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!
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:-)
When you escape the Wisconsin winter for a little sunshine in Florida why not do a fun little family session on the beach! Kristy picked shades of blue, aqua, and white for their outfits and it turned out amazing at Sand Key!
Not only is Natalie the talented owner of Chic Sweets, but also a great friend and amazing person. She wanted a rustic, random location and Amazing Marine was perfect. I've always wondered who owns the historic, rusty, water tower and it's them:-) They were so nice to let us use their property. Their 3 boys are full of energy and we had so much fun!!! Rusty buildings, old tires, and Natalie picked the perfect outfits. I love her polka dot skirt!
Eugene and Glenda have been married 15 years and haven't done a portrait session together in a number of years so it was really fun to work with and laugh with them. When we were talking about location and style, Eugene was kind of joking about having their cat Crystal in some of the photos and I was like ABSOLUTELY! People include their dogs a lot but why not? She looks exactly like the cat in the Fancy Feast commercials:-) I really enjoyed capturing their personalities and it was right in their neighborhood so no better place than home!
Jana is a little bit artsy and Chuck is a little bit traditional, but together they are a lot of fun! We get to work with Jana on some of our weddings because she is an amazingly talented floral designer so it was equally as fun to work with her and Chuck to capture their personalities in some of their favorite spots around Tampa:-)
Jackie called me and wanted to surprise Levi with a portrait session right before he was deployed for 8 months. They both serve our country in the military and it's such a big part of their lives, so Macdill was the perfect location. They experiences and travels they've had are so interesting, it's always an honor to work with people who serve our country and sacrifice so much, especially time with each other and their families so it's especially fun getting to capture these moments:-)
The last time I photographed little miss Gwen she was a tiny baby. It amazes me how they turn into little people with their own personalities! We did their session downtown Tampa, natural, fun and urban! Grandpa also came along, he can always get Gwen to laugh and smile. I love when he put her on the counter at Bo's for some ice cream. So sweet!