Carlos & Luisa

Maternity Session  |   Winter Park, FL  |  April 2017

So I have to confess that the Alfond Inn is quickly becoming one of my new favorite places to shoot, especially on days when the Florida sky threatens rain.  I’ve driven by for years on my way too and from home, but until recently hadn’t spent much time inside. From the constantly changing art on the walls to the beautiful garden spaces, the Alfond is great for a weekend getaway or a quick maternity session.  These two were super flexible and adorable — you can just see how excited they are about the newest addition to their family! Congratulations — we can’t wait to meet your little one in a few months!

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Ashley, Sam, and Hunter

Mini Session  |   Winter Park, FL  |  November 2016

This little man is going to be stealing hearts all over town; he certainly walked away with mine  ❤  It’s impossible not to love this little family, and it’s obvious how much they love one another.  I’m excited to watch this family grow in the future. It was an honor to capture their first official family portraits!

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Sperling Family

Mini Session  |   Winter Park, FL  |  October 2016

I met this lovely family for their mini-session in gorgeous downtown Winter Park, and we were blessed with absolutely perfect fall weather on the day after a hurricane blew right up the eastern coast.  The littlest member of this family was a bit shy, so I really had to work to get even a few real smiles. But can I share a secret with you little Miss A?  Stolen smiles are my most favorite. I only wish our time together hadn’t been quite so short!

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Katelynn & Pierce

Wedding  |  Lansing, MI  |  June 2016

It is every wedding vendor’s not so secret wish to have brides (and grooms) who are calm, nonplussed, and kind no matter the circumstance, and in all regards Katelynn was a dream.  From our first meeting, I knew that Katelynn would be a breeze to work with, and the way Pierce lights up every time he looks at her says more about their relationship than words ever could.  Their day was full of beautiful details and plenty of laughter — as I can only imagine their married life together will be!

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Thanks to my second shooter Katie for capturing this moment of me behind the camera

|  Second Shooter: Katie of KeatonCreative  |  Wedding Venue: MSU Alumni Chapel  |  Reception Venue & Catering: University Club  |  DJ: Jump Start DJs  |  Flowers: Van Attas Greenhouse and Flower Shop  |  Cake: A Piece O’ Cake  |  Hair Styling: Alicen of Steven L. Marvin Salon and Wellness Spa  |

Kelsey & Joel

Wedding  |  Anna Maria Island, FL  |  October 2015

I absolutely love living in Florida. Sure there are a few downsides — like the almost unbearably warm summers and the love bugs and the tourist/senior drivers — but there are so many incredible upsides!  Kelsey and Joel’s morning beachside wedding beautifully illustrates quite a number of these.  Sunshine, palm trees, the ocean, and a simply gorgeous fall day to name a few.  And as if that wasn’t enough of a dream for a wedding photographer, this couple and their wedding party sealed the deal.  Both the bride and groom come from the hospitality/entertainment/fitness industry so I knew from the get go that it was going to be an entertaining day.  Despite the early morning “call time” (performer speak for when you need to show up somewhere) this whole crew was bubbling over with joy and excitement almost from the start, and I left their wedding reception with sincere gratitude that spending such a momentous day with amazing couples like Kelsey and Joel is what I get to call work!
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|  Venue: The Sandbar  |  Videographer: D. Norwood Photography  |  DJ: Gary Kocher – Gainesville Event DJs