Senior portraits - Winter Park, FL

You know when someone introduces you to a great location and you can't wait to share it with someone else?!  That's how it was when Emily introduced me to Hannibal Square in Winter Park, FL. We had such a good time there during her senior session, I couldn't wait to head back there again.  So when Kloe and her mom, Crystal, asked me for recommendations for photo locations in that area - I couldn't resist including Hannibal Square.  I was so thrilled when that's the spot they chose!  I knew it would be quiet, beautiful and picturesque for Kloe's senior shoot.  

It truly did not disappoint!  Kloe was a natural in front of the camera.  Her stunning beauty and easy going spirit made our time together so much fun!!

Here are a few of my favorites :)

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It's only a few short months before Kloe is off on a new adventure at USF.  I'm so excited for her and what her future holds. 

Congratulations, Kloe! And best wishes to the class of 2018!!

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.  


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


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


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! ;)

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!


Cheers to the class of 2018!!

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!!

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!

Prom portraits - Orlando

Prom season has come and mostly gone from our area here in Florida.  I had the privilege of sharing the beginning of a special evening with a fantastic couple before they headed off to a night of dancing and celebrating.  

We found a beautiful park in Orlando.  It was fairly quiet with large oak trees, winding pathways and a stunning white bridge.  A perfect backdrop to compliment her gorgeous red gown and his sharp suit.

These two were totally at ease around each other and it was easy to just capture them enjoying one another's company.

If you're comfortable with a camera around you - it really makes for some great images.  If you need some time to warm up to the idea, I completely understand and will do my best to make you feel less intimidated.  I want you to walk away after our photo session together with not only great images to enjoy and share with others, but also with great memories of a fun pocket of time in your life.  

The individual captures on prom night are nice to have as well!

I love to capture genuine smiles and laughter.  These two made it so easy for me!

These are just a handful of the many images I was able to capture that late afternoon with this fun couple.  We also did more photos at her house around the piano.  Before I sign off from this post, I need to share just one more of my favorites.  With the highly polished black car sitting under the shade of the oak trees . . . it was just begging for a classy photo :)

Give me a call!  Let's have some fun together!!

Senior portrait session - Orlando

When Kathy and her daughter, Gabby, contacted me and asked to schedule a senior session, I knew there would be lots of laughter involved.  When Kathy texted me a few days later and asked if we could take the pictures at a wildlife refuge - I knew that we'd add adventure to the mix as well!

The day before the session it rained and rained and rained, but the next morning the sun was shining and the weather was absolutely perfect.  

Gabby had actually created two beautiful wreaths to wear on her head for some of the pictures.  

While we didn't encounter any wildlife to speak of, we did see some amazing Florida nature.  The trees were draped with Spanish moss and added an elegant backdrop.

The wildlife refuge proved to be a lovely, quiet area that offered multiple options for us.  Add to that some different outfits, a very patient mother and lots of laughter!  

Thanks for an evening to remember, Gabby!  Cheers to your senior year!!