Grace | Walt Disney World Senior Session | Class of 2018

Something that I have learned from my photographic endeavors is that within every senior is  a unique magic + flair, and that rule held true for this shoot: Grace brought her session to life with her enthusiasm, energy, and laughter. We met on a beautiful fall day on the backdrop of a candy colored street peppered with fall decorations and the sounds of complementary big band music. The light was perfect, the weather was less than scorching, and we began her session. As we traveled the length of the street + beyond, we chatted about the Disney parks, upcoming college plans, career goals, and Dole Whip. From a land of tomorrow to the corners of fantasy, we traveled through a kingdom and finished around sunset, the most magical time at the most magical place.

Grace is one of those people who makes your life better for knowing them. We had been in contact since February (February! Before I even knew I would be attending UCF or what my major would be!) and finally meeting her in person was like reconnecting with a good friend from the past. She is involved in her school’s theater program as a set designer (She showed me a picture of one of her upcoming sets and it was incredible! Take note, Disney. 😉 ), is a Disney Parks nerd, loves to read, and has applied to eight different schools across the country. Her dream job is being a creative director for Walt Disney Imagineering, her dream trip is backpacking around Europe, and her guilty pleasure is an iced vanilla latte. Grace, you’re already doing great things and I know you’ll continue to do so from this point and beyond! I wish you all the best, and if you visit Orlando again or even decide to attend UCF, know you have a friend here.

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Have an absolutely outstanding day, friends!

Quote of the day: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
-Tom Fitzgerald

Christina | Walt Disney World Senior Session | Class of 2018

Happy Tuesday, friends! I am thrilled to be bringing a pixie-dust infused session to the blog today. Christina is a member of the class of 2018, and her magical session was one for the books. We met on a typical Florida summer afternoon- slightly cloudy with random spurts of rain which gave way to sunshine- at one of the grandest locations, and began the shoot. Between walking around and shooting, we chatted about all things Disney, travel, and future school plans. We share a love of list making, cats, and summertime, so you can be sure we hit it off splendidly. After an outfit change, we hopped on the monorail and sped off to the most magical place on earth, where we were greeted by sunshine and classic big band music. From then until sunset, we explored the kingdom, found some of the best spots for photos, and watched the lights on Main Street make their nightly debut under a pink cotton candy sky.

Christina is a stellar gal. She was a natural in front of the camera and her laughter was contagious, which left me smiling and laughing along with her throughout the afternoon. During her session, we chatted about college and the challenge of deciding on the right university to attend. At the time I was transferring to a new and completely different school, and Christina was in the midst of school touring, from the University of Pittsburgh to NYU and schools down here in Florida. Being an actress, screenwriter, or journalist are her dream jobs, and some of her favorite things are Ed Sheeran, Disney (of course), smoothie bowls, theater + shows, and Taylor Swift. Spending a month in Asia, exploring and learning about the cultures, along with visiting a Disney park or three, is on her bucket list. Christina, I had an absolute blast with you during your session and love the images we captured. I’m excited to see what the future holds for you, and wish you all the best!

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Have a magical week, friends!

Quote of the day: “”Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.”
-C.S Lewis

Abby is 10! | Walt Disney World Portrait Session

There are many ways to celebrate a birthday, but celebrating at Walt Disney World tops the proverbial cake. Abby is turning ten in just a few days, and her birthday celebration included a day at the most magical place on earth and a photo shoot to commemorate turning the big 1-0. We dodged a brief rain shower, found the best spots for photos, rode a few rides, and wrapped up in the evening as the sun set and guests began finding their spots for the fireworks. I had a wonderful time playing in and exploring the park with Abby + her mom, Katy, and am thrilled to bring her images to the blog today. Happy birthday, Abby! May all your wishes and dreams come true.

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Have an absolutely magical day, friends!

Quote of the day: “The first fact about the celebration of birthdays is that it is a good way of affirming defiantly, and even flamboyantly, that it is a good thing to be alive.”
-G.K. Chesterton

Logan | Artistic + Urban Florida Senior Session | Class of 2018

I’m sitting down typing this while a storm rages outside (kudos to you, Irma), excited to bring this creative and light soaked session to you before my power goes out. Logan is another member of the fantastic Class of 2018, and this session set a new benchmark in terms of theming, new locations, energy, and all around creativity. We met on a warm and clear Florida day at a green, oak covered pathway and began the session. It didn’t take too long to be chased away by hordes of bloodthirsty mosquitoes (actual clouds of them were surrounding us, y’all) so we rerouted and tried out a brand new location- one that I’ve been wanting to use for a while but haven’t had the right opportunity- the bridge. We talked to the top of that thing, pushing aside all qualms about heights, and captured some really unique images. After descending, we rushed downtown where Spider-Man made an appearance, bystanders were amused, and we looked super cool running around and shooting.

Logan’s of the artistic type: he cosplays, is an up and coming actor, loves shooting and directing film projects, and is looking at attending the Savannah College of Art and Design next fall to double major in film and theater. He knew exactly what he was doing in front of the camera and was a blast to work with during his session. His dream job is to be a director, dream trip would be around the world to experience specific filming locations, and a perfect day would be spent with family and friends, adventuring outdoors and perhaps capping off the day with a Studio Ghibli movie. Logan, you’re a super cool dude and your shoot was a blast! I wish you all the best in whatever you set out to achieve!

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Have a wonderful Sunday, friends! Stay dry out there.

Quote of the day: “I am an evolving actor, I am in a sacred, safe, and supportive place. In this space I will challenge myself, study humanity and take risks, to perfect a performance I will perfect my lines. To to be the actor I want to be I will make mistakes. To understand a character, I will understand myself. Only in this dynamic struggle will I find my talent. I am an evolving actor.”
-Actors’ Creed.