04.21.10

I’m very excited to have been accepted by the Littlest Heroes Project.

This charitable organization provides free photo shoots to children with life threatening diseases and their families.

If you know of a family that would benefit from this project, please put them in touch with one of the great photographers worldwide via the website.

http://www.littlestheroesproject.org/

I cannot wait to get started with this organization and to start giving back to my community.




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I love, love, love my job. When I meet people like Tina and Bobby on the job, it makes my job that much better.

You’ll remember Tina and Bobby from their engagement shoot: Engaged!

They got married at sunset on March 6th on Manasota Beach on Florida’s west coast. Here’s the story of their day:Tina discovered her curling iron wasn’t working that morning, so her plans to DIY her hair went out the window. She and the bridesmaids made a last minute trip to a few hair salons and finally found one that could take them! 🙂 The hair was saved and everything went along smoothly from there on out!
She wasn’t a big fan of the hairspray!

Tina also rolled with the punches when her son didn’t want his photo taken, but don’t worry, he warmed up to the camera and we got some VERY sweet shots of him.

Bridesmaid Aimee was a pro at helping out as well!

After the ladies got ready, I met up with Bobby and his groomsmen at the beach. They were willing to try out any creative ideas I threw out there.
The ceremony was short and sweet and a few tears were shed by both the bride and groom.

The wind was brutal on the sand, so Tina was again a super flexible bride; we moved to an area overlooking the beach. We got some great formals and of course, some not-so-formals, which are always the most fun.

We finished up back at Bobby’s parents’ home, where the food was delicious and everyone had a great time. Tina’s decorating vision really came to life!

It was great to meet such a wonderful couple! Enjoy your new home and your life together! 🙂




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On February 7th, I drove over to Deltona for Melissa and Mike’s big day. Their two adorable little girls were there too, of course, serving as flower girls.

The ceremony was small and intimate, overlooking the lake, with closest family and friends in attendance. It was a bit chilly, but Melissa improvised and just went with it.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day!

Melissa and Mike, please keep in touch over the years! I had a great time meeting you and working with you!





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Right before I left for Christmas and on New Year’s Eve Day while I was home for Christmas, I did some photo shoots. If we are Facebook friends, you may have already seen the shots, but I thought I would post them here anyway.


I had a ton of fun in downtown Pittsburgh. This bridge shot creeps my mama out because it looks like they are actually sitting on the side of it, but don’t worry, there is a walkway right beneath them.




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I’m proud to have photographed my first wedding solo last weekend. It was an outdoor wedding and the ceremony ended up being after sunset, so it was quite a challenge. I’m thankful to have had the opportunity. I wanted to put the shots up here throughout this post. I loved the lace on Amanda’s veil and the way the light bounced off the inside of the party pavilion and warmly lit up everyone’s faces!Tomorrow, I have one more shoot in the afternoon for a family I met while volunteering for the school play. Then we’re going straight to the airport; I’ll edit when we land in Pittsburgh and get the photos off to Mrs. S and family.

Additionally, if you have Facebook, I have a Facebook fan page for my future business now, so please become a fan of my work if you’d like to stay abreast of sessions, discounts, coupons, and the like.



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Over the past month, I did a few shoots to build my portfolio. I have had a lot of time to really pursue my hobbies. I wanted to show a few shots from the sessions.

First, J. was turning eleven! I drove out to her home a few hours from mine and captured her big birthday bash. Karaoke was the name of the game! The ladies dressed up and sang to their favorite tunes. I had a great time! 🙂

Then, over Thanksgiving weekend, I met the S. Family, visiting here from all parts of the country, actually! We had three generations gathered for the holiday, so we hit the beach and got some awesome shots.

Mrs. S. actually sent me a Christmas card with photos from the shoot that were used. That made my whole week! I love it! 🙂 What sweet people; we all laughed a lot.




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I’m not a morning person; most people know that about me, haha. After working all day Friday on the photos from Sheria and Brittany’s shoot, I went to bed to wake up at 4:30am. I actually woke up before my husband for only the second or third day of our marriage!
I woke up early to head to a 5k run in Baldwin Park, so I had a bit of a drive. I wasn’t running but rather taking some photos for the race director, Chris.
Here are a few of my favorites. Also, I realized that I am super out-of-shape when I had to run to get a few shots. I took a shortcut through the race course, but these trained athletes still beat me!


Some people ran with their dogs, which was neat. There was also a kids’ race for the little ones.

I then edited all the photos and put them online last night for all the race participants to see.

I really enjoyed shooting this event and hope to do more in the future. It was a great challenge given the fast pace at the finish line!

I did a photoshoot the last week of October and just finished all of the editing. Sheria and Brittany are two college roommates getting into print modeling. They were in need of some photographs, so I traveled to their house in Avalon Park and met up with them after their classes. Here are just a few of my favorites from the day.

I was a little concerned that there was a gator in this lake where I shot this close up, but it turned out to be nothing. 🙂

We had a ton of fun. I even got to meet their two adorable dogs. Chihuahuas are just so small and cute!
Hope you ladies love your shots!




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I met Brandy and Kevin last weekend in Vero Beach for a family photo shoot to possibly use for Christmas cards and just to capture their moments as a couple. These newlyweds were enjoying a weekend getaway in Vero at a beautiful pet-friendly resort.

It was a bit windy and cool, and although the sun was very bright, I think we ended up with a lot of great shots.

Their dog Devin made me smile as well. She was so sweet.

It was great to meet you two. You photograph so well! And it is always nice to meet fellow newlyweds!

I can’t wait to see which photo ends up on your holiday cards. 🙂

I’ve been building my portfolio again and gaining more experience through free photo shoots in the area. Last weekend, a nice local family expressed interest in some portraits, so off I went to Orlando.This past weekend, S. and I headed up to Orlando and visited the Winter Park area. I had the pleasure of photographing Charlie and his parents on Saturday. I’d never been to Winter Park, so it was nice to see another area of town.


Here are just a few of my favorite shots from the day.

Charlie brought along some of his favorite toys, a train (fitting since we were near the train station) and some bouncy balls.

The day started off chilly, but quickly got sunny and warm. It was great to meet you three; your little boy is very adorable.




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02.11.10

Last April, I did my first Florida photo shoot. I thought I would take some time and feature my first Florida customers here!




We’re back from our honeymoon! 🙂 Recap to come later with photos!

In the days before we left, I shot Jessica and Marc’s engagement photos, processed, and edited them, then shipped them off. They sent me a very nice note while I was on my trip saying that they liked the work, so I was happy. It was great to meet such a nice couple. These photos were all shot up in Cocoa at the beach parks up there on I Dream of Jeannie Drive. That street name makes me smile!

Anyway, I shot 375+, but here are some that I thought were the best of the bunch.








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