I met Hani a few years ago working on a really cool styled shoot and now she and Nathan are expecting a little extra special Christmas eve gift!! When we were planning their session they totally love Wes Anderson and wanted to do a Moonrise Kingdom styled shoot. The thing I love about this shoot beyond all the fun details is that when we did their unveiling session they said these are just “so them”. Their road map has destination parenthood on it, and just the beginning of their greatest adventure yet!!
You can't tell in the photos, but this session was super chilly!!! (by Florida standards anyway:-) I love the dress and colors that Sapna chose for her family's attire, it looked so perfect with the prettiness of Hyde Park! We already did little Mr. Krish's newborn session so you'll see that coming at ya next!!
I've done quite a few maternity sessions and pregnancy announcement photos in my day:-) There's a unique story behind everyone's journey to become parents that I love hearing, and in a way become a little bit a part of. For some, it's unexpected, or, it's a long awaited dream, or even for others, it's through adoption or becoming foster parents. For all, I LOVE the nerves and anticipation and hope for what comes next and the love that will be experienced. For Kelly and Pedro it was a 6 year journey. On Christmas eve Kelly took a pregnancy test and it said "Pregnant"! I knew these two as they were awaiting this gift to happen and can't wait to see them as a family of 3 in September!!! xoxoxo
4 years ago in September we had the honor of photographing Heather and Adam's wedding, this summer they are going to become of family of 3! Nothing makes me happier than when our couples come back for us to document them becoming parents. It's not even just getting to photograph them, but hearing and getting to be a part of their life story. We had a last minute location change that was random but totally ended up being even better than our original location. Heather and Adam, so excited for you guys and looking forward to meeting miss Analeigh!!!
This was an extra special maternity session at Dinosaur world:-) Kristin has a dinosaur themed nursery planned for their little T-Rex that's on the way. I love this location because besides the dinosaurs there's so many tall trees with gorgeous light streaming though. How cute are those wooden T-Rex blocks on the belly? The best part is that we photographed their wedding 4 years ago and I absolutely love seeing them become a family of 4 and can't wait for their newborn session!
You might remember these 2 from the beautiful back yard wedding with their moms and grandmas we posted in March. This shoot with them is an espeically unique one that I wanted to share! (Thanks Marissa for giving me permission to:-) Scott and Marissa had planned to do a destination wedding this coming fall in Costa Rica, and the backyard wedding was specially because their 3 grandmas couldn't travel there. Just a week or so after their wedding here, they had a little surprise that changed their plans. Marissa found out she is pregnant and due this fall! She had already bought her gown, and signed every paper that said she couldn't return it for any reason so why not do a photo shoot with it? It fit her perfectly with that little baby bump, we even did a first look with her and Scott since he hadn't seen it on her. Le Meridien was the perfect spot with the columns and marble wall they have inside. Charlie, one of their staff members went way above and beyond to help us with anything we needed and was so sweet. Everything works out how it's suppose to and I love that I got to do this session with them!
These are 2 of my favorite people! Just over 6 years ago I photographed their wedding and it makes me so happy to see them about to become parents:-) The love and joy they share with one another is what I love about them. Anum and Eihab I can't wait to meet your little girl!!! xoxoxo
Happy 2017!!! I can't believe it's here already! This is our very first blog posting of the year. I loved this session we did Gina & Jonathan to announce their new baby on the way. The toast was with sparkling grape juice:-) I love working with couples who going to be new parents. I can always feel all the emotions they are experiencing. Joy, excitement, mixed with a little bit of fear of stepping into the unknown. This is how I like to approach each new year. "Expecting" great, and exciting things to happen with the goals and things I've put out to the universe. 2017 is going to be an amazing year, I can feel it! We look forward to working with all our new couples as well as the familiar faces we know and love. Blessings and joy to you all as we start this new year! xoxox
Bobby & Cienne have a new little one due to arrive January 3rd. I love the simplicity and beauty of this session with them at our studio. Can't wait to see you guys as a party of 3!!! xoxox
Angell and Jared are going to be a party of 3 very soon! Angell's due date is actually 1.1.17!! We were so happy to get to photograph this next life event for them. They are having a girl and Angell's pink flowy dress and matching nail polish looked so pretty! The sunset was even pink that night! They told me when they first started dating, they had tried to see a few sunsets on the beach and it was always cloudy so I think this one made up for it! Congrats you guys, can't wait to meet your little bundle!!
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!
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!!
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!
Tiffany and Phil are expecting to be a party of 3 in October! I love that their # is #rymalpartyof3. Tiffany looked beautiful, and we just did a pretty outdoor casual feel. She asked me if Phil could be in a few, which of course the answer is always yes:-) Phil acted the normal guy but ended up looking very model-y:-) I'm so excited to meet their new little guy very soon!!
Jayde wanted a pretty, flowy, beach session and I have to say, this couldn't have turned out more perfect! The storm clouds rolling in made for those nice textury clouds in the sky and it was a gorgeous sunset. Michelle, from Aquali Bridal was there to make sure here hair and makeup was on point. Jayde is due in just a few weeks and she looked so beautiful! Just as it was about to start pouring, I was trying to do something cool with the coral umbrella and that last shot is still my favorite!
Megan and Joel will be welcoming little miss Emma into the world soon! They are just the sweetest, and so excited to be parents. We just did a really simple, outdoor session at Bird Island Lake Ranch. The big trees and filtered sunlight is just so perfect! I can't wait to meet Emma! xoxox
Lauren & Josh are getting ready to welcome a new little baby girl into their family very soon! It's so exciting to see our couples celebrating the next stage of life and I can not wait to meet their new little bundle!! My 2 little girls are looking forward to a new playmate soon:-) Here's a few of my favorite sweet, outdoor, prettiness! xoxoxo