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Of all of the unexpected curveballs 2020 has thrown at us, couples’ wedding plans have generally been turned upside down. Big plans of getting married and celebrating with their family and friends at a big party have changed, but the pandemic couldn’t stop Areli and Eric from reciting their vows on October 10th. With only […]

The Juwara Family wanted family portraits taken to celebrate their sweet baby girl’s 1st birthday! After several months in quarantine, once Florida opened up the beaches we met up at the beautiful Caspersen Beach in Venice. I absolutely love the outfits April chose for her family – very summery and easygoing (a lot like their […]

One of my favorite aspects of being back in Florida is living so close to the beach! Being near the water has always made me so happy, and I love being able to photograph families at the many gorgeous beaches the Florida Suncoast has to offer! This gorgeous and kind family was staying at the […]

I just love the Fort Myers and Sanibel area; it’s so gorgeous, with a seemingly endless number of locations for family photography sessions. I loved photographing Mary and Charlie on a little island right off their beautiful neighborhood of Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club. Originally from Virginia, this sweet Southern couple are clearly enjoying […]

I LOVE that my sister (Christina) and I finally live in the same city again (Yay Saint Petersburg!) after the last two decades living in different time zones. We always have so much fun together, so when she asked if I’d like to join her on a week long trip to Los Angeles she had […]

There’s nothing like being near the water:  breathing in the salty sea air and listening to the roar of the ocean waves.  This month I spent a long weekend in the Hamptons with friends, which was a perfect way to start the year.  My head always feels clearer after being by the ocean and escaping […]

It’s officially summer and I have kicked it off by sailing in the Mediterranean.  Not bad, eh?  😉  For this month’s 30 minutes photo collection, I decided to show you what it looked like sailing into the harbor at Vernazza, one of the 5 towns that make up the famous “Cinque Terre” coastline.  I truly […]

I met Alli at a friend’s wedding several years ago, and her big smile and enthusiasm for life were instantly contagious!  She’s followed my photography journey throughout the years and we were finally able to arrange a session for her adorable family last month when I was visiting my family in northern Michigan.  Alli and […]

One of my clients from NYC asked me to take some photos of his daughters with their cousins while they were on vacation down in Florida this past winter.  I love escaping the winter down in Palm Beach, and was happy to take photos of all the adorable little girls on the beach with their […]

I love Florida. I love sunshine. I love my family. All three of these elements came together a few weeks ago during a super fun photo shoot with my aunt, uncle, cousins, and my cousin’s boyfriend during the golden hour on the beach in Boca Raton, FL.  We spent the afternoon celebrating my cousin Kaitlin’s […]