Kensington | Year Two

“Children have the unforgivable habit of growing up.” -Bjarne Reuter

And just like that, we have a two year old.

Kensington woke up her birthday morning to Happy Birthday being sung off-key, donuts & a unicorn decorated house! We made sure it was everything our sweet & spunky girl had asked for.

When I became her mom, something inside of me woke up. A part of me was giddy with the idea of a future in the color pink & dresses that twirl when you spin in them. I dreamt of dainty ballet lessons & quiet tea parties for two. I got SO much more.

Kensi is fierce.

I have never met someone so determined to be exactly who she is. There is no compromise in this girl’s spirit, she’s a spark that I know will one day set a huge fire in this world. (I just pray my house stays intact with all the spark this girl has!) She is shades of pink, lightly covered with the dirt that comes with keeping up with her older brother. The scraped knees & unicorn slippers pair together in a way that makes my heart hurt a little for the days to come where she trades them out for heels. She is small but such a force, practicing her karate moves in the ballet outfit she has yet to do a single twirl in. She has a way of melting me in ways I never knew I could melt, a sweet mix of grit & grace. I have seen compassion in her eyes for others that has made me forget she’s only two. A little mama in her own way, loving on every baby she meets & keeping her big brother in line all at the same time. I have come to love the way she unapologetically shares her sass with the world. The looks she gives me on a daily basis have me holding back the laughter I want to let out, I think you’ll get a sense of that in the images below! There’s nothing like hearing her ask to hold me or the way she takes my hand to show me what she’s up to (good or bad). She is everything I wish I was & she is more than anything I could ever dream for her. I cannot wait to watch her grow into the one she was meant to be.

What a joy it is to be this girl’s Mama.

Happy Birthday KK!

Toole | Birthday & Family Session

The only thing bigger than her adorable bows, is the excitement over her 1st birthday!

This family has just moved here from Virginia, just in time to celebrate their little one for her birthday! We hiked out on the old hills of a forgotten golf course & captured this big milestone in their lives. First family pictures in Florida done right!

There is just something about a moody night sky that does something special to my images.

Lee's 80th Surprise Birthday!

Not often do we get to celebrate this wonderful woman in such a stunning venue! 

Lee, my grandmother, turns 80 this week & her children decided a surprise party was just what was needed to celebrate! We gathered up the family at this stunning real Florida barn at Woods & Weddings & came together to make her birthday one for the books! 

You will see as you go through these images, just how surprised Grandma Lee was! She was told she was going to check out a venue for one of her many grandchildren's graduation party! Little did she know we were all waiting on her! 

As she got out of the car we had the band (Florida Bluegrass Express) play happy birthday & that was all it took for her to realize this was all for her! 

The surprises didn't stop there however, as she was taking the scene in, her brother & sister-in-law walked up & gave her the surprise of the year! They had flown out just to be here for her & it was met with so much joy (and a lot of happy tears!)

Please enjoy into a look into Lee's Surprise Birthday! 

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Blake | Milestone Session

I had so much fun chasing Blake around the park last week!

From the silly grins to perfect backdrop & lighting, this session has quickly become a new favorite for me! (That is kind of the goal with every new session!)

Join me in wishing Blake a very happy first birthday & don't forget, if you like what you're seeing comment below!