Merry Christmas from The Tanner Family / Winter Garden Family Photography

This is my favorite time of year because I get to spend time with some of my favorite families. Amy & James are about to welcome baby #3 and I am THRILLED because he/she will be here in time for Christmas:)

In the meantime, I was fortunate to be the one to take their Christmas pictures again this year. The boys have grown up so much since the last time I got to see them and their little personalities are just so much fun!

Merry Christmas from The Tanner Family!

Blog_Tanner_Christmas_2017_08Blog_Tanner_Christmas_2017_01Blog_Tanner_Christmas_2017_04I cannot believe how much Ethan’s grown!

Blog_Tanner_Christmas_2017_05Oh, and James, too–love this little face!

Blog_Tanner_Christmas_2017_06Blog_Tanner_Christmas_2017_07Amy is absolutely beautiful and she makes such a cute pregnant chick:)


Welcome to the World, Kai / Clermont Newborn Photography

This little munchkin will absolutely melt your heart! I’ve known his mom for more years than I’d like to admit to (I’m still grappling with the fact Gina is old enough to be a mom:)). I went to school with her older brothers and watched her grow up through the dance studio. Now, she’s all grown up and a mother to one of the best snugglers I’ve ever photographed. Kai was born into an incredibly loving family and is such a lucky little boy.

Trying to narrow down my favorite images was no easy task–so here’s just a handful of my long list of favorites:


Maybe this next image will bring some good luck to the Giants this year . . . surely this sweet face can do the trick!


John Kemp Turns ONE! / Orlando Family Photography

This little face could brighten anyone’s day! There is just something infectious about the twinkle of his eye and those dimples:)His face lights up when his big sister, Lauryn is near and he is happy pretty much all the time. John was such a joy to photograph and in the end, there were basically NO bad pictures–what more could I possibly ask for?


Welcome to the World, Emersyn / Winter Garden Newborn Photography

Meet Emersyn Kay–She is the newest member of the Parish Family and (if you ask me) is the perfect blend of her older brother, Caidyn and her big sister, Stella. This sweet face is seriously irresistible. I could have spent the day just snuggling with her. She was perfectly content with being swaddled and held close–too bad I couldn’t take all of her pictures that way! Jenny is, quite possibly, one of the most patient parents I’ve ever met (thank goodness, because these pictures took WAY too long to get posted). Both she and Chris are so calm and hilarious, and that’s exactly the kind of kiddos they make. It was such a pleasure spending time with this family for baby girl number two!

Love these happy facesĀ :)


Unlike Stella (who slept through this set-up), Emersyn decided to be wide awake while posing in Dad’s gear!


LOVE – LOVE – LOVE this one of Jenny & Emersyn:)


Stella decided to be shy and I couldn’t seem to get her to smile, but holy cow, look at those eyes!


This sweet girl has a heart on her upper lip–too perfect!


She took this picture VERY seriously:)



Just like Stella, Emersyn had a few ‘moments’ . . . here was one that was too cute not to post!


Before I left, Stella made me take a picture with her bitty baby, just like I’d done with Emersyn–I almost got a smile out of herĀ :)


Grace & Scarlett / Central Florida Unicorn Portraits

Growing up I LOVED unicorns more than chocolate chip cookies (and that’s saying A LOT). I was obsessed with the magical, mythical animals. Let’s just say I nearly FREAKED out when Crystal sent me the message about the possibility of doing a unicorn session. Was I interested?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME??

These images hold a special place in my heart because we were able to bring my childhood dream to life AND because two of my very favorite girls are in them:)Grace is headed to Kindergarten–which seems impossible. Scarlett is now three and FEARLESS. It was such a joy to spend the morning with this family and their four-legged friends!

Shout out to my friend Chip who tirelessly held the reflector so we could capture the perfect light for these pictures and to Garrett for being our unicorn whisperer!

Blog_Unicorn_Pictures_10Happy 3rd Birthday to this spunky little girl:


LOVE this face!


Bailey was so calm for this session–he had no idea that he was being transformed into a magical unicorn:)




Looking at Grace in this picture reminds me SO much of Crystal and her little sister, Amanda when they were young:

Blog_Unicorn_Pictures_06Blog_Unicorn_Pictures_04Blog_Unicorn_Pictures_02Life is better with a song . . . and Scarlett will sing it for you!

Blog_Unicorn_Pictures_05This blog entry is dedicated to sweet Henry, Bailey’s best horse friend. He ran wild in the field next to our session wanting us to bring him treats. Sadly he passed away just a few short days after.

Crystal Myers - I cannot even express in words just how much I love these!! They are perfect and are so very special to us. Thank you for also dedicating them to sweet Harry. These will forever display this sweet time in my girls’ lives when they love unicorns and just have that magical innocence and love of life. You are incredible Jackie and I’m so grateful for you! THANK YOU!