Welcome to the World, Emerson / Winter Garden Newborn Photography

I met Nan and Ray through a mutual friend and couldn’t be more excited to be the one to debut the newest addition to their family! Emerson Rose came into this world with the most perfect cheeks and lips. Her sweet temperament won my heart over minutes after meeting her. She was a joy to photograph and is one lucky little girl to have been born into a family that is so incredibly loving and kind. As an added bonus, I hear her grandmother can whip up one mean Pad Thai recipe:)

Oh, this face!

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Welcome to the World, Sylvie / Orlando Newborn Photography

I met Brittany & Pierce when their daughter, Aubrey was six months old. We had our first session at Rollins College and since then I’ve been secretly hoping they’d hurry up and have another baby because they make BEAUTIFUL tiny people! Needless to say, I was THRILLED when Brittany called to schedule her maternity session and couldn’t wait until #2 made her way into the world. Sylvie showed up right on time and was born ready for her photo shoot. From her perfectly round cheeks and the twinkle in her eyes, she is destined to break some hearts one day.

Today is Brittany’s birthday, so I’m hoping these images will bring a smile to her day as she celebrates! They’ve certainly made my day :)

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Jonathan c/o 2017 / Ocoee High School Senior Photography

I am in SERIOUS denial about this blog post. I have NO idea how this has happened, but somehow my nephew is old enough to be graduating high school this year. I knew it was coming, but  . . . HOLY COW–Jonathan is a SENIOR!

In my heart and in my head I still see him as the little sweet boy building Lego sets. Clearly, I need to get it together, because he graduates in less than two months!

Final decisions about what to do post-high school may still up for discussion, but I know that no matter what he decides to do it will be what’s right for him. Whether it be college, EMT school, or the Navy to serve our country, I know his heart will guide his way. I am so proud of the young man he’s grown up to be. His loving, quirky spirit has brightened our lives so much and I can’t wait to see what his very bright future brings!

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Gwendolyn Turns 7! / Winter Garden Family Photography

Seven years ago I met Gwendolyn for the first time. She was barely four pounds and the tiniest little girl I’d ever photographed. Today she is a spunky, hilarious little girl who loves to sing and make crazy faces:)There is never a dull moment on our shoots and these images are proof. I hear she gets her dance moves from her dad and her sass from her mom!

Happy (belated) Birthday, Gwendolyn–may the next seven years be just as adventurous as the first seven:)

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Catching Up w/Amanda & Family / Baldwin Park Family Photography

How do you know too much time has passed since the last time you’ve seen a friend? Well, let’s just say that it took us far too long to calculate the last time we’d done family pictures–which basically means it’s been FAR too long all the way around. In fact–it’s been so long that Amanda’s sister, Ashley made a tiny human and that tiny human is about to turn ONE–that’s how long it’s been:(

All of that to say, it was wonderful seeing Amanda, her two sweet boys, and her husband, Cameron. A fantastic bonus is that I also got to see her parents, her sister Ashley, and the newest member of the family, Miss Cora Ray. She stole my heart about five minutes into the shoot! Next time we need to get all the sisters together–that way we will have a complete family picture:)

Here are some of my favorites from our morning together. Narrowing this down to a reasonable number of images to share was NOT an easy task:

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Levi has grown up so much:)

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Jackson, too has grown up so much since the last time I saw him–his eyes sparkle exactly the same though:)

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What’s a photoshoot without a little hair pulling?

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LOVE ~ LOVE ~ LOVE this image!

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