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Golden Retriever Puppy | In Home Session

Mandi picked up her new Golden Retriever puppy, Kenai, from his crate and placed him on the bed next to Minnie, Micky, Goofy and Daffy.  His curiosity was heightened and he began smelling each stuffed animal.  All the while, we’re trying to get him to look at us so we can snap a photo before […]

February 7, 2019

Lifestyle, Portraits

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Khanh & Stephanie: Sparkman Wharf Engagement

It all started in Tampa, Khanh and Stephanie’s first dates all happened here, so what a perfect place to do engagement pictures?!  When they first started dating, Khanh lived in Naples and Stephanie lived in Gainesville.  They met through mutual friends and had hung out before, but their romance grew slowly.  The courtship started off […]

January 9, 2019

Engagements, Portraits

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Stringfield Family: White and Khaki theme Family Session

  There we were, capturing Tina, Terry, and Kyrie when we hear a loud cheer coming from the parking lot.  The rest of the family was finishing up the Cowboys’ game and it sounded like something very exciting just happened.  A few minutes later, they come over, laughing and smiling.  The Cowboys WON!  What a […]

January 7, 2019

Family, Portraits

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Clermont Waterfront Park

Kalena saw the water and her eyes lit up! All she wanted to do was walk towards it.  It was like she was Moana and the water was calling her!   She’s walking now and has become more independent.  Mom tried to hold her hand and she was not having it.  She wanted to walk, by […]

January 4, 2019

Family, Portraits

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Orlando Family Reunion

Kasey and her family of 18 all met in Orlando for a reunion this year.  She had aunts and uncles coming all the way from China!  As I get older, I realize how hard it really is to get family together.  Everyone has their own lives and schedules and it ends up being so hard […]

January 3, 2019

Family, Portraits

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Murphy Family: Crane’s Roost Family Session

My neighbor, Lyzz, contacted me about gifting her boss a family photo session since she knew that Laura’s kids were going to be in town for the holidays.  Lyzz and some fellow coworkers wanted to bring some holiday cheer in to the Murphy’s lives! It was such a pleasure capturing the Murphy family at Crane’s […]

January 2, 2019

Family, Portraits

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Kraft Azalea Family Session | Darline & Curtis

  The last time I saw Veronica, she wasn’t even walking!  This time around, she wouldn’t stay still!  She had her own plans and kept wanting to explore Kraft Azalea park!  Of course, I expected this from an active two year old!   Veronica started off the session being a little shy.  She fought us for […]

December 26, 2018

Family, Portraits

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Scott | UCF Grad Photos

Its such an exciting time for Scott and his family!  Not only did he complete his Master’s degree but he is also a new home owner AND he landed a new job!  Leading up to our session, we were worried about the weather.  The forecast showed rain ALL day.  So, we watch the report and […]

December 20, 2018

Lifestyle, Portraits

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Andy & Mindy | Family Photos

Riley grabbed the giraffe stuffed animal and giggled– it was the first time she giggled during the session and I LOVED it!  The two tiny dimples near her mouth became evident and her eyes lit up.  The rest of the session required lots of funny faces to try to get her cute little smile to […]

December 17, 2018

Family, Portraits

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Family Reunion | Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Joseph is determined to make family a priority.  He is making an effort to reunite with his sisters regularly and is making sure his kids know their cousins.  Joseph and Yael’s family traveled all the way from Tel Aviv to spend a week with their family.  Sandy and Israel’s family traveled from Cleveland and Shoshana […]

December 17, 2018

Family, Portraits

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