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the ward’s story // tampa + anna maria island family photographer

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When the Wards asked me to capture their family on this stunning beach; my heart skipped a few beats! It really did.
I knew it would be amazing.
I knew they would be stunning.
I knew their children would be irresistibly cute.
But, I had no idea how smitten I would be when they stepped in front of my camera!
Their boys- completely charming in the most handsome of ways. Amelia, so much sweetness in that precious little smile and her constant curiosity about the sand.
All of this amidst the most picturesque backdrop, with the Florida sun beaming down. And somehow still, it paled in comparison to the way Mandy and Joe’s eyes lit up when they caught a glimpse of each other.
We played, laughed and ended the evening as the sun began to set with a little dip in the water and a final stroll along the shore.
I am so honored and humbled that they allowed me to document the joy and happiness that characterizes their family. I pray that these tender moments will be treasured for many years to come!
Love you Ward Family!

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the champagne’s story // tampa family photographer

Not long ago, this sweet family was in town for a visit; and I had the awesome opportunity to capture their love for one another again!
This time the unpredictable Florida weather gave us a run for our money!
It might not be completely apparent, but it was humid beyond description and then it rained. Then stopped. Then rained again.
Easy would have been trying again another day. But, since their schedules really didn’t allow for it, we made the best of the situation- doing all sorts of silly things to try to keep precious Sophie Grace happy, running in and out of cover trying to dodge the storm and even swapping locations for a change of scenery!
It was a memorable time for sure, but even with all the unexpected adaptations that had to be made- we captured the love, joy and excitement they have for life and each other!
I’m always humbled to be able to tell their story!

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the moussa’s story // tampa family photographer

There really aren’t words; and soon you’ll see why!
These two boys have stolen my heart since the moment I met them. I’ll never forget the snuggles they gave, even as tiny babies. And now, their unique personalities have started to shine. But one thing has remained the same- the instant their big eyes meet mine, my heart turns to mush. MUSH.
They are sweet and charming. Active and entertaining. And they happen to have some incredibly amazing parents too!
I’m honored to have the opportunity to document this family again and again and am already looking forward to the next time they are in front of my lens!

 

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brianna + matthew’s engagement story // tampa engagement photographer

These two have been so incredibly patient while they have waited for me to catch up on the mountains of editing and design work that have been building up recently! I am so grateful for their kind hearts and their understanding.

We spent our afternoon together, smiling, laughing and trying not to get carried away by the world’s craziest mosquitos! (I literally edited them off of Matthew’s shirt in numerous pictures!) They shared all about their incredible love story and how God used a CRU mission trip to intertwine their lives. Despite a long distance relationship for a season, they grew closer to one another and knew that the Lord was leading them to marriage.

How refreshing it is to hear a couple share about the ways that God both worked and confirmed His plans for their lives!

Thank you Brianna and Matthew for trusting me with these precious moments and for being such fantastic sports as we meandered through the woods, soggy paths and as we dodged giant bugs!
You are a blessing to so many and I’m counting down until you’re in front of my lens again!

 

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cami and jonathan’s engagement session // tampa engagement photographer

Nothing beats a breathtaking early morning sunrise and that’s exactly what we experienced for Cami and Jonathan’s engagement session. The pink hues that swept across the sky were soft and stunning, painting a beautiful backdrop in which to capture their love for one another. With laughter, tender moments and a few wardrobe changes, we spent those first minutes of the day soaking in the beauty of the surroundings and the affection these two have for each other.

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