Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Here's an oldy but a favorite of my daughter!  I knew I would use it for this weeks theme!  I got the idea of the picture in a polaroid  from a blog that I "stalk".  I "stalk"so many... so if I could remember I would definitely give it (the blog) credit!  Once you are done here... check out the other entries!


Another sweet image

As I am finishing up my editing of sweet baby B's pictures, I just had to share this one.  I am not big on B&W but this was one was so sweet.

Karen N_96web

Monday, July 26, 2010

Baby fever | Tampa newborn photographer

It's baby time... last week it was sweet baby G, today I got to meet beautiful baby B, and this week it will be baby A.  So, back in April I had the honor of photographing Miss A to mark her 1 year birthday.  Yesterday I got to meet her beautiful baby brother Mr. B.  The love she has for him is so adorable!  I spent a couple of hours at the house capturing the two of them.

Here is Miss A.  She had a fun time playing on the bed.

Karen N_43web

How stinkin cute is his room?  I was so in love with the mural above his bed.  His daddy is a big golfer.  I honestly can't believe that I didn't think of this for our son, Payne, who we named after Payne Stewart. So I had to get sweet baby B and the mural in a shot!

Karen N_81web

Enjoy these teasers until I can finish the rest of the gallery Karen!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010


This weeks challenge over at I | faces.... OVER MY HEAD!  When I saw this category I knew exactly which picture I would submit.  I live in Florida and used to go to the beach ALL of the time BK (before kids)... but when I had my son and getting to know his "boy" personality... I knew it would just be chaos, so I never took him.  This was taken about a year ago and it was his first trip.  He was 15 months old and loved it.  I have this blown up and hanging in our house.  I just loved his expression!  You could tell he was having so much fun.  After you leave me some love, click on over to I heart faces and see the other entries!  


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sweet baby G and her fam | Tampa family photographer

What a wonderful morning I had.  I had the honor of photographing this beautiful family at their house.  Big brother M did an AWESOME job (and so did Dad) and smiled beautifully.  Sweet baby G... well she was sooo sweet!  Can you say baby fever?  Enjoy these teasers while I get the others edited! 





Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Moms with cameras giveaway!

Check out this YUMMY, YUMMY giveaway!  It’s a celebration at www.moms-with-cameras.com! Emily earned her CPP and is giving away a dozen Georgetown Cupcakes!  Click on over to Moms with cameras to find out how you can win some super delicious cupcakes from Georgetown cupcakes!

Raving review of Nicole V's actions

When I first started "getting into" photography I stumbled upon these basic yet much needed photo fix actions.  Here are the actions I used.
1. exposure adjust
2. selective skin soft (I use this ALL of the time!!!)
3. eye pop
4. rounded corners
And Viola!

I ABSOLUTELY love these actions!  A staple for sure!

Nicole V's workshop

Oh, how I would LOVE to attend a workshop... and this one would be phenomenal!!!  Nicole is giving away one spot to her workshop in Utah this August and I would love to attend!  I feel like this experience would bump my business up to another level!  Cross your fingers!!!

"Then, on August 5-7 we are conducting our last {life as art} Professional Workshop of 2010 in Salt Lake City. The {life as art} Professional Workshop has completely redefined industry standards for workshop excellence and is 3-days of in-depth discussion of creativity, composition, natural light, Photoshop and business practices. Attendees also receive my {life as art} Workshop in a Box. We still have a couple spots available in the August workshop and even better, we are GIVING AWAY one spot in the workshop to a lucky winner. That's right, one lucky person will have the entire $1100 workshop fee waived and be able to attend the workshop for FREE. And never fear! If you win and can't attend the workshop in August, we will send you a {life as art} Workshop in a Box instead."

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It was a marshmellow morning! | Tampa Children's photographer

I got to "shoot" one of my favorite families ever.  The oldest, Miss H, happens to be Brooke's best friend.  Their mom, Cheri, suggested downtown St. Pete.  We did a drive through during the week to make sure where we wanted to go.  I LOVED it and I hope my future clients like it too!  Here's a sneak peek!  Oh... and the marshmellows... their bribe to look at the camera!  :)




My new favorite...


Thursday, July 8, 2010

"It can't hurt to ask!" | Tampa teen photographer

So yesterday morning I received a call from the sweetest mother of one of my best clients ever.  Her grandson's were here in town...only for 2 days... she knew it was sooo last minute... but did I have time to take pictures?  In her message she said, "It can't hurt to ask" and you know what... it can't.  Miss Linda had called me back in February asking me if I would be interested but she wasn't sure when they would be here.  I'm so glad she called!  We met down in Ybor City to get some shots before their car ride back to Atlanta.   Check out these handsome guys!  And a big thanks to my girl Lisa for watching my son Payne for me so I was able to get this done for the sweetest woman ever!




THANKS for nomintating me!

Thanks everyone for nominating me!  Now the REAL voting begins, so PLEASE if you have a moment, click on over here and vote!  You can vote once a day (wink, wink).  Thanks for all of your support!  I do have the best clients ever!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A few specials going on....

Don't forget the specials that I am having at Laurel Photography.

High School Seniors it's time to get your pictures taken!  If you want something unique and different from a studio look... Call me!  $20 off sitting and 32 wallets.  That's a savings of $100!  Specials ends August 2.

Summer July Special
$20 off sitting fee and 3 5x7s.  That's a savings of $140.  Session has to take place in July.  Only 2 spots left! 

And I have to include a picture with a post...  last Thursday I took my two kids on a trolley ride through Ybor City, Channelside and downtown.  Brooke had done this several times and I had taken Payne last year, but this time he got it.  He was so super excited!  He sat still through the whole ride and said "trolley ride" about 30 times.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th

Rain, rain go away! It rained ALL DAY!!!!! Boo.... so I did the next "American" thing to do... SHOPPING! I took the kids to the mall. Kevin had a golf tournament over in Orlando today so it was just the 3 of us. We lunched at Olive Garden (Brooke's request) and then went for a carousel ride at the mall. The rain stopped for about an hour... enough time to get my pictures in at a park by the water. I should have taken a picture of the sky behind me. Quite ominous. Took enough shots and high tailed it out of there before it rained yet again. Brooke was so bummed because she wanted to see the fireworks. By the time they were supposed to start it just stopped raining so we're not sure if they still had them downtown. There's always next year!

Hope everyone had a fun, sunny 4th.

Would you believe me if I told you this was the last shot I took.... they were so uncooperative. It took a couple of lollipops sticking out from behind my ears to get them to both smile and look at the camera at the same time!



My SENIOR REPS for 2010-2011 | Tampa Senior Photographer

If you want something different and unique for your senior pictures then give me a call! I'm booking senior sessions now. I have a special going on .... $20 off session fee and 32 wallets. ($100 savings) Special ENDS August 2. Call today to reserve your session date!!!

Meet my senior reps for the coming up school year.

Brittany-Robinson High School


John Michael- Wiregrass Ranch High School


Eleni- Jefferson High School


Yulissa- Hillsborough High School


Kristina- Plant High School


Thursday, July 1, 2010


Laurel Photography is offering a summer special.

The FIRST 5 people that book with me will receive $20 off session fee and 3 5x7. (savings of $140). Session has to take place in July.

Call me ASAP to book your session as only 4 spots are left now!