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All I can say is WOW. I’ve been having so much fun working with this gorgeous couple for their engagement and up-coming wedding photography. They are seriously awesome, and totally made for one another.

It actually happened to be on Facebook where Scott’s cute smile first caught Ashley’s eye from the “People You May Know” tab. With an upwards of 50 mutual friends, she got right to business and asked to be his friend. Friend request accepted, and the rest is history.

We had a blast spending the warm summer morning in downtown Sarasota’s historic district. Ashley’s first love, her adorable black lab, even joined us for a few fun family shots – gotta love that big happy tongue!!  My favorite images are the oh-so-sexy ‘Jungle Love’ series we took at the end of the session. I can’t get over how beautiful Ashley and Scott look together, their love and laughter certainly made for an awesome summer lovin’ engagement shoot!

Dog engagement shootDowntown Sarasota engagement loveBlack lab tongue and love Facebook engagement loveGorgeous Jungle Love

This precious newborn baby girl was such an easy-going and beautiful little sleeper for her newborn photo session! Her angelic face and gorgeous new skin looked so pretty in the soft natural light that was shining through our studio’s old bungalow windows that day. I was so excited to dress her up in our handmade headbands, curl her up and pose her in all her cuteness.

Audreyana loved the postions so much, I later got a text message from her Dad with a picture of her still posing at home – what a natural!! During post production of the photos, I couldn’t stop smiling, a few times I even laughed out loud at her silly little smirk-it is seriously too cute. I just can’t get enough of this little ‘love bug’ (as her awesome parents call her).

Thank you Josalyn and Chris for being so relaxed and helpful during her session. I hope you had as much fun as I did. There is just something so unbelievably cool about photographing newborns!

Newborn Baby Angel

Newborn baby girl in tan wrapBaby girl with purple flower headbandNewborn baby girl sleeping in a basketNew parents with newborn baby girl

Time sure does fly! It feels like only yesterday that I spent a beautiful afternoon at the beach with Carrie and Eric for their maternity session (you can see that blog post here)! And now their handsome little babe is already 6 months old and cute. as. EVER!! We had a great time at Island Park in downtown Sarasota capturing his laid back, silly personality and oh-so-sweet facial expressions. I just love the fun and bold colors of their outfits, creating a unique look that certainly portrays the playfulness of this adorable family. Thanks Carrie and Eric, I can’t wait to work with you again in another 6 months!!

6 Month Baby at the ParkBaby boy on Sarasota BayBaby Boy Just like DaddyBaby in a Bucket by RocksBaby in a TreeLifesaver Beach BabyBaby Beach Bum

I could not get enough of this beautiful baby girl. Taylor came into the studio on her 7th day in this world and immediately stole my heart with her adorable facial expressions and pretty little lips! She was so content and allowed up to wrap her up and pose her with ease. Such a sweet little baby, I can’t wait to continue working with her as we capture every 3 months of her first year! Stay tuned and watch her grow!!

Newborn Taylor at 7 days oldNewborn Baby Holding Head
The love between a Newborn and her MotherRelaxed in LaceSleepy Newborn Yawn

My favorite time of the year is by far the beginning of spring, so I was thrilled when we set a springtime date to capture the love between Jennifer and Joey for their engagement session! We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon in downtown Sarasota’s historic neighborhood of Laurel Park, where the sweet smell of jasmine filled the air. The warm sun shined down in all its glory, lighting up the colorful hues of the plants and wild flowers that surrounded us. Nothing feels more like love than the magic of spring, and combined with the beauty of this couple, we captured just that.

Springtime LoveSarasota Bamboo EngagementBrick road EngagementReflection of Love

When I first met Amy and Tres, I felt as though I had been reunited with two of my best friends. They welcomed me into their lives with warm embraces and genuine smiles that made me feel so very loved and appreciated. As this beautiful couple are engaged and expecting a little one very soon, their ‘engagement session’ was also an ‘expecting’ session! We had a blast at the beach on Siesta Key, celebrating this exciting time in their lives. I feel so lucky to have them as clients and I cannot wait to continue capturing their love story at their wedding and throughout their journey as new parents <3

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Little miss Aaliyah made a quick stop in the studio while she and her Mama, my cousin Carolyn, were visiting Sarasota over the weekend from their home in Daytona. After a long day at the beach, Aaliyah was utterly exhausted and happily allowed me to capture a few 6-week-old portraits. She is SUCH a pretty little girl; I just can’t get over her beautiful and creamy skin, and those lips! Thanks for the visit Carolyn, and congratulations on your perfect little princess!

6 week old Aaliyah

Amy seriously ROCKED her baby bump for her beach maternity session! She and Keith made a visit from the east coast to the pristine beaches of Sarasota, where the clear turquoise water and sand made of 99% quartz made the perfect paradise setting for this true “salt life” couple. They were so much fun to work with and I cannot wait to meet their little blonde beach babe when he arrives <3 Thanks Amy and Keith!!

Amy's baby bump and seagrapes

Seagrapes and Pine Baby Bump

Sea grass Maternity Photo

Beach Tattoo Maternity Photography

Pregnant Surfer Mama Baby Bump

Pregnant Surfer Silhouette

Hippie Baby Bump at the Beach