When my kids were small, I knew they wouldn't be at their best when the light is so pretty right before sunset. The end of the day can be so unpredictable for kids who are ready to sleep! So what's next best? Right after the sun comes up, early in the morning, so I love a family who will get up with the sun for pretty light and a happy baby! This is another group who came to Ponte Vedra from Atlanta for vacation, and we captured their sweet memories on the beach near their condo.

Thinking back to another family session on a day that was just too cool to be outside as planned. When a family's schedule is tight, sometimes it's tough to reschedule, so when they were open to being photographed in their home, I decided it was the perfect solution. After all, it's the most personal place to capture memories!

Oh, how I wish I'd realized how portable a newborn is when I had my first daughter! This family had the right idea in continuing their family tradition of an end-of-summer vacation at the beach, even right after their newest addition joined them. Sweet baby girl even donned a swimsuit for her first time on the sand!

How did it get to be March? I'm still looking at this family's super cute New Year's card on my fridge every day! I loved that we could shoot right before Christmas and there was no stress around getting the cards out, and then when things calmed down after the holidays, it was nice to get their New Year's wishes in the mail!

I think I've been in denial that it can actually get so cold in Florida! Now that it has gotten warmer again, those cold days are being erased from my memory, but boy was it cold for a few of my sessions this winter! For this sweet family, we'd planned to head to one of my favorite parks, but it was super chilly and we didn't think the kids would be so smiley if they were shivering. So we came up with Plan B: their church. It was great to have the heated building to escape the cold and thaw our fingers in between posing and playing. We even fit in some new head shots for mom's job. I'm so glad we came up with a way to make this session happen because it was so much fun. I think I was grinning the entire time I was editing the photos!

Last fall, my photographer friend Kate got in touch and asked if I'd like to share this former assembly plant space with her for a day to take some photos. I jumped at the idea, as I'd been wanting to shoot at a large indoor space and needed to give my creativity a little nudge. My friend Monika and I recruited some little models and started brainstorming. It was so much fun to have a day to play with ideas, and the kids and parents were awesome to work with. Thank you so much for helping us execute our vision! Here's our first little one, a dancer.