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!*

Holiday Minis 2017

Holiday Mini Portrait Sessions  |  Winter Park, FL  |  2017

Our Holiday Minis this year were such a success, and we loved meeting so many new friends! While we could easily share ten times as many images from these fun sessions, here are just a few groupings from some of these gorgeous families.  We’re already planning even more dates/times for 2018 Holiday Minis including an early bird special pricing option, so keep an eye out as we move closer to the fall. Until then have a great new year!

 

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Mirella + Luis

Lifestyle Session  |  Park Ave – Winter Park, FL  |  May 2017

It’s so great to work with clients who are willing to have a little fun during their session.  It’s also a treat to capture some less than stuffy head shots for professionals in all fields.  Mirella and Luis contacted us to get some updated shots for their new website, and I certainly hope we’ll get to work with them again very soon! Also, how great is downtown Winter Park? 🙂

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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  |

See the Difference

Before & After  |  September 2014

I’ve seen a lot of photographer friends posting before and after pictures recently and decided it was time to hop on the bandwagon. It’s always been amazing to me how much can be accomplished in editing if you know what to do and have the correct tools to do it – and if your original image starts with the right framing and composition. Below are a few shots from recent sessions as they appeared right after they were imported and cropped paired with their final edited versions. I purposefully picked ones that didn’t require a lot of “fixing” but mostly just needed enhancing. I’ve also included a great video from Professional Photographers of America about the difference between going with a pro over just having a decent camera when you’re looking to document the important occasions and people in your life. Of course it’s more investment to go with a professional, but these before and after shots give you just a little more of an idea what you’re actually paying for in the end. I think you can see the difference!

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