Today my dear friends I am showcasing little Miss Katie C. She is such a fun kid to be around and full of sass. Katie is 8 years old and loves to dance and tumble at Charlene’s School of Dance. This dance studio has been open for 40 years! She has been dancing at CSOD since she was 2 years old and loves lyrical and acrobatics as shown in these photos.
This past June was the recital for the dance company and what best way to celebrate the event and another year of dance. Let’s put those costumes back on and dance some more. Now, to make it even more fun, we danced in the water at the beach! Now how fun is that!
Katie and her friend Maya both had photo sessions that day with me. Here are some pictures I took of them together in their costumes.
Mom, Jamie, did a fantastic job making each transition from one costume to the next a breeze! She was so prepared for the shoot. Thank you Jamie 🙂
I just loved how this session turned out. It was a great time with each costume change. I love how Katie’s personality tweaked just a bit with each costume. Keep reaching for the stars Katie!! You’re going places, girl!
This post is waaaaaay overdue. I am, however, very excited to be blogging about this family. Last year when I photographed the Gregson family for their Christmas photos, I didn’t get around to a blog post about them, like many of my shoots during that busy time of the year. Now, 8 long months later, I finally am!
Declan, the tiniest boy of the family will be one year old in September and when I received the party invite ( yes , Ashlea a.k.a. Mom, is that good) I knew it was time to bring back their pictures and show you fine subscribers.
Let me start off my introducing theses 3 cuties. We have Porter, the oldest and sweetest little boy I know. Porter is a born soccer player, lover of Star Wars, huge help with his baby brother, and his moms biggest fan. Porter will be in Kindergarten this August.
Next, is Liam. Now, Liam is your typical middle child. He loves to follow and do what his big brother does. He loves to do everything and anything that will push his Mom’s buttons, but those baby blue eyes are his saving grace when it comes to getting in trouble. Liam also enjoys being a big brother, Star Wars, and has more energy then you can believe.
To complete this family, we have Declan. The happiest baby I have EVER met!! This boy came out of the womb smiling. Contrary to the photo above,(haha) he will laugh and smile at everything. Declan was a bit confused about my camera that day. I can only imagine what is going on in his little mind!? This boy is speed crawling everywhere now!
Now, we can’t forget who made this gorgeous family….Mom and Dad, or as I call them, Ashlea and Chris. Ashlea and Chris have been married for 8 1/2 years but dated for 4 years. They originally lived in New Port Richey then moved to Brooksville, and now live Spring Hill. This family has 2 fur babies named Froggie and Lili . Froggie is a miniature pincher and Lili is a chihuahua min pin mix. These are the original babies before the kiddos.
I am very honored to know this family and love their company. Please enjoy a few more photos from their session.
Say hello to Mikaela, a 2017 graduate from Central High School. When her mother, Christine, first contacted me about a session, she wrote that she wanted me to photograph her daughters senior portraits. I love when I get emails like this! No questions about the business, prices, locations, nothing! Just, I need to book my daughters pictures with YOU! They knew they wanted me and my artistic style and I was pumped from that first email for this session.
When our session began, I had learned so much in the first 10 minutes. Mikaela would be graduating top 4 in her class. She will be attending UCF to study, and is very interested in medicine. She has a passion to work with children and babies.
Mikaela has had Andre who is her boyfriend for more than two years in her life. Along with Andre, who is a great support system, her parents and family play a major role in her success. There is a lovely bond between Mikaela and her mother, Christine. A bond that every mom would want for her and her daughter.
Mikaela had told me in our pre-session consult that she had a love for books. She has always loved to read so I thought we should showcase that in her photos. I just loved the way we incorporated these books into our session.
It was great working with you, Mikaela. You are blessed with a very loving and supportive family. The relationship you and your mom have is very special. Cherish that! During our session, she had such pride on her face. You have made her and your father exceptionally proud. There are no limits, girl! Keep reaching for those stars. I wish you so much success after graduation.
I’ve included in this post some favorites from her portrait session below. Sip your coffee, tea, or wine and enjoy!