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Sand Key Beach Session

Sand Key Beach Session

This is a session I will always remember! I got an email inquiring about booking a session for updated summer portfolio images for a model from Canada. She said that she would be visiting the area and her agent had suggested while she was here to get some summer style portfolio images. She had sent me the link to her Instagram and as you will find out below she is beautiful! I was so excited for this session. Her and I had emailed back and forth a few times sharing ideas for the shoot and I couldn't wait to meet her! A couple days before the shoot she mentioned that she would be traveling to the area with her boyfriend and they wondered if I would grab a few shots of them on the beach as well. Of course I will!!

They showed up and she was wearing a gorgeous boho-chic dress and we got right to work. We grabbed a few of her and her boyfriend and then started shooting her alone. She is a natural!

Sorry for the play by play but I promise there is a point to this story. While I was working with her, her boyfriend told my assistant that he was going to propose to her!!! He asked if we would capture it. She went off to change outfits and thats when my assistant told me what was going to happen......I could barely contain my excitement! I couldn't believe it! I had always wanted to shoot a surprise proposal and it was about to happen!

The rest of the shoot went perfectly and the ending was even better! She said YES!

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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.

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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!

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Redington Beach Photographer | R & L Maternity Session

Redington Beach Photographer | R & L Maternity Session

I was so excited to receive a call from Roberto that he wanted to surprise his wife with a maternity photo session. What a thoughtful idea!!! These two were expecting their first child and the love and excitement is written all over their faces. We had so much fun during their session. Remington Beach Long Pier was the perfect location for these two, they were so comfortable and made it so much fun. The weather was perfect, the music was perfect, and the love between these two was perfect. If you noticed I said they "were" expecting, that is because it was only a little over a week after this session that their baby boy arrived. He is perfect in every way and mom and dad couldn't be happier! Baby N is one lucky little guy!!!

Below are some of my favorites from their session. Enjoy!

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Westchase Photographer | Rilee goes to middle school!

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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!

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Photographers shooting Photographers

Photographers shooting Photographers

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I have so many more blogs to do to catch up with all that has been happening on my photography journey. This one should probably come second to some others but who said I was a follow the rules kind of gal?

In a future post you will find out that I have some super awesome photographer friends who, like myself, believe in creating community over competition. This post is about one of those friends.

Samantha from Samantha Hayn Photography LLC and I got together one night at her "secret spot" where she loves to take photos. As you can see from the images, the lighting was to die for. It was so unbelievably hot and we were racing against the storms that were rolling in all around us.

There is just something to be said about shooting with fellow photographers, they get it, they understand why you want to stop and take a random photo, they understand that you want natural poses and laughs, yet they still struggle to give them to you (I am so guilty of this). Samantha and I definitely laughed as we were pouring sweat and getting eaten alive by giant dog size bugs. All in all we had a BLAST! Hope you enjoy the images I got of Samantha! Check out her fan page: https://www.facebook.com/samanthahaynphotography?fref=ts

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