Some mommy and me goodness!
Baby girl has gotten so big and smiley since her newborn photos! I've known Jessica for over 10 years and seeing her with her baby girl just makes my heart explode. One of my favorite parts of this day was listening to Jessica tell Rosie girl about how we met, "Well, we've known each other for a very long time. We met at bar, sometimes you meet the best people there..." Hahaha! True story, good ole Scruffy Murphy's in College Park. We still keep in touch with many friends we made at that place! That little sweet spot of 6-12 months for a baby is such a cute baby age, not fully asserting their independence and prime for all the snuggles and tickles and kisses!
I am so glad I was able to meet up with Alli and Mike while they were visiting from Boston. Boston... So how did our paths connect? Well, Alli is actually from Buffalo, NY! Mary and I have photographed some of her friends' weddings in WNY over the years. She reached out about engagement photos for when they were planning to vacation in Ft. Myers and everything happened to align. Lover's Key was the ideal location as it is a beautiful beach and she used to come here with her family when she was growing up. These two couldn't be more perfect! They are both so kind, fun and just a beautiful couple!! Some of my favorites from this bright and sunny beach engagement session are below!
This beautiful momma and her little boy are so adorable together, waiting with sweet anticipation to meet the newest addition to their family, a baby girl. We had the dreamiest little maternity session right in my backyard. We went for a minimalist feel, using a simple white sheet hanging from some hedges while momma wore a flowy white dress. We were expecting a sunny day, but a weird fog rolled in and left us with overcast skies. The sun did peek out for just a few minutes! I experimented with Fuji and Portra film stocks and liked some images from 2 different scanners. There is some digital work in here too... It was fun mixing it up and trying to make it all look cohesive!
Also, both momma and child outfits are available in the client closet if you are interested for your own session!
This adorable baby boy came a bit earlier than expected and he is so sweet, he just melted me! He was just 5 lbs for these photos. So tiny!! Ashley is a fellow photographer and is very talented. You can check her out and give her some love at Ashley Comeens Photography!
I am always a little nervous when photographing other photographers, but working with another creative person is really so much fun! Ashley and Andrew are already the most loving parents. It was so wonderful to just watch them stare at this sweet little soul with such adoration. My heart is so full when I look back at these photos!
Baby Sydney at 5 weeks. I really cannot get enough of her spiky black hair. She is so adorable!! It was pretty dark and started raining when I arrived for this in-home session so we moved out to their super cute bohemian styled patio. I loved everything about it and the pups even hung out for a few photos! Enjoy a few of my favs below!
I love all the newborn details. It often hurts to remember how long ago it was for me now, but also awakens me to the fact that these are the things I would want to never forget. A tiny warm baby on your chest. Drowsy little eyelids, fingers wrapped in your hair, open mouth sleeping in your arms. It's real and its raw and it's truly breathtaking.
Meet baby John. He is really so sweet and deeply loved. This squishy little guy just melted me!
I love seeing the newborns I have had the opportunity to photograph as older babies. They are smiling, moving, and really, as this momma put it, "in prime cuteness". This little beach babe loved the salt water and of course, eating the sand. This is such a fun age! Nora was pretty darn adorable, with her one tooth grin, trying to put anything and everything into her mouth as she was cutting more teeth. Her favorite part of the morning was sitting in the water and having the waves crash into her. No fear of the water here! Thank you for trusting me with your beautiful memories.
And please, give me all the sunrise sessions with babies at the beach!!!
Dress and baby's outfit: Rylee and Cru
This sweet maternity session is full of glow. Lori brought the gorgeous pregnancy glow and the sun setting behind the trees provided the most beautiful warm, sunshiny glow. Just a few of my favorite things! And they brought along their doggy!! I have been photographing so many dogs lately and I do love it. They remind me of toddlers as we bribe them with toys and treats and they sure do make everything a bit cuter!
I think we may be seeing a quarantine baby boom in the next couple of months and I am here for it!! Bring on those new babies!
Dress: Free People
I met Brittani through Instagram. She is one half of Buds Flower Co. Brittani and her friend Amanda grow fresh cut flowers right here in the Lake Nona area and create the most beautiful floral arrangements! If you haven't heard of them, you should definitely check them out!
This baby boy also just melted me. Baby Jack is incredibly adorable with that full head of hair and little side part. I cannot even take it! Also, when a mama tells you that they love your style because of the way you photograph details, you photograph SO many beautiful details! I was in baby heaven, gobbling up each and every tiny baby roll! Below are just a few of my many favorites from this sweet newborn session!
This is such a sweet family with two beautiful little girls. I met Stephanie through instagram when she was very newly pregnant and have had the opportunity to follow her motherhood journey from one baby to two. Everything she does with these baby girls is so pure and beautiful. She and her husband are such kind, nurturing and just amazing people. I truly adore being around this lovely little family! It is really wonderful to meet someone for maternity photos and also have the opportunity to meet that new baby when he or she arrives. The significance of this truly magical time for a family is not lost on me. I am so grateful for every opportunity to be a small part of this sacred time in your lives!