Caitlin and Zach’s Spanish River Park Engagement Session

Caitlin and Zach’s Spanish River Park Engagement Session

Everyone loves a good love story … or maybe I assume everyone does because I love them so much! I had the pleasure of meeting Caitlin at my favorite local coffee shop. It was here that she spilled the beans of how she and her soulmate met:

Only two months after Caitlin relocated to South Florida and had started her career at a local hair salon, a handsome man entered her life. Sitting in her chair, he awaited for her to work her magic on his hair. While doing so, they began chatting and conversation flowed easily and naturally. Before either of them knew it, his hair was pure perfection and he was out the door.

Shortly after, right before closing time, the phone rings. It was the handsome man, also known as Zach, asking Caitlin out to a local Fort Lauderdale restaurant. Caitlin had some reservations as she had just gotten out of a long-term relationship and had just moved to the area, but something in her gut told her to go. Little did she and her gut know just where this would take them … or how it would lead to their “happily ever after.”

So here we are, present day, at Caitlin and Zach’s Spanish River Park engagement session. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! A day filled with so much love, laughter, and heavenly lighting! You would never have guessed that Zach hates being in front of the camera … if Caitlin hadn’t told me, I would have been completely oblivious to that fact and I would have recommended they both be models!

Seriously, doesn’t their love just radiate off of these images?!

(P.S. if you are looking for a talented hair stylist, look no further, Caitlin Flood is your girl!)

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Christine Roberts and Family at Matheson Hammock Park

Christine Roberts and Family at Matheson Hammock Park

Christine Roberts … author, speaker, coach, and mother. She “is a respected leader in the personal growth and development world. She brings positive perspective and practical strategies to audiences as they consider how to create their best life.”

Thanks to a referral, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Christine and her wonderful family. They are currently traveling the U.S. by RV and their first stop was sunny Florida! It was during this first stop that I had the opportunity to photograph the five of them (of course, I had to include their puppy!).

Working with her web designer, we aimed to capture photos that they could use for her new website and blog. We needed head shots, pictures of her book, and images of Christine at work (i.e. journaling about her life, travels, family, etc.). We figured that it was a perfect chance to get some updated family portraits, too!

As you scroll through the pictures of Christine Roberts and family at Matheson Hammock Park, take notice of the bond they have with one another. These interactions are not forced … not even the between the two children. All the smiles, playfulness, and laughter are real! This family has a genuine love for and close bond with each other. The children are each other’s best friends … what a rare and amazing thing to witness!

To the Roberts family, cheers to your traveling adventures! I hope you have a fun trip and enjoy seeing the U.S. together! 🙂

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Seriously, is this not the most photogenic family ever?!

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“We all have the power to create the lives we crave if we are ready to commit to the only person we’re guaranteed to be with for the rest of our lives—ourselves.” – Christine.

If you’d like to learn more or read her book, check her out at christinemroberts.com

Maternity Session at Spanish River Park

There is nothing more beautiful than being pregnant, nor as exciting as expecting a baby! Just take a look at this breathtaking maternity session at Spanish River Park.

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How absolutely lovely is this momma-to-be?!

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I just can’t get enough of the perfect glow, both in mommy and the natural lighting!

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Lauren and her husband are huge Tar Heels fans! It’s always a fun idea to bring props to your session. Make them as personal as you can … it could be your favorite sports team shoes, a blanket that your grandmother knitted, or even a chalkboard with the due date on it!

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Avery wanted to grace us with her presence. She was determined to take photos with her not-yet-born baby cousin!

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One of my own personal favorites from this session 😀

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Avery kissing her baby cousin <3<3<3

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“Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart.” – Winnie the Pooh

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Lauren, the sister of Modern Boca Mom‘s founder, is expecting her firstborn in February. You may recognize her in my past post: Waterstone Resort Family Holiday Portraits, but I believe her little baby is making his appearance a lot more apparent now 😉

This momma-to-be isn’t the only one who can’t wait to meet her little one. Avery, his big cousin, is always asking about him. She even offered to be in some of the pictures with Lauren and baby. Yes, without us even asking!

Michelle, also known as Modern Boca Mom, also can’t wait! The brown dress shown in the last set of photos, is her own personal touch to our session: it was the dress Michelle wore to Lauren’s wedding when Michelle was pregnant with Avery.

I adore this family and am completely in love with this maternity session at Spanish River Park! Congratulations to Lauren and her husband! May the rest of your pregnancy go smoothly and you have a safe delivery!!

 

South Florida’s Boca Raton Resort and Club Family Portraits

South Florida has a plethora of unique and beautiful venues. From beaches, piers, and city landscapes to parks, country clubs, and resorts, we have it all! One of the most well-known spots is the Boca Resort. I have heard many great things about this venue but nothing prepared me for all its wonder! Take a look at my recent South Florida’s Boca Raton Resort and Club family portraits:

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I mean, could these two be any more beautiful?!

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The picture-perfect family!

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Elora was in awe of the gingerbread house display.

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South Florida Wedding Photographer - South Florida's Boca Raton Resort and Club Family Portraits

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Mariel went to school with my husband back in the day, and is one of the brilliant and creative minds behind Boca By Design. She reached out to me, in need of family portraits for their holiday cards. I am so honored that she thought of me!

I adore this family! These beautiful, bright blue-eyed little girls are always sweet and full of personality. Mariel and her awesome husband (who is, by far, one of the most talented self-taught chefs I have ever met and had the pleasure of dining with), have become good friends of ours since we moved down here in May.

We had so much fun walking through the resort, finding cool spots as backdrops, and letting the two girls run and play. There is nothing I enjoy better than capturing children in their element, doing what they do best! These four are so much fun to be around and we even got to enjoy a small break to taste some frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity!

Thank you to the Eldridge family for allowing me to be a part of your fun! Happy Holidays!!!

XoXo

A December Family Holiday Session in South Florida

I come from up North. To be more specific, I come from Virginia, where we have four seasons, the holidays being considerably chilly. A family holiday session in South Florida in December is much different. Up north, we require a whole lot more planning and layers of clothes. South Florida … well, we’re in the tropics! Families can get away with jeans or shorts, tank tops or sweaters.

It’s amazing how different it is and while I’m still adjusting (as I’ve only been a Florida native for six months now), I’m also loving it! We have more months out of the year where I can spend photographing families, both new and repeating, and that we can shoot either at the home, a local park, or the beach! Yes, the beach! The beach in December is still an option!

When Alisha, an executive consultant at Rodan + Fields and a Coral Springs mommy of two, contacted me, we were able to relate to each other since we are both relatively new to the area. She wanted a combination of a newborn session and a family one, to celebrate the three new exciting chapters in her life: moving to Florida, buying a house, and becoming a mom to newborn Elizabeth! We were able to combine the two in two different locations, one being their new home in Coral Springs and the other being the Fort Lauderdale beach.

This family of four make my heart melt! Beautiful, kind, energetic, and fun, the Gifford family were a pleasure to work with and so photogenic! It’s not every day that a photographer has a newborn sleep during their entire session so needless to say that I was impressed when Elizabeth slept through every position, blanket and location change, and prop addition. She even slept through our entire family session at the beach!

Warren was quite the feisty little guy, as most little boys are, who wanted nothing to do with me and the camera but everything to do with the water! For me, this is the perfect opportunity to capture real moments and interactions, but makes it quite challenging when you’re trying to get that holiday card photo! Luckily we were able to snap some quick ones in between play time at the boardwalk and dipping his toes in the water!

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So to all my families living in less tropical areas, consider traveling for a family holiday session in South Florida! I would love to see you 😉