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Life By Lens | July 2013

Tampa Children Photographer

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

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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

 

Growing Family

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The H. Family is growing! In July they will welcome a baby boy into their hectic life with a 1 year old. Miss Emily was quite the little model for me. She cooperated so well for being this age giving me eye contact and so many adorable smiles! I had such a great time photographing this family at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor and cannot wait to meet their new addition in a few months!

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Life By Lens | June 2013

Tampa Lifestyle Photographer

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!

We probably head out to the beach 2-3 times a month, especially during the spring and summer and my boys just have a blast playing in the sand. And this time around, we all had fun building a sand castle so that my 5 year old could … what else?…Destroy it… Of course right?

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Follow along next to Lucia Wilke Photography!! You know you want to!

Beach Family Fun

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The T. Family wanted some updated family photos so we decided to meet up at the beach near their home and capture them in their own element. The weather wasn’t ideal since it was gloomy and gray all day and about to rain any minute but went for it anyway and it turned out so soft and pretty! I photographed their family about a year ago and so glad to see how much the kids have grown! Don’t you just want to pinch those chubby cheeks from these two?

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We had a lot of smiles but I wanted to share an adorable outtake! Love real moments!

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Life By Lens | May 2013

Tampa Lifestyle Photographer

Life by Lens is a monthly blog circle project I am participating in with a wonderfully talented group of photographers where our goal each month is to document normal everyday things we otherwise wouldn’t.   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! This month’s theme will be color; I did a little interesting take on it!

Our home has been taken over. By none other than Angry Birds. Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, and even the spin off Bad Piggies. Who knew it would be such a hit for my 5 year old? When we moved a few months ago, I was purging a lot of toys and the old containers of Play Doh did not make the cut. So a few days ago, my Angry Birds fanatic was looking for Play Doh because out of the blue, he wanted to make Angry Birds out of them. It was a few days before we made it to the store to buy some and he immediately spent the afternoon carefully constructing each different bird, down to all the little details. So I introduce you to my little Play Doh artist! I promise he did all on his own and I didn’t help him one bit!

The many COLORS of Angry Birds! We have Red Bird, Yellow Bird, Black/Bomb Bird, White Bird, Boomerang Bird, Ice Bird, Luke Skywalker Bird, Chewbacca Bird, and even a few piggies!

 

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Now go check out Lucy Liz Images to see her interpretation of this theme!!

Nine Month Old Cutie!

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I was so excited to have Ryder back in my studio for a 9 month session! He has grown up so much since I saw him at 3 months! I loved his gummy smiles and chubby legs! You know I wanted to just take a bite out of it! He brought along is super adorable sisters too for some photos. Love all three of them!!

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Emma’s First Birthday!

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Emma came to me a few weeks after her first birthday for a cake smash session and she acted like she had never seen me before! Umm hello, don’t you remember those adorable photos I took of you a few months ago? Shesh! It was ok though because we took a few extra minutes to re-acquaint ourselves, we sang songs (her favorite being Mr. Two Bits song, a true Florida Gator!), played with my props, let her eat some snacks. Took a few minutes before she would even sit down and smile for the camera but once she did, all her cute expressions came out and we had a wonderful session.

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We had so much fun outside too and she even had a big surprise for everyone! I can’t wait to meet baby brother or sister the end of this year!

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One year old sessions are becoming one of my favorites sessions! Thank you the B. Family for choosing me to capture Emma’s first year!

 

Ethan’s First Year!

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How is it that Ethan is one year old already? I remember driving to his house when he was just 7 days old and capturing his newborn photos like it was yesterday. He was probably one of my best sleepers as a newborn and let me do whatever I wanted to him without making as much as a peep. See how sweet and still he was?

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One of my favorite ages to shoot (besides newborns of course!) is when they can sit up. Ethan came to me a little after that and he was on the verge of crawling. All I remember is putting him down and he would scoot to another place and rinse and repeat. It was a nice preview to what would happen at his 1 year old shoot!

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But don’t you just love this sweet happy face!

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I had a feeling he was going to be an early walker and kept asking mom if he was walking yet before our scheduled session. I was so relieved to hear that he hasn’t hit that milestone. What I didn’t realize was how much he’s perfected his crawling skills; he was lightning fast! I had a few tricks up my sleeve to keep him in one spot but I won’t lie, even though I was able to get a bunch of cute photos, he clearly won our little battle.

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 Ethan, I just loved watching you grow up through my lens and hope to see you again soon!!

Life by Lens | April 2013

Life by Lens is a monthly blog circle project I am participating in with a wonderfully talented group of photographers where our goal each month is to document normal everyday things we otherwise wouldn’t.  So I’m taking this opportunity to capture a the little things and push my creativity to the next level. 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!

So I pretty much got started into photography because I wanted to take better photos of my children. It started when my first son was born but really took off after my second son came along. A lot of my photos in the beginning were setting up different “photoshoots” with them posed, well dressed, different props, sometimes with my studio set up or dragging them out to a location I thought would look nice. Well, after a while, they got sick, annoyed, uncooperative, you name it, it wasn’t very easy to get them to smile and look at the camera, there were more tears, running away, and taking photos of the backs of their heads or nothing at all. So it was either give up taking photos of them or try a different approach. Of course giving up photographing them was not going to be the option, I opted to take on the “lifestyle” route and capture them doing things they already did, like playing, taking a bath, sleeping, eating, outings, etc. However, the photographer and perfectionist in me makes sure I “set up” the shot with the right lighting, sometimes rearranging things around the house to declutter the photo, grabbing the right lens for shot because a single change in focal length, aperture, shutter speed can make a different photo. So I was still able to take photos of them and nothing was forced and everyone was happier! And while I love posed, smile at the camera, well-dressed photos, these are the type of photos I cherish in my family photo album.

While our adventures on a weekday afternoon after we come home from work/school are not very exciting, it’s still something I want to remember. Even though it’s crazy hectic, trying to cook dinner, getting them snacks to hold them off until dinner is ready, keeping them out of trouble all at the same time, it’s moments like this that are too easily forgotten.

We always make time to play outside while the weather is bearable and on this bright sun kissed afternoon, the little one brought out the stuffed Woody doll and I just loved how he was carrying it around. And don’t let this little innocent face fool you though, he’s a big trouble maker in the making.

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This is the main reason why I’ve almost given up taking photos of the kids. I get these goofy, obnoxious expressions from this one all the time! I think I was telling him to look at me and smile and instead of doing just that, he gave me this pose.

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But I’ll take some cute scrunched up nose giggles any day! What I give to have such innocence again!

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Potty training this time around has been a little challenging to say the least. At 2.5, my older son was pretty close to being potty trained and I was surprised how easy it was! Well, the little one has zero interest in going in his little cute froggy potty and is happily content doing his business anywhere he feels like. I was just happy he sat on it the other day…

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…unsuccessful but we still practiced good hand hygiene and washed our hands.

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Onto to their favorite activity of the day. And this day was even more special because they got to take a bath in my tub, which by the way I’ve been in a whole zero times. Their bathroom has unfortunately one tiny window and not photography friendly.  This bath also is the first bubble bath they’ve had ever since the older one has severe skin sensitivities and most soaps irritate his skin. I’ve searched all over and finally found a super sensitive fragrance free bubble bath made by California Baby.  It was a happy day!

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Wow that was long and wordy! I’ll try to keep it short for next time! Next up is the crazy talented Reena Giola Photographyall the way from Tucson, Arizona! She has lots of furry friends who are probably more willing subjects than mine!