Before the area gets taken over by Tortuga Music Festival, these two sisters (who also happened to be my awesome nieces) and I took some time on Fort Lauderdale beach for a super fun lifestyle photography session. At ages 10 and 12, things were obviously a little different than the newborn-to-two range that I've been busy with lately. We danced, jumped, did cartwheels, played on swings... all in true Spring Break fashion. It was a great way to get some updated professional photos of them to replace those boring sit-on-a-chair-in-front-of-this-ugly-background-and-say-cheese school photos that never come out good enough to be enlarged and framed.
It was little Elena's 5 month birthday and since the whole family was in town for Spring Break, it was a perfect time to do a quick mini-session for these three! We found some perfect shade under the trees of Forest Ridge in Davie to try to slow down time a bit and get some great photos during baby's first year. It had been about 3 months since I saw Elena last and she sure is growing up fast! I'm sure there will be lots of these little sessions throughout her life, so remember this face!A special thanks to my recruited photo assistant of the day, Melissa, who wiggled finger puppets over my head shot after shot.
Meet Jaxon Avery... the newest addition to the cutest family of 4 - who happened to have made the Chicago-to-South-Florida move almost around the same time I did. I traveled to their home in Palm Beach Gardens for this indoor newborn shoot, just 15 days after Jaxon was born. Between feedings and tears and naps, I captured as many teeny-tiny newborn features that I could. Every parent will tell you, the time goes by way too fast when they're that small... and they're definitely never going to be that small again. Not only do I focus on the details, but I also always include the parents' hands and things in some of the photos, just to really show you how tiny your little baby once was. Three year old, Dylan, was already stepping into the big brother role, as well as stealing some of the spotlight because I simply can not resist his contagious smile.This family booked a First-Year-Package to make sure they capture as much as possible of Jaxon's first 365 days of life. We'll be doing another session at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months - so be prepared to see this little face again and again around here!
I've known Erin since elementary school, but have never seen her more beautiful than as this glowing mom-to-be. Both she and her husband, Glenn, made this maternity session so easy for me - their happiness and love for each other was magnetic. Even little Dominic was excited about his pseudo modeling debut and kicked his momma through most of the session... he better get used to the spotlight, I have a feeling he's going to see a lot of cameras in his life!We started the day with some more personal photos in their home and then took some outdoor shots at Tree Tops Park in Davie. Here are just a few of my favorites...