Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Just wanted to thank all of my friends, family and past clients for all of your support and business in 2008. Without you, my dream of starting this business would have never come true! Here's to an exciting 2009!

Picture Brooke in a polaroid...

Trying something new! I'd like to say that I came up with this very cool idea, but I didn't. I saw it on a fellow photographer's blog that I visit on a weekly basis.


Friday, December 26, 2008

Welcome baby {A}!

If you are a blog follower you may remember that back in October I did a photo shoot of Olia. She was 7 months pregnant and anxiously awaiting her baby girl. Well, she arrived December 2 and boy is she beautiful!!!!! Check it out for yourself! With a Greek dad and a Russian mom.... you better throw away the key George. She's going to be a knock out.





Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday little "Hannah Montana"...

AKA Little Miss M. What a fun time at the park! Miss M kept me busy running after her, trying to capture some cute shots! Thanks Tina!



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tried something new~

Tonight I was doing my nightly "blog stalking" and on one of them, Ginnie J. Photography, she shared a "how to" on a photo she posted recently. So I gave it a try.... Just playing around... should be doing other things right now... procrastinating... ugh!

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Rain, rain go away....

And it did! Thank goodness! :0) Meet Miss N! I told the parents of this little one that she looks like a porcelain doll! She was just precious to photograph. She knew what she wanted... a short session. She gave me some of her best in the beginning! Thanks mom and dad! Your gallery should be up soon!



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My little ones...

Last Sunday I put the kids in their holiday outfits, woke up the hubby and off we went to take some shots for our holiday cards. Of course I selected the three shots (one of each of them and then one with the two) that I wanted, made the card and now like this shot better than the one of the two of them I selected . O-well....


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Meet the {E} famliy...

I've known this family (parents) for quite awhile. We met at church and like true Episcopalians we sat in the same spot every Sunday, thus how the friendship grew. They have moved onto a new parish home so it was a treat when I ran into Susan at Target a few weeks ago. We caught up quickly on what's been going on. I shared with her my new venture and she said that she wanted some family shots when her boys were home for Thanksgiving. I have to say that this was the EASIEST photo shoot by far! Thanks guys! Sure do hope you liked what I captured!:0)

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Sunday, November 16, 2008


on a GORGEOUS day! Geezzz... yesterday 80 and sweating, today 50's and runny noses! Not typical Florida weather, but it sure was a nice way to put these two families into the HOLIDAY spirit for pictures!

First 3 pics... meet the B Family! Little Miss K and Mr. C were so cute and showed so much love to each other! I just loved her sparkly, silver dress and his sweet argyle sweater!

Last 3 pics meet the G family. You've seen all three kids on my blog before and they are also in my galleries. Miss H is Brooke's BF. It was a challenge with a family of 5, but I thought we got some really great candid shots!

On a side note, I've known both of these families for almost 4 years now. We, the moms, met at Gymboree when our three daughters were about 3 months old. Crazy to see how our families have grown! Thanks both B and G families for letting my capture your family! It was an honor! Your galleries will be up soon!







Thursday, November 13, 2008

Meet beautiful

blue eyed Miss E! She was so fun to capture! I just couldn't get over those bright, blue eyes! (I'm a sucker for them! :0)) Thanks Erin for driving ALL the way over to Tampa. I certainly enjoyed this morning and meeting you! Enjoy your sneak peek! Your gallery should be up soon!




Sunday, November 9, 2008

They fell in

LOVE at the GAP! I've known this couple for a LONG time. We all worked at the GAP back in the day! And now look at them... an absolutely gorgeous couple with a BEAUTIFUL daughter! I was so thrilled when Jana asked me take some fun, family pictures of them. I LOVED how they all turned out! Their little Miss R was so adorable. Hope you enjoy your sneak peek Jana and Trey!






Thursday, November 6, 2008


Was little Miss M's favorite word when we first got our session started this morning! And she was so cute in how she said it. Took awhile for this beauty to warm up and when she did, she certainly knew how to work the camera. Check out her ADORABLE baby brother Mr. K. He was along for the ride. How cool was his little mo-hawk! And when he smiled... the heart melted! We certainly had a fun morning over at UT. Thanks Tina for coming over! Enjoy your sneak peek....






Sunday, November 2, 2008

Gorgeous designs!

Found these gorgeous Christmas Card templates! Thinking about making a purchase.... hoping to win them instead. Check out Sara's new designs here!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Almost 40 years of service...

and now he's retiring! His wife wanted a few pics of him in his uniform and I was honored to have captured them for her. CONGRATS Daryl on an amazing career in law enforcement. This past weekend his family thew a surprise party for him and they pulled it off. From what I understand there were over 100 people that showed up! Must have been a CRAZY fun night!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Happy Birthday Brooke! 4 years ago today our baby girl came into the world! We can't believe that what a beautiful, smart and a talented young lady she has become! She makes us smile, laugh, cry, and yell... on occasion :(. She amazes us with her words and actions. We are proud to call her our daughter! Brooke made me a happy mom today when she said that she would go with me to Ybor City to take some pictures. After, I treated her to a Rita's pumpkin pie Italian ice.



Monday, October 13, 2008


baby A!!!! She should make her way into the world sometime in early December! How exciting for this gorgeous couple. Does she not look amazing for being 7 months pregnant? George has no idea how baby A is going to rock his world! :0) (I can say that b/c I know George!) Olia is so ready and I can tell that she is going to be a GREAT mom! Our session was cut short b/c of the weather, but I felt like we got some amazing shots!!! Enjoy your sneak peek! You'll see the others soon! Thanks for a fun evening!





Thursday, October 9, 2008

The HOLIDAYS are fast approaching...

I've had a few people ask about Holiday pictures. So here is the low down... I will offer a mini session for $110. That includes 30 minutes of time (in a park, Unv. of Tampa, Ybor) and a set of 50 4x6s to use in your own Holiday cards. After our session I will provide you with about 10 images to select from in your password protected online gallery. These mini sessions will end right before Thanksgiving to insure that your pictures will be ready for holiday season. If you have already taken pictures with me and would like to use one of those, a set of 50 will cost $50. A minimum of 50 need to be ordered first. To contact me, send me an e-mail from my website and I will get back to you ASAP!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

PAYNE... larger than life!

Trying to get my pictures that I post bigger....
Here is one that I took of Payne last week using natural light from window. Thanks to Courtney Vickers for sharing her tip to make this picture come to life!!!!


Monday, September 29, 2008

Sneak Peek of Young...

L O V E !!!! What an adorable couple Vikki and Lee are! I was so thrilled when Vikki called and asked me take some engagement photos of her and her fiance. I knew the perfect spot... why Ybor City! (My favorite spot at the moment.. the possibilities are endless!) They were up for anything ! Just watching them snuggle and kiss (at every spot) reminded me of me and my hubby when we first started dating . Made me feel old...

Thanks guys for a fun evening! Enjoy!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Possible redhead?

"Practicing" on Payne today and while editing today's pictures, I think it only confirmed what we've been saying... that Payne might have red hair. I noticed it on the tea cup pics, but thought it might have been enhanced during the editing process. Where in the family tree did he pick that up??? Only time will tell! Oh, and check out those baby blues! :-)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SNEAK PEEK of Miss S...

Check out this cutie pie! Miss S just turned 1! I believe that it was Miss S's first "taste" of the sand literally and figuratively. She spent some time feeling it in her hands and then when she was comfortable with that, why not give it a taste? She was a trooper. Her mom told me she'd smile if I sang happy birthday to her and she did!
Aren't the bloomers adorable? Had to get a shot of those!
Thanks for a fun morning!