Prather Family

Family Session  |  Winter Park, FL  | October 2017

With a family of 7, a sense of humor is a must, and as you can probably tell, mom, dad, and all 5 kiddos in this crew have plenty of that!  We had a such a blast getting the Prathers in front of the camera last fall — they are as colorful and bold in personality as their photos are in color and smiles.  They’re also easily in our top 5 favorite family funny face photos (*say that 5 times fast), and we’re hoping for a repeat engagement again soon to check in on how much taller these kiddos have gotten!

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Baby Oskar

Newborn Session  |  Winter Park, FL  | March 2018

This little guy, his adorable big sister, and the rest of the family don’t need a lot of preamble.  Baby Oskar is absolutely precious, and hearing sister Ruby tell him to “smile” for the camera just about melted my heart.  If all babies were as tolerant as this dude, every newborn session would be a complete breeze. These two are going to be peas in a pod and a whole lot of fun for everyone following along at home.

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Alyssa + Matt – Michigan Anniversary

Anniversary Session  |  Dow Gardens – Midland, MI  | July 2017

Summer is officially here which means it’s time to head back to the Mitten and see some of our favorite SBP clients!  What better way to celebrate than to share one of last summer’s lovely anniversary sessions.  Alyssa and Matt were two of our early engagement clients, and after a few years of marriage they were due to get back in front of our camera. This sweet session was our first time at Dow Gardens, and we can’t wait to go back and explore some more. See you soon, Michigan!

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Paden Family

Family Session  |  Disney’s Boardwalk – Orlando, FL  | September 2017

It can’t be overstated just how amazing it is to watch our SBP families grow.  You may recognize this dancing cutie pie (and her parents) — they’ve made a few appearances on our blog in the past! It’s a double bonus that this sweet family loves WDW as much as we do, and of course meeting on property for their family session was an obvious “heck yes!” 🙂  I’m already looking forward to the next time I can get this family of 3 (soon to be 4!) in front of the camera. ❤

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Baby Marjorie

Newborn Session  |  Lakeland, FL  |  June 2017

One thing is for certain when it comes to little Miss M. . . she’s going to grow up with no shortage of love and attention! Mom and dad both come from incredibly warm and close knit families and also always seem to be surrounded by plenty of friends from church and work. Plus when you’re this cute, you don’t have to work too hard to turn heads! It was a real treat to capture mom, dad, and baby at home especially incorporating so many of their ideas and passions into the shoot. With their artistic genes (Mom’s a professional dancer & dad’s a professional musician), we expect great things from this crew of three and can’t wait to watch their family grow!

* Special thanks to our partner EliFab Accessories for the adorable blue and crystal headbands Miss Marjorie was rocking for her session!*

Katie + Matt

Wedding  |  Bay City, MI  |  June 2017

These two  ❤  Let’s just start by saying that when one of your second shooters calls you to shoot her wedding you get a little bit giddy! I was so honored that Katie wanted me to be a part of her big day especially since I know how well she understands all the ins and outs of a wedding day (and is a fabulous second to work with on all fronts).  She and Matt are an infinite amount of fun – as was their wedding party – and despite some touch and go weather, they were both calm and clearly enjoying themselves throughout the day.  The morning was full of beautiful details, sweet gestures, and funny moments that really set the tone for the rest of the day, and I hope for the rest of Matt and Katie’s marriage.  I could go on and on about this couple and what a blast their wedding was, but perhaps it’s better to just let the pictures speak for themselves.  Congrats and much love to the new Mr. and Mrs.

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Venue:  Doubletree by Hilton – Bay City, Riverfront  |   Dress:  Becker’s Bridal    |    Bridesmaids’ Dresses:  David’s Bridal    |    Hair:  989 Salon    |    Makeup:  Makeup Artistry by Sarah    |    Bouquet Charm:  Courageous Keepsakes    |    Cake/Donuts:  Peachy Pastries – Rachel Anibal    |    Flowers:  Village Florist of Flushing    |    Musicians:  Musique de Chambre   |    Coordinators:  Hayven Events    |    Video:  Fairytale Productions    |     DJ:  Entertainment Solutions of Michigan    |     Second Shooter: Richelle Marie    |

 

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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