The third Tree Tops Park post in a row... and my last session there this holiday season - I can't believe how fast it flew by! This great family and I met in an area of the park where there were at least 5 other photographers, most with full holiday prop set ups. Every place I had shot at the weekend before was suddenly flooded with portrait sessions. 'Tis the season. It was easy to work around, but also allowed me to appreciate being so mobile during photo sessions... (because sometimes a mid-session walk to the playground is totally necessary). It was great meet these 4 - such adorable boys!
two year old
A quick Saturday visit to Davie's Bamford Sports Complex playground with Elena, before the typical afternoon storms rolled in...
Last Sunday, I went to John Lloyd Beach Park in Dania Beach and spent the day with some of the most contagious smiles ever. It had been about 2 years since I had last seen this family. In 2012, we met at the Dania Beach pier at sunrise when Ava was just 2 and RJ hadn't made his appearance yet. RJ has the same big personality his sister did at about that age, so these two smiles together can make anyone melt. The morning started out cloudy and drizzling, but we didn't let that affect our fun. We twirled, played games, raced, jumped... some of us even got tickle-attacked. Mornings like this are just reminders of how much I love what I do. I had a blast capturing these huge personalities in photos - looking forward to the next family shoot!
Sometimes I get so behind on blogging recent photos, that I think... maybe I'll just do a mishmash post of a bunch of favorites from the past 10 photo sessions. Sounds easy right? Then I start digging through recent photos and my complete indecisive nature takes over and I can't even chose which photos to feature from which family session. So instead, I'm taking a moment to give this too-beautiful-for-words family their own blog feature - again. And there's a reason for it. We first met Noah almost two years ago (as seen HERE)... and since then, I've taken some quick shots for holidays, carried my camera along for a few candids here and there, etc... but it wasn't until this December, that I got to do a whole full session again with these guys. It was my last session in 2012 and a great way to close out the year. Noah will be 2 in May (TWO!), which of course is going to call for another set of photos - so I definitely had to make sure to get these up here first. These were taken in Tree Tops Park in Davie, on a hot but perfectly-partly-cloudy South Florida "winter" evening.PS - I dare you to not fall in love with these curls.
Remember this face? Almost exactly one year ago, I spent the day with Jordan and his parents at Volunteer Park in Sunrise (seen HERE), shortly after his first birthday... which would make him two now. Yep, I can also do math. This time, we met at Fort Lauderdale beach - by the South Beach Park and the Sheraton Hotel, aka Yankee Clipper. You might notice that Jordan had a wardrobe change halfway through the session... well, actually it was probably more like 15 minutes into the session. Two year olds are always drawn to the ocean. Pretty instantly. I usually save the 'let the kids get wet and messy' photos for the end, but in this case, it was a nice start to a BEAUTIFUL morning in South Florida. I smiled the entire time I was editing this set - Jordan's smile is still very much contagious. Love catching up with this family every year... by next session, this family of three will be a family of four!
I spent this past Saturday morning with this adorable family on Dania Beach. Heather is expecting her second child and wanted to do something a little different than the typical studio maternity photos this time, so we did a full family session. When we met at the beach, I gave them one important instruction... to simply have fun - I was just going to hang around to document it. Two year old Ava must have heard me loud and clear, because she seemed to have a blast from start to finish. I can almost hear her laugh coming through some of these images. You can definitely tell she's excited to be a big sister!I had such hard time narrowing down my favorites, but here are just a few...