Since I will be sharing current client’s stories and photos I thought I would take some time to share some of my favorite pictures and some of the stories behind them. Then from now on I will be posting current clients and their stories. The main image above was from a spur of the moment idea I had about a local event that happens in my home town. Sun-n-Fun happens in the spring time every year and make the airport in Lakeland one of the busiest airports in the nation on this particular week. The Saturday morning towards the end of the week, at sunrise, they have a hot air balloon race. I thought how cool would it be to follow a family as they watch this event take place. I put it out there on Facebook that I have this idea for a family portrait session – this image above features the Martin Family, a lovely family of four, they got up super early to be there as the sun and these hot air balloons rose. I am so happy how this session turned out, it was very natural – I didn’t have to pose them I just let them be and experience this really cool event.
This is another one of my favorites – and no there isn’t going to be a theme of pictures of people with their backs to me – these are the children of two different families. One of these families I have been photographing their family for three years in a row now. I have watched their family grow from four to a family of five (the latest addition is the little one there with the droopy drawers) – I love coming back to this beach to capture them, I hope they continue this tradition and I get to continue to watch them grow up. The image below is that family – see I have front facing images.
This shoot was VERY special to me – Laura and I have been friends since elementary school. When her mom contacted me that she was coming home from Pennsylvania and she wanted me to take some engagement pictures for Laura and her fiance Sean as a surprise I was so excited! We spent a laid back evening in a local spot down town where she and I have taken many photos for events such as homecoming or prom. I wish she and Sean the best!
This is a shot from one of my very first weddings – this is Donnie and Jenny. They met because of mutual friends and were just the perfect couple, they have a simple small ceremony and a celebration with their closet friends and family. I was very blessed to have them be one of my firsts, I remained clam and stayed organized, I wouldn’t have done anything differently.This is one of my favorite images from that day, it was their first moment alone after being married.