Newborn Baby Layla

A South Florida Newborn Session: Layla

I always love a good South Florida newborn session! Newborn sessions are unpredictable (never boring) and keep a photographer on their toes. You never know how the baby will be in front of the camera, not to mention how they’ll be when you try to change their outfits or get them naked. Some babies have to be clothed or wrapped at all times, but mom and dad want cute nudies! I mean, who doesn’t love an adorable butt shot?!

Who’s Really in Charge Here?

At the end of the day though, the baby is in charge! If they’re hungry, tired, or want to be bundled up, that’s the way we got to go. And that’s okay! Your baby is beautiful and will continue to do amazingly adorable things throughout the session as long as you keep them happy.

Newborn Layla

Layla was definitely in charge. Her session took place only days after being born, and was still experiencing everything for the very first time. She loved being clothed, and her priority during our entire session was to be fed. I know this can be frustrating for most, but her parents were amazing and just going with the flow. If we needed to take photos during feeding time, perfect! What a normal, beautiful, and natural moment to document.

However …

Do you remember how I mentioned that a happy baby equals an adorable session? Well, that’s exactly what happened. We allowed Layla to sleep and be fed, and we ended up not only with beautiful documentary shots, but also with the most adorable tutu and pearl-wearing baby pictures!

 

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More sessions like Layla’s can be found on our website, Facebook, and Instagram.

A Boca Raton Christening

A Boca Raton Christening

I had the pleasure of documenting a very special Boca Raton Christening. Baby Aden’s started his journey of faith at the Ascension Catholic Church, surrounded by so much love and support.

As with most baby Christenings, Aden was not really aware of what was going on. He knew he was getting a lot of attention by faces that he recognized. There were fun lit candles that he wanted to play with but wasn’t allowed to (this didn’t make him too happy haha)! A water fountain was involved and there was oil painted on his face.

Boca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionIt’s a momentous day and all of Aden’s closest friends and families came to celebrate!Boca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionHis big moment! I know what you’re all asking, how did he handle the water-pouring? Like a champ! Well, a champ who allows it at first and then pushes it away 😄Boca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionMarking Aden with oil:Boca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionAll Aden wants at this point is that candle! 😄Boca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionEveryone’s celebrating! Just take a look at Aden clapping (first picture below). Next to it is Avery and her dad fist pumping:Boca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionHow adorable are these decorations?! Aden’s mommy, Lauren, did such an amazing job with the help of her sisters! Boca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionWhen you have your event catered by Chipotle, you know it’s going to be one delicious meal! I am such a fan of all their food!!!Boca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionBoca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionYou’d never guess that Aden was having the time of his life …. 😉Boca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionKids, just being kids 💕Boca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family SessionA blessing of the food before the partying commenced!Boca Raton Christening | Boca Raton Family Session©Sweet Memories Photography

A Matheson Hammock Park Engagement Session: Jessica and Alan

A Matheson Hammock Park Engagement Session: Jessica and Alan

Jessica and I first started chatting on Instagram, when she was looking into doing a couples’ session. Since she is currently living the life in Bali (not exactly close, is she?!), she wanted formal photos of her and her boyfriend, Alan, while she was in town. Little did she know that she would become engaged shortly after reaching out to me! So what was supposed to be a Matheson Hammock Park couples’ session became a Matheson Hammock Park engagement session!

Because we all love a love story …

This adorable couple met online fourteen years ago. You read that right. Fourteen, yes, 14 years ago! They met online strictly as friends, especially since Jessica was and has always lived in Indonesia (so jealous!). After conversing day after day, Jessica and Alan became great friends. But you can only get to know someone so much online … Alan persuaded her to visit the United States so they could finally meet in person.

That trip sealed their fate. These two were not only best friends, but also soulmates.

What Happened Next???

Jessica and Alan continued their long distance relationship, but not without making plans for their future. As mentioned before, shortly after reaching out to me was New Year’s Eve and this is when Alan proposed. They started off 2018 with a bang!

The Future

Well, obviously there’s a wedding in the future!!!! The wedding planning is a work in progress with Jessica still living in Bali but she’ll be back here in no time. Last time she and I spoke, Alan was biting at the bit to speed up the process (haha!). There will be a wedding in the near future and I look forward to seeing more of these two lovelies!

 

Matheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerPure chemistry! These two are obviously deeply, madly in love. They couldn’t keep their hands or eyes off of each other, or those big smiles off their faces!Matheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerI love this view! Matheson Hammock park has some of the most gorgeous backdrops ever!Matheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerJessica is one beautiful lady!Matheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerEeeek! One of my favorite pics of all time:Matheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerBecause I thought the tree was cool …Matheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerMatheson Hammock Park Engagement Session | Miami PhotographerAre you thinking more, more, MORE?! Slide on over to our gallery page to see more beautiful couples and sessions!

A Dirty Thirty Cake Smash in Boca Raton

A Dirty Thirty Cake Smash in Boca Raton

Growing older doesn’t mean we should cease the celebration! In fact, we should party harder than ever. I mean, we have lived this long, struggled this hard, and still look this good! Isis has the right idea with her Dirty Thirty cake smash in Boca Raton.

We have every right to celebrate and celebrate big, with cake, champagne, and all things that make you happy! For Isis, she wanted all things pink, with a yummy cake, popping champagne, a sign representing her life thus far, and dancing around in a pink tutu (and she looks amazing doing it!).

What’s a Cake Smash, You Ask?

For those of you who don’t know or haven’t heard of a cake smash, it became a big thing for first birthdays. It’s when a baby turns one and experiences his or her birthday for the first time … which also normally means, cake for the first time.

These pictures are hilarious! The 1-year old doesn’t know what to do with the cake and the parents usually have to assist. Insert cake and icing in mouth and that’s when the funny expressions start: confusion, fascination, then either love or hate!

Cake smashes for adults are slightly different, obviously! We have the benefit of choosing our own flavors and colors, and we can definitely feed ourselves. But the best part is when you let loose and dig in! Who needs forks or plates?! We have our hands and mouths! We’re allowed to get a little dirty. It is our day and our cake after all!

Enjoy!

Come along with us as we capture Isis’ Dirty Thirty cake smash in Boca Raton:

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If you don’t see a service on our website that you’d like covered, please reach out! Just because it’s not on our site doesn’t mean we don’t do it. We love to capture all of life’s sweet memories!

A Wintry Fort Lauderdale Family Session

A Wintry Fort Lauderdale Family Session

Okay, so let’s be honest here. Florida doesn’t see winter. Well, at least not the type of winter that you picture: white grounds, snow falling, bare trees … but hey, it’s still winter and this blog post is about a wintry Fort Lauderdale family session. And while you may not see snow or icicles on bare trees, we did have cool wind, white sand, and lots of blue (water, not ice, that is).

Celebrate!

The Olin family had much to celebrate about! For one thing, their entire family was together. But more importantly, it was grandma’s 75th birthday! This session, and the trip to Fort Lauderdale, was her big birthday gift!

So Much Fun!

We had so much fun photographing and playing on the beach. T’was the night before Christmas and all through the beach, was a family posing while the seagulls screech. Okay, maybe should I stick to my day job. I never claimed to be a writer, or a poet! Although, it is quite true. The seagulls kept photo-bombing our session (you’ll see them make an appearance in a shot or two below, but they definitely made appearances in the majority of our shots).

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I love photographing awesome families like this one. Do you have an awesome family and want updated family pictures? If so, I’d love to photograph you! Reach out and let’s chat!