Nature. Family. Peace. {Heather & Miss K.} :: Tampa Family Photographer

Heather and her daughter were a blast to meet and explore the park with.  Lettuce Lake Park was beautiful (except a few mosquito incidents); and despite it being crowded with kite-flyers, picnicers, and ball playing couples, I was able to capture images of the mother-daughter couple that reflected the peaceful atmosphere of the park.  Miss K. was so curious about all the nature that surrounded us--she is so smart!  I swear she could grow up to be a scientist!  Anyway, the love between these two shines through in all the images I have of them.



Childhood In Spring. {Anabella & Sofia} :: Tampa Children's Photographer

I have been meaning to post these photos out into the inter-world.  This session was SO special to me.  My sister-in-law wanted images to match her daughter's newly designed bedroom.  She had a huge wall to fill.  Sooooo... we chose outfits to complement the colors of the room and my WONDERFUL husband drew amazing chalk drawings all over our circular driveway.  It was full of all things childhood: rainbows, hearts, flowers, smiley, animals---along with labels and the word "love" in several languages. Perfect.

Finally, I color processed the photos to complement the feel that my sister-in-law wanted. Here is what we came up with!



Leslie & Jon {a vintage wedding} Tampa Wedding Photographer

It was so much fun sharing this experience with Leslie, Jon, and their family & friends. The wedding was simply gorgeous with a vintage style that was right up my alley. Leslie and Jon are such a fun and amazing couple. I have so many pictures of the couple and their guests laughing and having a blast. It was truly a fun and beautiful experience.  And I have pictures to prove it.



No Faces. Just Hands! :: Tampa Maternity Photographer ::

Sometimes as photographers, we ignore the beauty of the eyes and the shine of the hair, so we can capture details sometimes left unseen.  As some of you know, I love photographing feet.  It's easy to get that someone is happy when you see their cheery smile, but if you can show that they're happy just by an image of feet then it's a bit more challenging!  Well, the same goes for HANDS. 

I am unpleasantly addicted to cropping off heads in photos.  :) 

Here is one example (and my entry for this week's iheartfaces's challenge "Hands-On Fun").

The client was keeping the baby's name secret until birth, so she used this print to break the news to her family at the hospital on the day the baby was born!  I loved being in on the secret!



Designs. For. Photographers. :: Tampa Newborn Photographer, Tampa, FL ::

I've been busy designing the new line of birth announcements for Papergirl Press Designs.  These are card templates for other photographers to purchase and customize for their clients.  Being a former teacher, I am a strong proponent of not redesigning something that has already been done.  Meaning, as photographers, we should help each other out by sharing ideas and designs to save each other a little precious time.

All of my templates are all fully layered Photoshop documents (.PSD) that are designed for WHCC's dimensions.  They include a front and back design.  All fonts are included in the purchase so that the text can be customized. Here are a few of the first birth announcements that are available through the Papergirl Press Etsy Store.  (They are only $6 each!) Let me know what you think!

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