rangefinder 30 rising stars of wedding photography/rangefinder magazine

 

I still can’t believe that I was chosen as one of Rangefinder Magazine’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography!  There are so many talented photographers along the pages of this magazine, and I’m just honored to be alongside them.

 

 

 

tallahassee wedding photographer/vocelles bridal/bridal session

 

Vocelles is such a gorgeous bridal shop, so I was pretty excited when asked to photograph it for their new website. We decided to do a fun bridal shoot while at it!

 

west palm beach newborn photographer/featured on fawn over baby

 

Beautiful Jess and Mae are on Fawn Over Baby today!

st. simons island georgia do it yourself wedding/lindsay and couper/featured on style me pretty

 

This wedding was almost completely DIY! The bride, Lindsay, is an extremely talented designer and made all of the letterpress items, as well as a lot of the decor. This wedding was beyond magic. Everything was outside, and under a tent. Right as we were finishing up portraits of Lindsay and Couper, it started to downpour.  Actually, downpour would be an understatement. The entire ground under the tent was flooded up to about everyone’s ankles. The DJ couldn’t play any music at the risk of everyone at the wedding being electrocuted. Lindsay and Couper’s friends weren’t going to let them miss out on their first dance. Their very talented friends, who played and sang during the ceremony, busted out a guitar and started singing. Lindsay and Couper got their first dance as family and friends all stood around them in a circle. It was one of the most special moments I have ever witnessed at a wedding. I’m so honored to have been a part of it all and to have this beautiful wedding featured on Style Me Pretty, so go check it out by clicking here!

 

 

 

 

west palm beach newborn photographer/baby mae

 

I’m going to keep it short and sweet. I care about these two ladies very deeply and I’m so blessed to have them both in my life.

 

 

adoption photographer/florida adoption photography/indio’s adoption story

 

I will never forget the day I received the email from Abi.

 

"Baby boy #3 is due February 12 in Tallahassee Florida and I am wanting someone to take photos of us and the boys meeting him for the first time and all the emotions with going from a family of 4 to 5 in an instant."

 

I sat on my couch and cried like a baby. I have wanted to adopt a child for as long as I can remember and now I was going to get to see one take place, and not only that, I was going to be photographing it.

 

The birth mother only wanted to meet Abi, so I hung out with the boys until it was time for us to go up to the room. We sat in the car and watched movies and ate cereal. It was so neat to be able to spend some time with Finn and Stone before they got to meet their new brother, Indio. They were so excited and Finn kept asking when he was going to get to meet his new brother. When Ryan got the call from Abi, we headed upstairs to the hospital room. I don't really know how to explain what happened next. It is one of those situations that you have to witness for yourself. The best way I can think of to describe it is a feeling of warmth that goes from your head down to your toes. It is a moment that I will never forget.

 

A couple of days after meeting Indio for the first time, the family had me over to take some family photos. I truly believe that Indio was destined to be a part of this amazing family. Thank you so much Ryan, Abi, Finn, Stone, and Indio for letting me be a fly on the wall for one of the most important days of my career. You have touched me and changed me in ways you will never know.