central Florida photography

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 - Rollins College

These two beauties were the perfect combination for a fun photo session - sisters AND seniors! I couldn't be happier :)  Then when they decided on Rollins College for the location, I knew it would be a very memorable afternoon.  

We chased the light together until the sun had set.  Here are a few of my favorites!

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Of course, we made time for individual portraits as well. 

These two were incredible models!

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Cheers to the class of 2018!!

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!! :)

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!!