Category archives: photography

Mei-lin's 38-week Bath and Pool Maternity Session - Tampa Photography

It took a bit of convincing. When I asked Mei-lin if she would let me take some late term maternity photos underwater, she hesitated. I explained my vision, and even found examples on Pinterest to show her. When she finally agreed, we had a small window of time - she was coming home from her Babymoon in Costa Rica, and I was about to leave for my Spring Brea[...]

Photo Session Tips: What to Wear for your Photo Session

The most frequently asked question I get asked before a photo session is probably "What should I wear?"It's probably something you should plan 2 weeks to a month ahead of time, in case you feel you want to purchase a new outfit for yourself, new jeans for your son, or any accessories you want to add.Coordinate multiple colors for your photo session.  Matchy-[...]

Tyler and Jessica Thompson - Maternity Session

When Jessica contacted me to do their maternity session I was thrilled to do it!  What's funny is, I have known Tyler since he was a little kid.  Spider-man Pajamas little. We had a lot of fun, and I got to know Jessica a little better, and I'm so excited to see this beautiful baby girl when she arrives!  (Even more excited to photograph her!) Thank [...]

Noel + Ileana {Old San Juan, Puerto Rico Wedding} Video

I don't normally make wedding videos, but I happened to be lucky enough to have a DSLR camera that takes video while photographing this gorgeous elopement/wedding in Puerto Rico in December. No tripod (OMG Why?!) and no preparation to take video, this was quite impromptu.  In hindsight, I'm so glad I captured this for the sweet couple. Congratulations lov[...]

Foggy Morning Session with Megan

I've been dreaming of doing a photo session surrounded by thick, billowy fog, but something always got in the way - work, no model, etc.  Foggy photo sessions are impossible to plan more than a day ahead, so when I saw the weather report, I immediately asked Megan if she was interested in getting up before dawn to make this happen.  Of course, she enthusiast[...]

The Chamieh Family

I was thrilled when I talked to a fellow artist about creating an unusual photo session.  They only wanted one photo, inspired by the book "Mother," The Royal Tenenbaums, and Awkward Family Photos.  We talked about props and outfits, staging and furniture.  They arranged to purchase about 95% of what they didn't already have. This is my element, telling a[...]

Campbell Wedding Part 2 - The Ceremony

Hunter and Chelsea are the new Youth Pastors at Lake Gibson Church of the Nazarene, and to honor God before their family and friends, their lovely ceremony included foot-washing, communion, prayer, and Amazing Grace sung by everyone.  After taking the traditional family group photos, I ventured to downtown Lakeland with the Wedding Party to take some fun pho[...]

Meet Ava!

Since the Haggard's Maternity session, I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this little gem: Ava! Ashley brought Ava over, and while she and her mom played with my baby (Lola) I played with Ava... well she did sleep most of the time, but that's what we were hoping for.By the way, I adore the headbands Ashley herself made for this photo session! Nevin[...]

Snow White Photo Session

Inspired by the illustrations from Snow White by Camille Rose Garcia, my stepdaughter Megan and I created our interpretation of "The Queen in her Chamber."  

Haggard Maternity Session

The Haggards are an adorable couple expecting their first child, Ava. When Ashley contacted me I was as thrilled to take the session, as I am to present it here. Ashley wanted the romance of a garden, so I got creative with the most photographed location in Lakeland.  We had a blast in the sweltering May heat, and I didn't see Ashley sweat a drop.  Thank yo[...]