Author Archives: Elizabeth Vocke

Morning Glory

St. Petersburg, Fl. 4.30.2017. Women Pro start. World Champions, Olympians, and a well-rounded roster of professional athletes from across the world comprise the field for the 34th Annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon that returns to St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 30th 2017.For me, the 3:00 am rise is always way too early. But the sheer excitement, drama and human determination to finish the St. Anthony’s Triathlon, and visually tell that story with photos, is worth every moment of being there.

St. Petersburg, Fl. 4.30.2017. Heading in from swim to bike transition area. World Champions, Olympians, and a well-rounded roster of professional athletes from across the world comprise the field for the 34th Annual St. AnthonyÕs Triathlon that returns to St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 30th 2017.

From the morning sunrise and beach water scenes to the …

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Wedding Bliss

Photographing or videotaping a wedding is really like no other job. It’s incredibly
meaningful and personal. To be a part of such an important day is a responsibility
and a pleasure.
1.7.2017. Tampa, Fl. Wedding of Ginny Fultz and Jim West at the Westshore Yacht Club. and Jim Photo by Bill Serne
 
Here’s a peek at one of our recent weddings. Ginny and Jim got married at 
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Photographic Journey

 

2016 has been an interesting year for me. My photography career has taken me on a path of comfort to one where I am pushing the envelope to create better images.  As a sports photographer, I never imagined I would start down a new path creating interesting and compelling

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Food Photography at Sacred Pepper

I started my photography career as a black and white newspaper photographer with a passion for sports, hard hitting news and human event/feature photography. That was my photo world and I was very content to stay in it. As I grew and matured into my craft I realized there were

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Documenting the Birth of the Sacred Pepper

By now, most of you know about the opening of the Sacred Pepper, the fantastic restaurant that Candy DeBartolo and the DeBartolo family conceptualized and opened recently in Carrollwood. The restaurant has gotten really wonderful reviews and I will tell you that they are well deserved.

Tampa, Florida. 4/21/2016. Overall of the front of Sacred Pepper. Photo by Bill Serne

What you might

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Florida Weddings

Spring and summer weddings in Florida are no joke.  Grass never looks greener, all the flowering plans are in bloom and the smell of jasmine and gardenias is intoxicating. I’ve been shooting a lot of weddings recently and wow, does the natural beauty of Florida make for a fantastic setting.

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Aerial Views

Aerial Images of Florida

Photography has taken me all kinds of places, most recently up in a helicopter over Florida for a project I did for Visit Florida.  We were taking aerial shots of various scenic highways throughout the state.  These images are from that shoot as well as some other aerial shots

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15 Favorites of 2015

 

1937 Cadillac Touring Sedan Hood Ornament - Photo by Bill Serne Photography

The year 2015 was an interesting one for me photographically. I saw challenges I had never seen before, and because of that, was able to learn even more about the craft I love.  I continue to see my work progress in a different way.  In my mind I know …

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Ready for the Rush – the Holidaze are Coming

It is interesting to write about the holidays now, as it’s only September, but we all know how quickly time moves – especially when the holidays get closer. There’s much to be done between now and January. Halloween costumes to choose, holiday décor to pull out of storage, events to …

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Capturing Steinhatchee for VisitFlorida

There are two things I particularly love about photography, maybe about life: people and nature. Some photographers might say it’s watching that perfectly captured image unfold or capturing a moment in time – and those are fantastic, no doubt about it. But what has always made photography special to me …

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