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Senior portraits - Melbourne Beach, FL

It's been too quiet on here lately.  But don't mistake that for a quiet time of year.  There's a lot going on over here and I'd love to include you in the fun! :)

Let me catch you up a bit by sharing some highlights from a recent senior portrait session.  Melbourne Beach is a quaint nearby town nestled in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River.  That means the option of having a portrait session start on the beach and wind up at the river in time for a sunset is a very doable idea.  And that's exactly what we did with Caroline!

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I love that she included her dog as well!

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And then the sun set on our photo session!

It was such a fun time together!  These are the sessions that make my heart beat fast.  I hope you can scheduled a time with me soon.  I'd love to connect with you :)

Senior portraits - Winter Park, FL

I know I've said this before.  In fact, I would venture to guess I've said this every time I walk away from another senior portrait session.  "I absolutely love photo sessions with seniors!"  I love the age, the enthusiasm, the energy, the creativity.  I'm never quite sure who has more fun, me or the senior!  

This session was no exception. Emily asked for an urban setting, so we met in Winter Park on Park Avenue.  What a portrait playground!  So many options.  She brought her ukulele, a couple of outfits and a heart ready for adventure :)

Here are just a few of my favorites from that perfect afternoon.

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Emily has some very exciting adventures for her on the horizon.  For now, I'm so grateful I could spend this evening with her and her mom and sister.  Sweet memories were made and captured before the next chapter of her life begins.

Congratulations, Emily!

Couples portraits - Turkey Creek Sanctuary

I've been photographing these two since they went to prom together back in 2016.  Last year we did more of an urban feel to their photo session.  This year they were looking for more of a forest-like feel with lots of trees.  Not a problem!  So many options right here in our own area.  We headed out towards Turkey Creek Sanctuary in search of a beautifully wooded area.  Success!

Here are a few of my favorites from that evening.

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Don't wait for a milestone to schedule a photo session. 

Every day is a gift that's worth savoring.  Let me capture yours :)

Senior portraits - Gleason Park

I know I've mentioned this before - but I absolutely love senior photo sessions!  The creativity and energy in that age group is such a kick to work with.  I will always bring photo ideas to any session, but I've noticed it doesn't take long for a senior to jump in with some fabulous ideas of their own.  

When I met with Savannah at a nearby park, I knew we would have a lot fun and be able to capture some great images.  

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We had such a great time!  And I love how relaxed she was in front of the camera!!

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Total added bonus - her dog wound up in the shoot as well!

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If you're a senior in high school, I would love to share some time with you and capture some great memories.  This year will go faster than you can imagine.  Give me a call and reserve your spot.  You'll be walking down that graduation aisle before you know it! ;)

Head shots for business

Almost everyone needs a good head shot these days.  Whether it's for business cards, resumes, websites or profile pics for a multitude of social media accounts - we all need a good picture of our lovely face to show others who we are.  

When Sandra came to me for head shots, she wanted something that would be different and unique.  Something that would catch your eye and make her business profile stand out.  I think she nailed it - and looked amazing to top it off!!

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Sandra is a realtor and can be found here 

Be sure to give her a call for any real estate needs.

And give me a call when you're ready for some beautiful, unique head shots!!

 

 

Family portraits

Taking pictures of your own family is difficult.  Trust me, I understand :)  I'm a professional photographer and it's hard for me to take the time to get professional shots of my own sons. When they are all together, I usually want to just enjoy their company and not organize a photo session.  I'm guessing you feel the same way.  But time marches on and you need to remember these days.  It won't necessarily get easier to capture these moments, but it will always be worth it!  

I listened to my own advice recently and made the time to take my sons out for a photo shoot. They live in three different locations, so having them together is rare.  I needed to take advantage of that reunion!

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I love the combination of candids and posed.  Their true personalities are shining through!

You've probably got family reunions coming up yourself.  Or just special times with family or friends that you see regularly.  I'd love to capture those moments for you so you can relive those special times together.  Don't let another season pass you by.  Drop me a note or give me a call.  I'd love to hear from you :) 

Family portrait session - Satellite Beach, FL

This summer has been full, and it seems to be a common feeling from most everyone I talk to.  Our summer days always appear to go by too fast and are gone before we know it.  No doubt,  these days are filled with traveling, along with family and friends visiting from out of town.  When you have extended family come to town, it's always a great idea to capture those times together on camera. I met with this family the day before their parents/grandparents were due to fly back home. We wanted to get some great family shots before they had to say goodbye.

And some of my favorites  . . .  :)

Be sure to take the time to capture some memories on camera while everyone is together.  It's always worthwhile!!

Family portrait session - near Cocoa, FL

I've known this family for years.  So when their oldest daughter contacted me and said she and her brother wanted to gift a photo session to their mom for Mother's Day, I was very excited!!  

We chose a beautiful park just west of Cocoa.  The storm clouds were rolling in and we pretty much had the entire park to ourselves.  When the rain did hit, we easily dashed under a covered pavilion and waited it out.  The sun was back and shining within a few minutes.  

I loved their energy and enthusiasm throughout our whole time together.  It made for some very fun photos!

I had such a great time with this family!

Give me a call when you're ready to schedule a fun portrait session.  It will be so worth it!! :)

Senior portrait session - Melbourne Beach, Florida

Most of the high school graduations have come and gone in our area and summer is officially in the air!  With just a few days left of this girl's high school career, we managed to grab a couple of photo hours down near the water.  It was late afternoon and that incredible golden light was streaming onto the beach.  Kiernan was such a model!!

Congratulations, Kiernan . . .and the whole class of 2017! 

The best years are ahead!!

Senior portrait session - Melbourne Beach

One of my very favorite types of photo sessions are senior portrait sessions.  I love that special age when you're in your final year of high school and getting ready to head off to college or wherever the next chapter in your life will lead.  There are so many possibilities and opportunities in front of you.  Even as many moms are reluctant to see this season arrive, you can just feel the energy and excitement in the seniors as they get ready to advance to the next step.  I've been there as a mom, so I can understand the struggle.  But I just love the enthusiasm that's evident in the heart of the seniors.  

The morning of this photo shoot was a bit on the cold side, but Hannah was up for the chill and looked absolutely stunning.

I'm so excited for what's ahead for you, Hannah!  UCF will be a better place with you as a student!  Best wishes to you and the years ahead!!

Photo booth - Winter Park

One of the services I offer through my photography business is a photo booth for events.  It's a really fun addition to involve your guests/clients and give them something to remember the occasion.  I provide the props, backdrop and lighting - and the guests bring the laughter and unique style :)  Afterwards, I'll send you a link to a private gallery that you can share with your guests.  They can download the images, share them with others and even purchase prints from the link.  

Here's a few images from an event earlier this month.  

And I'll try and pull everyone in to join the fun!  These guys below were the servers that night from Sonny's BBQ.  They were fantastic, and I couldn't end the evening without including them.

Add a little pizzazz and fun to your next event!  Give me a call and reserve the photo booth for some added laughs and memories!!

Family portrait session - Melbourne Beach

The weather here in Florida has been quite near perfect lately.  The humidity is low, the temps are mid to high 70's, the ocean is a beautiful blue, and the skies are mostly clear and sunny.  Every February I think to myself, "I wish it could just stay like this all year long".  

It was on one of those perfect evenings recently that I met a wonderful family down at the beach to capture some memories in the sand by the ocean.  Their daughter was turning three!  What a magical age :)

There is just so much to explore and discover at the beach!  It's the perfect setting for portraits and candid photos.

You can't help but smile when the sand is between your toes!!