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Cake By The Ocean

Tampa Family Photographer

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Cake by the ocean?  Yes, please!  Miss Elliana has just celebrated her ONE-derful birthday with a cake smash at the beach!  After a full day of rain threatened to cancel our session, we took a chance and met at the ocean.  “Life is better at the beach” has never deemed to be more true because we were greeted by soft light, pastel colors, and a still ocean.  All of my favorite elements worked together to make a truly gorgeous family session that ended with some yummy cake.  To be honest, babies who cake smash for me usually don’t like the cake!  But Elliana knew better.  She dove right in and ate almost the entire cake!  It was the cutest thing EVER!!  This has truly been one of my most favorite sessions of the summer so far.  I hope you frame some of these, A Family!!  Enjoy!  🙂

 

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Summertime Session

Tampa Child Photographer

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Summer, summer summertime!  I cannot tell you how excited I was to be shooting my two of my favorite kiddies at the splash pad in Ballast Point Park!  Of course in true Florida summer fashion, it rained allllll day and threatened to cancel our session.  But also in true Florida summer fashion, it stopped long enough for the sun to peek through the clouds and allowed us to have some fun and get soaked!  We started our session with some portraits overlooking the Tampa skyline and were able to capture some sweet sibling images.  Then it was time to change into bathing suits and get wet!  Ben had THE BEST TIME EVER while little Madeline decided otherwise.  But come on, how adorable is she in her little bumblebee bathing suit?  Ben and Madeline, I love seeing you both grow up before my eyes!  I can’t wait to see you all again in November!

 

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The S Family

Tampa Beach Photographer

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The W Family

Tampa Beach Photographer

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A Day In The Life Of Max

Tampa Lifestyle Photographer

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If I could spend each photo session jumping on the bed, reading books, playing with Legos, and swinging on the swing set I’d be one happy gal.  Lifestyle sessions are quickly becoming a favorite of mine.  What better way to capture honest life than in your own home doing what you normally do everyday?! These sessions are perfect for the summer, when it’s too hot to go outside!  As soon as I arrived at Max’s house, he was ready to show me all of his favorite things.  Can you guess from the images what his most favorite activity is?  Reading!  He showed me his bookcase full of books, pulled out some of his favorites, and even read me an entire book.  I was so impressed with his reading skills as he is only going into first grade!  Then we ventured outside and had a few swings on his swing set and played with some bubbles.  Last but definitely not least, he showed me his family’s new toy- their boat!  He hopped right in, turned the radio up load and began beeping the horn.  He’s a future boat captain in the making!  Max, thank you for showing me around your house and for having fun with me on a Saturday morning!

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Grace’s Cake Smash

Tampa Child Photographer

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Grace is one year old!  How else should we celebrate than with an adorable cake smash mini session?!  I met up with Miss Grace and her mommy at her house and we placed Grace on her pink blanket in the backyard and made some magic happen.  We let her play with some balloons and she loved them so much that she decided to use one as a pillow.  It was just adorable!!  Then it was time for the cake smash.  As adults, we know that when a Publix cake crosses our path, it takes some amount of restraint not to smash the cake ourselves.  But gentle Grace decided to gracefully touch the icing.  She wouldn’t even put it near her mouth, so mommy assisted her and fed her some.  And you know what she did?!  She gagged!  It was the cutest thing ever!  I wish I didn’t like cake so much that it made me gag!  Haha, then I might be 5 pounds lighter!  But as you can see from the images, that didn’t wipe that sweet smile off her face.  Happy first birthday Grace!  I love being able to celebrate your milestones with you!

 

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