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collins:sibling session

You may remember this adorable sibling duo from a previous post! I mentioned that their session would go down as one of my all time favorites, and finally, I get to tell you why!

During our time together I began to chat with Connor and Olivia’s mom, only to discover that her and her husband have ties to the very small town where I was raised.  In fact, Connor and Olivia’s dad grew up there and went to school with my mom’s sister! He even pulled out his year book to show me images of my aunt when she was crowned Miss Hardee County! What a small world and how neat to have the opportunity to get to know this family on a more personal level. That’s actually one of my favorite parts about sessions, getting to know individuals and walking away as though we’ve been friends forever! What a blessing it is in my life!

Another reason that this session rocked: the kiddos are just too cute and were so incredibly well behaved! Seriously, they were like little models!  What a complete joy it was to work with this brother and sister duo and to see them interact with one another. They clearly have a unique and special bond! Just the way Olivia looked up to Connor with her eyes so many times during the session, so I also saw how she looks up to him as a big brother. Those little glimpses into the hearts and lives of my clients is priceless!

We started off the session in their backyard, which happens to be right by the river.  What a stunning view! Your home is always a great location to consider for your sessions! The children are often more at ease and the images have such meaning! This family also happened to have some cool furniture to use as well! I love how it matched their clothes!


Look at these precious individual shots! First, the handsome big brother and then the stunning princess! Be prepared, her eyes are going to melt your heart!



The expressions in the next 4 images are priceless and seem to capture both the innocence of childhood and Connor and Olivia’s unique personalities.



Of course, who could resist this darling feet picture!


While their backyard was stunning, I couldn’t resist the urge to soak up the natural light inside as well! It was a photographer’s dream! An entire wall of incredibly huge windows!




The color in their home was incredible and the perfect backdrop for capturing beautiful moments! I love the expressions in these next images and of course, the super cool chair Connor is sitting in!


This final image proves that children don’t always have to be smiling! It is one of my favorites and is so stunning! It takes my breath away each time I take a look at it. Can’t you just see this hanging up, as a canvas gallery wrap? What a piece of art that would be!!


Thank you Connor and Olivia for such a wonderful time! I’m saving some of your images from our second location as a surprise for your mom and dad when I post your gallery! Can’t wait to see you again soon.

Hope you enjoyed- don’t forget to post some “comment love!”


October 20, 2009 - 4:51 pm

Sarah - Okay, I had to comment again…the super cool chair Connor is sitting in is a Louis Ghost Chair! I’m obsessed with those!!! We just talked about them in interior design last week.

October 20, 2009 - 1:14 pm

Sarah - This is possibly my favorite shoot you’ve done. It belongs in a magazine! I love the interiors of that house!

October 15, 2009 - 3:05 pm

Dee - These are just beautiful… both images and children…great job

October 15, 2009 - 2:58 pm

Martha Ree - OH MY!!!!!! I won’t be able to choose!!!!!! You gift is amazing!!!!!

ashley and brian: engaged

I had the awesome privilege of spending one afternoon with this sweet couple, whom I met through the USF BCM, and although we thought the rain might hinder our session; it held off until the very end! We had a great time wandering and exploring and getting to know one another better. I’m looking forward to their wedding in 2010, especially since this couple has committed to “no lip kissing” before they tie the knot! How incredible is that?! I can’t wait to capture that first moment when they are pronounced husband and wife!! Until then, enjoy these images!


I love these close ups! It’s almost as if you can feel the love they have for one another!





This one below might be my favorite!


After Ashley had been in front of the camera for a bit, she got a little spunk with that hand on her hip! So fun!




I always enjoy a good hand in hand picture, but the lines in this one just make it all the more stunning!



Ok, so here’s another favorite!


There were some amazing trees around the area, but most of them were covered in ants. Here was the solution!


Brian also brought his skateboard along for our session. Significant items like this always bring something personal to a session and make it all the more custom and fun!




I love the lighting in this one!


And finally, I couldn’t resist posting these last two images, specifically because they show such emotion and happiness, particularly in the expressions of the bride to be!! I always enjoy seeing such joy captured forever!



Thanks Ashley and Brian for allowing me to be a part of such a special time in your life!

Don’t forget, post your comments below!

March 27, 2018 - 6:28 pm

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October 7, 2009 - 4:11 pm

Leigh Ann - wow…beautiful…you have captured the love between this AWESOME couple!! Can’t wait to see their special day!! Love ya, Ashley and Brian : )

October 7, 2009 - 3:39 pm

Dee - Beautiful images… they capture the true spirit of people in love.

October 7, 2009 - 2:03 pm

Ashley Jacobson - these are amazing!!!!!!!!!! definitely worth the wait!!!!! thank you for your hard work 🙂

October 7, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Rachel Martin - Annie, These are gorgeous! Hurry up and get some free time for our session! 🙂 Im just so excited! Hope your family is doing well!

lowery family:beach session

I don’t even know where to begin this blog post… well, actually it should probably start with a thank you to this super sweet family! Thank you for allowing me to capture these precious moments and thank you for being so patient as you’ve waited, even for this blog post!!

Life has been so busy the past few months, that I’m still trying to catch up! I feel like I’ve been saying that for weeks on end! Slowly but surely I’m checking things off the list, and vowing that in a little bit I’ll blog on a post that’s been at work in my head for awhile now too!

Anyways, let’s get on to the good stuff… these beautiful images of such a sweet family. While there are many precious ones of the large group, the pictures of the girls  just take my breath away! What adorable little cousins they are and how much fun it was to watch them explore on the beach.

Thanks Lowery Family for trusting me again to capture your family! It was certainly an honor to spend the evening with you!


The one below happens to be a fave!


Such sweet expressions from these girls!




Love this one too!!



Daddy and his girl!




The girls with their mom… do you see the resemblance?!


And, just for you Chris, I had to post this one!! Thanks for being such a great sport! You guys seriously got some air!!


Enjoy and hang in there, the rest are coming soon!!

October 3, 2009 - 1:34 pm

Linda Slater - Annie,
You have made one nana very happy. I’m so excited about the pictures on your blog. I knew they would be worth the wait. Looking forward to seeing all the rest. I also enjoyed sharing the 80’s party with you guys. God Bless you and your family. Nana Linda Slater

October 3, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Tara Hartline - Annie, They are BEAUTIFUL!!! As I knew they would be. I think I hounded Robin everyday to see if she had talked to you about the pictures. I had so much fun that day and I know th girls did to. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share that with us. I would fly you up to Georgia everytime I wanted to get Zoe’s pictures if I could 🙂 Thank you so much again!

cousins: super sneak peek

I had the awesome privilege of hanging out with these 2 handsome little guys this morning; and although I warned their moms that the full post and gallery would take a little while, (remember, I’m in catch up mode) I couldn’t resist sharing at least one! This takes my breath away and when you get to hear their awesome story, it will do the same for you!

Thanks Mr. E and Mr. I for all those precious cuddles, lots of bright eyes and finally…. some sweet slumber!


And… because Baby I’s big brother was running around being very busy and equally as cute, I had to include at least one of him too! Check out these eyes! Can we say heartbreaker?!


Hope these put a smile on your face! Don’t forget to post those comments!

October 26, 2009 - 10:59 am

Connie Ellis - His eyes AND look at his heart shaped lips- adorable!

October 2, 2009 - 3:08 am

Ashleigh Grooms - Those newborns are adorable, and the picture is magnificent!

September 25, 2009 - 3:13 pm

Sarah Cowart - These pictures seriously took my breath away! They are amazing!

September 25, 2009 - 10:28 am

Carol - What awesome pictures. The one of Isaac is GREAT. The babies are just too cute. Sharon, Heather (and of course Anthony and Zach) you have truly been blessed with beautiful children!!

September 25, 2009 - 5:26 am

Andrea Shef - I LOVE those pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay! I can’t wait to see more!!! I love it!!! yay!

September 25, 2009 - 2:09 am

Nancy Collins - Annie..This pic of the two boys together is so adorable!
You do amazing things with a camera….LUV

September 25, 2009 - 2:05 am

Chris Reinolds - Great photo of two handsome babies! Good job!

September 25, 2009 - 1:37 am

Robin - I’ve heard the story of these two precious cousins and you’ve done an amazing job capturing the love that is shared in this family! I can’t wait to see the rest of them (and maybe have some done of my own nieces/nephews one day)!

September 25, 2009 - 1:33 am

Sharon - Thank you Annie! You help us prove to the world just how adorable our boys are. And the one of Isaac!!! Oh my!! We will DEFINITELY be putting that in a frame somewhere. I’m with Heather…stalking. Mrs. Dee… I am now appreciating you coming to take care of the kids so Annie can get some photo work done this weekend! Woohoo for Grandmas!

September 25, 2009 - 1:04 am

Heather - Oh my goodness!! What handsome boys! I was already anticipating these, but now I’ll be stalking your blog even if it’s just to stare at the one picture:)

Love you, Annie! Thank you so much for coming over and working your magic for us!

September 25, 2009 - 1:02 am

Dee - Great pic of E and I cousins … Amazing…and big brother…how handsome is he

September 25, 2009 - 12:26 am

Bill - i love the picture of the two babies!

collins: quick sneak peek

I have to admit, this is going to go down as one of my all time favorite kiddo sessions! This adorable brother and sister pair (and their parents) were so awesome! There are tons of precious images to share, but for the sneak peek, I could not resist this one. I asked the siblings to lay down by one another and proceeded to snap away, when suddenly Miss O reached up to snuggle with her older brother. It melted my heart in that moment and continues to do so each time I look at this picture! Wouldn’t you agree?

Stay tuned, I’ve been behind on blogging, so I’ve got lots to catch up on!

Enjoy this sweet one for now and don’t forget to post those comments:


September 22, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Martha Ree - I love it! These are my 2 blessings and you captured them so perfectly!

September 22, 2009 - 1:51 pm

Dee - It melts my heart too…how beautiful these two are.

September 22, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Andrea Shef - so Sweet!!!! Love the colors too!!!