It's FINALLY starting to feel like fall in Florida! I've got my windows open and an apple candle burning. This is such a great time of year. Sweaters, boots, baking and the holidays right around the corner. With that said, nothing says fall more than a trip to the pumpkin patch. My friends, Kevan and Lex, met me a local pumpkin patch to capture some photos of Miss Charlotte. Charlotte was an absolute champ! We were changing her outfits, taking away her pacifier and making her lean against these strange orange balls and for the most part, she just rolled with it. I feel like I know it was a good session when I smile looking at the photos. Here are a few that bring a smile to my face!
A couple of Saturdays ago, Michelle and I met up for a great graduation session at the Thomas Center in Gainesville. Michelle recently graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and she has a really cool story. Originally from the Northeast, Michelle completed her DVM program at Ross University in the Caribbean. I can't imagine how hard that must have been to go to class! After her course work, she did a clinical year at UF and she's heading back up to the Northeast to begin practicing in just a few days. With her warm personality, I know she'll be fantastic.
Also, I was really spoiled with this session because the light was fantastic! We took so many great shots- here are a few .....
On a recent trip back to Pennsylvania for my brother-in-law's wedding, Elio and I spent one morning of our trip hanging out with cousins Chris, Sarah and Jorden! Jorden just turned two as as you'll see below, he's an absolute doll. He is a mover and a shaker who loves John Deere tractors. He's a real tough guy when it comes to taking his pictures, he would literally give me about 10 seconds of fantastic smiles before saying "all done" and moving to the next thing.
Here are some of my favorites!
Recently, I met up with Nicole and Sean at Kanapaha Gardens to take some of their last photos as "non-parents" :). Pretty soon, family photos will be photos of three. Nicole and Sean are expecting a sweet baby girl in just a few weeks. So glad this session worked out, we were afraid of getting rained out and we fought some pretty large mosquitoes, but we got some great shots. Here's just a peek at some of the photos- lots more to come!
So recently my sweet husband surprised me by taking me to my favorite place ever for my birthday - Asheville, North Carolina! Asheville is fun for several reasons but special because it's where we got married :). I also have great family there so it makes it even more fun. The timing of this visit was great because my could-be-my-sister cousin. Lara, got engaged 3 days before we got there. We went dress shopping and checked out churches and reception venues all while I was there. I was impressed at how much we got done.
Won't this be the perfect little white chapel for a gorgeous May wedding?
The Palmer Chapel is a hidden treasure in Cataloochee Valley built in 1898. It's still in amazing shape and traces of the past are found all around.
Here's a photo of the beautiful bride ...
and I couldn't resist taking one of her maid-of-honor, my other stunning cousin, Abby Rose...
These girls spoil me so bad because they are crazy photogenic.
And I have to thank Elio, my husband, because he went overboard and gave me a new Nikon D800 for my birthday present. This is a camera that I NEVER thought I would own. I'm beyond grateful and totally excited that it takes such stellar pics.