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WILD CHILD Session: Emily, Part 1

Last November, when the very first Wild Child Session was posted and advertised, an old friend reached out to me. Emily, who I met my freshman year of high school, was saving up so she could do a Wild Child shoot with me, and this June, it finally came to life! 

Emily is a free spirit. She's mysterious and open-hearted and is passionately in love with the world around her and its beauty. I'm always so taken aback at how lucky I am to have friends with qualities such as these. 

Our shoot spanned two days (thanks to the reliable Florida afternoon thunderstorms!), and we shot in both Blue Springs park and on the Wekiwa campgrounds, two of my favorite spots in Central Florida. They're also two of the most underrated spots in Central Florida. Even though Emily and I hadn't seen each other in years, we picked up right where we left off and spent the day laughing and exploring. It was perfect! 

Here are some of my favorites from part one of her Wild Child shoot, our day at Blue Springs! Stay tuned for part two, and enjoy. 


Felix's First Year

I met Berto Oliveira in high school, when we were both on the rowing team at Winter Park High. This guy is absolutely hilarious. One of my earliest (and fondest) memories of Berto was him dressed up in a full cow suit down at the boathouse, udders included. Case and point. 

Not only that, but he has always been a loving, all-around nice guy who can be fast friends with anyone. Everyone loves Berto.

So, when he messaged me asking if he could schedule a photoshoot to celebrate his son's first birthday, I was beyond pumped. Not only had I not seen Berto since approximately 2009, but I hadn't met his beautiful wife, Lillie, or his cute little nugget, Felix! This day was sure to be special to me.  I know that Lillie and Berto are so proud of this sweet, silly little man they are doing such a wonderful job at raising and loving. So, here is a little peek at the photos from that day. 

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What a beautiful family! Thank you, Berto & Lillie!

Senior Session with Amelia Riley

Hey y'all!! I am so excited to introduce to you my latest senior, Amelia Riley. She just graduated from Winter Park High School and is Bama bound in the fall! I've known Amelia since she was about five years old. She is one of my oldest friend's little sisters, and I have memories of sleepovers and little Amelia running around :) She's grown up into an absolutely stunning young woman with a pure heart, and she's hilarious. 

Here are my favorite images from our shoot this past Friday evening. Head over to my portfolio to see the full set of images! (Here is the link) More images coming soon from my latest Saturday morning session featuring one of my all time favorite couples on earth... (If you need a hint, here it is: I call them Mom and Dad). 

PS: Happy Memorial Day! Here's to our those who have helped establish and continue to protect your freedom.