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………

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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!!

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!



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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Book your Senior Session today!!

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!!!!   or


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!!!