Category archives: Portraits

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[...]

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 3 - The Reception

Mr. and Mrs. Campbell's Wedding Reception was filled with family, friends and FUN! I really loved all the details, from the sugar roses on the cake to the "guest book" (messages to the couple written on a stone) - But the best detail of this reception - the Gorgeous Bride and Handsome Groom!     

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[...]

Campbell Wedding Part 1 - Getting Ready

After getting to know Chelsea and Hunter through meetings, and their engagement session, I was thrilled as the days grew closer to their pending nuptials.   They are one of the sweetest couples I've had the privilege to photograph, and I just knew their wedding was going to be special.  The Wedding was at Lake Gibson Church of the Nazarene in Lakeland.      [...]

Hansel, Gretel, and the Evil Witch - Bedtime Story #1

First in the Bedtime Stories Series: Hansel and Gretel find themselves lost deep in the forest.  They happen upon an evil witch, who tries to lure them to her lair.  They closely escape and try to find their way home.

The kids are up to no good.

Can I just say that I have the most amazing step-children a gal could ask for?  I wish I could see them every day, but alas, they live with their mom in Kentucky - so when they are here in Florida with us, I fill their days as full as I can when Mr. P has to work.  They make me laugh a lot.  There were some pretty rare moments when they actually worked toget[...]