Wake’s grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all came down to celebrate his first birthday! I love that we got to do a portrait session with all of them while they were here. It’s not often that 4 generations of family is together all in one spot so this was so special. All the bright colors with the greenery right in downtown Dunedin looked amazing. Happy 1st birthday Wake!!!!
This little cutie pie is 6 months already! Kelly had gotten these beautiful flower crowns from Petals Presents and Parties and as parent life sometimes goes, when Mireia had woken up from her nap she wasn’t feeling her smily happy baby self. But, she powered through and we got some super cut smiles and the most adorable grumpy faces. Sometimes you just gotta roll with life as it is in that moment, tears or giggles it’s all beautiful! My favorite photo of them all is Pedro and Mireia:-) Happy 6 months sweet girl!
If you know Heather, you know she loves Lilly Pulitzer! How cute are the matching shorts she found for Crafton and Tag? Their littlest guy Banks is 6 months old already and has the coolest little faux-hawk and those big blue eyes like his brother. We did this session in their back yard and with some of the cool decor they have. Parenting is legit, and sometimes sessions don’t go exactly as planned, but it’s so worth capturing that moment in time. That’s what I love most about photographing our families! So many cute little cheeks in this one!
This sweet little lady turned 1!! Before her cake smash we got some pretty outdoor photos with everyone including grandparents and great grandma. One of my personal favs is the 4 generations of ladies on Rachel’s mom’s side:-) Rachel is the master of outfits and costumes so you’ll see how fabulous Lorelei’s birthday outfit topped off with a sparkly hat was! Lorelei wasn’t totally down with the cake smashing idea so her big brother Ezra stepped in to show her how it’s done. My other favorite one is the sweet little kiss he gave his sister, uh so much cuteness!
I’ve gotten to photograph this little guy since before he was out of the womb! Sapna wanted a super casual session at their home with of them all together playing and having fun. Krish turned 1 and loves books, playing with his big brothers and their sweet pup Guinness. Before Krish was born we did Sapna’s maternity session in Hyde park and went back to do one in the same spot with Krish and the same dress, love how that turned out!
Lyani and Darren’s family is now a party of 5 with their brand new handsome little edition, Noble. I have to tell you, I’ve gotten to be there for so many of their family’s important moments and my love runs deep for them. They have a lush garden that was perfect for their family pics and then we took little Mr. Noble in his nursery for some special ones with his mom and dad. Make sure you scroll down to see how awesome his nursery is……
Lyani is a very talented interior designer. So Noble’s nursery is cool and calming with all the different blue patterns but also fun and bright with the yellow dresser and the complimenting yellow in the chair, and that lion!!
We photographed Carrie & Mike’s wedding in 2012 and nothing makes me happier than getting to photograph their little ones! Shiloh’s big bother Noah was so excited to be in some photos with his new baby sister. Shiloh didn’t love her little crown but she looks so cute in it and is definitely a princess!!!
Landon’s shirt says it all, the perfect little gentleman:-) I love his little hat and that vintage chair. It’s actually a family heirloom as it was Lauren’s grandmother’s and we moved it outside in the pretty light of Lauren and Zach’s front yard. 6 months old, 2 little teeth, loves to play and has so much love in his life already!
This first picture is my favorite of these 3! I think it embodies what happiness and love actually looks like:-) Mohan is SO adorable and just turned 6 months old. They wanted a pretty outdoor location and I love the deep and light blues look and those cute baby jeans!! I had the honor of photographing Lisa and Tushar’s wedding just over 3 years ago and there’s nothing I love more than seeing them so happy as a party of 3!!
I could not be happier for these 2! 5 years ago I photographed Samantha and Ryan’s wedding at the Italian Club in Ybor and the moved to California but were back to celebrate with friends and family. They have a little girl on way due in April. We did a few portraits before the party and the shower theme was pink and purple with beautiful florals, amazing cupcakes, and a chocolate bar favor that said “sweet baby girl Taylor”. Samantha’s mom had the perfect gift, baby girl’s first pair of red bottom booties. Congratulations again you guys it was so fun to see you all!
Definite cuteness overload in this session with Hailey! Melissa and Mike wore their aviator Ray Bans in their engagement session and I love that they used them and baby ones for Hailey in this one too. I want a pair of those little cowboy boots in my size. The sunlight in Hollis Gardens that day was so pretty and the white fountain was perfect for a little backdrop with that red tutu and santa hat!
This little cutie is already being recruited by colleges :-) He’s only 6 months and is already standing and ready to be on the run! The light and tree canopy at Philippe Park was perfect for especially the orange Clemson gear. Erin, Joe, and Wake, We always love seeing you guys!!
I think it might be the holidays, but I’m totally in love with the little things for anything nostalgic. That super cute little dress was one that Marissa wore she was a baby and that rocking chair was Scott’s. I love that they included such special things. Little miss Lucy was very serious about her 1 year old portraits:-) I think my favorite thing about sessions with babies and little kids is being able to see how much they adore their children, exactly like this one. What a doll!
I met Meghann, David, and Daxton when he was still in the NICU and I can’t believe he’s 1 already!!! He’s happiest when he can be on the go, crawling and almost walking on his own. Meghann did his birthday theme with the Very Hungry Caterpillar and the cutest little outfit. All my 1 year olds lately are not down with cake, but even with a few tears he is so cute!! We had Blueberry Blessings awesome pumpkin patch all to ourselves!! A huge thank you to them for letting us use their awesome property:-)
This adorable little lady just turned 1! She is on the move and so happy and smiley!!! I love the navy and pink outfits that Julie chose for their family photos. Harper powered through her cake smash but didn’t totally love the cake and frosting but she is so cute!!
I love photographing kids and families because it goes by WAY too fast! A photo is literally the only way to get them to stop growing for a second:-) Little miss Lorelei is already 6 months old and so adorable. Her older brother, Ezra, clearly adores her! This little dress was her mom’s dress that she wore in a similar portrait at this age. I love the yellow, navy and gray outfits Rachel choose for the photos of them all together!
Isn’t Mireia the cutest little unicorn you ever did see? I love her name, it means Miracle, which is the perfect name for her! We did her newborn session when she was 9 days old which is my favorite because they are so little and squishy. I always have mom and dad be in some even though it’s so hard being in that new parent sleepless fog but it goes by so fast! Kelly and Pedro she is gorgeous and I am so happy to see you all as a party of 3:-)
Olivia just turned 1! She is so full of expression and personality, not to mention that beautiful curly hair! You might be able to tell she's also a daddy's girl:-) These are just a few of my favorites moments with Vanessa, Eric and Olivia! When they came over to the studio for the unveiling session there were happy tears as I played the slideshow of all the edited images. I can't even put into words how rewarding it feels to create these special moments that will be loved and cherished for a lifetime!
I have had the honor of photographing Maureen & Ralph's, engagement session, wedding and now as a family of 3! Their little beauty Raven just turned 1 and we did this super casual lifestyle session at our studio. Maureen has been riding horses pretty much her whole life and even had some equestrian details in their wedding so my little wooden rocking horse was perfect! Both of Raven's outfits were handmade. The bubble outfit from Laine Avery and the outfit in the very last photo is from Henny Lou Kids, Maureen's cousin's Etsy shop. Raven's birthday party was kitty themed with pink and gold sequins. She was not a huge fan of getting her hands down and dirty in that cake but so adorable!!!! Happy Birthday Raven!!!
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!