I LOVE THIS FAMILY! Not just because two of the members of this family happens to be one of the gorgeous couples I will be shooting on their big day soon...no no, that is not why at all. It is simply because I genuinely felt connected to them. The day was hot and humid (I know, a very common occurrence in Florida), but this family still managed to keep their spirits up and as you can see in their images, they are a family bound by love! Now, aside from the fact that it was so hot and I almost passed out towards the end of the shoot, I think we had a great time at their shoot and captured some great memories that I know they will cherish for a lifetime. A family that takes pictures together sticks together! That's my motto! Enjoy xoxo
"He heals the brokenhearted, and bandages their wound" ~Psa 147:3
This is the strongest family I have ever been blessed to come in contact with. After experiencing tragedy in their family, they have found strength in their faith in God and each other. Little Gabriella passed away this past May when she was just a little over 1 years old, from a very sad incident in their home pool. She would have been 2 this August 26. It hurts me even to share this, as when I heard the story it truly broke my heart. But I met the most beautiful spirited woman...Ashley. Ashley informed me that she wanted everyone to know their story. Whether you find strength and hope in her families loss or just to make others aware of the dangers of swimming pools, Ashley wants you all to know. When she called me to tell me she wanted me to capture her family doing a butterfly release as a memorial on her daughters birthday, I will not lie, I didn't think I had the heart for it. But after hearing Ashley tell me with confidence, that if it wasn't for her faith she would be broken, I felt her strength through the phone; And while I thought I would have to be the one to stay strong, I found myself gleaning from her strength. There are no words to describe the beauty of this family. I only ask that as you look through these images you send prayers of comfort and peace to God for this family, as you are glimpsing into very intimate moments of their life. I hope through these images you can see a little of their heart, and feel encouraged and strengthened to share this story with others who might need it.
I was delighted when I was asked to photograph this sweet little family from Tennessee. This wasn't your traditional family shoot, which made me even more excited to take part because I love unique, original ideas! This was a photo shoot of a beautiful girl name Dianna who recently got married to her hubby Ruben. They both traveled from Tennessee to take a short vacation with her in laws and decided why not do a family photo shoot with my new family! I was definitely on board! I had so much fun photographing them as they were full of laughter and love! Enjoy!
One big happy family :) I had such an amazing time photographing this family of 3 generations! I got to watch through my lens the love and happiness that they shared, and if you don't believe me take a look at these photos! Is it not obvious? I hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed snapping them!