Why I Love being a Children’s Photographer in Santa Rosa Beach

This lovely children’s session took place at the Emerald Coast’s beautiful Eden State Gardens.  This beautiful little girl is Ava.  Last year we had her 2 year old session at the beach and it was absolutely gorgeous.  You can see that session here.  It is crazy how quickly they grow!  Ava’s momma, Anna, wanted this session to be organic with an enchanted forest feel to change things up from the last children’s session that we did.  I think Eden was the perfect place to achieve that look as the trees are so big you can’t help but to look at such a tiny little girl next to the giant landscape without thinking of fairies and all things make believe.  The light was just perfect too.  (Part of why I Love being a Children’s Photographer in Santa Rosa Beach and Destin areas)  I love the images with the light shining on just Ava as if she was the only thing that mattered in this enchanted forest.  The whole session was truly magical.  I can’t wait to continue to watch this little one grow.  These enchanted sessions really are some of my favorite sessions to do.

*All of these images were edited with my Make Believe Actions.  If you are a photographer make sure to check those out!  I hope to be releasing a new set here in the next few months.  :)


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Filed under: Children, Enchanted Sessions, Make Believe Actions

Family Photography Session, Santa Rosa Beach Florida

This family photography session took place on South Walton’s gorgeous beaches of 30A. I met Ashley at their condo in Sanctuary by the Sea and followed them around the gorgeous beach landscape paparazzi style. Ashley with her husband John and their three GORGEOUS kids Lilly, Myllah, and Crew were visiting the area from Indiana. Ashley is a photographer as well so it was no surprise how seasoned the whole family seemed to be in front of my lens. Could I have been any luckier? We talked about babies and photography. John expressed his love for selective coloring in photography–just kidding. It’s a photography joke. ;) The kids laughed, played, and cried (what 2 year old doesn’t right?) and we had an absolute blast! These images take me right back to this beautiful night and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Did I mention it was supposed to rain on this beautiful evening? I really lucked out! :)

On a personal note, I will be on maternity leave starting July 10th. I will be answering emails during my time off and finishing any last minute details with all of my current clientele. I will also resume booking family sessions, children’s sessions, weddings, and all other photography sessions for anytime after September 12th. If you want to book a session don’t wait to the last minute! I promise the open dates will fill up fast and I really want to work with you! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to check back here often! When my new son arrives, I promise to show him off on this page! I am so excited I can hardly contain myself! xo

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Filed under: Children, Families

Aria Grace

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Meet the beautiful Aria Grace.  Aria was born on June 16th, 2014 to these wonderful people.  Renee and Ryan are some of our best friends so I’ve been so excited to finally meet their precious baby girl.  Renee had hired me to take her daughter’s newborn pictures almost as soon as she found out she was pregnant.  I of course knew I wouldn’t miss the birth for the world so of course I said yes.  :)   Fast forward a few weeks after that and I found out that I too was expecting!!  Talk about a huge shock!!  I was worried due to my previous pregnancy complications that I wouldn’t be able to make it to the birth as I would be 8 1/2 months pregnant by then.  Thankfully, I got the okay from my doctor and made my way up to Ohio to document this sweet little girl.  I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by since we first found out that we both were having babies.  I’m so honored to have been able to go meet this little girl and see her adoring parents.  It’s going to be so fun watching this little girl grow up.  I can assure you all that you will get to see her grow up on this very blog too as I have lots of plans to photograph her as much as I can.  :)  xo

Filed under: Children, Destin Children's Photographer, Newborns

Napcp ~ Featured Photographer

   NAPCP Featured Photographer

This month I was featured in the NAPCP (National Association of Professional Children’s Photographers) May newsletter as their featured photographer!  Needless to say, I am pretty excited!!  To read the whole article and look at some pretty eye candy look here!  Inside you get to see what’s in my bag, what happens behind the scenes, and I answer some questions about how I run my business!  It’s awesome!!  Also, if you are a children’s photographer and you aren’t a member of the NAPCP go check them out!  I am constantly inspired by them, and it’s a great resource!

Filed under: Children, Commercial, Families, Features, Make Believe Actions, Maternity, The Burnett's, Underwater Photography