Belly Session (Central Florida Family Photographer)

You might recognize this hot mama from a trash the dress session she did with me last year!  Can you believe she’s preggo with #3?!  I wish I could look that amazing the next time around.  This family seriously just oozes style and adorable-ness.   I have been dying to do a belly session (I don’t do many anymore) and knew Megan would be a gorgeous model.    My good friend and fellow photographer Carly came along with me and from the minute we walked in their house, we were oohhing and ahhhing over how cute it was!  We were grabbing pillows and anything else we could spot to use in the shoot.    They took us to this little spot near their house that was so cool!  There were ducks and a little spring, so fun!  And the light, oh the light, the heavens were shining down upon us that afternoon.   My little golden chair came along for the ride too 🙂  I seriously love that chair so much (thanks Krystal!) that it’s recently become a permanent fixture in my living room, though I will of course continue to use it at sessions too!   I’m so excited for this cute little family to add another branch to their family tree, can’t wait to see and hopefully photograph their next beautiful little baby!  PS: Megan’s cute pink dress is from LuLu Belle Baby Boutique in Baldwin Park.

CeFloFePho’s Spring Retreat

I know you’re probably saying to yourself “CeFl…..what?”  Remember?  A while back I posted about the awesometastic group I started for female photographers in Central Florida?  Well we had our second official retreat last weekend in Siesta Key, FL and it was nothing short of amazing.   Our first retreat was such a freezing huge success that I was a little worried about living up to those expectations for the next one.  But, the beach was so gorgeous, the weather so sublime….I don’t think anyone of us would have minded if we “accidentally” left our camera back at the hotel 🙂  Though we did manage to squeeze in some beach/pool/major fun time, the weekend was also packed full of fabulous photoshoots.   We shot 3 sessions all together – a family session Saturday morning, 2 bridal/trash-the-dress sessions Saturday evening and a super hot and sexy model couple Sunday afternoon.  We had so much fun and oh my gosh were all of our models awesome!  In addition to being  in a tropical paradise and shooting  just-for-fun-and-not-because-we-have-to sessions, we also built and strengthened some amazing friendships.  In an industry that often is rife with competitiveness, secrecy, exclusivity, greed,  pride and fakeness (don’t get me started) it is so refreshing to be part of a group that is open and honest, willing to share, build each other up and inspire one another.   OK, enough of my mushy jibber jabber…..since I have so many images to share from the retreat, I’m going to break them up into 3 different posts so as not to overwhelm you with the beauty of it all (ha ha)  So, here are a few of my favorite images from our family session on Saturday morning.  This family of 3 girls (2 were twins!) were sooooo sweet and the girls were so good.    We easily shot for about 4 hours and I don’t think I heard them complain once.  And little Bella….well she’s a natural born top-model, she’s even perfected her smize (or is it smeyes?) at the ripe old age of 5. Enjoy and I’ll be back tomorrow to post some amazing shots from our Trash the Dress sessions on the beach!

had to get a few of mom and dad in there too 🙂

The beach was crazy bright and crowded, so we headed over to Siesta Key Village for a few more shots:This one kinda kills me.  I mean,  really – look at those faces!

L.O.V.E.

Well, I may be a few days behind, but I hope you all had a LOVE-ly Valentine’s Day weekend!  Wanted to share the little valentine cards I had made for Owen to give his classmates – so cute!!  These are similar to the cards included with limited edition mini sessions.   PS – I promise I really do have 2 kids.  The bigger one just won’t ever let me photograph him.  Let alone give out cutesy little cards to his friends 🙂valentine

Also wanted to give a shout-out to Mr. Bray for getting me a super rad gift this year (good job not getting me anything software or home-improvment related, babe!)  So excited to play around with it.  Now if only he had gotten me some film….

diana