Archive for the ‘Destin’ Category

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Markie & Aaron Engagement Session

August 17, 2008

Well, this is one of many that will be coming through the flood gates!  I’ve been lucky to be busy – but it’s also my downfall at the moment!  I no sooner edit a batch, and I have 2 new photoshoots!  lol.

Anyways – Markie & Aaron were in town on a speedy weekend, planning their wedding, and seeing the town (ok, probably less seeing and more planning from the sounds of it).  We got caught in the rain the first day, so this is actually “take two”!  It was morning time, which in Florida weather translates into “hotter than hades”, but I thought we fared pretty well considering!

So, here’s just a little sneak peek, before I wrap up editing & then it’s not a sneak peek anymore 😉  I had a really hard time picking my favorites, but here goes.  And yeah… the watermarks are a new thing, but I’ll make a prettier one in the future I promise 😉

Of course, it’s not complete without showing the rock 🙂

More later!  LOTS more!

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That Son-of-a-… I mean… Southern Lubber

July 28, 2008

So – I had to share this all on it’s own, because it certainly is worthy of it. Meet my new friend: Southern Lubber. I had to look it up, and this is what I believe is commonly referred to as a Southern Lubber Grasshopper, or if you’re actually from the south, you just call it a “Big Ass Grasshopper”:

Get close – does he not look like he’s talking!? I swear he’s saying “What YOU doing on my walkway?!” Make no mistake, if he looks small it’s b/c you *think* he’s small – but he’s as long as a brick is wide. Hes HUGE in other words. He was as long as my foot was wide. And I know this because HE stepped on ME.

Gosh, I just can’t get enough of this big fella. I mean, I’m sure in some country somewhere, this is like a TBone Steak size grasshopper! (Which, BTW, I actually have eaten chocolate covered grasshoppers before, ewwww. And NO they’re NOT good!)

Ok, ok, last one… I promise, then we can go back to business as usual:

Ok, so to *me* it looks like he’s just talking in one pic, and he’s screaming in another. Apparantly, my friends disagree & they say that’s a clue I’m under far too much stress when I imagine bugs yelling at me. *shrug*
But – I do admit, I failed to get a picture of the black widow we found on our window (don’t worry – she was on the outside & I didn’t smash the window to pieces).

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Jennifer & David

July 27, 2008

Well after at least 3 or 4 (or 5 or 6) reschedules due to weather & rain & lightening & you name it – we FINALLY got out to get this engagement shoot! I was so glad too, because we had a lot of fun. David was a little camera shy (or at least he claimed to be, but turned out to be a ham for the camera). All in all, I think we had a blast & it really has me looking forward to the wedding coming up! Time is flying so fast, I’m fully expecting to wake up tomorrow & realize it’s fall already!

What I love about this couple is David is clearly smitten with Jennifer, and the cutest part of all is he was like a school boy jumping for joy every time he got to kiss her!

And finally, the sunset we waited so patiently for. After weekend after weekend after weekend of rain, rain, and more rain, it really was worth the wait & quite a beautiful ending…

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More Tani & Brayden

July 15, 2008

Ok, I’m having withdrawels from WordPress, so you’ll have to excuse me – but before I post the others, I had to show you guys these up close ones – they just make me melt!

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Tani & Brayden;

July 15, 2008

Here’s an update/sneak peek as I upload all the pictures from this session just a couple weeks ago.View this Post Tani & Brayden were absolute dolls. They’re not twins, just really close in age, adopted from Russia. They were such fun, and while I normally would post some really sweet & sentimental pictures, I’m gonna break the mold today. Why, you ask? Well, because while Tani & Brayden were certainly sweet, they were two of the funniest kids you’ll ever meet! Now, Brayden was a little sweetheart, he will certainly be a little ladies man before too long – but Tani reminds me of my daughter. She wears the pants for sure, and has the funniest & goofiest little personality. The world is her stage for sure! Here is a sneak peek of what it’s like to hang around Tani for a bit:

Yes, they’re definitely two peas in a pod!

And heres a picture that normally wouldn’t have made it through the editing process, but considering Tani’s face, well who can resist…

My littlest, Azlin, often sits on my lap as I edit photos late in the evening, and she saw this and giggled her little behind off. All she kept saying was “Baby punny mommy, baby sooooo punny”.

(For those not accustomed to little ones – punny is toddler-speak for funny!)

Ok, now in all seriousness… I can’t just post these without at least a few of the sweet sentimental ones!

In Beautiful Alys Beach:

Who can resist baby feet:

Ok, More coming soon with a sneak peek of them playing in the park & on the big winding hill!

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The Bakers – A “Celebrating Adoption” Session

July 12, 2008

I recently got the chance to head out to the community of Seaside out past Destin, FL. for an awesome portrait/photography session. Let me tell you – Seaside is beautiful, albeit crowded! I remember travelling out to Seaside quite often growing up when it was still blooming… my how it has changed. Ok, ok, enough reminiscing!

First a pic of the beautiful beaches of Seaside, clearly showing how we got nicknamed “The Emerald Coast”:

Now, for the Bakers. First let me say that Habi is truly a special little guy. He melted my heart within minutes, hes got a firecracker personality, and he definitely ranks in the top 5 of my most favorite people! He was adopted from Africa only a short 3 months ago, but he stunned me with his vocabulary & smarts. For only 3 short months, hes picked up so many words & so much of the American Culture (as you’ll see!), it was just amazing & a beautiful reminder of how resiliant children are, and how we don’t give them nearly enough credit!

And of course, his parents & big sis were awesome. You can definitely see the bond. The Bakers got married here at Seaside, so this was especially sentimental to them!

What a cool dad – Shake & Bake!

Habi definitely loves his mommy & he means the world to her…

My mommy loves me THIS much…

One of my personal favorites, “Peace Dog”…

Only one more, I’m having trouble picking just a few faves!

Ok, thats all the sneak peek for today! More from my other sessions soon!

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Baby bunz on the beach!

June 24, 2008

Just recently I got the chance to take some really cute pictures of little man Tae on the beach. Nikki & her husband and brother tagged along & Tae gave us all quite the show! Who knew that a “just barely over 18 months” could be such a poser!? I swear, I think hes headed straight for the Abercrombie & Fitch Fall 08 catalog!

So without further ado, here is “Handsome” himself!

Now who can resist this smile:

Here are those baby bunz:

And with just a tad more decency, and a tad less crack:

Ok, thats all for now, keep an eye out for this little looker!