Happy holidays from my family to yours!
I have some exciting news! My husband and I are expecting a baby boy in the beginning of February! At almost 37 weeks, he should be making his debut within the next few weeks and we couldn't be more excited. I will be taking a few months off to spend with my baby boy, but please feel free to write me if you have any questions, would like recommendations or would like to schedule a future shoot. I'll be sure to keep everyone updated, love you guys!
Photo by: Julia Chew
Fall Fashion 2017 | Hyde Park, Tampa, FL
It's officially my favorite time of year in Florida, it's Fall!!! To celebrate I'm sharing one of my latest fashion editorials. Check out the latest fall fashions adorned by the adorable Vendela Busbee.
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER | ST. PETERSBURG, FL
My husband and I recently bought our first home in St. Petersburg and we are loving it!!! I have always been so inspired by St. Petersburg and the beautiful history. Shortly after moving into our house I had the wonderful opportunity of collaborating with the insanely talented Ashley BeLoat on a portrait shoot in historic St. Pete. Ashley is such a beautiful soul inside and out and it truly speaks in her work. I hope you love these images and keep your an eye out for our most recent collaboration, coming soon.
Maternity Photography | Lakeland, FL
Congratulations to Laura and Shane on the arrival of their beautiful baby boy!
Fun With Photography 101 | The Paper Seahorse Tampa, FL
Are you interested in photography, but don't know where to begin? Join me on Saturday, June 10th from 2-4pm for my 'Fun With Photography 101' workshop at The Paper Seahorse. In this beginner class you'll learn lighting, composition, posing, shooting from unique angels and perspectives and how to capture candid images. All ages, experience and cameras are welcome! I'm looking forward to seeing you there and please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Couples Portraits | Lettuce Lake Park, Tampa
Brittany and Bill were so incredibly adorable together in these couples portraits in Lettuce Lake Park, Florida. We wandered around the beautiful nature reserve in Tampa, capturing the sweet and joyful moments between these two lovebirds.
A couple of years ago I met a beautiful woman named, Gloria. I met Gloria through my husband's grandmother, Funny Granny at a meeting for the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. Gloria has been dedicating her time to the Salvation Army for quite some time and drives all the way from Dade City to do so. The women of the Women's Auxiliary are truly extraordinary women and I was so excited when Gloria asked me to come out to Dade City to photograph her family. Funny Granny told me before our shoot that Gloria had the most adorable grandkids, but I wasn't prepared for this! How cute are these girls??? They seriously just melted my heart.
Congratulations to Jonathan and Danielle on the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Demi!
Maxwell's first birthday! I was so excited when Maxwell's parents came to me to photograph his first birthday. I have been photographing this adorable face since the beginning. Prepare for a cuteness overload : )).
I love the joy a baby brings! Nicole and Mike recently welcomed their beautiful baby girl into the world. To say that these parents are heads over heels for their precious baby girl is an understatement. Just take a look at the pictures : )). Congratulations Nicole and Mike!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with their loved ones! I can't believe how fast 2016 flew by, but it was a wonderful year and I am so grateful for all of the support and encouragement I've received. It is such a privilege to be able to capture memories for your families that will be shared for years and years to come. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for another amazing year!
To celebrate the season here are some images from my recent photo safari 'Holiday Extravaganza in Hyde Park' with the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. Visit http://fmopa.org to view current classes and photo safaris.
This was one of the sweetest and most exciting moments I have gotten to capture. The love and excitement at Nicole and Clay's gender reveal party was truly contagious. The second Nicole popped the balloon the amount of joy was overwhelming, it brought tears to my eyes. Nicole and Clay have such a beautiful family and I was so grateful that I was able to capture such a sweet moment in their life. It's a girl!!!
Holiday Mini Sessions are back! This year instead of picking one date, I've decided to let you pick the date and location that works best for you. Isn't that exciting! That leaves it open for you to decide if you'd like pictures of you and your family dressing your Christmas tree, at the beach, in front of the beautifully lit tree in Hyde Park, it's entirely up to you. This is the busiest time of year, so please make sure you contact me soon to get your date reserved.
Each mini session is a half an hour. There will be a minimum of 15 images hosted in a private online gallery for you to view. With your session you will receive your selection of 5 high resolution digital files with printing rights and a copy of each image sized to share on social media. You will also receive 25 hand designed foil pressed holiday cards with the image of your choice. A $35 travel fee will be added to all locations beyond 20 miles from my home, 33611. If you are interested in one of my basic mini sessions for $250, they are also available for the holidays.
Join me this Tuesday the 18th for my workshop 'How To Edit Your Images In Lightroom' at 6pm at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. In this workshop we will cover how to create clean and consistent edits, while creating a fast efficient workflow. We'll also cover my favorite tips and tricks for editing in Lightroom. For more details or to sign up please visit http://fmopa.org/class-details/132/.
I'm so excited today to be sharing these images from a recent collaboration with the incredibly talented Jennifer Hale, Laura Manning of La'mour Vintage and Shannon Sullivan. We were so lucky to have the opportunity to shoot this session at a beautiful and lush property out in Odessa, FL. The gorgeous greenery made the perfect backdrop to display the talent of HMUA Jennifer Hale and stunning designs of L'amour Vintage. Keep your eyes open for our next collaboration.
Great news! I have three new photography workshops I'll be teaching this month and throughout October at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in downtown Tampa. Two of the workshops have been created based off the two most popular topics concerning Lightroom, organization and editing. My 'Organizing Your Images In Lightroom' workshop will get you familiar with the incredible organizational capabilities of Lightroom, which are not the easiest to grasp on your own. My 'How To Edit Your Images In Lightroom' workshop will teach you how to use the tools in front of you to enhance your photography and speed up your work flow while creating a cohesive editing style. Lastly, my third workshop "Get Your Images On The Web' is for Photoshop and Lightroom users and we will cover all of the common issues with sharing your images on the web and how to prevent them from happening.
For further details or to sign up for my workshop, please visit the FMoPA link below http://fmopa.org/photographyclassestampa/
Congratulations to Dana and David on the arrival of their beautiful baby girl!
I love these pictures from my Mommy and Me session. Is he not just the cutest?