Lindsey || Downtown Tampa, FL

Last week Lindsey, myself, and her mom went to downtown and we took some portfolio pictures for Lindsey.

Can I say wow!! As most clients are she was a tad bit nervous before her session… I think she killed it. It just goes to show, being yourself can make for the best photos. I think she did a great job showing off different parts of her personality. I had so much fun capturing each emotion she was trying to convey. I see big things ahead for this one!!

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SKIP the STRAW

If most of you don’t know I am a big of an animal lover (( to put it lightly)) and recently I fell in love with Sea turtles. I mean how can you not love these graceful, grass-eating marine creatures.

“Fin, noggin, DUDE! ” Amiright?

Well, one thing I found out while studying them in the Bahamas was that there is a huge problem with something that we as humans use on the daily. Who would have guessed that this problem could come from such a tiny, overused product. The culpret: STRAWS!  Straws are a giant harm to sea turtles and lots of marine animals. Don’t get me wrong, when I am sipping on my venti iced coffee from Starbucks, I can’t help but have a straw so I am right there with you.  I am not saying give up straws entirely, but make the switch to metal, or reusable straws. Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the US ( Plastic Pollution Coalition) and believe it or not most people just toss them into the garbage and that’s the end of the story, however most don’t realize these straws contribute a giant amount to plastic pollution and our little turtle dudes aren’t a fan. These straws get stuck up turtle’s noses and can cause extreme harm (see video below). All I ask is skip the straw, try it a few times when going out to eat, you’ll be surprised how easy it actually is and that’s coming from a big time straw-lover. We replaced all the straws in our household with stainless steel metal straws, every time I use one I just think about all the turtles and marine life I am sparing from harm, try it and see, you won’t be disappointed!

 

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Check out these alternative reusable straws, trust me your turtle friends thank you!! #saynotostraws #PlasticPollutes

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Garrison Family Session

It was such a pleasure to photograph the lovely Garrison Family. We beat the heat (barley) on an early morning session in Fred Ball Park. The boys enjoy watching all the squirrels run around as well as the garbage trucks, while mom and dad tried not to melt.

I love photographing families and getting to know their personalities. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do. It was so great to get to know you Garrison Family!

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Analeise || Senior Pictures

Last week I had a lovely visit from my Aunt and Cousin, we walked around Tampa and St. Pete for some Senior portraits.

I decided senior pictures are some of my favorite things to do, so send your seniors my way!! Thanks for being such a great model Analeise.

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do.

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Ally || Lifestyle

On Tuesday I had a rare day off and wanted to take advantage of it with some fun, artsy pictures. Ally volunteered to be my model and we had so much fun climbing trees, drinking champagne and being creative.

We were going for a Boho-Chic,look and I think she nailed it. Thanks Ally!!

Enjoy the pictures.

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Jenn & Adam || Maternity

Last week, I flew to Georgia to do maternity photos for Jenn & Adam!

First off, isn’t Jenn just the cutest pregnant person ever!! We strolled around Piedmont Park, then went back to their adorable apartment home to finish up our session.

I loved being able to photograph these two, you can see all the love they have for their soon to be new addition. I think they are going to be great parents and I know their baby girl is about to be spoiled with love. I can’t wait to meet her, thanks for letting us capture this life event for you two.

Enjoy the pictures

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The Fitzgerald || Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday anyone? When you have a full Thursday off, what better to do than make a cocktail, relax and of course take pretty pictures of it. I am a big fan of gin and if you haven’t tried Prairie Organic Gin yet you should.

There are a lot of gin drinks out there, and this is one often gets forgotten because of it’s simplicity. Everyone meet The Fitzgerald!

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RECIPE :
2oz Praire Organic Gin
1 Tablespoon simple syrup
Half a lemon juiced
A few drops of bitters, I used Hella Bitters
2 Large ice cubes, a touch of lemon zest

STIR AND ENJOY!! Happy Sipping

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Beth & Julian || Engagement

Beth & Julian’s fun engagement session took place in downtown St. Pete’s with the different murals as their backdrop. We had a great time finding each one and I can’t wait to document their beach wedding in April!!

Enjoy the photos.

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Sara & Patrick || Lifestyle

This week I had a lovely lifestyle session with Sara and Patrick at Phillipe Park in Saftey harbor. The spanish moss trees, golden light and almost 10 year old birthday pup Ginger made for a great early morning photoshoot. I can’t wait to photograph Ginger’s 10th brithday this weekend! Sara and Patrick were sucha fun loveling couple to work with, I hope you enjoy the photos.

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We Moved!

Well hi everyone! It has been a while since our last post. We recently made the big move from San Diego –> Tampa, FL. Needless to say, things have been nothing short of hectic here. We are finally starting to settle in and I am now booking in the Tampa area. Send those Floridians my way! Anyway stay tuned for updates, we will be posting more regularly again.

Here are a few pictures from our new place.