Oklahoma City Kinda Love

November 25th, 2014

Lindsay called me months ago to announce she and Sean had just gotten engaged.  She wanted to book her engagement session on the beach in Florida.  She and Sean wanted to have beautiful photos on Clearwater Beach.  The whole day had been very overcast and honestly, I was worried that this couple had come all the way from Oklahoma for their Florida sunset, only to be duped with clouds.  But as I pulled up to the beach, the clouds began to part and before you knew it, we had some bright sunshine which paved the way for one of the most gorgeous sunsets I have ever seen.  It was a fabulous evening with these two love birds.  Congratulations, Lindsay and Sean!

 

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Beautiful Senior Session at University of Tampa

August 31st, 2014

What a fabulous session I had with this beautiful senior at the University of Tampa.  Yes, it’s Florida and it’s August, so it was insanely hot and humid, but Courtney pulled this shoot off like a professional model.  She rolled with all of my ideas and as you will see, the camera adored her.  This sweet girl, is finishing her last year of high school and then heading off to college on a tennis scholarship.  Way to go, Courtney!  I loved meeting you and hope you love your photos.

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Senior Shoot at University of Tampa

April 23rd, 2014

Kortney’s mom called me a few weeks ago and said they were in need of senior pictures.  We discussed several different locations but landed on UT.  Kortney and her mom were looking for old doors and beautiful archways. University of Tampa offers that and so much more.  You’ll see the diversity from the historic landmark in the architecture to the beautiful Hillsborough River.  And if the location didn’t have enough beauty, check out Kortney.  This girl has so much going for her.   With her good looks, radiant smile, and contagious laugh, Kortney’s shy and sweet personality won me over.  This girl has a very bright future ahead of her.  I wish you all the best, Kortney!

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He’s the 5th!

April 16th, 2014

It seems like there is a baby boom!  I’ve been doing lots of new born photo shoots lately.  I love how much joy a new life brings.  Getting to share with these families in their special moments is a real honor for me.  This family, in particular, holds a big piece of my heart.  They have been our family here in Tampa.  We started a church together, nine years ago.  We know each others’ secrets :)  ha ha!  Seriously, we do!  Anyway, it was a real treat for me to get to photograph Hal and Chrissy’s first baby, Hal the 5th!  This little boy has a great lineage and will have quite a blessing on his life.  Welcome to the world, little one.

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A New Baby Girl

March 6th, 2014

Is there much in this world that is better than a newborn baby? I mean, their tiny fingers and toes…their sweet, new smell…they sleepy smiles… They are such miracles. Well, this little baby girl made my heart so happy. Baby Everly was 8 days old when I met her for our photo shoot and this peanut had clearly been preparing! Our first picture started with a smile. “Why thank you for cooperating, Everly.”

Her little brother sure was proud, as he kept asking to hold her. He is going to be a big helper for mom and dad. And speaking of mom, can you believe this mama just gave birth 8 days prior? She looked stunning, had energy, and a smile on her face.  She is one special lady, that won my family’s heart over.  Well, that’s because she was my son’s fabulous first grade teacher last year.  Come meet baby Everly and her very beautiful family.

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