Hernando County, Florida |Beach Maternity Photoshoot | Paul & Marissa await their son, Easton Michael

I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be. – Robert Munsch

Another beautiful beach session completed and I can’t be any happier. These two were so cute together. Expecting their first, how can you not be happy. Marisa was 36 weeks along during this session and I must say she looks INCREDIBLE!

I enjoyed their laid back personalities and how they went with the flow, even when I added in smoke bombs. Now that was fun creating that!

Marissa says that Paul has been so supportive thought her entire pregnancy and he made it a priority for her to rest while he took care of the housework. Virtual high fives Paul!!!

During Marissa’s pregnancy, she didn’t have many cravings. She did walk a lot to keep up with some exercise. She says that her pregnancy has been very easy with little morning sickness. Man, if we could all relate to that there would be more babies in all our families…ya feel me?

Thank you so much Paul and Marissa for hiring me to capture such a special time in your lives. I am so excited to hear all about parenthood. You two are going to be great!

Hernando County, Fl. | Crosspoint Church | Fifth annual Spring Hill Easter Egg Hunt

It was such an honor when I was approached to be Lead Photographer in the recent Crosspoint Church fifth annual Easter egg hunt where children hunted on a field filled with over 40,000 eggs! Aside from having a wonderful time serving with the AMAZING group of people who pulled together to make this extravaganza come to life, I enjoyed seeing all the smiles on everyones face who attended. Before I get into the details of the event and showcase all the fun you missed if you weren’t there amongst the 3900 plus people who attended the FREE event…. Yes, amazing right!? God is so good!!!! I have to just tell you that aside from the outstanding turnout the church has every Sunday, Easter Sunday was record breaking. We invited everyone who attended the event to come join us for Easter if they haven’t experienced Crosspoint Church for our Sunday services, which by the way are at 9:30am and 11:00 am every Sunday morning at Challenger k8. But, back to that record breaking number I wrote of….over 2700 people attended Easter service. I mean, how incredible is that! I can’t tell you the amazing feeling I get inside my heart knowing that I am apart of something so life changing. The best part of all of it, my husband and our children adore church and EVERYTHING this church does for our faith and family.

Just a few pics into the recent event. I hope you were there….and if not, there is always next year. But I hope to see you at church first 🙂

Vendors ( some not shown above ):

Food trucks


Craving Donuts
Kona Ice Of Hernando
WING BOX
OMG Pretzel Bites
Taco De Oro

Character Photo Ops

Hernando Wonder WomanThe Batman Of Spring Hill, @Marion (Pete the Cat), All Things Enchanted, Ghostbusters, Thor (@brittoncox) and of course…the Easter Bunny!!! (@justisrager, @isaiahmonegro, @connerburburan, & @danielsills)

balloons EVERYWHERE by Celebrations by Carrie

balloon twisters, inflatable jousting, airbrush tattoo artists, Easter crafts, food trucks, dodgeball and character meet and greet….. just outstanding Crosspoint. SO excited for next year.

Life change happens at Crosspoint Church!!!! Come join us.

Pine Island, Hernando Co. Fl | Beach Photo Session with the Konz Family


Cake smashing fun on the beach!

Meet the Konz family, y’all. Traveling from Lancaster Kentucky to visit family in Brooksville Florida. Casey and her husband decided they wanted some family photos taken on a beach. When I got the call and heard Casey’s adorable southern accent, I just had to nail the consultation! I knew she and her family would be so much fun to hang with and capture memories. And that we did, my friends.

We met up at Pine Island where the beach, to our surprise, was PACKED! I’m talking there was people everywhere! I was so up for the challenge. TGFPS! That is my acronym for “THANK GOODNESS FOR PHOTOSHOP”. Seriously, it was nuts! Babies, buckets, bikinis and swim trunks were EVERYWHERE!!!

Before I showcase this adorable family, let’s dive in to their lives and learn a bit about the Konz family.

Alex, aka Dad, is a lineman that spends his days constructing power lines and responding to disasters as needed. A very hardworking man per Casey, and it sure sounds like it to me when describing her husband.

Casey, aka Mom, is a respiratory therapist who spends her days helping those lucky Kentucky patients breath better. She currently manages 80 ventilators!

Braxon, their rainbow baby who always is smiling, loves everything to do with water and people. So appropriate to have his smash cake on the beach, right?!

I mean seriously! How can this kid gets any cuter? I wish I looked that adorable after stuffing my face with cake!

Braxon loves bath time, food, riding the rzr around the yard with this mom and dad. He loves to play outside and enjoys anyones company.

When I asked Casey what her favorite part of the session was, she replied with Braxon eating his cake. I couldn’t agree more! I mean look how much fun that was. And so many people besides us enjoyed watching him eat as well. He had an entire audience! Families just stopped to smile and watch him.

Thank you so incredibly much Casey and Alex for having me be the photographer of choice for your photography needs while visiting Florida. I’m so excited for your next visit! My readers will be waiting for the update on Braxon.

Brooksville Fl. | la famiglia è vita | family is life

Welcome back, KGP tribe!

I recently had an outstanding session with this family. I was told when Jackie scheduled with me that it had been 10 years since they were all together for a family session.  Now since the sisters are in different points of their lives, it was a great time to get everyone together for a session for their mother.  Thank you Jodi, Tara, and Jackie for realizing how important it is to document your family. I think I can say for your mother, she is so happy to have these loving moments documented.

  Aside from it raining, yes another shoot with rain (insert eye roll), it was such a pleasure to finally meet everyone in this lovely family for their group session.  Since this is a group, I am going to call this post and family “La Famiglia”.

Yes you guessed correctly….they are Italian.  This family enjoys their Sunday dinners, the beach,  and pool when they all get together. Having a good time or as they say in Italian, diversititi, is what this family is all about.

We met at Chinsegut Hill, which  by they ways seems to be a very popular place for my clients lately.  I do love this location, and for so many reasons, but lets dive into some info about the famiglia and showcase some photos from their session.

So we have Marie and Herb.  Marie is “The Matriarch”.  Loves everyone here unconditionally and is an outstanding mother, from what I hear from her daughters.

Herb is a retired New York City Detective. 

Jodi, the oldest sister and the craziest….not my words Jodi, talk to your sisters. 😉

Jeremy, Jodi’s husband who has a love for tattoos and cooking.

Tara, the middle sister and most loving, yet is referred to as “Wreck it Ralph”, again…. talk to your sisters. 😉

Jackie, the little sister who is the most sarcastic….but no nickname here.  (I’m gonna have to dig a bit deeper and find that out)!

Christie, Jackie’s wife. She also enjoys cooking and is the most adventurous of the group.

Berlyn, (awesome name, right?) Is the oldest of the cousins. She has earned herself a nickname…”Wreck it Ralph #2”.     

Bailey, the sweetest soul they all know.

And last, but definitely not least, Chelsea.  She is that adorable baby you see.  Already a spitfire and with so much love for her parents Christie and Jackie.

After all these nicknames, I’m kinda jealous and think I would like one  🙂

It truly was an amazingly fun photo shoot. And if any of you are considering a family session or are prepping for an upcoming session, heed the words of Jackie : 

“We enjoyed every minute of our session. Everything from the communication to the shoot was above my expectations.  You are in amazing hands.” Solid words and advice!  Thank you Jackie!

Please enjoy a few more images from this fun session.

Hernando County Family Photographer | Crews Lake Park | The Neal Family |Kylie turns 3

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It was my very first time photographing the Neal family and I am so happy I got this referral from yet another great client.  Let me introduce to you, Eric, Danielle, & the adorable princess, Kylie. If you haven’t figured it  out yet, Kylie just turned 3 and her parents are so excited to celebrate this birthday with her.

The Neal family enjoys visiting Disney and riding bikes together. The family consists of Eric, the loving father and husband. Danielle, a very caring and fun mother and wife. And the sweetest cutie pie, Kylie, who is very smart, beautiful and three years old now!

I really enjoy photographing milestones like this.  It is such a great way to have fun and relax with my clients and just let them enjoy each other as I capture it all!

Take a look at these adorable photos of Kylie and us celebrating her 3rd birthday!

Thank you Neal family for sharing a little piece of your heaven with me.  I really enjoyed my time with you! See you soon!!

Pine Island Beach | Weeki Wachee, FL | Chris & Deanna beach themed photo session

27These two lovers are getting married in the next couples weeks.  I am so excited for them and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

This session was taken before the big questions was popped and I just want to showcase their gorgeous photos.  Beach photos are so fun and I encourage anyone who loves the beach to invest in a photo shoot at one.

Deanna and Chris, I wish you love and happiness.

Mermaid photo session |Pine Island Beach | Hernando County Florida |Jessica Lynn – Real life Mermaid

 

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    A mermaid session isn’t one I typically offer, but when Lacey, Jessica’s mom, approached me with their vision, I had to bring it to life for them!
    Let me introduce you to Jessica Lynn.  She is a 14 year old, going into 8th grade, lover of water and her mermaid tail. Jessica has always loved mermaids and pretty much became one around age 8. She loves practicing her swimming with her tail every chance she gets. So naturally, when the idea of a mermaid photoshoot came in to mind, they came to me with their ideas and I helped bring her vision to life.

      1. Jessica and her friend are currently working on the new season of their YouTube channel show,

Mermaids from land

    1. !  Check them out !!

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Jessica, just keep swimming!!  You are such a joy to be around and I was honored that you asked me to capture these for you.