Archive: January, 2014



To The Moon and Back | 4/52 {Estero Children Photographer}

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Well here we are. Four weeks into 2014. I know it’s said all of the time and I KNOW it’s cliche’ but really…where does the time go?!?!

This past week was a whirlwind and passed in the blink of an eye. We decided to take a trip to Disney since it had been 2 year since our last visit and the kids were 5 and 2 at the time. We took my parents for their birthdays and I’m so glad they could make it. As I mentioned before, time is fleeting and I love to spend as much time with them as possible these days.

With that said, I captured candids this week. Life as it is. They are both sort of somber shots, but I love them just the same. August is in deep thought in his image, and Emma is relaxing with her blanket (and thumb).

Have a mentioned how thrilled I am to be participating in this project? LOVE.IT!

 

It would appear that I like to compose my images off to the right. :)

As with every week in this blog circle, if you’d like to check out some gorgeous work, head on over to Nikki Matthews’ blog!

SJDxo

To The Moon and Back | 3/52 {Fort Myers Children Photographer}

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

With school back in session full swing and my business back in full effect after the break, it was a bit harder to get some shots of my kiddos. BUT, I promised myself when this started that I would just be shooting them as they are, in everyday life. So there ya have it.

I was sitting with my baby girl and she asked if she could hear the ocean in the shell she had and put it to her ear. So sweet. So innocent. I had to run and grab my camera and snap a few. I LOVE love her freckles, gorgeous eyes and lashes, and red lips. All if which she got NONE from me.

My sweet, little guy hasn’t been feeling all that great the last few days, so I took advantage of some sleepy shots while he slept in one morning. All together now….aaawwwww. I love the detail in his arm in the second shot, you can see the sleep creases.

As with every week in this blog circle, if you’d like to check out some gorgeous work, head on over to Carrie Terron’s, (Las Vegas Photographer) blog!
SJDxo

Oh, the colors! | Naples Family Photography

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The night of this session, was hands down, the most beautiful evening on which I’ve ever had the privilege to “work”. On the beach at that. Yeah, I’m pretty lucky. While going through the images, I could not get over the beauty of the colors in every.single.shot. I’ll let you see for yourself. This family was a dream to photograph, up for anything and lots of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can expect more blog posts from me in the future. ;)

SJDxo

To the Moon and Back | 2/52

Monday, January 13th, 2014

New year. New project. And a personal one at that. I have been wanting to commit to a personal project involving photography for a few years now and I feel so honored to have been asked by an extremely talented group of photographers from around the country to participate in a blog circle. Every week we will post photos of our OWN children. I am so pumped about this. At the end of the year I plan to make an album of them. MY OWN ALBUM! :) Can you tell I’m excited? I can’t wait to play with all kinds of different light and angles.

These images were taken on different days but I captured the same mood from both of them…and I love it.

First up: my dear, sweet Emma Leigh. Who I also refer to as Emma Lou…or Lou…and mostly just Lulu. She has the most sensitive heart of anybody I know. She feels everything. And deeply. I have to remind myself to not dismiss her feelings. Yes, she is dramatic, but to her, what’s bothering her is a big deal in her young life. She reminds me daily to stop and slow down; notice the beauty in everyday. She is a daydreamer with an imagination that reaches to infinity and back again. 

And then there is my “baby”. August James. Who I also refer to as Buddy, Bubba, Boobear or Augie. Talk about sweet through and through. He makes my heart swoon when he hugs me, asks me to lay down with him, kisses me anywhere and anytime, and tells me he’s going to marry me when he grows up–and buy me flowers. I always said I didn’t want a boy…what would I do with a boy? They are smelly. And weird. Well, I was very wrong…this little guy has stolen my heart forever.

Want to see some serious talent? Continue through our blog circle by visiting Sarah Cambio‘s blog/site…

SJDxo

 

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