Thank you for stopping by! This blog is a place to get a sneak peek into the fabulous world I am surrounded by. I am a wife to an amazing husband of almost 15 years, mom to two perfect kiddos and a photographer of some of the most beautiful people on the planet. Capturing special moments with my camera and preserving them forever is my passion. If you would like for me to capture special moments for you and your family, contact me today! I look forward to getting to know you and your fabulous world.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dress the Part-Jacksonille Family Photographer

We had such a great session last week with the D family! I had never met them before but when I saw this family headed to the spot we had agreed to meet, I was secretly hoping it was them...cutie pie kids and bright colors, a perfect combo! And the smiles were as genuine as can be! They were fun to be around and got along so is a little sneak peek:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

It is called The Hunger Games-Jacksonville Family Photographer

This past Thursday night my book club friends and I had a little party to celebrate the midnight release of The Hunger Games movie. It was one of our favorite books and we just couldn't help but use it as an excuse to throw a party! You might notice one person who looks out of place in this son was invited too! He loved the book as well (and I don't think he minded too much being around all those ladies).
Each of the ladies brought one (or two) food items that somehow related to the book...cause as much as we love to read, we love to eat even more! And it is called The Hunger Games, what do you expect?? lol.
My husband, who also enjoyed the book, played MC for the night, hosting the HIGHLY competitive trivia game :) Enjoy a look into our evening, we had so much fun and are looking forward to the next movie release!!!

Our fabulous group for the night!

The food spread

Amazing cake by Maria of Love & Sugar Kisses...I'm lucky to have such talented friends!!!

If you have read the book, you know we had to have a parachute and a tracker jacker nest!!!

I was blown away by the creativity of everyone's dish! And everything was delicious!!!

After we stuffed ourselves, it was game time! My husband made over 100 trivia questions for us and put them in the "tribute bowl." The prize for the winner was inside Katniss' orange backpack (a gift card to the movies and Panera Bread). Everyone also got a Hunger Games necklace and a cookie to enjoy at the movies!

And the winner was....Maria!!!

Amazingly, we all stayed awake through the movie but boy were we tired the next day!

Cookies by: Sugar Sanctuary
Necklaces by: Touchsoul
Cake by: Love & Sugar Kisses
everything else made by our book club!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Picture Perfect-Jacksonville Family Photographer

Beautiful weather, beautiful family and a great sense of style...yep, the perfect storm for family pictures! I can not express to you how much fun I had at this session. These kids are amazing! Personality & good manners...and would you look at how stinkin' cute they are???? Yep, I love my job!

Monkeying Around-Jacksonville Family Photographer

Miss A was one of my First Year babies and I was so excited to get the call to document her at 18 months (one of my favorite times to get natural, un-posed shots...they are in their own world at this age). We decided a trip to the zoo was perfect since her and her Mom spend a lot of time there! Here is a little peek at our trip:

Simply Stunning-Jacksonville Newborn Photogapher

I've been getting my hands on a whole lot of babies lately...and I'm lovin it! Sweet Miss E came by on Monday and she was an absolute dream to photograph! Sweet & sleepy...just perfect!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Welcome Owen James-Jacksonville Newborn Photographer

My new nephew Owen James Walker made his arrival last Thursday...I'm so proud of my sister, she did fabulous (and managed to look fabulous at the same time). I was honored to be there to document the momentous occasion. Grab a tissue, turn the sound up and enjoy!

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Charming Charlie-Jacksonville Family Photographer

Mr. Charlie is about to turn One!!! Gosh, this really seems like time flew by...HERE is his newborn session, seems like just the other day. He stopped by the studio for a little smash cake time and man did he love it! It is one of my favorite sessions ever ;) Enjoy the completely cuteness...