Introducing Lavery|Newborn and Baby Photography

This sweet little angel totally made my day!  I had the opportunity to photograph this newborn at 8 days old (or should I say 8 days new?).  And from putting on her first tutu throughout the entire shoot she was a the perfect model!

Typically with babies at this age, we plan to do all sleeping poses and those are usually my favorite, but….I think this one is my favorite. 🙂

1See what I mean?  Such a poser already! {swooning!}

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This one cracks me up…so much tulle with those little, tiny baby feet!

6 9 9a 10 11 12Congratulations to Lavery’s mommy and daddy!  Your little girl is absolutely adorable!

Family Beach Portraits, Sanibel Island

So maybe 6 years ago I photographed my friends, Chris and Kim, at the beach, just the two of them (first photo below).  And here we are again, back at the beach plus two very adorable little girls!  It’s fun to see how much can change…even just looking back over this year.  Speaking of, where on earth did 2013 go?!

Just before Christmas we headed out to Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel Island for a sunset photoshoot.  These two little girls kept me laughing and having such a great time.  While one little girl is much more dainty and delicate, not really interested in getting sandy, wet or dirty…the younger sister didn’t mind getting soaked and even trying a bite or two of sand!  Such cute little girls!

Happy New Year!  I’m excited for 2014 and what it has in store (traveling???!)!

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Spencer, Newborn Photography

And the world welcomes Spencer!

We did all of Spencer’s newborn portraits here at my studio…what a gem!  She slept like a little angel while we swapped out tutus, hats, and bows. 🙂  Lily (big sister) is so proud of her baby sister and was generous with hugs and kisses for her.

Congratulations Jaime and Clay, love your two precious little girls!

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The many faces of Lily…she cracks me up!

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I’m pretty sure she was smiling because she loves being photographed! 😉

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Holiday Mini Portrait Sessions, Fort Myers Photographer

The holidays are upon us…I still have 5 spots left for our holiday mini sessions for portraits!  We will be at Koreshan State Park on November 16.  Call or email me today to reserve your spot! 🙂

239.634.4191 or

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Emmie, Maternity + Newborn Portraits

A big congratulations to Valerie and Greg on their new baby girl!

We roughed the humidity (and noseeums!) at Lighthouse Beach for some maternity portraits and wound up with a gorgeous sunset.  Then a couple months later we did Emmie’s newborn session at my studio.  What a perfect baby girl, such a great model already!  So precious!

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Holiday Mini Session!

It is definitely that time of year again…time to start thinking of getting those Christmas portraits taken!  We are doing a Holiday Mini Session at Koreshan State Park on November 16 from 9am-2pm.  30 minute sessions with some absolutely fabulous scenery.  We also have you covered for all your Christmas shopping needs, gifts for everyone!

Limited sessions available, one day event only, so hurry and call to book your session!  239.634.4191 or 🙂


Emma + Elise, Portrait Studio Session

Unending cuteness is how I can sum up this session!  Love these two little girls, their big smiles and gorgeous eyes!

With each session I always feel totally blessed that I have the best job in the world …and with these two girls there is no exception.  😉 They make my job easy!

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Fort Myers Beach Portraits

I’m thoroughly impressed with Samantha for getting her beautiful family ready for family portraits on the beach for an early morning session…while on vacation!  I’m a bit of a stickler when it comes to the beach and lighting, it has to be early (like sunrise early) or sunset!  Luckily, this day we had a bit of a cloudy start so it gave us little more time.

Their little girl was adorable, such a little angel!  It is always fun to follow a toddler around on the beach and see what they will do and how they’ll react to the sand and water.  🙂

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I Love Traveling!!!

I have that itch again (not from a fire ant!)…I’m ready to go on a trip and explore!  I’m currently sitting at my computer editing and retouching projects and off to the side I have my husband’s laptop with Pinterest up while I search for photos of where to go next. 🙂  I’ve already calculated the cost and when would be the cheapest time to fly, the big question is where…?  Not really where I want to go, because I want to go everywhere, but where can I convince my husband we should go? 😉   He takes a lot of convincing, so I’ve taken to texting him photos everyday of various options.

So if any of you have a great travel spot, please do share!

In the meantime…here are some places I’m dreaming about visiting again…

This is the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland.  Probably one of the top 5 most beautiful and breath-taking places I’ve been.

CliffsMoherABPhotoThis is Dunguaire Castle in County Galway.  We happened to drive past it on a tiny little windy road on our way to the Cliffs of Moher.

DunguaireCastleABPhotoAnd lastly, this was on our hike around Killarney National Park close to the Muckross House.  How perfect to see a rainbow!  But there was no leprechaun or pot of gold! 😉

LuckyWalkABPhotoAlso…don’t believe every photo you see on Pinterest as I have a habit of doing!  Some places aren’t real, just some great photo manipulation.  😦 #waterfallcastlepoland #castlehouseislanddublin

Amy + Dave, Family Portraits

Here is a little series of portraits from my last three sessions with this lovely family.  We started out with a Christmas maternity session at Koreshan State Park.  A couple months later I got a few quick shots at the hospital after Baby Girl #2 was born!  A week after that, beautiful baby Elise came in for her portraits and then when she was two months we got the whole family together (or at least at my studio at the same time 🙂 ).

I absolutely love seeing families grow…just six years ago we were taking their engagement portraits and here they are now with two gorgeous girls.  Congratulations Amy and Dave!

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