Sunrise Creative Shoot

I decided in January of 2023 to push myself out of my comfort zone as a creative. This started with a model call asking a couple different ladies to rent a beautiful gown and let me create a gorgeous session for them. The first was the gold gown / airport session back in February. The […]

A Fresh Start

Whew!  I still can’t believe it’s 2014 already!  I hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas and New Year celebration.  I have been fully enjoying having my kids out of school, having no schedule, sleeping in, spending time with family and loved ones, and trying to pack in as much last minute fun as […]

Arielle [Lakeland portrait photography]

A few months ago I was out exploring new parts of Polk County with my family.  We found this great new location that I just knew would be an amazing spot for a photo shoot.  I could immediately envision how the images would look and what kind of lighting I wanted to try.  It has […]

Moments | After school

This week we have had such amazing weather, and my kids have taken full advantage of it.  They have recently made friends with a couple of other boys that live on either side of us, and Sydney just learned how to ride her bike without training wheels, so every day they are outside after school […]

Moments | Reading

Just for fun, I am committing to try to take better and more pictures of my own kids on a regular basis.  I am guilty of not picking up my “good” camera for my own family…I’m just as happy to use my cell phone or point and shoot to capture moments in my own kids’ […]


I’m busy this week updating my website, blog, and shopping cart.  Since I got so far behind on blogging all my fall sessions, I’ll just let you know when my website is updated with new images from last year.  (It’s only been 3 years since I’ve updated my galleries! That’s not TOO bad is it?). […]

Time flies!

It's been a crazy day….MOPS this morning with my other mom friends, hanging with my kiddos all afternoon, periodically checking outside with the painters that are transforming our house, dinner, bedtime routine….ah, peace and quiet finally!  And to top it all off, hubby just offered to go get me a blizzard from Dairy Queen, I […]