Meet Santa and Bake Cookies with Mrs. Claus!

Park Faire Photography Santa & Mrs. Claus Mini Sessions in Plant City, Florida

How amazing is it to be able to see your children’s eyes light up when they get to meet Santa? My little girl LIVES for the Christmas season and those few short amazing minutes she spends with Santa each year. She talks about it all year long, and spends the year getting ready for the following years’ encounter.

This year, I am SO EXCITED to be able to bring the magic of Santa to our photo studio!! ALL of us mamas know though.. Santa would be a hot mess, if it weren’t for Mrs. Claus keeping him in line….. Am I Right?!?!

How else is she going to make sure that big red suit fits him perfectly each year???

Step inside Santa’s workshop where you will find him checking over that famed list. Will you find yourself on the naughty or nice side of things this year???

But wait.. there’s more!!! This year, as an added bonus… Not only do you get to meet Santa in his workshop, but you will get to bake (pretend) cookies with Mrs. Claus in her kitchen!!!!

During your mini session, you will get to spend 20 unforgettable minutes with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Your littles can experience the magic of Santa unlike any other setting! Bake some cookies, then jump on Santa’s lap for some undivided attention to give him the rundown on your list. The entire family can settle in for a one of a kind family photo with unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Your littles will talk about this all year long!!!!

Don’t miss out on this amazing photo opportunity. Booking Now!! I can’t wait to meet you and your family!!

Click here to Book Now (and see all of our Holiday Sessions available!) https://book.usesession.com/i/HTrt2-A8V

Santa Sessions are located in Plant City, Florida at Burton Studios and Props. All Sessions are 20 minutes, include 15 images, an Online Gallery & Print Release. $225 with $100 non-refundable deposit to be applied to your full session amount.

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Kindergarten Graduation Cap & Gown Portraits

SO one of the amazing perks of being a photographer, is getting to capture my own kiddo’s milestones!!!!  In addition to being a family portrait photographer, many of you may not know that I also capture preschool portraits!  (Shameless plug here… I am ALWAYS looking for more schools to capture….. so If you are interested. let me know!!!) So, for now, I have my own little model in the house, and we actually captured these portraits (like many many others) in our kitchen!

So while we do use our little girl as a model often, these photos are the real deal. Fair warning…. this post will be a little more personal than most of my photography posts!

So….we opted to start a year early, and at 4 years old, began our homeschool journey this year with Creedence.  Which means, our girl is now graduating Kindergarten!!!

Bring on the waterworks………..now.

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We have had an amazing time this year learning just how WE homeschool best, and getting our own groove.  She is doing INCREDIBLE, and making HUGE strides!!!  She is SO SMART.. She even graduated TOP of her CLASS!!!! (a little homeschool humor…)

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She has already chosen her career path, and is on the move to make her DREAM COME TRUE!!!!  This future Disney Imagineer is very engineer minded, and she can problem solve like no other!  How her little mind works really blows me away!

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To say that Creedence is very independent, and self driven, would be a massive understatement!  Two traits which (I pray) will serve her well through our homeschool journey.  She has kept us on our toes all year, and blown us away with not only her intelligence, insight, and comprehension, but also her love, compassion, and kind-hearted nature.

And how on earth could we forget her HILARIOUS Personality?!?!

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Watching her grow and learn has truly been one of the most amazing blessings in my life.  Yes.. I am gushing, but I just can’t imagine life without my little sidekick.  My best friend. My heart!!!  When God made this one.. He definitely pulled out ALL of the Stops!!

 

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And do we possibly have a mini photog in our future??? Maybe….. This shot here ^^^ Believe it or not, she actually posed the entire thing (including all of the props) herself!! I was pretty impressed, and it reminded to stop and listen.  One of the most important things I have learned this year is that, as parents, we should always take the time to stop and really listen to our littles.  I am always surprised with how insightful she is!!!

So as we get ready to close out our first year, we look back and see how far we have come, but more importantly, we look forward to how bright her future will be!!

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Farewell Kindergarten!!!!  We have loved EVERY SECOND of you, and we will always look back with fond memories of our first homeschool year together!!!

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annnddd.. because this is my photography blog, OF COURSE I would LOVE to capture YOUR little one’s Preschool or Kindergarten Graduation Photos as well!!!!  Contact me for more information on Preschool/Kindergarten Portraits….either personal or in-school!!

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Lakeland Family Photographer [Onsite vacation Portraits!]

I am so excited about this post!!!  It is not every day you get to capture the 10 year wedding Anniversary portraits of your best friend and her fabulous family!!

I had the honor of attending their wedding 10 years ago, and I love them more now than I did then!!!

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I LOVE these kiddos so much, and am so happy to be able to capture them as they grow!

and seriously.. how gorgeous are they?!?!?  I mean…. this family…. Can you say PERFECT!??!

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So I am sad to say that we now live many many miles apart, and we only get to see each other once a year or so.  So, for this shoot, we had a fun time exploring their resort for some great locations to capture these shots.

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Capturing these images of these two… besides them being gorgeous, they made my job SO easy!  They love each other so much, and it it surely shows!!

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These guys have such an amazing and long life ahead together, and I am looking forward to capturing their next 10, 20, and 30 years together!

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Happy trails you guys!  Here’s to 100 more!!!

Lakeland Family Photographer [Lake Parker Park] Family Memories and make believe Tent!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting this sweet family and capturing their portraits at Lake Parker Park.

I absolutely LOVE, can I emphasize JUST HOW MUCH I LOOOVEEE this tent setup?!?!

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Let me tell you… Capturing portraits outside in July in Florida is NO. JOKE.  I mean, we are talking “feels like 108” out there.  But let me tell you.  These guys… They were AMAZING!!

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Besides the heat, we had a fantastic time chasing this adorable little girl around!!!

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Isn’t she just the most adorable little thing ever?!?!  She made the day fun, and reminded me why I am so lucky to do what I do!!!

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These guys are such an amazing family, and I am so happy to have met and captured these moments and show their love!  They are just perfect!!!

 

If you would like to capture your own tent session, contact me today!

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Lakeland Senior Photographer Downtown Lakeland, Florida [Andre’s Senior Memories]

A few years back, I had the honor of photographing a wonderful Girls’ Senior Memories.  This year, I got to meet and photograph her equally awesome brother, Andre!

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We had a fabulous time running around downtown and dodging some crazy thunderstorms capturing his senior shots.

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Andre is a great kid with high aspirations.  With his charm, personality, and brains, I know he is going to go far!!

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What a pleasure to meet him, and spend more time with this family!  Congrats Andre!  I can’t wait to see how far you will go!

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Lakeland Senior Photographer Circle B Bar & Florida Southern College [Erin’s Senior Memories]

Erin is a girl after my own Heart….. She loves Band and is a seasoned musician.  So you can imagine how excited I was to capture her memories along with her favorite instruments.. the Saxophone and Clarinet.
We enjoyed a favorite shooting location of mine, Circle B. Br Reserve, as well as exploring the beautiful campus of Florida Southern College.  Congratulations Erin on your Graduation!!  I wish you the best on your future endeavors, and know you will go far!!!

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To book your Senior Session, contact Park Faire Photography today!!

Tampa Child Photographer [Pen turns 5! Curtis Hixon ]

Can it really be?  Can Penelope really already be turning 5??? Its true!

I have had the pleasure of capturing P’s photos since she was just 1, and have so enjoyed watching her grow into the amazingly sweet little girl she is today.   For her 5th Birthday, we ventured to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa to capture her sweet smile!  I just Love her!

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On Location Engagement Session St Augustine

When I got the call that this amazingly wonderful couple wanted to do an engagement session in St. Augustine, I was more than thrilled!  I love this city, and exploring all of the beauty it has to offer.

These two love this city even more than me, and wanted to capture their most favorite places to frequent.

The Carousel, The Hyppo, the side streets, and the Beach of course!!!

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To say we had a fantastic time gallivanting around the city would be an understatement!  The love these two have for each other is so sweet, and I am so happy to have been able to capture these moments for them!

To schedule your on location engagement session, contact Park Faire Phtotograhy today!

Lakeland Child Photographer [Red White & Blue Watermelon Session]

Summer Time!!!!!!  School is out, the sun is bright, and the kids are…… hungry!!! What better way to cool off than an afternoon slice of cold, fresh watermelon!

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This little girl LOVES her watermelon!!

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Of course, we had to take some time to capture some photos of this stylish girl rocking her converse….

and big brother and sister have to get in on the action too!!

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One of my favorite things about being a photographer is being able to capture photos year to year, using the same props.  Here, we have used the same flag boxes to see how this sweet girl has grown over the past 2 years!

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Contact me to schedule a Watermelon Summer Session for your child today!!!!

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