The last time I saw this family, Owen was a little newborn! Now he's 4 years old and the sweetest big brother to little Nathaniel. The perfect spot for their family photos was their loft which has a huge window and awesome floor to ceiling bookcase. Their new little kitten even made it in one photo:-) Michelle designed a super cute shark themed nursery for Nate complete with a crocheted shark that both little cuties fit in. By the end he was lounging and posing in his dreams! Uh, so adorable!!!
This little peanut was 5lbs 15 oz when she was born and I got to see her when she was just 8 days old. I think she did pretty fantastic for her very first portrait session. Her nursery is so cute and peaceful with the perfect little window nook full of pretty pillows. Since their last name is DeLeon, Harper is their little lion cub. Lauren found a cute hand made lion hat and tale which Harper wasn't totally a fan of until she went to sleep:-) It made my day photographing this brand new party of 3!
Lyani & Darren wedding story is made up of countless beautiful moments and some of my favorite surprises. Lyani was at the very beginning of being pregnant which only a few people knew. Right after the ceremony the 2 of them went off for a moment and photographed them from a distance celebrating not only the beginning of their marriage but of their new little one as well. Darren has the gold medal for best surprise as Lyani thought we were going out for night photos and instead there was a surprise fireworks show. Such a beautiful story they will have for a lifetime. Take a little sneak peek inside just a few of their album pages below.
Last Thursday was the official opening of Kendra Scott Tampa. Not only do I love their jewelry but, how they love to give back. They had a fabulous turnout to support The Junior League of Tampa. Cake pops, delicious passed hors d'oeuvres, and sips. It was so much fun!
Catering | Salt Block | Florist | Florist Fire | DJ | Breezin
Oh how pretty Brittany & Brandon's wedding album turned out! Flipping through it makes me smile as I remember how gorgeous Brittany looked and the sweet look Brandon had when he saw her walk down the aisle. Their beautiful wedding day was at the Sand Pearl one of my favorite details was the ceremony setup. It was in the round, on the lawn, with flower petal lined aisle and crystal, acrylic center piece. The acrylic cover and swirly patterned black leather they chose was perfect!
Real talk on sometimes what happens with weather in Florida! I was so excited to do Katie & Zach's maternity session at Fort Desoto #1 because they are expecting their first little guy and #2 because I just honestly love them:-) This was our first attempt, which you can see the storm clouds are rolling in and literally it started pouring just a few minutes after we started. We tried to reschedule 2 more times and each time it was like 1000% chance of rain. Needless to saw we are going to do a newborn session once Landon arrives but I love these just few minutes we had!
Kiya lives in Tampa and Neville lives in Chicago (but is from the UK:-) so we had to get a mix of Tampa and the red phone booth. I mean, seriously, it really doesn't get more fun than hanging out with these 2!
Cinda & Tyler's family will have a new little addition in the coming weeks to make them a party of 4 (dogs totally count:-)! I LOVE Cinda's teal dress it looks so pretty with all the green and fountain in Hyde Park. Their dog Addie was so sweet and it was pretty toasty but she powered through. These are some of my favorite moments with them, I can't wait to meet their little boy!!
We used the beautiful backdrop of University of Tampa and downtown for this fun party of 3! Besides the photography part (of course:-), I loved getting to know Deborah and her family, who they are, and capturing their love of each other and life!
We are so excited that Beach Bride featured Haley & Jordan's wedding! The just celebrated their 1 year anniversary and the title "Even the Rain Can't Stop Us" is literally perfect for this time of year in Florida. You never know what the weather is going to do rain wise in the summer, and there's some great advice in here. Click on the photo below for the full story!
Kelli & Brian rented a beach house on Hutchinson Island that was literally their own private stretch of beach. Their 4 boys were the groomsmen, and they were literally bursting at the seams waiting to see their mom totally ready to walk down the aisle! Kelli looked so pretty in her simple, flowy gown and pearls. The earrings were her gift from Brian:-) At the end of the aisle, there were 6 vases each with a different color of sand. One at a time each of the boys and Kelli and Brain poured theirs separately, and then all together in a vase that they'll have in their home. Kelli and Brian read their personally written vows to each other and then they got in a circle with the boys and vowed to love and take care of each other as a family. I love how they included their boys and really made it a joining of not just the 2 of them but as a family. The pool deck of the beach house was decorated with white table, lanterns, and little beach chairs with aqua linens. Their wedding was in the morning with an awesome brunch buffet and there may have been a little red velvet cake smash:-) Kelli and Brian danced with the ocean in the background to the steel drum and flute duo playing. It's August, in Florida so what could be better than having an infinity pool for everyone to jump in and play? Kelli & Brian even jumped in with the kids! I had a blast with this crew! Congrats Kelli, Brian,
Coordination | Jenny Piercy | Catering & Officiating | Lilly Catering & Events | Band | Reelting Steel Drum Band | Cake | Diva-Licious Cake House | Hair & Makeup | Tara Lane
This handsome little guy just turned 1! Ezra is actually wearing the same sailor outfit his daddy wore when he was a little boy. Rachel had the cutest birthday banner and little bow tie with suspenders. It was his very first time having cake and he did not like it!! Rachel actually had to put blueberries on top so he would try it. Ezra has the most beautiful big brown eyes and eyelashes I would die for:-) These sweet moments are just so special!
Our wedding album obsession continues with Angell & Jared's custom creation complete with a plum leather and metallic photo under an acrylic cover. It rained on their wedding day which is not only good luck, but makes for some awesome off camera flash photos with the super cute translucent umbrellas Angell had gotten just in case it rained. Here's just a few of our favorite spread so you can see inside their album.......
John went to college with Kimberly's sister, Lynsey. John actually introduced Lynsey to his friend, who she ended up marrying. Lynsey told John she thought he would totally hit it off with her sister Kimberly and they did! On a double date in the puffin area at the zoo, John knew he and Kimberly were meant to be, so that's why they chose the Aquarium to get married. Kimberly’s wedding gown is one she saw when trying on bridesmaid dress for her sister’s wedding. Thinking it would not be there when she got married, but much to her surprise it was! It was the first dress she tried on and was THE ONE. There was a sweet little note in the pocket of the wedding gown garment bag John had left for Kimberly. Their ceremony was in the Coral Reef room with the sharks and fish as their backdrop. The ring bearer was Kimberly’s nephew, he was so cute handing off the rings. Just before their official first kiss as Mr. & Mrs. the penguins waddled down the aisle. The ceremony was flipped into the reception room, with silver, aqua, white and a hint of red. At the sweetheart table there was a crocheted castle that was in a glass box. Kim's Grandmother made this and it was the cake topper for Kim's mom’s, aunt's, and sister's wedding cakes. Kim never got to meet her Grandmother because she had passed before Kim was born so it was a little piece of her and I’m sure she was watching from above and celebrating with them in spirit. After dinner we took Kim and John in a little hidden staircase for some nighttime shots since it was raining outside. The big round picture window made an awesome reflection and gave them a few minutes of just the 2 of them. Everyone had such an amazing time, and we loved capturing all these special moments. Congrats Kim & John!! xoxoxo
Venue | Florida Aquarium | Florist | Events In Bloom | Hotel | Embassy Suites | DJ | Grant Hemond | Bridal Gown | David's Bridal | Cake | Publix Greenwise
Our neighbors, Jeannie and Roger, are going to be a family of 3 next week with their little guy on the way! They have a gorgeous view of the lake from their backyard so it was perfect location, and Jeannie looked beautiful. I can't wait to meet their new little one soon!
It's wedding album Wednesday! Here's a little peek inside Nichole and Mike's black and white Marriott Waterside wedding. I LOVE how the 2 toned leather cover turned out and completely goes along with their wedding style. Nichole had the most fabulous glittery gold shoes. Some of our favorite moments were when they saw each other for first look before the ceremony, and the time we got to spend with the brand new newlyweds for photos on the waterfront!