Shannon and Ian {Engagement Session}

Warning!! These guys are almost too cute to handle, and that’s coming from me – a romantic! This session was a blast. This couple was spontaneous, silly, easy-going and not to mention totally photogenic. If the sun hadn’t gone down I might not have ever stopped shooting. Editing this session was a lot of fun too. Their happiness is contagious.. Just check out some* of these pictures from their session! If you don’t smile once you’re doing it wrong. 😉

*Like I said, I got carried away! <3

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Sheena and Josh {Maternity Session}

Sheena and Josh are expecting their first baby and it’s a girl! They are going to have me photograph her newborn pictures and I’m so excited because she is going to be gorgeous! I mean look at these two! We met at the park a little before sunset and shot until the sun went down. Oh, and you’ll see they also brought their dog! Loved him! Here are a few from our session. Enjoy!

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Sharon’s Art

Some of you might remember seeing this post that I felt I had to write when Sharon lost her fight with cancer last month. I want to share with you just some of her artwork which was displayed this weekend at her memorial. She truly was a remarkable artist in so many aspects and will be missed by so many. Please take a moment to enjoy these!

 

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Carmen & Matt {Engagement Session}

I was SO excited for this day! I’ve known Carmen since highschool and was so happy for her when I found out she was getting engaged (I love love!)! I was even happier when she asked if I could take their pictures. When I showed up at their house they had coffee and breakfast waiting for me. How nice is that?! For this session we took a walk around their housing complex which gave us a lot of beautiful, different options. Those are my favorite kind of locations, ones that mean something to my subjects and will be completely unique from others. It was a great time. Matt battled spiders for us. We got worried when we heard the water sprinklers turning on around us – and then were relieved when they turned back off. Also, most importantly, I got to meet their dog, Toby. Look at his bowtie!! Enjoy these (few) from our session! <3

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Share love with the ones you love. {In Memory of Sharon Basile}

This is a very personal post and is one coming from a heavy heart so forgive me if there are slight errors or things don’t make orderly sense, I’m typing strait from the heart as the thoughts come. Last night my best friend’s mom lost her fight with cancer. I’m lucky enough to be able to call several different women my “second moms” and Sharon is one of them. She was a huge part of my life back in highschool. I practically spent entire summers at her house and she always treated me like I was one of her daughters. Always. Always. Always. She’s made a huge impact in my life and turning me into the person I am today, with my confidence and my own thoughts and my own dreams and she truly always made me feel loved. I loved her.

I should have told her that. All of that. 


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Nicole and Bud {Couple’s Holiday Session}

Nicole and Bud are two of my closest friends so it was with great pleasure that I was able to take their pictures in a more serious, professional light. If anyone knows Bud in real life, they would be just as impressed as I was at how great he was in front of the camera. Seriously, he was giving off a very Fabio-like vibe anytime he wasn’t wrestling with Nicole, or licking Nicole’s face, or performing any of his general Bud-like actions.. hehe. I had such a fun time with them both and am looking forward to more of these as plans for headshots for Nicole are in the works! Here are some (a lot) sneak peeks from their session. I couldn’t pick just a few.. I always forget how much I love shooting couples until I shoot couples. <3

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Christmas Mini Sessions {2013}

This year was my first time holding mini sessions of any type. I was SO nervous about how things would go and was PRAYING so hard that the weather would cooperate. There were some slight hiccups throughout the weekend – like spotty rain, wet props, Saturday’s location being taken on Sunday – but in the end everything turned out better than I had imagined! I will definitely be holding more mini sessions throughout the year, and I’m trying to think up some fun ones that you don’t see everyday! Here are a couple of my favorites from all the different families.

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Alicia & Joe {Maternity Session}

I met Joe and Alicia years ago at our annual home away from home.. The Florida Renaissance Festival. I guess the four of us (my husband too) were just born into the wrong era.. hahaha. It was such a treat to see them outside of the festival and to get to spend some one on one time with them. Both were great in front of the camera and were super easy to work with and the cherry on top was that the weather was perfect! I’ll never forget a little tad of advise that Alicia told me though, as I was warning her about potential spiders in the area, “You don’t really have to worry about them unless it’s mating season which is in September. That’s when you wouldn’t want to climb into the bushes.” What a trooper! And all of you who will be scheduling future shoots for September, you can now rest easily knowing I won’t put you into the bushes with the mating spiders because I now know better. 😉 Here are a few sneak peeks from their session…

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That’s Sew Christy! {Homemade Stuff for Baby!}

My sister Christy is crafty in everything. No really, I mean it! After I had my daughter Arya she got interested in cloth diapers and tried her hand at making a few. They turned out awesome – as anyone knows her knew they would. Check out some of her creations! She also makes pillow case dresses, pillows, taggie blankets and so much more! Give her Facebook page a like and support her small business! — > That’s Sew Christy!

That's Sew Christy!

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Getting Ready with M & M {Getting Ready Session}

Miriam called me up literally two weeks before her big day! She had seen some of my previous work I had done for some of friends of hers and was hoping I’d be free. She had found out that her wedding photographer only covered the ceremony and reception and knew how important the getting ready photos were as well. I was able to come to the rescue! This was the first time I had ever just done “Getting Ready”. I have to admit, it was really strange leaving before the ceremony! I wasn’t there but my imagination tells me it was beautiful – they had guests from all over the globe and everything that I got to see was beautiful – most especially the bride!

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