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2013 Year In Review

Tampa Newborn & Baby Photographer

2013 was simply an amazing year for my photography thanks to all my amazing clients. There are hundreds of photographers to choose from in the Tampa Bay area and I am so thankful for each and every one of my clients who chose me to capture the most precious people in their lives. Trusting me to freeze a moment in time and hoping these photos will forever be cherished. It was such a tremendous year in growth for my photography and I am looking forward to all the amazing experiences I get to look forward to!

Nghi Le Photography Year in review 2013

 

Family Love

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I cannot begin to explain how special this family is to me. We moved into a small little neighborhood at the beginning of this year and I pinch myself every time I drive home just to make sure it isn’t a dream! The B family was the first family we met and they could possibly be the sweetest family I have ever met.  When they asked me to photograph their family, I could not be more thrilled. They are the epitome of a family.

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Their little 5 year old is such a little cutie so I asked if she could pose for me for a project I was working on. She did so well in front of the camera. Doesn’t she have the most gorgeous eyes ever?

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And my one of my favorite photos of all time

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Life By Lens | December 2013

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Where has this year gone? Thanksgiving came and went and now we are nearing the end of the year. This month’s blog circle is a little different because I didn’t take all of the photos! Sherri Kelly is a local photographer who I met a couple of years ago and I have been lucky to call her my friend. I love meeting up with her and chatting about our crazy photography obsession! This year, we decided to swap family photos for the holidays. I am so glad I did because it is so much better than trying to do it yourself! My boys obviously don’t love when I take photos of them so I was hoping that someone else would have better luck. Well, they didn’t completely cooperate, but Sherri worked her magic and these photos came out amazing! Enjoy the photos and don’t forget to click on the link at the end to follow along the circle!

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I did get a chance to get some photos of the kids making and decorating gingerbread cookies. I had the bright idea of making everything from scratch and what a disaster that was! The kids thought it was a flour party and got it everywhere! I was cleaning up flour all day long! We had fun though and I’m glad the boys have this memory to look back at!

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Click here to see what Lucy Liz Images is up to for this month!

Life By Lens | November 2013

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This year is slowly slipping away and has it been a year to remember. For this month’s Life by Lens post, we chose the theme “thankfulness”. If you have been following my blog, you know I am participating in a month blog circle with some of the most talented photographers where we document our everyday lives. My life is so blessed with so many things I am thankful for and this post will not even touch the tip of the iceberg but it’s a start.

For my little boy growing up (too fast)…

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For candy filled Halloween with the cutest Storm Trooper and cowboy you have ever seen…

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For camping with amazing lifelong friends…

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For remembering school days…

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For traveling and making memories…

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For the most amazing man I get to call my husband…

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Click on this link to see the gorgeous work of Reena Giola and her Life by Lens post.

Life By Lens | September 2013

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Welcome to another edition of our monthly blog circle, Life by Lens! Hard to believe that it’s been a month since the last Life by Lens post and a month since my oldest has been in school. He is loving every minute of it and doing so well! We decided to go back to the theme idea and we chose to improve on using more of the environment in our photos. I had every intention of taking the boys out and capture some photos at a fabulous location but every single afternoon, the storm clouds rolled in and it was just a torrential downpour that put a big damper on my plans. So I had to come up with a Plan B; shooting inside and using our home as the “environment”. Well that didn’t really work either but I still got these photos that I love of my little peanut in some moody light. Somebody pinch me because how in the world did I end up with the cutest little bug in the world? (Ok, that had nothing to do with using the environment but we all have to agree he is pretty darn cute!) So next time we come up with a theme, I’ll have to redeem myself and come up with something to blow you away!

And did you know that a two year old’s mood can change in a blink of an eye?

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Quiet

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Annoyed

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Next up is the amazing Nicole Everson in North Florida! She does such beautiful work from weddings to newborns, she does it all!

Fall and Holiday Mini Sessions

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Fall is coming, don’t you feel it? Who am I kidding, fall doesn’t really exist in Florida but we can all pretend right? I am offering Fall/Holiday Mini Sessions this year to those that a looking for a short session just to get a few updated family photos. It’s also nice to have them done and out of the way before the holiday rush starts. Your family deserves nice photos to show off to your family and friends!

Book by September 15th to be entered into  a drawing to receive an additional 25 cards for FREE!! Only 8 spots available so act fast and you’ll be guaranteed a time!

Dates:

Saturday, October 12, 2013 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm (Local park TBA)
Sunday, October 13, 2013 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm (Beach location TBA)

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Nghi Le Photography is located in Tampa, Florida specializing in newborn, babies, children, maternity, and family photography. Contact me today to book a session!

Life By Lens | August 2013

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Summer has flown by and it’s another month for my Life by Lens blog post. I hope everyone has been enjoying these posts because I really love putting it all together. It helps that I have so many wonderful photographers in the circle that motivate and inspire me. So don’t forget to click on the link at the end to see what we are all up to this month!

My little boy is growing up before my eyes. I still remember those sleepless nights when he was a newborn, the excitement of him rolling over for the first time, taking his first steps, his first words (I can’t believe we were ever worried about his speech!), lots and lots of firsts that we were excited about. I never thought I would be THAT mom though, you know the one that will be bawling when she drops off her first born off at Kindergarten? It’s such a huge deal though. Isn’t it? Next thing you know, he’s going to middle school, then high school, getting his license, graduating, going off to college, getting married, having kids of his own, and and and… What? I’m losing it? But it’s Kindergarten people! Where he will be learning reading, writing, and arithmetic, bringing home homework, making new friends, tying his own shoes, buying his own lunch and bringing it to the table all by himself!

Brandon is such a wonderful kid and I know he make our family proud each and every step of the way. Those tears when I take him to his classroom will only be tears of joy because I can’t believe what an intelligent, independent, funny, considerate, and sweet boy he has become over the last five years.

So of course I had to take him out to make sure I document this important milestone in his life. Just look at my handsome boy, ready to venture into the big world!

(Thank you Grandma for the adorable blazer! I knew it would come in handy one day!)

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Next up is the wonderful Sherri from Sherri Kelly Photography! I love that she’s in town and we can meet up and talk photography!

Life By Lens | July 2013

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I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last blog circle post. This year has definitely flown by! If you have been following my blog for the last few months, you know that I’m a part of a monthly blog circle project with a group of crazy talented photographers where we try to document things in a different way than we normally would. At the end of my blog post, you can view the next photographer’s post and so on and so on until you’ve come full circle!

Remember I said that my boys never cooperate for any posed photos? Ever? It’s true, they never have…until…a miracle happened few weeks ago. I actually got a couple of photos of their sweet smiling faces! Who are these kids? It didn’t last very long and I had to be quick but I am so happy with these photos. All kidding aside, my boys are growing up way too fast. Brandon is starting Kindergarten in less than a month and my little baby is no longer a baby. And quoting my favorite book that makes me cry every time I read it to the boys:

“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living,
My baby you’ll be.”

The ONLY reason I picked up my camera and started this photography journey in the first place, to capture their innocence and the essence of their youth, something that I know will change before I know it. I hope they thank me one day!! I know I wish I had more photos of me when I was young, I can probably count the number of photos I have of me under the age of 5 on the fingers of one hand.

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I don’t know about you but I think he’s pretty darn handsome!

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And no photoshoot is ever complete without my oldest being a complete goofball! There is not a day that goes by that he doesn’t put a smile on my face though.

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>>>>>Please go visit my awesome awesome friend Stephanie Lemmon in Lake Orion Michigan!! She is the woman behind the camera with Lemmonmade Photography and takes the most beautiful photos of her gorgeous girls!<<<<<

Three Brothers

Tampa Child Photographer

Besides my boys, I don’t normally photograph older children. There are some exceptions though when it comes to family! I was so excited when my cousin asked if I would photograph her three adorable boys, ages 8 and 5. We chose University of Tampa as the location because of the gorgeous campus and we could get some variety for each of their different personality. These boys are always very well dressed and this session was no exception, I thought they looked so GQ and grown up! I remember when big brother was just a baby! Well he’s turned into a sweet, loving boy who is such a great big brother to his twin brothers. They definitely have someone that they can emulate and look up to! The two little brothers were so great during the photo session each taking turns smiling and posing for the camera.

I love that since I got into photography, I can now give a special gift to my family to treasure and cherish. It helps that all the kids in my family are super cute!

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They were so good for the entire shoot, we got to get all our sillies out at the end! :)South_Tampa_Children_photography_09

 

Two month old perfection

Tampa Baby Photographer

Mom contacted me when Miss Chelsea was 5 weeks old and she wanted some photos of her new baby. She was weeks out of the magic window for those sleepy newborn photos but I told mom I was going to try anyway because she had missed out on those. And I am so glad I tried! Miss Chelsea was 8 weeks old by the time I was able to come take photos of her but she slept as well as some of my newborns! It didn’t last as long but we worked fast and got some really lovely peaceful dreamy photos of her. And when she woke up, she was full of smiles and gave me amazing eye contact! Meet 8 week old beautiful Chelsea. She is too cute for words and perfect in every way!

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