Grace | Florida Golden Light Senior Session | Class of 2017

Grace. What a sweet and lovely soul. We met on a brilliantly sunny day at a garden designed to help those in need and on this day it doubled as a lush and beautiful location to begin her senior session. From a sunflowers to vegetables and even a tractor, the locations were perfect and we discussed our college plans for the fall, cool hats, and our shared love of the beach as we walked through the grass and soil. From the garden to a new location and eventually on to the shore which boasted a pink cotton candy sky, Grace’s session was practically perfect in every way. She will be heading off to Southeastern University this fall, and I can’t wait to see the amazing things she does there. Grace, you are absolutely wonderful and I love the images we captured. I wish you the best in all you set out to accomplish!

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Have a spectacular day + week, friends!

Quote of the day: “You can’t make everyone happy. You’re not pizza.”
-Unknown

Katie | Florida Golden Light Portrait Session | West Coast

Golden light + the West Coast of Florida + reuniting with a friend all make for a standout session. I was visiting a fellow photographer friend on the other coast of Florida and posted about needing a model for a shoot in the area. Katie sent me a message, we met at a location, and began the session. Reconnecting after a couple (or more) years was an absolute blast and she absolutely rocked it in front of the camera. We shot under bright golden light on a surprisingly chilly day at the beach, and I’m thrilled to share this session today. Katie, thank you so much for being our model! It was great to catch up and I wish you all the best.

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Make your Tuesday a great one, friends!

Quote of the day: “Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hope | Walt Disney World Senior Session | Class of 2017

Happy Monday! I couldn’t think of a better way to begin the week than by bringing Hope’s magical senior session to the blog. It was a day filled with fun, super corny jokes, golden sunshine, and sparkling- not sweating- thanks to the warm and sticky Florida evening. Hope and I met at Port Orleans Riverside: a southern style resort with a good deal of charm, and began her session. We explored the area, capturing images along the way, talking about auditions, Miss America (with whom she’s friends), Wishes, and how thankful we were it wasn’t raining. After meeting a friendly carriage horse and an outfit change, we hopped over to the most magical place on earth and continued on there, where the sun broke through the clouds and bathed Main Street in golden light.

Meeting Hope was like reuniting with a friend who you haven’t seen in a while, but pick right back up where you left off, even though we had never met in person before. We bonded over corny jokes, Disney magic, and the struggle of finding comfortable heels to wear. She is heading off to Ouachita Baptist University in the fall, loves ice cream, and her dream trip would be visiting all six Disney parks- from Anaheim to Orlando, Paris and beyond- in a month. Hope, your session was one in a million and I had an absolute blast with you! Let’s grab a Nutella fruit waffle sandwich when you’re back down in Florida. I wish you all the best!

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I hope your day is wonderful, friends!

Quote of the day: “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future”
-Jeremiah 29:11

Cara | Dapper Day | Walt Disney World Portrait Session

If we’re talking about dream sessions, this one takes the cake. Cara contacted me about doing a Dapper Day/vintage styled session, and I could not say yes fast enough. Dapper Day is an event at Walt Disney World which takes place over two weekends in the year- one in the spring and one in the fall- where vintage loving souls gather in their most dapper attire for a few days of dressing up and having fun in the vacation kingdom of the world.

We met on a bright and beautiful afternoon in France (in Epcot, of course) and began our session. Cara was wearing a stunning dress inspired by the one Grace Kelly wore in the film, Rear Window, and I knew immediately this would be one of my favorite sessions of all time. We walked around Paris, crossed a bridge to the UK, and eventually made our way to the Magic Kingdom, chatting along the way about our college programs, Disneyland, and tiki goodness. We captured images and became friends all in one afternoon, and I’m absolutely thrilled to bring her images to the blog today. Cara, thank you so much for a lovely afternoon, and here’s to more Disney fun, soon! If you want to check out Cara’s blog, it can be found here and her Instagram here.

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Have a beautiful day, friends!

Quote of the day: “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.”
-Audrey Hepburn