30 Minutes in June: Father’s Day

30 Minutes in June: Father’s Day

I recently joined a group of photographers who share 30 minutes of their ordinary life through their lens. Each month we share a little slice of our life with you as we see it.

For this month, June, Father’s Day, I decided I wanted to document this extraordinary man – my husband and daughter’s father: Josh.  Earlier this year I was diagnosed with a very serious and life threatening health issue.  It was a scary time for all of us but having a positive, creative outlet through photography and blogging has been wonderful for me.  But I owe a tribute to this man right here.  He has taken over many family duties and house duties all while working full time outside of the house too. I’m one hundred percent sure it’s not easy for him but I’m also one hundred percent sure he’s nailing it.  So, here it is, you get to see a little glimpse into our life where my husband is just doing his thing – being a man who shows up for his family in every way.

I’ve read that even though Millennial Dads are showing up more, doing more house chores and spending more time with their children, that they’re also happy to be doing these things and it makes them happier people. I think you’ll be able to tell that my husband is really happy through these photos. So I’d say it’s true. Is this true in your family?

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Orlando Winter Garden Disney PhotographerLittle AliceOrlando Winter Garden Disney Photographer

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Orlando Winter Garden Disney Photographer

Orlando Winter Garden Disney Photographer

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Orlando Winter Garden Disney PhotographerLet’s jump in a puddle
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Orlando Winter Garden Disney PhotographerCan I have another big hug?Orlando Winter Garden Disney Photographer

Orlando Winter Garden Disney PhotographerAnd a big kiss tooOrlando Winter Garden Disney Photographer

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Orlando Winter Garden Disney Photographer

Orlando Winter Garden Disney Photographer

Orlando Winter Garden Disney Photographer

Orlando Winter Garden Disney PhotographerYou’re my little princessOrlando Winter Garden Disney PhotographerAnd your almost 2-year-old sassiness is part of your charmOrlando Winter Garden Disney PhotographerAl little Daddy Daughter date
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All photos were taken in the England Pavilion in Epcot, Walt Disney World.

Thank you for joining me this month for 30 Minutes. This is a circle blog, so please take some time to visit my friend Stacey Markel Photography and see what she has to show you in her 30 Minutes this month.

Father Daughter Photo Session in Club Cool, Epcot

Father Daughter Photo Session in Club Cool, Epcot

If you’ve been to Epcot in Walt Disney World, you’ve probably stopped in at Club Cool, a Coca Cola store and soda sample spot. At Club Cool, you can taste “flavors around the world” for free as well as buy Coca Cola merchandise and coke slushies. With Epcot’s renovations scheduled later this year, Club Cool may be changing so we wanted to document one of our favorite spots before it does.

Club Cool Coca Cola Epcot Orlando Disney Photographer

Club Cool Coca Cola Epcot Orlando Disney Photographer

My husband has always loved Club Cool and loves popping in there for a quick, sweet taste. So I did a Father’s Day photo session here at Club Cool with my husband and daughter for the “Best Pop Ever.”

If you’ve tried all of these flavors before, you’ll know all about the “Beverly Face” so be sure to check out Elodie’s Beverly Face! Haha

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Through My Lens: Animal Kingdom Adventures

Through My Lens: Animal Kingdom Adventures

“The best camera is the one you have with you.”

This is the reason a majority of our daily adventures are captured with an iPhone. It’s rarely practical to carry around a camera all day. But I do regularly bring my camera with me, especially for short adventures.

Today, I brought my professional camera to Animal Kingdom and was able to capture some of these special memories of my daughter in high quality images. I love the way I’m able to capture more of what I see and feel when I bring out my camera.

Elodie did amazing today. She sat through a long design appointment and barely complained at all. So we wanted to give her lots of space to play and run around while also having some fun family time. She had a magical evening playing throughout Animal Kingdom. And I was able to find a good amount of time to play along and some time to capture the moment through photography as well.

If you have a camera, how do you find the balance between capturing your family’s memories and carrying around equipment? Leave a comment here letting me know.

Animal Kingdom Photography

Misty puddle jumping

Animal Kingdom Photography

Misty Dancing

Animal Kingdom Photography

Gorilla Falls Waterfall Dancing

Squirrel Safari

She remembered Pocahontas giving her a leaf here and found one and did some leaf dancing herself

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Pandora Waterfall

Adventurers Outpost

Kissing Mickey

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Disney Animal Wall

Animal Kingdom Photography

You Are The Most Beautiful

Intimate Family Wedding at the Mayor Tree in Orlando, Florida

Intimate Family Wedding at the Mayor Tree in Orlando, Florida

Yesterday I had the honor of documenting this family’s small, intimate wedding at the Mayor Tree in Orlando, Florida.

The Mayor Tree is a 200 year old tree with sprawling limbs located outside the Menello Museum.

This couple chose the Mayor Tree because of their love of nature and the outdoors. The location was beautiful. The Bride looked beautiful. The Groom was so happy. Their one-year-old son got to take part in their sweet ceremony. Their officiant spoke of their adventures together and how their love has made them grow through adventuring together.

I have a special place in my heart for small, intimate, outdoor weddings. They’re so charming and the love and light both shone beautifully during this wedding.

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

Orlando Wedding Photography Mayor Tree Florida

 

Hospital Newborn Photography Session at Winnie Palmer – Fresh 48, Lifestyle

Hospital Newborn Photography Session at Winnie Palmer – Fresh 48, Lifestyle

Baby Emily.

When a family goes through a loss, their babies born after are rainbow babies.  Babies who came after all of the tears bringing in joy creating a rainbow of brightness in the family.  Baby Emily is a sweet rainbow baby.

This session was done at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women in Orlando, Florida.

Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

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Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

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Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

Horizon West Winter Garden Orlando Photographer Lifestyle Newborn

I used a prism (with help from Emily’s dad here), to create this beautiful rainbow light for this rainbow baby session.  I love documenting the newborn stage of life.  Welcoming a new baby into the family is a time of joy (and exhaustion!) and it’s an honor to be able to capture these special moments for families.

Be sure to check out this video from their session as well. You can add a short video to any photography session.  Just email me for more information.

Are you interested in booking a photography session with me? Simply email theartofadventures@gmail.com today!

The Art of Adventures Photo + Film – Serving Central Florida – Orlando and surrounding areas, Winter Garden, Horizon West, and available for travel. Specializing in intimate family sessions that encourage connection and joy, documented.  “Turning your adventures into art.”

A Bright and Beautiful Maternity Session at the Grand Floridian Beach

A Bright and Beautiful Maternity Session at the Grand Floridian Beach

This bright and beautiful maternity session for the Ivey Family was done at the Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Ivey Family requested a beach location so they could capture this moment in time at one of their favorite places before they welcome their third child soon.

I was honored to be able to meet them here so that they could get the bright and happy photos they described imagining them hanging on their walls.

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The Ivey Family

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Romance is in the air

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Playing together

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Excited to be a big sister

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This girl loves her sister so much already

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She can’t get enough of her!

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Some time with the big brother

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Who loves to play

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Sweet snuggles

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And time with Mama

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Waiting patiently to meet sister

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Mom glowing beautifully

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Everyone is excited to meet this sweet baby girl soon!

Are you interested in booking a photography session with me? Simply email theartofadventures@gmail.com today!

The Art of Adventures Photo + Film – Serving Central Florida – Orlando and surrounding areas, Winter Garden, Horizon West, and available for travel. Specializing in intimate family sessions that encourage connection and joy, documented.  “Turning your adventures into art.”