Wirbel Family Goodness / Anna Maria Island Family Photography

The last time I documented this family these kiddos were so little! I didn’t think it had been so long, but HOLY COW–if you don’t believe me click HERE to refresh your memory!

Fast forward nearly six years and these guys no longer have their baby faces because they have all grown up so much:(  My house of cRaZy crashed theirs on vacation and we were able to snag updated family pics on Anna Maria Island. The first shot was before the thunderstorm and the rest came after–clearly we needed to have stopped for ice cream first, then tried for pictures. The sky was absolutely BEAUTIFUL after the storm.


We almost missed the sun–sheesh does it go down quickly:


Maddie is heading into 8th grade and she is such a brilliant and beautiful girl :)


Jos and Gwen haven’t changed one bit since they were little. They still take pictures on the same side of each other! It’s hard to believe they are about to be 5th graders:


And these two will brighten anyone’s day–JT (he could also double as JoJo’s twin–see below) and Kara. They are headed into 2nd grade next year!


JT and his “other” twin, JoJo:)


Here’s what happiness looks like when you have a two sets of twins in one great family:


HUGE thanks to Natasha for snagging this picture of our family. The sun was gone, but that seems to be a tradition for our family pictures:)

There’s a whole lot of happy in this one image:


Welcome to the World, Roane / Winter Garden Newborn Photography

I’m getting old. I’ve officially been teaching long enough that my former students are now old enough to be starting a family of their own. How is this possible?

Jennifer was one of kiddos that was with me for two years–I taught her in 7th grade and then the following year when I moved to 8th grade. She was a brilliant writer, a beautiful girl, and one of the students that I just knew I’d stay in touch with through the years. Lucky for me because I was able to meet and document her sweet little guy Roane! He is already a heart breaker. His big blue eyes and perfect little grin makes your heart swell with happiness. Jennifer is such a good mom–so calm and cool–nothing seems to rattle her. Her energy is exactly what transfers over to Roane–he is one relaxed (and fortunate) little guy :)

In a perfect situation, newborn sessions take place within the first 10 days or so. In this case we weren’t able to make the session happen until he was three weeks old. Jen and I were a little uncertain about how it might all go down. The uncertainty was all for nothing because he was a ROCK STAR!

Trying to narrow down this post to a reasonable number of images was a very difficult task. Try and pick just one favorite–I dare you!


Oh, this little face!



Blog_Newborn_Roane_06Blog_Newborn_Roane_07Blog_Newborn_Roane_08Blog_Newborn_Roane_02Blog_Newborn_Roane_11Blog_Newborn_Roane_10Just look at the way he looks at her:)



One Big Happy Family / Winter Garden Family Photography

When you combine perfect weather with perfect colors and a bunch of beautiful family members, you end up with one FANTASTIC family photo session. I am so fortunate to have met The Choute Family. They live down the street from us and have kids about the same age as ours. They are kind and generous and surround themselves with people who are exactly the same. It was such a pleasure to photograph this big family. In between searching for alligators and turtles, we were able to get some beautiful images everyone:)


Catching up with The Growing Greenwell Family / Winter Garden Family Photography

It’s been far too long since I’ve spent time with this family. I’ve missed William and Daniel’s happy energy–they’ve grown up so much since the last time we swapped high fives!

I’m also SUPER excited to say that these two handsome boys will be welcoming a sweet little sister into the crew later this year. Carolyn is just as beautiful as ever and Chris is beaming from ear to ear:)


Iman’s Prom 2017 / Orlando Senior Photography

Iman is one of my ALL TIME favorite kiddos EVER. It is so difficult to believe she’s a senior this year because it feels like it was just yesterday she was sitting in my classroom as a wise 8th grader, far beyond her years. She is beautiful, BRILLIANT, talented, insightful, and an all-around kind soul. I have never met another student quite like her, so it was a delight to be able to photograph her prom night!

This prom crew was HILARIOUS. Just like Iman, they were a delight to meet and photograph. Rohit’s mom, Divya opened her beautiful home to everyone and whipped up some seriously delicious Indian cuisine for dinner. Her kindness and patience made quite the impression on my “assistant” for the night. JoJo was smitten with her and the family pup, Chester.

Here are just a handful of my favorites from our time together:)

Iman was STUNNING!


See what I mean? These guys were so much fun!