Baby Camille | Sarasota Beach Portraits

We’re enjoying some lovely weather here in Sarasota this week…fortunate for all of the spring breakers in town, and absolutely perfect for a sunset session on the beach!

I had a lovely time with baby Camille and her family. Isn’t she *gorgeous*? While I generally tend to be a big fan of color and contrast, I loved the softer, slightly vintage feel for these images…just a little peek at a few of my many favorites. So sweet!

Baby Preston

Since I scheduled my Indy trip around the birth of this little guy, he gets to go first!

Meet baby Preston – he’s just two weeks old here and I dare you to look at these without going “awwww”. Impossible. I had such a hard time choosing some of my favorites to share…he’s just too darn cute! Love-love-love them baby faces!

I’m thinking this one would make a perfect gift for his 16th birthday…poster size, of course. : )

Hangin’ with daddy – so sweet!

And last but not least, here’s one with big brother Parker, who will have his very own post soon!

Meet Jackson

Almost two years ago, I had the pleasure of photographing two wonderful Vizslas named Kensi and Carter. I had such a nice time working with them so when their mom contacted me about a family session with their now 2 year old son, Jackson, I was sooo excited!

We decided to meet at Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota and despite the heat, the setting was perfect! Jackson is *so* much fun – in addition to being absolutely *adorable*, he’s got a great little personality. And I just love-love-love his great big smile and those blonde curls – such a handsome little guy!

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Sarasota Portrait Photography

Big Smiles!

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Fun at Phillippi Creek Park

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And look, it’s baby Jackson!  I had to pull this one from the archives…love that little baby smile!

Baby Jackson

A super big thanks to Jackson and family for a really fun session!

Meet Tristan | Tampa Portrait Photography

I find photographing kids very similar to photographing dogs…they are adorable, very entertaining, easily distractible, and highly motivated by treats. Not to mention, they can be a lot of fun! Tristan is one very cute three year old with a big personality and smile that is downright contagious. I dare you to take a look at this first image and not smile!

Tristan Smiles!

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 Tristan & Mom

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Wheeeee!

Party of Ten!

I’ve photographed a lot of family portraits over the years, but I’m pretty sure I set a personal record this past weekend with two adults, one (very adorable) three year old, and seven dogs. Did you happen to catch that last part? SEVEN dogs!

Meet the Clark family…and are they not one of the best looking families EVER? Seriously, it’s almost too much cute for just one picture. 🙂

Tampa Family Portrait

I’ll admit that “posed” portraits are not exactly my specialty, but I have to say that I had a lot of fun, and this was definitely of the most entertaining sessions I’ve ever had. I do think that LAUGHTER is the key…I’m so thankful these guys have a great sense of humor!

Of course I’ll be sharing more pictures of all the pups (including Tristan, the adorable two-legger) soon!

Parker

One cute two year old should be followed by another cute two year old! Meet my good friend Parker, who also happens to be a farmer in the making. Or perhaps a dog trainer? Just look at the attention he gets from his doggie friends – I’m thinking maybe I need to hire him to assist me!

Parker

Parker

Parker & Sadie

Parker Puppy

Parker

Parker, Sadie & Frankie

Parker Smiles

Parker & Maya

Shaelyn

Meet Shaelyn, perhaps one of the sweetest two year olds I’ve ever met. I’m so glad I had the chance to capture her playful personality during a little impromptu photo session while I was in Indy. Isn’t she adorable? A big thanks to mom and dad for having me over, and best wishes to you and your little one on the way – I’m sure Shaelyn is going to be an awesome big sister!

Shaelyn

Shaelyn

Shaelyn

Shaelyn

Shaelyn

Shaelyn

Indy Trip – Sneak Peek!

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Indiana and am now in the process of sorting through over 1,600 images! I had a great time visiting with some friends that I haven’t seen in many years, and had the opportunity to do some really fun photography sessions while I was in town. Not only did I capture my usual 4 legged friends, but some two legged friends as well! Here’s a little sneak peek – more to come!

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