Lakeland Child Photographer [Creedence Rayne turns 2!]

 

Man, does time fly!!!!  It seems just yesterday that I was taking this sweet girl of mine’s newborn photos in my kitchen.. yet here we are today just a few days past her 2nd birthday!!  Just to put it into perspective.. here is that sweet newborn photo….

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But enough reminiscing (and tearing up)….

We are so very lucky to have SO. MANY. AMAZING parks here in and around Lakeland to capture such gorgeous photos!  Shoots with this little one are often hit or miss (I know.. photographer’s kid, right?? lol).  But we had a great time with these 2 year old shots!!

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For this shoot, we visited the very quiet Lower Green Swamp Nature Preserve.  Technically, this is a hiking and equestrian park, but as you can see, this is also a beautiful place to capture a few quick photos!

Our sweet girl is ALL girl, and we sure wanted to show this and her fun personality in this shoot!

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The big number “2” was a simple buy from our local Hobby Lobby with a splash of acrylic paint and some stenciling.. an easy afternoon craft.

And the flower wreath headband was a mom special as well… just a few  sprigs of the specific colors to match her party invites, a bit of hot glue, floral tape, and ribbon (and patience)!  Props don’t have to be super complicated.. DIY’s are so often much easier than you may realize!!lakeland child photographer 2 year old toddler girl purple dress pink teal gold flower headband 2

This particular picture makes me think of a future bridal portrait.  I will probably print this thing and put it up at her wedding.. Fair warning!!  I know it is a long ways away.. but I also know that moment will be here before we know it.  Can we just freeze time right here please?!?!?!

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One of the amazing things that I LOVE about this preserve is the GORGEOUS tall grass that photographs so beautifully.

Once we were done frolicking in the grass.. we ended off our day perfectly.. with dancing and twirling.  What you can’t see just off camera is the amazing daddy dancing along with his little girl.  Precious moments. Perfect memories…

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lakeland child photographer toddler girl purple dress pink teal flower headband 2 year oldThis girl has changed our world dramatically.. and all for the better!!  Her kind heartedness and hilarious personality brings us so much joy, and we could not be more blessed to be her parents!!

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Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Creedence Rayne!!!!

If you would like to capture YOUR child’s precious birthday portraits, contact me today for a personalized session!!!

Lakeland Child Photographer [Harvest Holler Corn Maze Fun!]

 

We absolutely love this time of year!!!! The Holidays are near, and what better way to kick off the season than with a fantastic Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze?!  Today we had such a great time exploring Harvest Holler Corn Maze in Polk City.  They pride themselves on being a real life farm… opting out of the typical bouncy houses and such that you typically find at these festivals.  They want to show off a real farm experience… and let me tell you….It was the Best experience for our family!

Being a Photog. I was over the moon with the fact that they had old farm equipment and photo ops everywhere!!!  I LOVE dressing up the little one for holidays, and couldn’t resist capturing shots of her all over the farm!

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Our first stop was at the pumpkin patch to check out all of the pumpkins.. Baby girl just loved trying to pick them all up and choosing her favorite one!

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Then we went on a hayride where we stopped and fed the cows and horses..

Our next stop was the fantastic train ride.  Little bit absolutely LOVED this and came back into the station with a huge smile.. waving like crazy!

Finally, we stopped at the corn cribs for some fun.  She thought this was the most fun ever!

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There is so much more to enjoy at Harvest Holler that we didn’t get to see it all!  There are tire swings, animals, corn hole, a country store, concessions, and of course.. the MAZE!!!  Such great family fun for all ages… we are already looking forward to our next visit to Harvest Holler!

Want to capture photos of your little ones in their cutest Holiday Attire???

Contact me today to schedule a session, or schedule a mini holiday session for your entire family today!  What are you waiting for???

www.parkfairephoto.com

parkfairephoto@gmail.com

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Lakeland Maternity Photographer [Baby G at Lake Mirror]

Oh how I just LOVE capturing sweet Maternity Moments.  It is such a special time that flies by so quickly.

So I was absolutely thrilled when Ms. Dalilah called me to capture her shots in these last few weeks before baby arrives… Isn’t she just a beautiful Mama?!?!  Boy did we have some crazy weather to contend with; trying to squeeze in this shoot before Baby G makes her big arrival.  We had to move locations, twice, due to some post-hurricane flooding, but we finally settled on the backdrop of beautiful Lake Mirror in Downtown Lakeland… and I sure am glad we did.  These photos are absolutely stunning!

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This baby girl is already a princess!!!

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The Lake and surrounding walkway is so serene.. just the perfect spot to capture these photos.

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Oh this tiny little face!!!!!!!!

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This baby girl is sure to be stunning.. just like her Mama!!!  We all anxiously await your arrival baby girl!!!

Contact Park Faire Photography to book your Maternity Session Today!!

 

Tampa Child Photographer [Penelope turns 3!]

So I may be a little behind in some blog posts, but definitely didn’t want to miss this one!!!

I have been friends with Penelope’s mom for a very, very long time.. and known sweet little P since she was born.  I have had the absolute pleasure of capturing photos of this girl since her first birthday party with pink lemonade and tutus!!!

So when mom called this year and told me they wanted to capture P’s 3-year old photos at Disney… MY. FAVORITE. PLACE… to say I was ECSTATIC would be an understatement!!!

When we arrived, I got a running hug from P.. which is just a testament of her amazing little personality.  She had such a wonderful time spinning, twirling, and running up and down the boardwalk…. Even though it was at least 100 degrees outside, and we were all doing our best just to keep up!!

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Oh this girl!!! she just melts my heart every time I see her.  Happy Birthday P!!  I know you bring so much joy to your mommy and daddy, and everyone you meet!

Contact me today to capture YOUR child’s birthday milestone!

 

Lakeland Senior Graduate Photographer [TSparks earns her Masters!]

This Amazing Graduate just so happens to be one of my best friends…and a fellow photog!  She earned her masters while raising two pretty amazing kiddos at home, AND starting up her own photography business.  I am so honored that she asked me to capture this huge milestone in her life, and I am so proud of Her!!!

We visited downtown Lakeland, at Lake Mirror to snag these awesome shots of her cap and gown (and sneak in a few shots with her camera too).

I am so excited about these shots, and LOVE the way they turned out!!!

Congrats Tameka on your accomplishments.  Hard work brings about some incredible rewards.. and girl, you are due!!!  Enjoy this awesome time and be proud of what you have done!!

 

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Want to Capture YOUR Senior or College Graduate photos? Contact me today to schedule your session!

Lakeland Child Photographer [red white and blue – pigtails and necklaces]

Celebrating Labor Day this past weekend, I thought it only appropriate to capture some backyard photos of our sweet little one showing off her best red, white, and blue.

We did actually manage to get a few quick shots of her sitting still……

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and blowing kisses is now a new fav…

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but , she just LOVES playing outside and had the MOST fun running away from me and peeking through the fence to see inside!

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Want to capture YOUR little one in their favorite colors today? At-home sessions are the most fun because kiddos are in their own element, and comfortable to play as they wish.

Contact me today to schedule your session.  Capture these perfect easily forgotten memories now.. before they’re gone!

Lakeland Senior Photographer [2017 Senior Sessions Announced!]

How excited are all of you 2017 Seniors out there?!?!?!  We may be gearing up for the holidays, BUT… it is definitely not too early to schedule your Senior Photo Session!

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There are SO many incredible locations around the area to capture your photos.. whether you are looking for a rustic feel with fields and fences, or a hip downtown scene – there are tons of locations available nearby!

I am also thrilled to offer again this year CUSTOM (yes, you read that right – CUSTOM) double-sided announcements INCLUDED in the price of your session!  After a fabulous time shooting and capturing your gorgeous photos,  I will work with you to design your announcements & make them perfect for you.

So grab that guitar, tuba, pom-pom or [insert your hobby item here], and of course mom or dad, and call me to schedule YOUR senior sessions now!!!

I can’t wait to capture YOUR senior moments!

Check out more Senior photos on my blog or website!

Tampa, Plant City, Lakeland Photographer [2016 Holiday Mini Sessions]

I don’t know about you, but I am SOOOO excited for fall and the upcoming Holiday season!  Having a new little one in the house just makes this time of year so much more special 🙂

That being said, I am thrilled to announce Mini Session information for this year!  Because it is not always so easy to make it out to selected dates chosen by me, I am making this year SO MUCH EASIER to get your holiday photos done.. ON YOUR TIME!!!  You can choose from one of my selected Tampa or Lakeland dates and times, OR email me 2 dates of your choice, as well as your desired location (anywhere in Tampa, Plant City, or Lakeland, Orlando), and you get your session for the SAME PRICE! How easy is that?!?!?! I am available almost any weeknight as well!

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There are SO many fabulous locations around the area to have your holiday photos captured.  If you want to book your session at a different location than above, consider some of these options:

Tampa – Curtis Hixon Park, University of Tampa, Ybor City, Lettuce Lake Park, Hills. River State Park, Al Lopez Park

Plant City – Medard Park, Downtown Train Station, 1914 High School, McCall Park

Lakeland – Circle B. Bar Reserve, Hollis Garden and Downtown, Lake Mirror, Munn Park

 

Here are some shots of my son and daughter doing some modeling at our location scouts!!

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Cypress Point Beach Park (Tampa)

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Lake Parker Park (Lakeland)

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Contact me today to captures Your family’s photos!!!!

 

Lakeland Child Photographer [Sweet Princess Romper]

Park Faire Photography and Lillian Kate Custom Clothing are at it again!!!  We love teaming up and showing off the fabulous clothes you can buy for your kiddo!!

We tried out this new princess romper available now.  Our sweet model loves how comfortable it is, and she is extra stylish with the halter top and ruffled bottom.  What a perfect outfit to explore the day away!!

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So what are you waiting for????? Check out her shop linked above, or find her on etsy: Lillian Kate Custom Clothing Etsy Shop, to order your child’s new outfit….

Then contact me at parkfairephoto@gmail.com or http://www.parkfairephoto.com schedule a photo session showing off your new threads with Park Faire Photography!

Central Florida Wedding Photographer [Derek & Carly]

I recently had the pleasure of capturing the beautiful beachside wedding of Derek and Carly.  An intimate wedding surrounded by their closest family and friends, this day could not have been more beautiful!  Their love for each other had them bursting at the seams with smiles, loving glances, and lots of kisses!

After the ceremony, we finished up the day at a local restaurant with a serene setting for the reception of the happy new couple.

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Congratulations Derek and Carly!  I wish you a long happy life together full of love and wonderful memories!!