Scott, Jeff, and their sweet puppies decided to leave the Virginia winter for sunshine in Florida this year. They wanted a beach session but something kind of off the beaten path. The locals in Sarasota call in Beer Can Island, and it is a little bit of a hike but has lots of really cool rooted trees sticking out of the water and really pretty sunset. On the way back I got to play with the light and behind all the tall skinny trees, the sand is so white it almost looks like snow. So fun working with you all, here's just a few of my favs!
Ghaly, Natasha, and their 3 beautiful girls are from the Bahamas! Natasha and the girls are living here in Tampa just while she is getting her PhD in literacy at USF and Ghaly travels back and forth between Nassau and Tampa. Ghaly told me he wanted to capture the love and kindness of his family in a natural and stylish way. What a great description of who they are, I think we nailed it!! These 3 girls reminded me of my 2 sisters and I growing up:-) Such little beauties and so full of life and fun. Here's just a few of my favs!!
Yesterday I posted the session we did for Dr. Pedro and Kelly's team at 100% Chiropractic. After the business part we did a really fun and laid back session with just the 2 of them and their gorgeous dog (who even went to the doggie salon to get all pretty for his photos:-). Here's some of my personal favs. they are just too cute!
Meet Nicole! I loved doing this photo shoot that showcases who she is an her brand as an Aesthetic Influencer. We used the lobby and front of Le Meredien, which looked amazing with several different looks and some of her favorite inspiration. The book she used had the quote "Choose your dreams over your fears." pretty perfect! So fun working with you Nicole!!
Ray, Emily, Nolan, Michell, and Hannah! Emily Loves Christmas and wanted a fun lifestyle session at their home. Their front yard has big mossy trees and the sunlight coming through was gorgeous. Nolan is the oldest and super cool, Mitchell is the middle one super handsome and missing a few teeth, and Hannah is the youngest. She's a sweet and spicy little beauty. After we were done outside the kids jumped in their Christmas jammies for some fun ones jumping on the bed. So fun!!!
Ah! This little cutie is 6 months already. I always tell parents this is my favorite baby age because they are so cute and funny but they can't get away from you or really talk back to you lol!! Anum told me Leila is a daddy's girl but I think there's some pretty sweet moments with both of them. I love these 3!!!
I had the pleasure of working with this pretty lady to update her profile shots for her website. Jill is an author, marketing coach who helps Entrepreneurs become expert marketers for their business and just plain a cool and super fun person! She told me she's known for her big - A laugh:-) She hasn't had photos taken in a while and wanted some to reflect her style and personality, these are just a few of my favs! SO fun working with you Jill!
We used the beautiful backdrop of University of Tampa and downtown for this fun party of 3! Besides the photography part (of course:-), I loved getting to know Deborah and her family, who they are, and capturing their love of each other and life!
This handsome little guy just turned 1! Ezra is actually wearing the same sailor outfit his daddy wore when he was a little boy. Rachel had the cutest birthday banner and little bow tie with suspenders. It was his very first time having cake and he did not like it!! Rachel actually had to put blueberries on top so he would try it. Ezra has the most beautiful big brown eyes and eyelashes I would die for:-) These sweet moments are just so special!
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!
Tari-lynn's 4 boys surprised her with a family portrait session for her mother's day gift! I think mom's want to freeze what their family looks like at that moment, just for a second, so they can look back at them and remember. Time goes by so fast, and life is so busy! At least that's how I feel as a mom:-) I had so much fun photographing this fun crew! The colors, style, and rock/paper/scissors was perfect!!
I got to see this little beauty just before her 6th birthday! Alyssa loves doing gymnastics and is so full of life and personality. I love photographing this age it's so easy to capture and is a great reminder of how to just enjoy life. Happy Birthday Alyssa!
They really do grow up so fast right before your eyes! I get to see Sophie every year for her portrait session and I can't believe how grown up she is! She loves pink, butterflies, and is an amazing reader already. I love this session we did at Selby Gardens, the perfect mix of fun and gorgeous colors!
Natalya needed a new lifestyle portrait session for her website Marie's List (which is a very cool book, film, and tv review site you should check out!:-). These are some of our favorites that encompass her joy, beauty, and personality. So fun working with you Natalya!!
Just look at that sweet little face! Adorable little miss Clementine turned one! She is such a happy and sweet baby! It was an absolute pleasure to be able to capture her and all of her cuteness on this milestone birthday!
How beautiful is this family? They had a little weekend getaway at the beach and some family portraits in between raindrops. The aqua, white, and tan color palette looked amazing with the sand and sea oats in the background.
I always enjoy doing a little editorial like style. Aljerome came down to Tampa from VA for a photo shoot with a couple different looks for a business he is starting. Hyde Park was the perfect place!
This little beauty was about 3 weeks old when I got to photograph her. She was awake for our entire session and has a very sweet and sassy little personality already! Lauren & Josh have become very good friends of ours and I'm so excited for their new little addition!! Plus Maddie and Evie are excited to have another princess to play with. We did a very simply lifestyle session just in their room and I love that they have a little "love" pillow:-)
My little niece Lainey just turned 1 year old and she is such a pretty little princess! She came down to visit us (with her parents of course:-) and I of course had to do some 1 year photos! I just love this age, she's almost walking and loves doggies and babies. Our house is perfect since we have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and she has 2 little baby girl cousins! Here's some of her sweet little face.