Viewing entries in
Children

Redington Beach Family Session

Redington Beach Family Session

As usual I have been a slacker, well not really. I have been so busy I haven't had the time to share anything lately. I have so many client sessions still to share and I have months of personal images I haven't even upload yet! I would love to say I will be sharing more and getting caught up on  my personal work but I have back to back sessions for the next couple months so I am sure the next time I share my starting line will include the word "slacker". The good news is in the time I have not been present online I have been spending some much needed time getting caught up on other things and taking some down time with my family. I feel like life is getting busier and busier for everyone. I don't remember it being this way when i was growing up. I literally have to write in my planner when to take time to spend with my family. That seems crazy to me! However, I am willing to do whatever crazy things I need to in order to get that time.

Redington_Beach_Family_Session_01.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_02.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_03.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_04.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_05.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_06.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_07.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_08.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_09.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_10.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_11.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_12.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_13.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_14.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_15.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_16.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_17.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_18.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_19.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_20.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_21.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_22.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_23.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_24.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_25.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_26.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session_27.jpg
Redington_Beach_Family_Session.jpg

The below session is a family that I just adore! They are so genuine, kind, and full of life. It was such a pleasure to be able to capture this time in their lives. Little man had just turned 2 and was full of energy this night. He LOVED being at the beach, he ran and ran and ran some more. It was such a gorgeous evening for a beach session. Enjoy these images!

ReadMore
Tampa Family Session

Tampa Family Session

Luttmann_Family_001.jpg
Luttmann_Family_002.jpg
Luttmann_Family_004.jpg
Luttmann_Family_006.jpg
Tampa_Family_Session_01.jpg
Luttmann_Family_012.jpg
Luttmann_Family_014.jpg
Luttmann_Family_018.jpg
Luttmann_Family_016.jpg
Luttmann_Family_022.jpg
Luttmann_Family_023.jpg
Tampa_Family_Session_02.jpg
Luttmann_Family_025.jpg
Luttmann_Family_026.jpg
Luttmann_Family_029.jpg
Luttmann_Family_031.jpg
Luttmann_Family_033.jpg
Tampa_Family_Session_03.jpg
Luttmann_Family_037.jpg
Tampa_Family_Session_04.jpg
Luttmann_Family_041.jpg
Luttmann_Family_043.jpg
Luttmann_Family_049.jpg
Luttmann_Family_050.jpg
Luttmann_Family_051.jpg
Luttmann_Family_056-2.jpg
Luttmann_Family_066.jpg
Luttmann_Family_068.jpg
Luttmann_Family_070.jpg

This family is too cute! We met in at the University of Tampa for their session. Their little guy was celebrating the big ONE! They were such a photogenic family, with mom being a fellow photographer that maybe why they were such naturals in front of the camera. I wish I could say the same amount me and my family! I am so awkward in front of the camera, I belong behind it for sure.

ReadMore
Dali Museum Downtown St. Petersburg Family Session

Dali Museum Downtown St. Petersburg Family Session

This adorable family was celebrating the 1st birthday of their little princess. Perfect time for family photos! We explored around the Dali Museum in Downtown St. Petersburg, which was a perfect setting for them. This family LOVES St. Petersburg and dad is finishing school to be an architect, so all of the interesting buildings were great! Little miss L is just a doll! I mean look at the cute little dress! She smiled, laughed, and played! It was such a pleasure to capture this family and I hope they cherish these memories forever!

DOWNTOWN_STPETE_01.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_02.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_03.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_04.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_05.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_06.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_07.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_08.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_09.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_10.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_11.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_12.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_13.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_14.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_15.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_16.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_17.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_18.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_19.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_20.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_21.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_22.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_23.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_24.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_25.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_26.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_27.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_28.jpg
DOWNTOWN_STPETE_29.jpg

This adorable family was celebrating the 1st birthday of their little princess. Perfect time for family photos! We explored around the Dali Museum in Downtown St. Petersburg, which was a perfect setting for them. This family LOVES St. Petersburg and dad is finishing school to be an architect, so all of the interesting buildings were great! Little miss L is just a doll! I mean look at the cute little dress! She smiled, laughed, and played! It was such a pleasure to capture this family and I hope they cherish these memories forever!

ReadMore
Longboat Key Family Photographer | The M family session

Longboat Key Family Photographer | The M family session

I have always wanted to shoot at this location in Longboat Key so when I get the inquiry for this family located in the Bradenton area I was so excited to find out they wanted beach photography session. As you can see this location is GORGEOUS! The M family was so much fun! The waves were coming in pretty strong and at first the little guys weren't to sure about the whole thing but as we kept going we couldn't keep them out of the water. Within 20 minutes of our session the boys were soaked! They were having so much fun running and splashing which made for some really great shots of this adorable family having fun together. Enjoy!

Longboat key family photographer
Longboat key family photographer
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer02.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer03.jpg
Longboatkeyphotographer.jpg
longboatkeyfamilyphotographer04.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer05.jpeg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer06.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer07.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer08.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer09.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer10.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer12.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer11.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer13.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer14.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer15.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer16.jpg
Longboatkeyfamilyphotographer17.jpg

ReadMore

Westchase Photographer | Rilee goes to middle school!

Westchasephotographer04.jpg

My baby boy is off to middle school!!! I wanted to capture him just as he was before beginning this next chapter in his life. We ventured over to Westchase, Tampa area to have a quick photoshoot. He was a trooper! Here's to wishing everyone a fun and successful school year!

Westchasephotographer05.jpg
Westchasephotographer06.jpg
Westchasephotographer02.jpg
Westchasephotographer11.jpg
Westchasephotographer01.jpg
Westchasephotographer07.jpg
Westchasephotographer08.jpg

ReadMore
Dunedin Child Photographer | Rain Rain Go Away

Dunedin Child Photographer | Rain Rain Go Away

Those of you living in Pinellas County or surrounding areas know that we have had rain everyday for what seems like months (probably only weeks but still). I got a new lens last week and I was so anxcious to play with it (my fellow photographers can relate to that) but with all of the rain I couldn't get outside to really play with it. We got a break in the rain for about all of 2 hours a couple weekends ago so we went out for ice cream, perfect setting for playing with my new lens :) We walked around a little and then cooled off from the humid weather with ice cream. My daughter had never had an ice cream cone before, as you will see she LOVED it! It was running down her arm, it was in between her toes and all my husband kept saying is "I am not cleaning her up, you are!" Watching her enjoy this ice cream cone was well worth the long bath afterwards.

Untitled-1.jpg
DSC_5024.jpg
Untitled-5.jpg
Untitled-2.jpg
DSC_5031-Edit.jpg
Untitled-3.jpg
DSC_5040-Edit.jpg
DSC_5080-Edit.jpg
Untitled-4.jpg
Untitled-6.jpg
DSC_5163-Edit.jpg
DSC_5186-Edit.jpg
Untitled-7.jpg
DSC_5205.jpg
DSC_5187-Edit.jpg
DSC_5200-Edit.jpg
DSC_5199-Edit.jpg

ReadMore
Clearwater Beach Photographer | Farewell Beach fun

Clearwater Beach Photographer | Farewell Beach fun

DSC_4030.jpg

My family and I frequent the beach and it is definitely our happy place. For many years we have taken our kids to the beach every other Saturday (the weekend we have my step-son). We love to go around 5:00 pm so we can walk in the sand, sometimes swim in the ocean, get drinks at the Palm Pavilion, have dinner, the boys often skateboard, and we just enjoy the company, peace and relaxation of being at the beach.

I say this with a very sad heart but my husband's son will be moving to TN this weekend. So although we could most certainly continue this tradition it will not be the same without Aiden. There will always be someone and something missing from our fun family beach night. We are all heart broken to see him go but know we will still get to see him often and are excited to see what the future holds for him.

So a tribute to Aiden's last Tuesday with us I decided to take the kids to the beach, while my husband was bowling and get some pictures to remember our favorite family place. I hope you enjoy these pictures as I enjoyed our family moments together as well as taking them.

rilee1.jpg
DSC_3871-Edit1.jpg
DSC_3904.jpg
DSC_4120-Edit.jpg
DSC_4092-Edit.jpg
DSC_39551.jpg
DSC_3975-Edit.jpg
DSC_3986-Edit.jpg
DSC_4043-Edit.jpg
DSC_4048-Edit.jpg
DSC_4079-Edit.jpg
DSC_4099-Edit.jpg
DSC_4138-Edit1.jpg

ReadMore

Welcome to my blog!

DSC_3454 Welcome! Thank you so much for taking the time to come over and read a little about me and my photography journey. I will try not to bore you!

I am a self taught photographer (with the help of the internet and the other amazing photographers I have in my life). I got a camera and I have pretty much never put it down since.  I find myself taking pictures of stuffed animals when my kids are napping (yes I am obsessed). I just love to keep learning. There is and will always be so much to learn about photography and for the first time in my life I have found something that I enjoy reading about, practicing, and pouring my heart and soul into.

I love to look back at the images from when I first started this journey to now and compare how far I have already come. It's what keeps me going and pushing me to learn so much more.

Photography has also landed me some pretty amazing new friends (blog post to follow on this).

Growing up I never had that one thing I wanted to grow up and be. I never had that passion for anything and I never would have thought it would come to me later in life, I had just settled for what my life had to offer. Which don't get me wrong my life was not bad before photography but photography has given me so much more! I actually know what it feels like to have that deep passion for something (I finally know what I want to be when I grow up :)).

I hope as my kids grow up watching me and my husband both work hard and strive for greatness in our passions they will find theirs at a younger age then I did. I hope I can inspire them to go after what they want and not be afraid to put themselves out there.

That was my biggest fear starting this. I would take photos and I would think they were great, but I was so afraid to share them. I was so afraid that I would not get the reaction I was hoping for and didn't like that feeling of vulnerability. It was scary and actually it still is but I am learning to overcome that and just put myself out there. Even if I get crickets after uploading an image on Facebook. Instead of discouraging me I feel like it encourages me to work harder to grad the attention of my audience.

So not only do I have some amazing images of my family, I get to provide families with amazing images and I get to challenge my apprehensive personality.

I hope all will enjoy my images and I hope I get the chance to capture some of you too :) This site is a work in progress and I will be creating more blog posts to fill my categories in the upcoming days.

Thanks for stopping by, I will leave you with some images I took with my daughter today while taking a little break from working!

DSC_3504

 

DSC_3537

DSC_3527

ReadMore