First Birthday Cake Smash

Mr. Stone is one year old!! Despite the rain, his party at One Love Café went great and I’m not even sure he noticed (probably too distracted by all of that delicious frosting!). Here are some pictures from his adorable cake smash session that I had SO much fun photographing! This little guy “moustache” you to agree that he’s adorable!

Also, today is the LAST day to enter the give away!! Here’s the link one more time: a Rafflecopter giveaway







Botanical Garden Maternity Session

Sonia & Felipe drove quite a distance so that we could take these photos welcoming their baby girl into the world! These two are working tirelessly to create a wonderful life for their daughter and it shows in everything they do. More than once, I looked over and saw Felipe comforting my own fussy baby while I took pictures of Sonia. I think it’s safe to say that they’ll be naturals at this parenting thing and that their baby girl is going to be one lucky lady!

Please don’t forget to enter and share about our family photo GIVE AWAY! It’s only open for a few more days and we would love to get the word out. Eligibility is open to anyone who is willing to meet somewhere in or near Gainesville, FL (or for select dates, in Columbus, OH). Here’s the link to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway






Photo Session GIVE AWAY

W and I renewed our adoption home study yesterday and to celebrate, we wanted to do a family photo session give away! It is open now until July 17th- the day that I was adopted- and is open to residents of Gainesville, FL, and Columbus, OH (OH residents must be able to schedule between July 24-30th when I’m in town). While I will do my best to accommodate the type of session that you would like, I can’t offer wedding or newborn sessions for this give away. The winner will get a 45 minute long session and up to 15 edited digital copies of their photos. Good luck!

Here’s the link to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway


Four Generations

The other day, I got the opportunity to photograph four generations of a family! The great-grandfather’s health is struggling and they really wanted to get pictures of him with the baby while he was still mobile. We met at the Baughman Center on UF’s Campus and were able to do a quick session while a young girl practiced piano in the background. Churches hold a lot of significance to Papa (the great-grandfather) so it was perfect!

Something I absolutely adore about taking photos of other peoples’ families is that it gives me a sort of window into their lives for a short while. It became very obvious to me how incredibly loved and revered each family member in this family is. I love that they took the time to coordinate this session so that baby B will grow up with pictures that show him how much he was loved by his Papa. Life is short and unpredictable. Take time to love your family well and stop to smile for the camera once in a while.







Though impromptu, this is one of my favorite pictures from Tuesday’s grandparent session. It shows Grandma changing baby Blake’s outfit while Papa gently cradles his head. Something about his Grandma’s nurturing coupled with his Great-Grandfather’s support just seemed to emphasize the bonds within this family to me. This is one cherished little boy.