Aiden is 1!

We photographed Nicole and David's wedding almost 4 years ago and at the time they were living in NYC.  I am SO excited that they not only moved back to Tampa but we get to photograph them as a party of 3!!!  Aiden loves Elmo and is just so freaking adorable!!!  Nicole had this backdrop custom made by an artist friend of theirs, Matthew David.  Aiden wasn't quite sure to make of the cake at first but with a little cheering on he had a pretty fabulous cake smash!  Besides the actual photography part, I LOVE getting to see our couples grow into families and capture these amazing moments for them.  It was so hard to choose but here's a few of my favs! 

Leila is 6 Months!

Ah! This little cutie is 6 months already.  I always tell parents this is my favorite baby age because they are so cute and funny but they can't get away from you or really talk back to you lol!! Anum told me Leila is a daddy's girl but I think there's some pretty sweet moments with both of them.  I love these 3!!! 

Laila!

I've gotten to photograph so many important moments for Anum and Eihab, engagement session (one of my favs ever at IKEA:-), wedding, maternity session, and now they are officially a party of 3!  Little miss Laila is so cute and squishy she was very alert and didn't want to miss any of the action.  I love seeing our couples become families it's literally my favorite!  Stay tuned for Laila's 6 month and 1 year session!!!

Happy 1st Birthday Dax!

And just like that this little guy is 1 and on the run!  I love photographing babies at newborn, 6 months, and 1 year because they just change SO much.  As a parent, you try to soak it in as much as you can, but it just goes by so fast (and usually you're so tired!:-) We used this cute little navy chair in each of his sessions so you can really see how much this little peanut has grown.  He is so cute and I just love seeing your sweet family Autumn and Collin!  xoxoxo

Tai Tai is 1!

I love everything about this session with Lyani and Darren's family!  Their boys are so handsome and full of life and energy.  The toddler years are no joke (I have 2 of them so I can testify:-) The days are messy, and hard, and you are tired, but so full of love and moments that go by faster than you could ever imagine.  I think toddlers make adults understand that life isn't always perfect and sometimes you just gotta roll with what you got.  That's what I love about this session just real authentic moments with this sweet fam! 

J's 1st Birthday Party!

This little cutie has grown up so much since his newborn session!  He doesn't even know it yet, but he's set for life for awesome birthday parties and cake for life (Grandma & Grandpa own Baker's Ranch and The Cake Zone)  They threw a fabulous farm themed party complete with the cutest cake pops and a huge bounce house.  He wasn't too sure about that cake but with a little help from his parents he got the hang of it.  My favorite part: photos with grandparents and great grandparents.  You might recognize my little cuties enjoying all the fun:-)
Venue | Bakers Ranch | Cake | The Cake Zone | Linens | Linens by the Sea | Balloons | Affairs in the Air

Welcome to the World Tristan

I got to spend some time with this sweet new family of 4 (dogs always count as part of the family:-) Tristan has the most adorable nursery decorated with zoo animals and gray washed wood. It was so sweet seeing Cinda and Tyler as brand new parents and how in love they are with him.  Addie wanted to be a part of the fun too!

Ezra is 1!

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! 

Dax Newborn

This little guy is already a Tampa Bay Lightening fan!  Autumn and Collin's other child, Tate, (the 4 legged furry kind:-) is use to being a model since he was in their engagement photos and he was very sweet with Dax.  So many sweet moments with this little cutie and his parents, we even got a little smile while Collin was holding him.  They have this awesome family wall in their living room that was the perfect ending to our session! 

Welcome to the World Baby M

I got to spend some time photographing this handsome little guy when he was just 5 days old!  I absolutely love these sweet moments with Lyani and Darren in their home. We even got a little smile and lots of those baby toes.  Makes me happy seeing them so happy!  Congrats you guys, he's just perfect!!    

Maddie's 2nd Birthday

I like doing fun creative personal projects just to mix it up, and these days those projects usually have something to do with my little kidlets:-)  Our oldest, Maddie, just turned 2 and like all mom's I of course, got on Pinterest to find a theme and ideas.  If you know me, you know I absolutely hate doing anything crafty, like really hate it!  So, my goal is always to find an idea and literally make it as simple as possible for a non crafty person like me.  I landed on the hot air balloon (up up and away) theme with a pink, coral and aqua color palette.  There's all kinds of complicated ways to make or buy hot air balloon looking decorations so I made it super simple.  The lanterns, bunting flags and chalk board signs I ordered from Paper Lantern Store, they literally have every size and color you could possibly want for a great price.  I needed them to be really light so we could tape them to the ceiling.  For the basket, I cut off the top of brown paper lunch bags and then stapled string to each size and then tied it to the metal part of the lantern and voila!  My 12 year old niece, Emma, helped me put them all together and my wonderful hubby who always knows he's getting roped into helping out someway hung them all from the ceiling over the sweets table, foyer, and out front.  For the sweets table, I melted and color chocolate and dipped vanilla and chocolate oreos and put sprinkles on top.  When I was a kid, my mom would make cupcakes in ice cream cones for our birthday treats for school, so I made those and frosted sugar cookies (yes the ones you break apart and bake:-).  The finishing touch was a little hot air balloon cake topper from Pleasantview Parties.  We had such a fun time with family and friends! Thanks to my friend Andi for taking some of us blowing out the candles! I did Maddie's 2 year old photos on a different day, and made a hot air balloon with the biggest balloon I could find at Party City and a white laundry basket.  She was much more into having the balloon tied to her arm than my idea lol!  Now on to ideas for Evie's 2nd birthday in June.......