Utz Family Session

Hi again, Everyone!

Let me start by telling you that I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are always so fabulous to work with. The amazing Utz family was no exception! (Even with the time change that weekend! They rocked their session)


I met up with them the morning of our session at E&E Family Farm and the weather was perfect for our session! While the weather was great, it was the Utz family that made this shoot such a treat.  



The super amazing Utz family!

The super amazing Utz family!






The Utz family consists of: Kelly who loves being a mom and wife, she doesn’t follow status quo and she is SO amazing! Shane is an excellent leader and example for their boys and can fix anything! The oldest of the bunch is Chase, he has the best imagination and enjoys Taekwando and homeschooling. Mr. Colin in the middle is so very polite! He loves to wrestle with dad and big brother and loves to play T-ball. Last and not least is the baby Caleb is a fan of waving and blowing kisses to everyone, is an excellent sleeper and such a content little guy.

“As long as we’re together, even grocery shopping can be a fun family activity lol. We love parks, camping, Busch Gardens, getaways, game nights, movie and pizza nights, but mainly just being together,” says Kelly.



As you can see from the comments above and the photos below, this family is not only photogenic, but also a close-knit bunch who clearly love spending time together. They are all so very lucky to have each other. 




Sneak peeks from our amazing session are below!




The cutest and most polite brothers I’ve ever photographed!

The cutest and most polite brothers I’ve ever photographed!


This family is absolutely amazing and just so full of love!

This family is absolutely amazing and just so full of love!

Happy Birthday Harrison!

Hi again, everyone!

I have a hard time facing the fact that little Harrison is already a whole year old. But you know what 1-year-old birthdays mean? Cake. And smashing cakes, of course! 


Before I get to the fabulously fun photos I know you came here for, I have to share pictures from baby Harrison’s previous milestone sessions. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone!



3 month sweet baby session

3 month sweet baby session


6 month milestone session

6 month milestone session

9 month milestone session

9 month milestone session




And that, my friends, brings us to this sweet boy’s 1-year smash the cake photos. 

Happy Birthday Harrison!

Happy Birthday Harrison!

Smash that cake!

Smash that cake!

As you can see, Harrison throughly enjoyed his smash the cake session. Who wouldn't though?! I know I would!

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Baby Sawyer

Hello Photo lovers, today I have the distinct pleasure of introducing you to baby Sawyer who was only 6 days new during his session!

Sweet, sleepy newborn.

Sweet, sleepy newborn.

Not just brothers, Best friends!

Not just brothers, Best friends!



I think we can all agree: His cheeks and sweetness should earn him a spot on the cover of every baby magazine in the nation! Seriously, I'm practically melting from cuteness overload! 


Anyway, as you can see from the pictures below, Sawyer’s family and I had one of the best sessions together. His mom, Ashley who happens to be a sweet friend of mine, made sure he was fed and had all the props for their session. Her preparation efforts allowed us to have an especially awesome shoot together. 


Sawyer slept most of his way through our 2.5 hour session. And when he wasn't sleeping, Sawyer was sweet, calm and relaxed.  He honestly couldn’t have been any better.


“We had such a great experience with Melissa! She handled Sawyer with so much love and care while swaddling him and positioning for all the pictures!  We loved how the shoot turned out! We have used them for his birth announcement" says Ashley.


Because the shoot went so well, I asked Ashley if she would share one helpful piece of advice with other mothers planning a newborn session (See – I've got your back, moms around the world). Her biggest piece of advice is: “Plan out at least 3 hours because you want them to turn out perfect and sometimes newborns aren’t ready to be photographed"


I absolutely cannot wait to see how baby Sawyer grows and changes in the upcoming months! I LOVE my job!! 


Without further adieu, Mr. Sawyer, everyone!

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Such a beautiful family!

Such a beautiful family!

The most adorable Eagles fan I’ve ever seen!

The most adorable Eagles fan I’ve ever seen!

Happy Birthday Baby Liam!

It's a beautiful day, ladies and gentlemen. Want to know why? Because today I am sharing with you photos from a recent birthing session I did with Sophia and Brandon and their perfect little bundle, Liam. He was born at 3:20 am on August 25, 2018 at Home in Plant City, And my goodness is he one gorgeous and content little guy.

Stats on baby Liam: 

9 lbs

11 oz

23 inches long



I just loved the way these two interacted during Sophia’s labor. He was so supportive of her.

I just loved the way these two interacted during Sophia’s labor. He was so supportive of her.


I was so honored to be with Sophia and Brandon on the day of their child's birth. There really aren't very many things that are as beautiful as bringing another life into the world. Sophia was absolutely amazing and totally rocked her home birth.


This precious baby was born “En Caul” that means momma’s water didn’t break and he was born in his amniotic sac. It’s SO very cool to witness.  


The love in that room on August 25th was truly overwhelming. I know that baby Liam and his incredible parents have a lot more where that came from, too. I hope they keep me up to date with what's happening in their lives!

Have you thought about having your birth photographed, but aren't sure if it's for you? Check out what Sophia had to say about our session: “Having it photographed was very important to me. As a photographer myself, having major life events documented is very important to me. I wanted to be able to relive these memories and share them with others”

Sweet Baby Vivienne

Hello dear picture lovers!

 

Today I have a real treat for you and it comes in the form of a 3 day new (YES, I said 3 days new!) baby named Vivienne. Hold on to your socks – this little lady is so cute she may blow them right off!

 

I am a total sucker for those brand new baby details!

I am a total sucker for those brand new baby details!

 

 

It feels like only a few days ago I was photographing her big sister Bella's photos. I can't believe it's already been 9 months from when her momma found out that she was expecting again! Time sure flies!! 

Because our last photo shoot went so well, I was over the moon excited when they called me up to schedule photos with their adorable little Vivienne!

 

Anyway, I am beyond honored that they asked me to work with them again and to photograph little Vivienne. As you can see from the photographs below, she is an ultra sweetheart and was a joy to work with. See what I'm talking about below!

Welcome Home!

Hi again everyone!

Let me stop for a second to tell you that I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are always so amazing to work with. That's true of my session with the Dowden family, too!

This session was extra special as it was my first Military homecoming family session, I'm not kidding when I say I cried like a baby! Being a veteran myself as well as a military wife,  I was absolutely honored when I was asked to capture this gorgeous session!

 

 

 

 

Daddy was concerned that his youngest might not remember him since we was pretty tiny when he left, it was clear once sweet Brantley laid eyes on his daddy he knew exactly who he was. Big brother Denver also lit up once he spotted daddy in the crowd. These boys melted this momma's heart. 

 

As you can see from the comments above and the photos below, this family is not only photogenic, but also a close-knit group who clearly love spending time together. Tavia, Matt, Denver and Brantley are SO very lucky to have each other. 

 

 Our session highlights are below!