Wednesday, March 31, 2010

An AMAZING contest to check out!!!

This incredible contest ends tonight at midnight CST.... so give a shot at it! You could win Canon 5D Mark II or a $2500 GC to South West Airlines!!! Crossing my fingers!!! So go over to to play!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


This weeks challenge... dramatic B&W! I knew the exact picture I wanted to use! I love the way the B&W action I used did to my son's gorgeous blues eyes! After you have left me some love *wink wink* then check out the other entries this week over at I HEART FACES!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Meet sweet baby boy B | Tampa newborn photographer

Oh... did meeting this guy 24 hours after he was born stir up the baby itch in me! And when I texted my husband from the hospital his text back was "hahaha... don't even think about it!"

His mom, Leslee, and I became fast friends when she was a nanny for a little boy that my daughter Brooke loved to play with. Leslee eventually got married and moved off to Virginia where her husband was stationed in the Navy. In January he left on a ship for a 4 month trip and Leslee, pregnant, moved back to Florida to be with her mom. The two of them had no idea what the sex of their unborn child was. Her husband was unable to be there for the birth which broke my heart but at least she had her mom! So on the day baby B was born I waited patiently to get my text letting me know.. boy/girl. I texted and what I got back was "waiting to talk to Bob". It was then that I realized that she was waiting to talk to him before she announced it to the rest of their friends and family!

So with that... I'm only sharing one picture since Bob has yet to meet his son!

Baby B slept the whole time! A DREAM!!! So I was able to get some great shots... though I am not done with him yet! I just love this baby! He's sooo sweet and check out that head of hair and those sweet lips!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A gorgeous beach session | Destin Chirldren's Photographer

As I mentioned in my last post I was in Destin this past weekend! I went up there to spend time with one of the strongest woman I know, Dana. We had a great girls' weekend! Dana's husband graciously brought the kids out to the beach Friday night so I could get some shots of them. I love beach sessions!!! Check out these adorable kids... Mr. A and Miss C.


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Meet Mr. T | Destin Children's Photographer

Ok... not the "real" Mr. T. :) This cutie patootie happens to be the son of one of my high school homies! I spent this past weekend up in Destin visiting with old friends and enjoy some "me time". I met Maria and her son over at Baytowne Wharf over in Sandestin. It's been 20 years since I lived there... Yes, I am dating myself... and boy has that place changed. Didn't care too much for the spring break traffic... but this place was worth it! I LOVED it!!!! I wanted to pick it up and transport it with me back to Tampa. The colors, the brick, the textures... a photographer's dream! ok.... back to Mr. T! This one kept me going! He only sat still enough for me when I started talking about a lollipop that I had in my car. I happened to get a few good shots! Here are a few sneak peeks until I can get to the rest Maria! Thanks again for meeting me there! Meeting your son was such a delight!




Monday, March 22, 2010

Giveaway... Shey [B] camera strap slip covers

Looking for a gorgeous camera strap??? Check out Shey [B].
The Savvy Photographer is having a contest to win a $30 GC. Go check it out! I want one!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

vol. 25 overlay MAJOR giveaway!!!!!

Check out these super cool overlays! If you are a photographer... you have to get these. I have the BE MINE set and used them on my valentine's cards that Brooke handed out at school. Here's a link if you want to see.

Anyway... let's get to the reason of the post! The creator of these is giving 5 winners any two sets! Go here to see her blog post and examples of these SUPER fun overlays! They are a fun way to jazz up any school photo..especially SENIORS!!!

So get clickin on the links!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I am having a sale on Gallery Wraps! That's right... a sale. First time for laurel photography. I'm offering the wraps at 30% off. The sale begins today and will end April 11. These wraps are so gorgeous yet can be quite pricey. So if you have always wanted one, here's your opportunity. If you are in the process of placing an order with me or are a past client this sale is for you! Just give me a call if you are interested!

Monday, March 8, 2010


Jump for Joy!! Here's my daughter jumping on her 4th birthday! This photo shoot was so much fun with her! One of the shots from this series was picked as Kodak's photo of the day! So excited! PLEASE check out the other entries at I heart faces!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Can you say CUTE? | Tampa Children's photographer

Meet Miss K and Mr. S. These two were a natural in front of the camera! I really enjoyed my morning! Effortless! Thanks for a fun morning! Enjoy your sneak peek!






Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

For the photographers out there!

Go{4}RPO photography is putting on a GREAT giveaway! She's giving away a super GORGEOUS marketing kit! Check it out and enter!