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Tampa Motherhood Mini Session: W Family

Yellow Flower Field Mini Session

Meet the sweet W family. How adorable are they? I wish I looked this good before 8 am! We captured their Tampa motherhood mini session amongst the yellow wildflowers this year. What a perfect backdrop for their gorgeous, more traditional and classic outfits. I loved that this session captured the sweet moments of snuggles, some fun and independence, and particularly, details of toddlerhood in such a beautiful setting. We met in the morning, which is different to my norm, but the flowers bloom with a lovely tree line behind them to give that gorgeous bokeh, so the early start was worth it!

I don’t know how long these “flowers” will last, but man, I wish I could just do every session here. I have another session set for morrow morning and I can’t wait! A first birthday session among these flowers will be just perfect, too! Don’t forget I have a motherhood mini-session offer running right now. I can’t guarantee the flowers will last forever, but moments with your littles we capture certainly would! More details about the Tampa motherhood mini-session are listed HERE.


Is it just me, or does this little one’s smocked dress and bow have an “Alice in Wonderland” feel to it? I just loved the magic of watching her explore the flower field.

“Do you supposed she’s a wildflower”
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Want to see more? Check out their video slideshow fusion. A few of my favorite stills and a couple of short video clips help bring their Tampa motherhood mini session to life!

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Riverview Senior Pictures

In the Flowers

If you are looking for Riverview senior pictures –  I am here for you! I am also up for any of the high school seniors around Tampa Bay, as I love to set out for new session locations! I loved meeting this sweet Senior a few weeks ago. We have been planning her session for months, and it just so happened these gorgeous wildflowers, or weeds you may say, popped up right at the perfect time! How fun and stunning does she look in amongst the wildflowers?  Her smile and giggles were infectious, I found myself smiling the entire time I was taking her picture and editing all these lovely images, too. There are a few weeks left, and there is no time like the present to schedule a fun senior session before the end of the year!

The pink of her dress perfectly popped against the warm yellow flowers and lush greenery. I loved “shooting through” the flowers to give that awesomely yellow “flare” on a couple of the images! I always think I must look nuts doing it, but the results get me every time!  With a quick changes we were able to document another side of this high school senior in a more urban location around the always fun Winthrop Town Centre! I loved her energy and the movement the longer dress gave, especially with the shorts built into the outfit! If you are here for Miss S, leave a comment below to help her earn a gift 8×10 print on me! I wish her all the success next year!

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Motherhood Portraits: Tampa Mini Sessions

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Calling all the mamas! You know Mother’s Day is right around the corner. The best gift you can ask for is the gift of sleeping in and coffee in bed, and then second is a photoshoot capturing your bonds with your children, or child. Announcing the motherhood portraits for 2018 for Tampa Bay!

I cherish the motherhood sessions I am able to document every year. There is just something so beautiful of capturing moms and children; all the snuggles, the fun, smiles and love you have for each other. Girl, you know the saying, “I know the days are long, but the years are short” – I know you do. I feel you, I see you. Those long days, I get it. However, if you are like me, you still struggle seeing your babies grow up every year. Or maybe you are just starting out on this journey we call motherhood. The days may feel sleepless and you may not always feel pretty and want your picture taken, but trust me. You see, not only are you going to want those pictures to look back on, but your children will cherish them just as much one day.


Here are the details for motherhood sessions in Tampa this year!


Two Petite Packages: Limited Edition Motherhood Sessions 2018


  • $200 select your favorite 10 digital images to download & keep personal printing rights to (print up to an 11×14).


  • $300 download your entire edited gallery with personal printing rights to (print up to an 11×14) as well as a video package including a short 60 second film clip from your session.



Dates & times:


  • March 9th – Morning 8 am


  • March 22nd – Morning 8:00 am
  • March 22nd – Evening 7:00 pm


  • March 27nd – Evening 7:00 pm
  • March 29th  – Morning 8:00 am
  • March 29th – Evening 7:15 pm


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South Tampa Engagement Pictures

Three locations for one engagement photo session? Yup, we sure did it! Check out how we got to three locations for these South Tampa engagement pictures.

What a lovely couple; inside as much as outwardly so. They met me a month ago to discuss wedding photography needs and I immediately felt like I knew them for years. They are so down to earth and so in love. Like so.in.love. I loved watching them talk and look at each other. It reminded me of when I met my husband so many years ago. We talked about “just knowing” it was going to be for forever almost immediately. I felt the same with my hubs, too.


We started at Fred Ball Park just off Bayshore Avenue. I knew the light would be perfect for starting a bit early and then we could quickly walk across Bayshore Avenue for the quintessential “Tampa Bay” shots on the bay and the gorgeous backdrop of the city.  I loved their clothing options so much, it worked so well for the city vibe and then beach, too. Shortly after Bayshore we headed over to Davis Island Beach. This is one of my favorite Tampa photo locations ever. I wish I would have started going their sooner. But I also wish I could keep it secret for forever! I don’t ever want to show up and be fighting for space like we photographers have to do at Redington Pier!


Lastly we finished up at dusk down in Hyde Park Village. They met close by and it was great to do a quick change and a wrap up with a few more South Tampa engagment pictures in a location that work great for evenings.


Looking for your own Tampa engagement pictures? Click on the contact form above and I will follow up with a short questionnaire to get to know you better! If you are here for this lovely couple, don’t forget to leave them a comment below to help them earn a gift print on me!

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Brandon FL Newborn Photographer: Baby R

Meet Baby R


Have you ever seen a more beautiful baby?  As a Brandon FL newborn photographer I get to see a lot of babies. So I know I can’t pick the most beautiful baby. Clearly, if you look at the blog, you can see I am lucky enough to meet so many lovely babies. But man, this little newborn girl has to be a contender for the most beautiful baby ever. The whole family is just as sweet as they are lovely. I am so glad they contacted me to photograph their little one.


Baby R was a bit older than a typical “newborn” at a newborn photo session, but her time in the NICU meant that was the way it had to be. I am so glad she was able to do these photos. As a NICU mama myself, I know how much stress that time puts on us as parents. Feeling like you can’t do photos after they come home and are older than the typical two week newborn timeframe is an added stress. While we may not be able to accomplish every “newborn” type pose, we can still do photos. This sweet girl dictated when we did the photos and how she much she wanted to pose. Of course, in my opinion, being wide awake, during newborn pictures is not a problem at all. Just look at those beautiful brown eyes!!


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The absolutely sweetest big brother ever. You can see the beautiful genes run strong in this family. I loved this sweet and simple sibling shot. We accomplished this sibling newborn pose by simply laying baby on the couch. I had her mama spotting her in the front and side (camera right). Then I had her relaxed big brother lay gently on her tummy. Lastly, the blanket they were lying on was pulled back over the couch. I love the closeness of their faces and the perspective of her tininess that the image gives. 

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Expecting a baby now and want the ease of an in-home newborn session? Contact me while you are still pregnant. The best time set up your newborn pictures is before your baby arrives. I set aside time in my schedule with flexibility for early arrivals and delays, too. I communicate with you about your style and favorite colors to get a plan for your session in place even before your baby arrives. New moms know that sleep becomes even harder to come by after baby arrives!

Are you worried about a messy house? Or not having enough space? Trust me, I can make any situation work. This family had JUST moved in before our session, and it still worked out perfectly. Moving boxes are easy to shoot around and the biggest focus will always be on your connection with your baby. Email me today to find out more about the newborn packages.

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