Kelly & Pedro Pregnancy Announcement

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

Heather & Adam St. Petersburg Maternity Session

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!!! 

M Family @ Dinosaur World

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!

Marissa & Scott @ Le Meridien

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! 

Happy 2017 Begins with Gina & Jonathan

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

Angell & Jared Maternity

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!! 

Katie & Zach

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

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!!

Tiffany & Phil Maternity

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 - Maternity

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!