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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I absolutely love that the “kids” from the Dubee Family got together and hired me to photograph them along with their parents. So much of my business is photographing young families, but I KNOW there are even more families who haven’t gotten together for professional portraits in years! Their Olan Mills framed portraits from when […]

In this ever increasing visual world, we have a need for a great headshot portrait now more than ever. For use on social media, LinkedIn, your employer’s website or your very own website, a terrific portrait that shows your personality and professionalism combined should be a must on your to do list. I recently offered […]

Do you feel like time is flying by at rapid speed as well? It’s been 6 months since I photographed the Clark Family and yet it feels like just yesterday I was capturing these cuties’ smiles. This time we met across the river on the University of Tampa campus. Elsie is almost 1 year old […]

Nothing makes me happier than clients who ask me to photograph the most special moments in their lives. Five years ago, I photographed Robert and Alison’s wedding in San Antonio, Texas. (SO MUCH FUN!) Since then, they’ve moved from New Orleans to Denver, and welcomed sweet little Calla into their family! While visiting Robert’s parents […]

It’s true that the majority of my family portrait sessions involve small children, but I truly LOVE when clients with adult children want to book photos of their families. It’s a great way to update the photos on your walls, as well as provide fresh headshots for social media, LinkedIn and other business sites, as […]

I love the Clark Family (Dana and I go way back as neighbors and friends in the 80s and 90s!), and was thrilled when they asked me to take their family photographs in Curtis Hixon Park, right in downtown Tampa! Our last portrait session was when Georgia was just a few months old! Their adorable […]

I just love the Brown Family! Desiree and I go way back to high school, and seeing her with her family makes me so happy! The Browns wanted to schedule a family portrait session but Scott’s work schedule was difficult to get around. Solution? We met on Davis Island (where Scott works) during his lunch […]