Space Coast photography

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 portrait session - Orlando, Florida

Fall in Florida is still very warm.  While other parts of the country may be hugging pumpkin spice lattes and wearing boots and scarfs; we are often still wearing flip flops and running our A/C.  Thankfully, when I met this family for a photo session, it was breezy and a bit cooler.  When they showed up wearing some beautifully coordinated fall colors, I knew their pictures would be vibrant.  When they were all willing to climb a tree for a family photo - I knew I'd hit the jackpot!  What a great evening together with Mike and Michelle and their two boys. 

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Happy Fall from Florida!!

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 :) 

Location, location, location!

Shortly after a new client contacts me, the question inevitably comes up as to where I would recommend we do a photo session.  Where would be a good location for us to do the shoot?  I get it!  It's usually the next big decision after you make the choice to book a photo session.  And quite honestly, there are so many options!  I actually have a list that I keep of different locations based on the style.  Are you interested in the beach style, or near the river?

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 Would you prefer lots of trees or more of an urban feel?  

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How about wide open fields or a worn and abandoned look?

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No matter what feel you're looking for, I'm excited about finding the perfect location for you and making it memorable and fun!!  Are you looking for something specific that I haven't even mentioned here?  Leave a comment and let me know.  We can work together and make it happen!

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!! :)

Family portrait session - Cocoa Beach, Florida

The weather recently has been hit or miss as far as rain.  When I scheduled a portrait session with this family we knew we had a 50/50 chance of getting rained out.  Nevertheless, we continued to move forward and plan the time together.  Even within an hour of our meeting time, it was still raining off and on and we weren't sure it was going to happen.  By the time we connected it had slowed down to a drizzle and we ventured to the beach for a delightfully cooler evening - and no rain :) 

As you can see, this family is incredibly photogenic.  I so enjoyed our time together!  And their dog . . . so cool!!

Don't let the possibility of rain stop you from scheduling a portrait session.  We'll make the most of our time together.

And it just might wear the dog out too! ;)

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!!

Individual portrait session - Melbourne

It's been too quiet here.  I've had a lot going on - but I'm excited about what is in store for 2017!  And I'm hoping to have you join me in the adventure!!

I truly love connecting with people and finding out what makes them laugh and smile.  When we get together for a photo session, I want it to be fun for you and a memorable experience.  

When I spent the evening with this beautiful girl, it was such a joy to see her come to life in front of the camera and really start to have a good time with it all.  She had some great ideas and we wound up chasing the light until it was gone.

Individual portraits don't have to be just for seniors in high school.  Anyone who wants to capture to some beautiful moments and memories is the perfect subject!