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!

2011 Celebration of Pets | Pet Pages

Big thanks to everyone who came out to the first annual Celebration of Pets event and stopped by my booth to say hi! We had a great time meeting so many wonderful pet loving people!

Also, I have to thank my adorable assistant, Derby, who did a fabulous job at his first big event. It was a really long, warm day for a 5 month old puppy, but he took his job very seriously and was more than happy to greet new friends and shower them with puppy kisses!

Here are just a few candid shots from the event, including some awesome rescue pups who have hopefully found their forever homes!

And now for the really fun announcement – I have a winner in my $200 gift certificate giveaway! I used to have Peyton draw a name out of a basket, but since there was always a risk that the paper wouldn’t be returned to me in one piece, I decided to use a random number generator this time. I’ll admit that it’s not nearly as fun, but at least it’s foolproof.

And the winner is…#29 – “J Summers”. Congratulations!

Thanks again to everyone involved (especially Pet Pages) in making this a really awesome day for Florida pet lovers . We’re already looking forward to next year’s event, which I hear is going to be even bigger and better!

Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas Eve and while my spotty pups are all anxiously waiting for Santa Paws to come, I thought I’d take a little moment to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! I am so thankful to have such wonderful friends, family, and fans – I hope your day is  filled with lots of love and laughter.

Baby Connor | The G Family

I recently had the pleasure of photographing the G family, who were down from Alaska (!) visiting family over the Thanksgiving holiday. I had *such* a fun time with them! Today I thought I would share a few of my favorites of baby Connor, who is 9 months old, beyond adorable, and one very happy baby!

I think this first image might just be a new all time favorite of mine – *LOVE*!

Thank you Connor and family for a really fun session; I hope you love these as much as I do!

Meet Herbie

Meet one of my newest friends, Herbie. He’s a nine year (young) lab mix, who looks 99.9% lab to me – although he is a *really* big guy! Unfortunately Herbie has been recently diagnosed with bone cancer, but clearly no one has told him – he’s happy as can be! Other than a slight limp, he looks great and has that wonderful Lab smile (and some goofy faces) that’s totally contagious. Well, contagious to everyone except his one year old human Josh, who was not exactly impressed with our photo session. But that’s okay; Josh is still a cutie and we did manage to find a few smiles near the end!

I hope Herbie has many happy, smiling days ahead. Thank you Leslie and Kelley, for giving me the chance to meet your awesome boy.

Allison + Alyssa | Little Pumpkins

This past weekend I headed out to the annual pumpkin festival at Hunsader Farms, where I had the pleasure of photographing two beautiful babies, Allison and Alyssa. The weather was perfect, and the pumpkins made for a really fun fall backdrop…especially with their gorgeous blue eyes!

Allison was not very impressed with the pumpkins, although she did seem to think that they tasted pretty good. This first image makes me laugh…what a face!

Alyssa thought the pumpkins were positively drool worthy…I just love how the reflections created such a fun, sparkly effect in her eyes!

Big thanks to both of these sweet girls for being so good, and to their moms for having me out!

Parker’s Turn!

Poor Parker; now that he’s no longer the baby in the family, he’s probably getting used to waiting patiently – or maybe not. I’ll just have to tell him that I saved the very best for last!

Some of you might remember Parker from last year’s Indy trip…well he sure has grown up a lot! He’s no longer the shy little boy that hides behind mom. He’s now an (almost) four year old who likes to beat up poor, unsuspecting friends who come to visit him from Florida. And yes, that would be me. : )

In fairness, he can also be very sweet. And silly. And definitely entertaining. We had some great conversations complete with lots of gestures, eye rolling, and some very dramatic sighs. While I have some classic, “cheesy” Parker photos, I was drawn to some of his more candid images. Being an awesome (brand new) big brother is a big responsibility!

2011 Mini Calendar Books | Now Available!

I’m excited to share the newest addition to my specialty product lineup –  accordion mini book calendars! I love-love-love these little calendars so much, I’m going to be offering them as a FREEBIE with any new session scheduled between now and November  30th!

Aren’t they fun!?

Like all of my specialty products, these are custom designed and the colors and design can be changed to fit your personal style. And of course, they are also available to any of my past or current clients, so if you are interested in ordering one (or two, or three!), please contact me for details.

While regular accordion mini books are not exactly a *new* addition, since I have yet to share them here (tsk, tsk!), I thought now would be a good time to do so. These little hard covered books are the perfect size to keep in your bag or purse and feature a hidden magnetic closure. They are super cute and a great way to show off some of your favorite images!

Meet Preslee

Baby Preslee is one of my newest little Indy friends – she’s just 9 months old and is a DOLL! I think she’s probably one of the happiest, smiliest (is that even a word?) babies I have ever met. I had so much fun with her and her family, and every one of her images makes me smile.

Preslee is just starting to stand on her own and I know that pretty soon she’s going to be running all over place. Lucky for her, she lives on a farm and will have all kinds of fun things to play with growing up – including horses and cows! She is most definitely going to be one of the cutest little cowgirls around. : )

Thank you Preslee and family for being so much fun…hopefully I’ll be seeing you again next year!