Surprise! {Family Session}

This was one of the most thoughtful, sweetest (and challenging) sessions I’ve ever had the pleasure to be a part of. One of my good friends had contacted me one day about taking pictures of his girlfriend’s two boys. At first I thought he was just talking about a normal family session but then the more we talked I found out it was going to be a surprise for his girlfriend. He was going to take the boys “out” for a day but in actuality we were going to meet up and I was going to take their pictures. The goal was that he would present her with the prints once I had finished editing them… A belated Mother’s Day gift. How freaking sweet is that?? (He’s going to kill me if he reads this because he doesn’t like to be known for being “sweet” LOL) However, right before the session some plans changed and he had to end up spilling the secret to get the boys out of the house (hahaha) so mom ended up coming along. Even though it was spur of the moment for her it was so nice to be able to take pictures of her along with her boys. And MAN, these boys were a challenge to shoot!! They. were. everywhere. Boys will be boys they say! Check out a few of our pictures from the session, this group was hilarious and admittedly completely out of my control.. haha…

P.S. Wanna know how I know these boys had a great time? At the end of the session the oldest came over to me, so kindly, and gave me an Andes mint chocolate bar.. THAT WAS COMPLETELY MELTED INTO MUSH. Boys, I tell ya!!!

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Miller Family {Beauty / Family Portrait Session}

I’ve had the opportunity to work with this family on many occasions. Back when I first started getting interested in photography, using just a regular every day camera, I took pictures for one of Tyler’s music videos. Looking back on those now, I’m horrified, but we all have to start somewhere right? 😉 Tyler is a local celebrity that goes by the name Verse Won, a musical artist that you can hear on the radio or find performing at a venue in South Florida with his team, WeFilthyRich Ent. It was no surprise that his oldest daughter would be following his footsteps into stardom. She is an outstandingly smart (mom’s a teacher!!) and beautiful girl and her little sister is following suit. I can’t wait to see them in the movies. I got to meet up with them again to take their portraits and it was the first time that I got to meet the little one. She’s so squeezable and loveable and you can get lost in those eyes! I can’t wait to see the two girls again. In between the modeling we made sure to get some family shots in because how can you not with a family like that? Here’s just a few from our session! Enjoy! Aradia_LuckyElephantPhotography_BeautyPortraits_SouthFlorida

 

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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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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!

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