University of Florida Easter Egg Hunt

At this rate, I’m never going to catch up on my blog…but here’s a few from the University of Florida’s Easter Egg Hunt this year! I was so excited when they asked me to be their event photographer! These kids had an absolute blast searching for eggs in the Baughman Center, playing games, and getting their faces painted.

 

 

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Biogera Farm LLC

Something I love about the Gainesville area is all of it’s hidden gems; one of these is Biogera Farms LLC, located in Lacrosse, FL. Gustavo Rebello and his young family own this 53- acre farm and believe in using sustainable farming methods to produce a variety of crops. Gustavo took me out for a personal tour and I’d like to share some of the things I learned about this amazing place!

Why weeds? As you can see in some of my images below, this farm is not the perfectly manicured image that one often thinks of. This is because Gustavo doesn’t use any herbicides or pesticides on his plants (except for the occasional neem oil). This allows some weeds to propagate as well. This produce is completely organic and chemical-free!

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Their unique watering system saves 70% of water and 50% of power compared to a conventional farm of similar size. This reduces the farm’s ecologic impact!

See this funky blue plastic? It helps filter out certain wavelengths of UV light, letting the melons underneath grow naturally larger and sweeter!

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  1. I lost track of how many different “experimental plants” Gustavo is currently growing right now. He’s constantly trying new things!

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  1. These beautiful yellow flowers also serve Florida’s natural pollinators! When bees are thriving, so are we.

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He delivers this produce to your doorstep- in Gainesville- for no additional charge (I believe orders have to be at least $15 worth though for Newberry or Jonesville)! You can also find him at various farmer’s markets. Please, please consider supporting this young farmer and our local economy. He will also be providing tours, so if you’d like to teach your children about what a sustainable farm is, please look at the contact info below.

Join his Facebook group to stay up to date on currently available produce and events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/941885639271484/

“Like” and follow their FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/Biogerafarms/

Visit their website at: https://biogera.com/

Or email Gustavo at: Biogera@live.com

Williston Newborn Session

Being busy is fantastic, but it means that I don’t update regularly like I should. Here’s a sweet new family of three that I shot out in Williston, FL. Mama really wanted the shots of him on the airplane; her mom made the plane and her sister crocheted the hat. This shot also became one of my favorites and is hanging up on the wall of our studio!

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LuLaRoe by Annette McNally

Who’s tried LuLaRoe clothes? At first, I totally didn’t get the craze. Until I got my first pair of leggings that is…This company  makes comfy clothes that look great too, all while empowering women to love themselves. That’s a message I can get behind.

From the first moment I met Annette, I was drawn to her kindness and positivity. Then I joined her LLR group and was blown away by how much the women there build each other up. It’s so much more than just a way to make money; Annette truly desires to help her group members feel beautiful and confident.

You can find Annette’s group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LuLaRoeAnnetteMcNally/

She holds weekly sales at 8 pm EST every Wednesday.

Lauli Designs Ad Campaign Part Two

Here’s the second half of the Lauli Designs ad campaign. Enjoy!

Lauli Designs doesn’t have a permanent website yet, but you can shop on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1748074008799693/

Also, as a thank you for following my blog and supporting both my small business and theirs, we’d like to offer my readers a 10% off code. Please use the code: LAULILOVE at checkout.

If you’re a small business owner and would like custom ads created for your business, please email me at kimber@waterbearphotography.com. I would be honored to help your business grow!

Lauli Designs Ad Campaign

As some of you may have seen, we had an opportunity for child models to be featured in an ad campaign a few weeks back. Some of the resultant pictures are in this post, but a little about the company first. Lauren and Liz, two sisters from Wisconsin, founded Lauli Designs to help support their families and to exercise their love of sewing and adorable children’s clothes. They create everything from custom tees, pants, cloth diapers, dresses, and more.

The three of us met online after I won an auction. I was so impressed with the quality of their maxaloones (kid’s pants that fit from 6 months to 3 years), that I immediately ordered more. After chatting for a bit, we started planning this campaign. We wanted adorable kids in an urban setting to showcase their bright, modern pieces. After receiving upwards of 50 applicants, Lauren and Liz had the very tough job of narrowing it down to 11 kids. They then created individual outfits for each child and then I photographed them in downtown Gainesville.

Lauli Designs doesn’t have a permanent website yet, but you can shop on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1748074008799693/

Also, as a thank you for following my blog and supporting both my small business and theirs, we’d like to offer my readers a 10% off code. Please use the code: LAULILOVE at checkout.

If you’re a small business owner and would like custom ads created for your business, please email me at kimber@waterbearphotography.com. I would be honored to help your business grow!