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And baby makes 4 {Lakeland Maternity Photographer}

16 Aug

Baby bumps are seriously miraculous. A mother expecting a child is a beautiful thing and it is a true privilege to capture this special moment in a family’s life. Anticipation. Joy. Glow.

 

This family just happens to be my brother, his wife and their son. You might recognize them from their last maternity shoot or even their one year anniversary photos. They are naturally photogenic and cute as a button! I might be partial, but their love for one another shines through in every image. And could my nephew be any cuter?

 

They have chosen not to find out the gender of the baby, which adds another layer of fun to this pregnancy. You will have to wait to find out if their little bun will be wearing pink or blue.

 

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Baby Bump Love / Lakeland Maternity Photographer

31 Jan

The new year began with a shoot with Ben and Drew, a couple who are expecting their first in March. It was a beautiful January afternoon when we did their shoot at Circle B Bar Reserve. Both Ben and Drew are runners and they showed me along some of the paths they enjoyed using. The light was beautiful and complimented the adorable couple and their obvious love for each other and their little one-to-come.

 

To see more pictures of Ben and Drew, click here and here and here. Yep. I’ve photographed them a couple of times.

 

Lakeland Maternity Photographer

Lakeland Maternity Photographer

Lakeland Maternity Photographer

Lakeland Maternity Photographer

Lakeland Maternity Photographer

Lakeland Maternity Photographer

Lakeland Maternity Photographer

Lakeland Maternity Photographer

Lakeland Maternity Photographer

Lakeland Maternity Photographer

Baby Bump / Lakeland Maternity Photographer

24 Sep

Almost a year ago I had the opportunity to  photograph this lovely couple at their wedding.  (To view their wedding images, click here and here.)  A couple of months later, they contacted me with the joyful news that they were expecting their first child and would love for me to take their maternity and newborn pictures.  It is so exciting to watch my clients grow and their families expand.  Thank you, “N” family for allowing me photograph the journey of your life! If you would like to see more images from their maternity shoot, head over to here.

 

Here are my three personal favorite images from their shoot. I’m a sucker for black and whites and an adorable pregnant gal. Isn’t she just glowing?

Lakeland Materntiy Photographer

Lakeland Materntiy Photographer

Lakeland Materntiy Photographer

Weekend Sneak Peek / Lakeland Photographer

12 Sep

This weekend I had the privileged of photographing two different families.  First, I met Jennifer, who won the Summer Fun Photo Contest last month.  We all met at the beautiful and historic Bok Tower Gardens to photograph their first outdoor, natural light portrait session. Up until Saturday, they had always done studio pictures.  Besides the mosquitoes, we had a wonderful time exploring the gardens with little three year old “H.” Here is their sneak peek.

Bok Tower Photographer

Later that same day I met a couple who are expecting their first child for a maternity session.  I had the opportunity to be the second shooter at their later last year and they contacted me as soon as they found out they were expecting to set up their appointment for their maternity shoot. Tessa wanted a fun feel as she and Andrew explored the playground equipment together. It was fun to photograph in a new location, even though I am there all the time with my 3 and 1 year old kids. It was a first to photograph there for me. Here is their sneak peek.

Lakeland Maternity Photographer

And baby makes 5 / Lakeland Maternity Photographer

2 Jul

I have had the opportunity to photograph the “A” family several times. Now that number 3 is on the way, they asked me to come capture this time with my new portable studio. Here are a couple of images from our session several Saturdays ago.

Tampa Maternity Photographer

Tampa Maternity Photographer

Tampa Maternity Photographer

Tampa Maternity Photographer

New Business Cards / Lakeland Photographer

12 Apr

I have just used up my last business cards this month and am ready to go a little fancier. This what what my old business card looked like:

Lakeland Portrait Photographer

 

This is fine. Clean. Professional. Informational. But I want my business card to show my work. If my images are already on the card, that allows people who see them without taking the extra step of going to my website. Hopefully this will leave them wanting to see more images and they will hop right on the computer and see more!  So, here is the front of my new, improved business card:

Lakeland Wedding Photographer

 

And here is the back:

Lakeland Family Photographer

 

I still need to make some more promotional pamphlets and fliers, but this is a good start. One day I hope my business will be large enough to hire a professional to design all of my business needs. Until then, I have me and my husband. We make a pretty good design team and that makes it all worth it!

Black and White Thanksgiving Week Preview/ Lakeland Photographer

2 Dec

I had 7, count ’em, 1.2.3.4.5.6.7. shoots Thanksgiving week. I was so tired afterward, but I think you will agree that I captured some good lookin’ families! I am in the process of editing them, but wanted to show you these images just as they are. I just changed them to black and white for some continuity. These are the families I had the privileged of capturing last week.