I am your storyteller, and I strive to artistically document your life’s precious memories in a way that allows you to transport back and relive those moments again and again. 

I am a wedding photographer based in the Tampa, Florida area who tells your love story through timeless images. I vow to provide you with stunning photographs that will become your family’s first heirlooms. I am honored to be part of your most important days, as your photographer, supporter, and friend. 

I was a hobby photographer for over a decade, but it wasn’t until my husband and I had our son that I realized just how important it is to preserve our memories. After leaving my 9-5 corporate job in 2020, I decided to start a photography business where I can capture your most meaningful occasions. 

Owner, CEO, Lead Photographer, Mom, & Vintage Photo Connoisseur 

Hi, I’m Calista Manfre

I strive to capture the emotions and feelings of your wedding day in stunning images that you will cherish today, tomorrow, and forever.

I will do whatever it takes for your wedding photos!

I once sprained my ankle right before a wedding, yet I shot the entire thing as if nothing was wrong. I am dedicated to serving you with joy and excitement. Your event will always be a top priority of mine!


I love shooting this moment because the bride not only looks beautiful, but she truly feels beautiful. The boost of confidence each bride has when they look in the mirror for the first time radiates a palpable joy that is a privilege to capture.

One of my favorite moments of the wedding day is the moment after the bride gets her wedding dress on. 


I opted to do a time capsule at my own wedding because I wanted to commemorate our special day in a historical way. I am passionate about photographing weddings because I get to preserve memories from the day a family begins. It is a special day in your family’s history that will be passed on to the next generation. 

I have a strong connection to history and the way an image takes us back to a single moment in time. 


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My husband is actually my second shooter on wedding days. We shoot most weddings together and have over twelve years of photography experience between the two of us. We share a passion for preserving memories. Because of this, we are excited to offer you film photos in addition to the digital gallery we will create for you. 

A Powerful Duo

Calista + Chris

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