The W Family | New Port Richey Family Photographer

Every family session that I do is special in its own right.  There are some, however, that will always stand out in my mind for one reason or another.  The W family is one of those families.  I knew from the first time I spoke with Marie on the phone that I was going to love working with this family and that they truly were special.  I couldn't have been more right.  

Marie contacted me a few months ago for the adoption of their daughter.  They wanted family pictures and the adoption procedure at the courthouse capture.   We started the day by meeting at Sims Park in New Port Richey where we took pictures of the family of four.  We then did portraits with the many extended family members that came down for this celebration. From the park we headed to the Courthouse and watched this special girl become a legal member of the W family.  

I thank this family for letting me share this special day!  It was truly an honor.  

 

 Excited Big Brother

Excited Big Brother

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Siblings laughter
official sign
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adoption courthouse
black and white courthouse
Pasco County Courthouse

S Family Session| North Raleigh Photographer

Have I mentioned before how much I love doing what I do?  I mean seriously?  I get to photograph families in gorgeous locations and have a blast, running around and capturing children in unpredictable candid moments.  Moments that will last forever and replay for my clients.  

We had an absolutely gorgeous session in North Raleigh for the S Family and I think that the location was perfect for this family!  The boys had plenty of areas to play and of course run around :)   In addition to capturing some great pictures of the boys,  we also did a pregnancy announcement and I am beyond excited for them!!  

I loved everything about this gallery and truly enjoyed getting to know this special family and am so excited for them as they continue to grow their family!  Thank you for letting me be a part of this very special time for your family.   

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Destination Family Photographer | Florida Family Photography

I had started this business back in Florida prior to our move here to North Carolina. Some time before our move and then for almost a year after we arrived here, I took some time off from photographing others.  I took the time off here in North Carolina to help with work and to work with the kids on their adjustment.  Plus, I was in a new city and if I was going to do this again I needed to do it right and honestly starting over is a lot of work.  But I decided that I was going to do it, just days over 2 years ago and wow!  Here we are.  This business has grown and changed so much in that two year span I can't even believe it myself.  I am truly so fortunate and feel like pinching myself often.  Whatever path this business continues to take, I will always been extremely thankful to those that started with me in the early stages of my business and who have encouraged me along the way.  

It is beyond flattering to have past (and I mean at the very start) clients request your return to capture their growing family.   To know that people have watched you grow through the years and support you- it jut truly touching.  My trip to Florida in February resulted from this situation of a past client wanting me to do new pictures with her family, sending out feelers with other clients and people in the area and it ended up with a fabulous trip to Florida between two cities and four families.  The new result is this will become an annual thing that I will do and something that I am even looking at and considering adding other states to (Georgia may be added next round : ) ).  Seriously, how awesome is that?!  The love and support will always astound me.  I just love getting to do this and being able to give them something that they will treasure and keep forever.  Thank you for letting me do this!  

Enjoy some of the pictures from my amazing trip to Florida (Melbourne and Gainesville) and my amazing and truly loyal clients and most importantly, friends.  

 Melbourne Beach, FL 

Melbourne Beach, FL 

 Melbourne Beach, FL  Loved meeting this new addition since the last time I photographed this family.  Is he note the cutest?  

Melbourne Beach, FL

Loved meeting this new addition since the last time I photographed this family.  Is he note the cutest?  

 Melbourne Beach, FL  I will forever love Mommy & Me pictures in black and white and just love these two! <3  

Melbourne Beach, FL

I will forever love Mommy & Me pictures in black and white and just love these two! <3  

 Viera, FL  Last time I photographed this family, there were two and momma was pregnant with their brother! &nbsp;

Viera, FL

Last time I photographed this family, there were two and momma was pregnant with their brother!  

 Viera, FL

Viera, FL

 Viera, FL  I have loved to watch this adorable family grow.

Viera, FL

I have loved to watch this adorable family grow.

 Gainesville, FL &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Oldest brother and youngest brother &lt;3

Gainesville, FL                             Oldest brother and youngest brother <3

 Gainesville, FL &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr C was great at climbing the gorgeous trees in this fabulous park

Gainesville, FL         Mr C was great at climbing the gorgeous trees in this fabulous park

 Gainesville FL &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Look at this face? &nbsp;

Gainesville FL           Look at this face?  

 Gainesville, FL &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;I just LOVE this.

Gainesville, FL                            I just LOVE this.

 Gainesville, FL &nbsp; &nbsp;This was the 2nd family I shot in Gainesville- awesome family of 6. &nbsp;This is their youngest who was ready to go behind my camera- he rocked it!&nbsp;

Gainesville, FL    This was the 2nd family I shot in Gainesville- awesome family of 6.  This is their youngest who was ready to go behind my camera- he rocked it! 

 Gainesville, FL &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Seriously aren't these trees just awesome? &nbsp;They just ask to be climbed!

Gainesville, FL         Seriously aren't these trees just awesome?  They just ask to be climbed!

 Gainesville, FL

Gainesville, FL

 Gainesville, FL

Gainesville, FL

Lucy is 1! | Raleigh Family Photographer

Oh.My.Goodness!  The cuteness overload associated with this session was almost too much to handle.  I have had the opportunity to do several sessions with this family and I just love them more and more each time- and the girls are just so natural in front of the camera- watch out momma!  

This session was all about Lucy's first birthday! We went to Baileywick Park in Raleigh to start the session and did some family pictures as well as individual ones of the kids.  Since Lucy isn't much of a cake gal (I only wish that was me!!) we went back to their house and instead of doing a Smash Cake, Lucy and family participated in a painting project with homemade paint!  It was a perfect idea and the shots from this session that we were able to get were absolutely priceless.  The painting was a number 1 that was outlined in painters tape- so that once the paint around dried, the tape would be peeled off. I have seen the final result and it is really awesome.  The best part of it is that the family will not only have these pictures as a memory of Lucy's birthday but they will also always have the final product from the painting.

I had so many favorite pictures from this session so it was hard to pick just a couple to share with everyone, but here are some!  Looking forward to doing something like this again in the future!  Happy Birthday Lucy!!

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one year old on the move
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family painting
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Paint session

Richardson Family |North Raleigh Family Photographer

The Richardson Family were the winners of a free mini session for a fundraiser for the Raleigh Moms Care organization (if you haven't checked out this organization, please do).  

I met this gorgeous family for the first time on an extremely cold day (like in the high 20s) but you could not tell one bit by looking at them!  They were such a fun and action filled family- it was great!  Mr G kept such a fantastic attitude in the weather, he was truly a perfect client for me.  And have you seen those AMAZING gorgeous blue eyes??? Seriously, a real natural in front of the camera!

Thank you R family for such a wonderful time and I look forward to seeing you all again in the future!  Here are a couple pictures from the session to share, it was hard to pick just a couple, but here are a couple of my favorites.

Enjoy!

family in the woods
father and son
Mother and Son
funny boy