bryce and jacob {nyc surprise engagement}

i got a text saying that her daughter was about to receive a surprise proposal in NYC. my friend and long-time client shelby wanted to know if there was any way we could be on-hand to capture the moment. um, surprise engagement? in one of the most romantic cities? count me in!  so for weeks, i conspired online with a guys i had never met, but who instantly won my heart, and we talked rings and rooftops, twinkly lights and flowers, candles and secret plots.

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there’s a favorite part of my job for me: it’s being “in the know” about things that are exciting, things that no one else knows, and things that will make people happy.  helping a young groom-to-be plan the perfect romantic grand gesture for his girl has to top just about any other experience!

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we gave jacob our available date, and we met his friends on the rooftop he’d chosen in the heart of one of his favorite sections of the city.  together the few of us decked out the space, simply but with intention.  jacob and bryce’s friend had even brought a speaker to play romantic tunes for the arrival of the unsuspecting bride-to-be.

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with sweet words conjuring up memories of their time together in the city, the boy asked the girl the important question.  she said yes, and they giggled and stared together at the ring he’d designed with her smile in mind.  and though the timing was tight, we ran like kids through the subways and sidewalks, capturing an iconic image near the brooklyn bridge, despite delays caused by holiday closings and the inevitable city bustle.

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adriana. {tampa newborn photographer}

elena is a beautiful woman, and her sweet spirit shines through her smile.  when she told me, through sparkling tears in her eyes, how moved she was remembering my daughter and i working together several years ago at the newborn session for her first baby boy, i couldn’t wait to join her and her now two “big brothers,” to capture adriana’s newborn portraits.

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welcome to the world, baby girl.  you are already well-loved and no doubt will be even more well-protected by your mommy, your daddy, and your wild-and-wonderful big brothers.

 

blessings!  ~angela

austin {naples senior portraits}

to say we’ve known austin for a long time wouldn’t be an exaggeration; he and our oldest boys were vacation Bible school buddies during our first years of home schooling.  although the miles separated us and the years passed, we’ve not lost touch with his awesome family, and it was nothing but FUN to photograph austin for his senior portraits.

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he’s handsome, he’s super athletic (cross fit anyone?), and he’s willing to try anything – the trifecta for an amazing senior guy’s portrait session.  during the shoot, austin sweet-talked his way into a lamborghini, a movie theatre, and the good graces of an alaskan eskimo owned by the proprietors of a high-end jewelry store.  oh, and he had ladies moving aside to make room for him in the swanky VIP lounge of the waldorf astoria naples.

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austin, thanks for being so. much. fun.  there are great things in store for you!

 

family portraits

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some time ago i realized how much pure joy i find in photographing families when i know them and grow to love their children, their grandmas, their individual quirks and their passions.  if their images don’t grab my heart, i haven’t done my job.

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i still thank my good fortune that erin and matt chose me to capture their first professional family portrait session some time ago, and that they believed enough in the importance of their family’s legacy to invest themselves into it.  their artwork graces their walls, and i know they find as much daily joy in it as they (and i) found in creating it.

having the additional privilege to photograph them as their family has grown is a blessing i’m spoiled to enjoy.  watching them parent their four amazing and unique kiddos is a gift, and even more, watching them partner together for this journey is ridiculous-awesome.

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sailor, sweet girl, you are breathtakingly beautiful.

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conner, what a handsome young man you are.  you are such a good big brother!

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thank you guys for giving us the gift of capturing your family as you grow bigger, and closer, each year.  we love you!

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