Monday, October 31, 2011

The Ybor city restaurant tour

Met this awesome family down in Ybor for their session. These girls are TOO MUCH. Seriously. They had me in complete stitches, and I loved all the candid, natural smiles they were all too willing to give. Mom had them dressed in so many bright, vivid colors I knew right away this was going to be a fantastic time. I've been photographing this family for a long time, and I loved catching up with them! web1 web2 web3

Love me some MG! web4 Is it any wonder these girls are gorgeous? I mean, mom and dad look like this, so.... web5 web6

Ok, now this isn't necessarily the christmas card shot (although it would probably be my pick) but I had to share. Mom and Dad had asked the girls so so so so many times to just sit and smile for ONE shot. Well, they weren't really into that plan. At this point, you can see mom just thinking "whatever, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!" I love how it shows off this family's personality. web7   web8

Mom's sister and her beautiful family joined us as well, and I'll be posting some of theirs tomorrow. So don't fret Jessie, I didn't forget ya!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's not too late!

It's not too late to book your holiday session with me. Click the following link to read about my upcoming mini sessions. CLICK ME!!! I still have a few spots open as well for full sessions.

And no, I'm not going to leave you with no pictures. I have a very beautiful family to share. We had a great afternoon at UT. I'm going to keep it short, because I still have to pack lunches for school in the morning. And because I know tonight I should go to bed early, for tomorrow my little goblins will be up late in a sugar and adrenaline induced frenzy. And then they will crash, only to awake an hour or so later scared by visions of vampires dancing in their heads, despite my best efforts to keep them away from the big kids in scary costumes. Ah, Halloween.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

C, you're a cutie full of charm.

Ok, I promise that's the last perry como song titled post. Does anyone even know that song besides me?
I'd like to introduce sweet, cute, adorable Sebastian! His mama is a friend, and she and dad had a bet going. If he was born in September, dad got to name him. If he came in October, it was mom's choice. Well, this little guy must have known his name was supposed to be Sebastian, because mom went into labor late in the evening on Sept. 30, and baby was born 53 minutes into October. I think it's pretty clear he decided to take control of that!

Love this one. It's like he was looking straight at my soul.
web3 Big brother is AMAZING, and so in love with this little guy. web2

He's a cutie too. All on his own. web1 web5 web4 web6 web7 web8 web9 copy
Wekcome to the world, little man!

Monday, October 24, 2011

B, you're so beautiful.

Are you ready for some photo overload this morning? If not, just come back this afternoon. :) But really, you'll love looking at this sweet family, I promise. We had a great morning over at Kopak Garden in Clearwater. I had never even heard of this location, it was selected by this family, so I was so happy when I pulled into the parking lot. What an amazing place! There were so many fabulous little niches to shoot in, and the kids loved dashing around the courtyard. Now I know mom was worried that I didn't get a thing (moms usually are), and she thanked me for being so patient with her little tribe at the end. I have to say, she shouldn't have worried. They were great. Also, if you're ever working with a photographer who does NOT show extreme patience with your child(ren), it's time to find a new photographer. It's kind of a job requirement, in my opinion. Kids will be kids!
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Miss Olivia was the opposite of shy! She struck a pose at any available opportunity. What a natural! web3 web13 werb1

 Bobbie is 4, which is one of my favorite ages to shoot. They eat it up, they're great smilers, and they just naturally know how to be sweethearts. web5 web6 web7
And little Jett. Oh. my. goodness. If he goes missing, don't worry. I probably just borrowed him for an afternoon of fun! What a doll baby. web9 web8 web10 web14 web15

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A, you're adorable.

Hope you're not tired of adorable 1 year old girls. Then again, how could you be, really? Miss Audrina is another miracle baby. During her birth, the midwife noticed she was having some dips in heart rate and sent mom over to the hospital to deliver instead. Upon her arrival, doctors discovered that she had a congential heart defect that had been missed on ultrasounds. Thankfully, we have one of the mose wonderful children's hospitals in the country right in our backyards here in the bay area. Audrina was treated at All Children's hospital in St. Pete. Today, she still has to be watched closely, but just look at what an amazingly beautiful little miracle she has become. It was a pleasure to meet her and her mama, and hear her story.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Taking cool to a whole new level.

Yep, that's this family. Too cool for school. Seriously. I wish I had this kind of insane style. I am doing good to get a wrinkle free shirt on in the morning. And they are fun too! We had a great time shooting near their home in safety Harbor, which, by the way, is a phenomenal location. You know, if you're contemplating your next session :)web1 web2 web3 web4 web5 web6 web7 web8 web9 web10