not only is she one of the nicest people I have every met, but she also is extremely organized and professional. Rebecca really took the time to get to know and learn about me and my husband. Our wedding was an Orthodox Jewish wedding, which is slightly more complicated than the average wedding, because of the many different parts to the ceremony throughout the event. Photographing something like this could have been a little daunting to the average photographer, but not for Rebecca and Michael. No matter what we threw at them, Rebecca and Michael were more than happy to learn about the custom and take on the challenge. Rebecca is a master planner and made the most amazing timeline for getting every single shot we wanted. When wedding day came, I was naturally a little nervous with everything going on around us, but Rebecca and Michael were our rock. Rebecca was with me while I got ready and Michael was with my husband. Rebecca has such a calming, yet authoritative presence about her, that as soon as we started taking photos, I instantly became more at ease. My husband said the same thing about Michael. Michael even saved the day when one our groomsmen forgot his white pocket square and made one for him out of a pillowcase! You couldn't even tell it was different! We recently got our photos back and I am still in awe. I have never seen such amazing wedding photos in my life! When I look at other people's photos, who also recently got married and ours photos, there is really no comparison. Rebecca and Michael captured everything we would have wanted and more. Everything they took is so stunning that I could cry. We got our photos back about a week and a half after our wedding, and Rebecca even sent me a sneak peak of some shots the day after! I have uploaded many of our photos to my Facebook and everyone I speak to tells me that this was the best wedding photography they have ever seen. Needless to say, hiring Limelight Photography was the best decision we could have made. I am so lucky to have been able to work with Rebecca and Michael and I would recommend them to everyone. Thank you Rebecca and Michael, you're really made our day special and now I have the most amazing photos to always remember how wonderful our day was! I cannot wait to start creating a photo album!
Choosing Limelight to capture our wedding was the easiest decision we made. When I first met with the owner to review their work I knew no one could capture our day like a Limelight photographer. Christi captured our day perfectly. She truly listened to our vision and brought it to life. I have looked at our pictures 1000 times since our day and I'm so thankful to have such beautiful images that will last a lifetime!!
We found our amazing wedding Photography studio through our venues preferred vendor list. As soon as we saw their portfolio we were blown away with the amazing way they capture those special wedding moments. My husband and I worked with Ann Fuentes and were not disappointed. She was so lovely and working with her was effortless. You can just tell she see the world in photographs and it was so cool to watch and be apart of. She made my now hubby and I feel very comfortable from the beginning starting with our engagement shoot. In the months between our engagement shoot and our big day she as always available and ready with a solution to everything we needed or wanted. On the days leading up to the wedding she as in constant communication confirming everything from timelines to shot lists to make sure she missed nothing. It made me feel so ready and confident for my wedding day. I knew I had nothing to worry about because she wasn't going to miss anything and she would handle it all. On the big day she and her team showed up right on time and knew what she wanted and how she wanted it. I felt like a princess all day and it was in HUGE part to Ann. She was so hands on and yet in the background all at once. Just how an amazing professional photographer should be. It was a truly amazing experince. It took 3 weeks for us to get our photos back and I could not be happier with my photographs. They are so beyond perfect. The group shots, the details, the candid memorable moments, she beautifully captured it all. I would recommend Ann and Limelight photography to anyone and everyone you will not be disappointed!
We Stepped in the LImelight.. After Meeting with Micheal Zoumberos at the Limelight studio, my husband and I new we chose the right vendor. The studio was inviting, warm, elegant and had amazing pictures taken by all lead photographers, They had wedding albums and canvas displays through out the studio. We watched a short slide how of past wedding pictures and Micheal ask questions on what we envisioned for our wedding. My husband and I felt comfortable with our packaged and the reassured that we will always have a lead photographer and assistant for our wedding day no matter what happens. Our amazing lead photographer Christi Allen Curtis contacted me with in days and asked questions and really listened to my concerns and Ideas. As months go buy, Christi always kept in touch. As our wedding day came, Christi and her team were professional, had all their notes with them and timeline. We stayed on the timeline and everything went on so smoothly. She was amazing and so fun to be around, our wedding party felt like they were part of their own cool fashion shoot... Everyone was relax and had fun... Our pictures are wonderful.. I keep viewing them.. Cant get enough reviewing them, it is like we are experiencing our magical day all over again. Pictures came exactly 2 weeks after our wedding day. Amazing quality of photography.. Thank you Christi and Thank you Limelight for capturing our special day... We look forward to more special moments with limelight..
We could not be happier with Rebecca, Michael, and the entire Limelight family! They are more than just "Photographers", they are artists AND life savers!! From the very first meeting at their beautiful studio, we knew these were the people we wanted to share our special day with. Michael was inviting, friendly and welcoming when we walked in. They showed us a nice video with some examples of their work and then explained the timeline leading up to the wedding day, the day itself and the timeline of when we would get our images. It wasn't a pressure sales pitch or script read presentation, it was from the heart. He gave us time and privacy to look through everything, talk it over and even understood when we wanted to go home and involve our parents. Our engagement shoot was awesome, Rebecca was helpful, creative and flexible. The images were delivered quickly, professionally and most importantly they were PERFECT!. Our wedding day was no different, in fact, they continued to amaze us. If it weren't for Limelight we would have been hours late to the ceremony, missed things at the reception AND not had a bustled wedding dress. I was in awe when the bustle on my wife's dress broke and Rebecca was down there on the floor helping get it pinned up so we could enjoy the rest of the night. Lastly, the pictures.... first and foremost, they were delivered earlier than expected and most importantly they are AMAZING! Even battling a time crunch Rebecca and Michael were able to really capture us as a couple. In our opinion, aside from the vows, pictures are the most important INVESTMENT of a wedding because those are the memories that you will be able to look at FOREVER, and thanks to Limelight Photography we have the best memories to cherish. Thank you again, Michael and Rebecca, from the bottom of our hearts!
Limelight Photography is the best in the business. Michael and Rebecca and their team specialize in weddings only. This allows them to get photos back to couples within 3 weeks of the wedding. They back your images for life and will replace yours if something happens to those. Michael and Rebecca are so incredibly sweet and very professional. Limelight makes you feel like you are part of the family. Michael & Rebecca have been so kind to me and are very easy to work with. The expertise and precision of Limelight is so evident in all they do. My photographer for my wedding was Sarah McDonald. What can I say about Sarah?! She is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!!! I adore her and the work she produces is stunning. My husband and I were so blessed to be able to book Sarah for our wedding. Even though the wedding didn't start on time, Sarah still managed to get every picture taken we had on our list! The night shoot we did during the reception was so fun and I know the pictures are going to be phenomenal. I truly cannot say enough good things about Sarah and Limelight as a whole! Thank you so much Michael & Rebecca for how you run your business. Your kindness and professionalism is so appreciated. A very special thank you to Sarah! You are a rock star! I cannot thank you enough for capturing the best day of my life so well! Thank you for keeping me in calm in some of the stressful moments and for allowing Jason and I have to fun with you and Carlos while taking photos!! I love the Limelight family and feel so very blessed I was able to have them be part of the best day of my life!! Do yourself a favor and contact Limelight regarding photography for your wedding, I can promise you it will be well worth it!!
Jess did an amazing job with our wedding photos! She was professional, reliable, and took into consideration our style and preferences. You could tell that she genuinely enjoys her job and is a master at her craft. Even months after the final photos were completed, she was more than happy to make a minor edit to one of the photos that I had planned on framing (and even sent it back to me within one day!). I would highly recommend Jess and the entire Limelight team.
We recently got married at Barrington Hill Farm in Dade City, FL in October 2016. I am absolutely blown away by our wedding photos through Limelight Photography! Ann and Dafne were amazingly detailed, thorough, timely, professional and overall wonderful to work with. Not to mention, they have an amazing skill in capturing every moment, every detail so artistically and creatively AND editing the photos to look flawless. A few weeks prior to our wedding, Ann and I went over the details again and she provided us with a timeline of exactly what they would be shooting and when. They captured every moment of the wedding and didn't miss one detail. I am so pleased with the service we got from them and would recommend this company for any event in a heartbeat!
Limelight was absolutely fantastic and professional. My photographers that day got every picture I wanted and more. They were nice and help through the whole wedding process and day of helped me feel completely stress free. At least for my photos. My pictures came out absolutely gorgeous!
I can't even begin to say what I feel about Limelight! We met with Michael for our first consultation to see if they were a right fit to capture our wedding. Well I could tell as soon as we walked in that they were. When you walk in you feel like you are at home, it is such a comfortable environment and they display their work proudly! We knew after talking with Michael that they were the ones to capture our love! We signed right then and there. Michael was very helpful and went through the entire process and made me feel completely comfortable that they could handle our day with no problems. We also ended up having them do our engagement session too! Jess is doing our wedding and did our engagement session. SHE IS AMAZING! Has great ideas and is very easy to work with. I sent her a cabillion Pinterest pictures and she captured exactly what I wanted and more! We had SO much fun at our shoot because my Fiancee is such a goof! But she captured so many amazing moments between us and truly truly captured the love that we have for one another! She took her time and did not make us feel rushed, she also asked if there were any other places or poses that we wanted. I left the shoot feeling completely wonderful and happy! She said we would the pictures in about 3 weeks but have a sneak peek later that week we shot. Well not only did we get the sneak peek, we got our pictures in a little over a week! We loved them all! I can't wait until our wedding and all the amazing pictures we will have from her! :) :) THANK YOU LIMELIGHT!!!!!!!!!
There are no words to adequately describe our experience with Sarah McDonald of Limelight. Our only issue is that there are so many wonderful pictures that it will be impossible to narrow our choices down for our album. In addition to her talent as a photographer, Sarah is a caring, empathetic person who showed rare sensitivity. I would highly recommend Sarah and Lime;light to anyone seeking a photographer.
This review should not be considered an accurate review because 5 stars is simply not enough for Limelight Photography. We had Limelight capture our engagement pictures and the entire day of our wedding. Jess was our lead photographer and we simply adore her! She has a great talent for seeing the right shot, knowing just the right lighting and capturing every moment so naturally. As if we weren't impressed and happy enough with our engagement pictures that Jess took, our wedding pictures absolutely took our breath away. Jess worked with assistant photographer, Stephanie, on the day of our wedding and were there to capture every detail and every moment of the day perfectly. Stephanie spent time with the men and Jess with all of the girls while we got ready, which allowed them to get so many small details that we had planned. Throughout the day I was amazed at everything they thought of, and how thorough they were to not miss anything. On top of being so incredibly thorough, professional and artistic, Jess and Stephanie were so nice and warm in personality, that we never felt rushed or concerned with anything because we knew that they had a plan and a vision in place for the entire day. They worked tirelessly with each other, our DJ, our wedding planner and important wedding party members to make sure that everything ran smoothly all day and night. Not only would we not have the beautiful and perfect pictures we do without them, but our wedding day would not have run as smoothly as it did if not for Jess and Stephanie. I think this says a lot about not only their personality and work ethic, but also about Limelight as a whole. Their mission is to make every couple have the perfect wedding day and to have the perfect pictures to remember that day by. After the fact, we had multiple guests from our wedding make comments to us about how great our photographers were, how friendly they were to everyone, how hard they worked and how they never missed a moment. If this doesn't speak highly enough of Limelight, their pictures certainly do. We received ALL of our photos earlier than their guaranteed 3 week return time. Each picture was perfectly edited and beautiful. They were even organized by folders that allowed us to relive our wedding day exactly how we remembered it and more. There were so many moments that we never realized they captured, and so many details they picked up on that we never asked for, but are so happy to have because they understood how important it is to help us remember everything that we saw and even everything that we didn't get to see on the day of. We are so happy that we chose Limelight to capture our wedding day. We have said multiple times that our wedding day would not have been nearly as perfect without them. Forget the venue, the food, the anything else...hiring them IS the best investment we made. We wish they could photograph every milestone in our lives from now on! We will forever have the most beautiful pictures of our wedding day, and will remember it as perfect as we felt it was thanks to their artistic vision. If you're reading this review trying to decide on or find a photographer for your wedding, you have found them here. 5 stars is not enough for this fantastic company. Thank you Limelight, and especially Jess and Stephanie for your perfect work!
Limelight is abolustely the best! Our lead photographer Sarah McDonald is amazing. Before the wedding she spent a lot of time planning the day with us, during the wedding, she made everything so smooth, we had a great time working with her. After we received the photos, words cannot describe how impressed we are. If you want your big day to be a beautiful memory for you forever, choose Limelight. If you want an experienced and caring photographer, Sarah is the one!
Christi Allen-Curtis and Stephanie Duffany were our photographers and we simply cannot (& will never be able to) say enough about these two magnificent women. They were calming and still fun. They were open to our ideas and incorporated elements of our quirkiness, while keeping everything looking beautiful! Christi captured such beautiful moments between us and our family members, that we'll never be able to thank her enough. They also captured wonderful moments between our loved ones, that we were completely unaware of. They all worked so hard to understand who we were and created such a magnificent collection of photographs of our special day. They made me feel beautiful and I think it takes a special gift to stand behind a camera and, with just a few words, evoke an emotional response from whoever's in front of them...then they captured the response in a lovely way that touched my heart. Worth absolutely every penny. Their photographs brought tears to my eyes more than once (and I am NOT a crier).
After much research and careful consideration, we booked Limelight for engagement photos and wedding coverage. We were nervous, anxious and awkward about the engagement session with no experience in front of a camera. Sarah instantly set us at ease with her knowledge, direction, patience, humor and reassurance. We used so many backdrops, incorporated props, utilized various lens and our results are STUNNING. We could not be more pleased and are so excited for the wedding day to arrive so that she can capture that magic as well. Our experience with Limelight has exceeded our expectations thus far and we highly recommend this team.
Limelight is hands-down the best wedding photography company is the area. After the first meeting we had with Michael, we knew we would be in great hands with Jess and Carlos (our photographers). I never had to worry about a thing with our photos and they were professional the whole time. They worked great with all our other vendors and although I barely saw them the whole night, my photos say otherwise. They were everywhere they needed to be, without my now husband and I even noticing. Thank you so much Limelight for capturing the best night of our lives!
Limelight Photography was amazing! Sarah was our lead photographer on our wedding day and she took beautiful pictures, kept us calm and went with the flow. It rained on our wedding day and a lot of the pictures we wanted to take were outside. We still got it done and you would never know the pictures were taken in the rain! The pictures were delivered on time and guests have said that they are the best wedding photos they've ever seen. Highly recommend them...we are so glad we chose them to capture our special day!
I really wish I could give more than 5 stars for Limelight. From initial contact until the wedding they were on the ball and went above and beyond to provide exactly what we wanted in our photos. We were married in the aquarium which is a very difficult venue to shoot due to the lighting and reflections from the glass on the tanks. EVERY one of our pictures is phenomenal. Christie worked her butt off and didn't stop for one second that night. I cannot recommend her enough, her personality, her work was worth every penny. We really appreciated everything she did to make our night, especially when our venue was very difficult to work with. Thank you, Christie and the entire Limelight team! Limelight Photography responded with the the following comments: Thank you so much Robin for your feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience In The Limelight!
Meet The Owner
Michael and Rebecca Zoumberos
Michael and Rebecca Zoumberos are the husband and wife owners of the acclaimed photography studio Limelight Photography. With a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Florida and a M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Rebecca’s creative roots run deep. Michael applies his former experience training world-class athletes by channeling his positive energy and determination among the Limelight team members. This dynamic duo's passion for weddings and enthusiasm are contagious. They lead a team of photographers with amazing eye for design and creativity.