Powell Maternity Session

Sometimes in your life you meet someone and you don’t realize until years and years later that maybe they were put there to help you change your life. Laura and I went to high school together. We had some of the same friends and would run into each other here and there but it wasn’t until much later that we began to form a relationship outside of acquaintances. I was honored to photograph her first maternity session several years ago as well as her daughter’s newborn pictures. She contacted me again about doing a maternity session for their newest arrival, another girl too! Of course I was over the moon.

While I absolutely love documentary style sessions Laura enjoys the more formal genre of photographs and was unsure if she wanted to keep the beach theme that we did with her first born or do something completely different. We sat down one night for a consultation to talk about ideas and instead a wonderful thing happened. While we did briefly speak about photography we also ended up talking to each other about some of our own insecurities in life and what followed was each of us building each other up based on them. It was so wonderful to just sit down and talk to another woman, to build each other up, empowering each other based on our own different but similar fears and worries. I left that consultation feeling wonderful. I felt confident, I felt strong and empowered and I hope that she felt the same way.

A short time later she contacted me again and wasn’t sure if she was feeling the beach theme that they had done before and another amazing thing happened, something that has never really happened to me, she asked me what my absolute unhindered vision would be instead. Knowing she enjoyed the more formal type of photography I did of course keep that in mind but after I explained my idea she said she loved it. She was feeling inspired again and excited and so was I. Almost all of my clients trust me to some degree or another (or they wouldn’t come to me) but no one had ever essentially asked me, What do you see for us? and then trusted me completely to deliver it.

I don’t think she realized just how much asking me that question, me honestly answering that question, her trust and enthusiasm in her answer to that, her cooperation to make it happen and her response to the final images really helped my confidence and inner strength. And if she doesn’t realize, I just want to say thank you. She sent me this quote just the other day and it’s so true,

“When women support each other, incredible things happen.”

Let’s remember to support each other, we need it more than ever. <3

Here are just a few pictures from our session together. If you love the pictures, please leave a comment below and spread some love! And if you want to book, send us a message! The Powell’s chose the complete digital collection (a lifetime high resolution digital gallery of all final images and printing rights) for their custom session. We can create the perfect one for you too. XO

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A Minute In the Life – Pregnancy Announcement Style

I photographed Shannon and Ian over three years ago in celebration of their engagement and upcoming wedding. Every single time I photograph an engagement session or a wedding, deep down inside I’m always hoping I get that future call back for a maternity or newborn session. Obviously there are some times when the universe has different plans which is totally okay but really, getting to document couples as they enter new chapters in their lives and then having the opportunity to document them again as they start brand new ones later is such a privilege. It’s an honor to be included and trusted with what will eventually be their fondest memories as a family.

When Shannon contacted me with the news I was over the moon. These two have amazing chemistry together and it’s no doubt that will be a wonderful gift towards their journey in parenting. Those of us with kids know how important it is to have that in a partner and how grateful we are (or at least should be) when we have it. These two are going to make an amazing team and I was so excited to help them create an announcement that would let the world know that one of their dreams was coming true.

Enjoy this sweet Photo Story shot by Amanda Ballard and let us know what you think in the comments! And don’t forget, if you have a special announcement, story, milestone or memory that you want us to tell through photographs send us an e-mail today!

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We’re back!

h boy does time move fast or what? In the moment sometimes it seems like forever, but when you look back it’s gone like a breeze. We had closed up shop months back due to some complications in my pregnancy but now I’m super excited to say we’re back up and running. My little man is 2 months old now and I seriously can’t wait for my next session. Invest in your memories. You’ll wish you did. Packages and pricing are listed here.

In the mean time, enjoy some pictures of the little bugger that was taking all my attention. <3

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Holiday Sessions are here!

A Day In The Life, A Moment In the Life, Documentary Photography, Story Photography, Lifestyle Photography, South Florida Photography, Family Photography, Broward County Photographer, Broward County Family Photography, Christmas Sessions, Christmas Mini, South Florida Christmas Gifts

 

 

Happy Holidays!! We’re doing a little something different for our holiday sessions this year and we’re SUPER EXCITED about it! We wanted to figure out a way to incorporate our **Day In The Life** sessions with the holiday season, and what better way to do that than by having a traditional moment in your family’s life documented?!

Every session comes with:

  • an on-line digital gallery
  • 3 mini accordion-style photo books (one for you and 2 perfect stocking stuffers for family! – or keep them all! haha)
  • a beautiful metal ornament of your favorite image for your tree!

 

This is a GREAT gift for anyone that is sentimental! Like it, share it or GIFT it to someone you think would LOVE it. Again, Happy Holidays from Lucky Elephant Photography – South Florida Story Photography!!! Xoxo

Send an email to info@luckyelephantphotography.com with questions or your decision to book!

 

Story Sessions – A Day In The Life

 

Never again can these moments happen, never again in the same way or the same time. When you realize this these memories become priceless, valuable treasures. When these are gone how much would you give to get them back? If you ask anyone who has lost a loved one or has misplaced memories, they would give anything.

 

Let us document a day in your life. Capturing these real honest moments will never be a regret, only not having them will be.

 

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Emilie & Seth {Quickie Family Session}

Emilie and Seth brought Giana and Mason to meet me for a quickie photo session in celebration of Mason’s 3rd birthday! I don’t typically do solo mini sessions if the star of the session is under 5 as it’s just too much pressure to expect them to take direction in such a short amount of time but Emilie had been waiting and asking for so long, I had to! Mase’s big sister was so sweet and soon Mason is going to be a big brother himself, Congratulations Emilie and Seth!

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