Moments: the joy of capturing a family’s occasion one click at a time.

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When Ali and I sat down to discuss her upcoming session on beach, we kept drawing upon the same word: Moments. I know this is nothing new, the idea of capturing moments, but photography is so much more than just taking a few family portraits or hours of documenting a wedding. It’s about all of the moments that are becoming tangible evidence of memories in the past.

Right now I have 6,294 photos and 286 videos on my phone. THOUSANDS more saved on a USB(s). I obviously love photography, but I love it more because of the memories it keeps for us. It is so important to document your days and special occasions, because they go by so very fast. And if you have photos taken, then what do you do with them? I’m a big fan of hanging them on walls in beautiful frames. (My husband can always get me to agree with him if he negotiates wall space to hang more photos) 🙂 Not only do I get prints, but every year, I put together a yearbook of our family. I am on our fifth year of doing this (prior to this I have albums of prints). I am working on rolling out this as a service to you, so I would love to hear your feedback on it!

I hope that you see the true joy that each family or wedding has and just what special moments we are capturing for them. Enjoy these sneaks from our session on Lover’s Key, Fort Myers, Florida.

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Baby B’s Lifestyle Session

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It was such an honor to work with two friends from high school; it’s been awhile! They have the most precious baby boy and I probably could have stayed and hung out with him all day 🙂

Welcome to the world, little one.

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Yoga Instructor Session, Ft. Myers Beach

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Meet Maicie, a super beautiful soul that also happens to be a Yoga Instructor. We had a beautiful morning at Bowditch Beach, Ft. Myers photographing her! Enjoy some sneaks of our session together 🙂 By the end of the shoot we were discussing how life had gotten us to exactly where we wanted to be, and that is such a good feeling!

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Mommy and baby celebrate big birthday milestones!

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When Courtney and her daughter wound up sharing the same birthday, we knew it was time for a celebration! Courtney turned 30 this year, while little Lena turned 1. Enjoy these sweet sneaks of this mommy and daughter duo!

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Madison, Senior session on Bowditch Beach

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All I can say, is that I have the best senior clients EVER. So sweet, beautiful, and not afraid to be in front of the camera!! Thank you Madison! Best wishes on your graduation and future endeavors!

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Kandice and Nate say I do

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Kandice and Nate were married amongst the best of friends and family last Saturday at the Bonita Bay Club. Honestly, when we walked in to the the bridal suite, my heart started to race a little when I saw her gorgeous gown hanging up. Everything about this day was just perfect, and well-thought out! We enjoyed every moment of this beautifully planned wedding!

I’ll let you get to the photos, because that is why we are here! Thank you Kandice, Nate and family for letting us document this beautiful occasion!

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Hair & Make Up by: Abby Francis and Abby Rupar at Epic Salon

DJ and Officient: New Beginnings Events

Venue: Bonita Bay Country Club

Dress: Loretta’s Bridal

Florist: Say it with Flowers

Cake: Lady Cakes Bakery

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Sanibel Island Senior Session: Natalie

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What a beautiful senior session on Sanibel last Monday! I absolutely adore everything about how her photos came out! What a true beauty.

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Corri and Kevin are Married on Lover’s Key

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Grant (my husband and second photographer) and I had the best time together with this couple and their families! They got ready at Lover’s Key Resort and the ceremony and reception were beautifully arranged at Lover’s Key State Park.

Corri and Kevin wanted it to be relaxed and for their family and friends to have fun, and that is exactly what everyone did. By the end of the night, we felt like family too. Here are a few photos from their beautiful, sunset wedding.

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