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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 […]

When I think of a perfect weekend here in Florida, being out on the water ranks high on my priority list. The beautiful Gulf Coast boasts some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world (it’s true!) along with calm, warm blue seas. When the Godfrey Family invited me to photograph them on their beautiful […]

I LOVE a good secret (& I’m really good at keeping them)! So when my dear old friend from high school called me a few weeks ago and told me under the strictest confidence that he was planning something BIG and needed my help, I was THRILLED! Chris and Amy are spending the month at […]

Everyone who knows me knows that I absolutely LOVE babies! Photographing sweet tiny newborns and their families makes me so happy. My first newborn session post-quarantine, it felt just as familiar and fun, despite having to take all necessary precautions due to the Covid pandemic (I wore my mask the ENTIRE time – and only […]

This quarantine has been the hardest on the kids, wouldn’t you agree? They’ve been cooped up indoors, unable to go to school or play with friends. Luckily, the Rhinard sisters have had each other, and get along so well together! This adorable trio was so fun to photograph, along with their sweet mom and dad […]

High school seniors had a pretty unexpected ending to their time at school this year. Proms and graduations canceled and no last day of school celebrations, not to mention the stress of a world wide pandemic! Alex took this all in stride and showed me in her poised and composed way that these seniors of […]

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 […]

There’s nothing more important than family! I hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this surreal time. It feels like the world has turned upside down, doesn’t it? During this time of self distancing, I’m hearing about so many families finding more time for connection and joy, spending time together in ways […]

The other day I was at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club at Lido Key with some friends and we realized that a couple had just gotten married up the beach with some friends! It seemed super casual, and I sadly did not notice a photographer! I had my camera with me, so I popped over […]

Winter in Florida… supposed to be warm, mild weather, right? The morning of the Louis Family’s portraits was in the low 50s and a bit windy! That’s SUPER cold for Floridians… but this family was amazing!! They traipsed around the University of Tampa campus with me downtown for an hour without coats (well, lucky Sal […]