Sofia | Florida Golden Light Senior Session | Class of 2018

Golden light makes the world go ’round.

The saying might off a bit, but in the world of photography it’s pretty close to the truth. This day was absolutely overflowing with light, and it was bright when we met on a surprisingly chilly day at the base of a bridge and began her session. After exploring and shooting for a bit underneath the rushing traffic and concrete, we hurried back to the cars, (where I turned on the heater) and drove to the next location.

We walked through an old oak lined dirt road, talking about our favorite sushi places (I now have a few more to visit), upcoming college plans, and our travel bucket lists. Hawaii, Los Angeles, and Spain are at the top of Sofia’s list, but as long as there’s a beach and good food, she’s down to visit. After graduation this spring, Sofia aspires to attend Southeastern University to major in English and then continue on to law school. Her perfect day would include hanging out with friends on the beach and getting sushi and ice cream somewhere along the way. Sofia, your session was absolutely gorgeous and I had such a blast with you! I wish you all the best in everything you set out to achieve.

Enjoy the images.

I hope you have a restful and sunshine filled week, friends!

Quote of the day: “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
‭‭-John‬ ‭15:12

Dasha | Florida Golden Light Senior Session | Class of 2018

It was the day of Dasha’s shoot. Rain. So much rain. Cold, too. We decided to postpone the shoot in hopes of a sunnier, warmer day, and were not disappointed. Our new date ended up featuring weather in the 40s, but the sun was clear and bright and we waltzed around Downtown and under the oaks in the golden, crisp light, trying to keep warm. Dasha and I go way back, at least long enough to say we go way back, and she’s a fellow fan of all things retro Disney, vintage dresses, fiddle music, and La La Land. And Porgs. Come this May, she will be graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Music from Florida State University. (She’s amazing. Hire her for all your music needs.) I was honored to take her senior photos, and adore what we captured. Dasha, keep shining.

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Have a magical day, friends!

Quote of the day: “A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
-Winnie the Pooh

Collin | Walt Disney World Senior Session | Class of 2018

Three locations + a cool senior + a touch of magic = a shoot for the books. Collin’s a pretty rad dude with legendary hair, and his session spanned from the savanna to a galaxy far, far away. We met on an overcast day and began his shoot, wandering among the rocks and scenery of the plains (complete with honest-to-goodness zebras), chatting about all things Star Wars and college plans. Star Wars is one of his passions, along with drumming and composing: Collin aspires to attend USC after graduation to major in music composition and neuroscience. We traveled a bit to another kingdom, complete with balloons and magic, and captured images amongst the sounds of a red and white clad band and the smells of cotton candy and popcorn.

After a full day of photography, we made our way down Hollywood Boulevard and finished the shoot in the company of Chewbacca. Yeah, that was cool. Also, a big shout-out to the exemplary Cast Member who let us borrow his lightsaber and showed us around the Launch Bay! Fun fact: that area plays music from the Star Wars score, and Collin and his mom can name any given track. I was quite impressed. Collin, your session was loads of fun and I’m thrilled with the images we captured! I wish you all the best in everything you set out to achieve.

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Happy New Year, friends! May it bring blessings and memories to be had for years to come.

Quote of the day: “Do or do not. There is no try.”
-Yoda

Sydney | Walt Disney World Senior Session | Class of 2018

Sydney’s session in a word: golden. We met on a day filled with beautiful and unfiltered light, Christmas cheer, and mild Florida weather in the most magical place on earth. In the midst of pastel storefronts and charming Christmas music, we began her session. From one end of the kingdom to the other, we found the best places for photos, took a high speed spin on the teacups, twirled on the hub grass, and finished just as the lights on Main Street made their nightly debut under a sunset sky. The day was absolutely perfect in every way.

Sydney is one of the loveliest people you will meet. She’s a fellow Disney gal and cat person, and as we walked through the park, we chatted about Taylor Swift and her new era (she’s is a big TSwift fan), college plans, and our travel bucket lists. Christmas is her absolute favorite holiday, she is a cheerleader and the editor of her school’s yearbook, and cold weather is the best weather in her estimation- a perfect day would be filled with snow and skiing and later watching Christmas movies by the fire. After graduation, she aspires to head off to a university to major in business and one day create her own American made clothing company. Sydney, your session is one of my favorites, and it was a blast getting to hang out with you! I wish you all the best in everything you set out to accomplish.

Enjoy the images.

Have a golden day, friends.

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