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!!!!
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!
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!!
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!!
Rich, Shonna, Oliva, Dean, and Crystal! Shonna wanted a great portrait for their Christmas cards and annual portrait session and I think we nailed it:-) She knew of this awesome little spot at the end of Himes with the perfect fall look with that pretty backlight. I love a beautiful portraits where you can look back and remember what your family looked like and how big your kids were and I love that they included their super cute dog Crystal!
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!
Heather and Crafton’s beautiful family is now a party of 4!! I remember when Tag was born and he’s already 2 and so cute and ready to be a great big brother. Tag also wore this little white diaper cover. I love the light and colors Heather and Crafton’s room, it was perfect and Banks snoozed his way through most of our session:-)
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:-)
You might remember seeing Haley and Mitchell’s wedding on the blog. One of my favorite surprises ever, their wedding cake cutting was actually the gender reveal for this little guy! I swore it was a girl but Haley told me she knew it was a boy and she’s destined to be a boy mom. Colton is so sweet and is so loved by his mom & dad and 2 big brothers! Haley’s been one of our photographers for gosh like 7 years now so I remember when Kyson and Taylor were just little guys and now they’re so grown up. Colton didn’t want to miss any of the action but we finally wore him down (and his brothers too:-)
This little cutie just turned 1! Ashley chose the cutest little yellow princess dress for Alaina. Since it's summer her in Florida and SO hot, they came over to our studio to do some inside and outside. All Alaina's expressions and personality is just so sweet. Bryan, Ashley, and Alaina you are such a pretty family!
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!
We've gotten to photograph so many special moments with this sweet family! Lyani texted me a photo of a gender reveal balloon and asked if I had time for a little session with them. UM yes! This is the 2nd gender reveal sesh we've done and everyone was sure it was a girl this time except for Avery. and he was totally right! It's a boy! So much love, joy, and surprise in these. Congratulations on your new little one coming soon!! We can't wait to meet him!
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!!!