Family Session on Their Farm

Family Session on Their Farm

When this family contacted me about a family session, they asked if I would be open to coming to their farm. My immediate answer was yes and from now on whenever anyone asks me if I can come to their farm, it will always be yes!

Farms are just the perfect place for photos. And this family’s farm with their sweet animals and beautiful evening light was the PERFECT spot to capture this family just as they are.

Family on their central florida farm

Here are a few with their beloved animals.  They have pigs, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks and more! I loved seeing how responsible these two guys were with the animals and how loving the animals were.  I’d imagine getting goat kisses is absolutely as sweet as it looks. And some of these animals were actually posing! They must love the camera!

boy with goat on central florida farm

boys with goat on central florida farm

boy with chicken on farm

boy with chicken on farm

parents with goat on central florida farm

One of the best parts about this session being on this family’s large farm was the variety of places we could take photos.  We also got the opportunity to just let everyone play while I captured their normal family life.

I even caught a few snuggles on one of their quilts.

A few photos by the pond on their property rounded out this perfect session!

Family on their central florida farm

Who else is ready to buy a farm in Central Florida after seeing these gorgeous photos of this beautiful family on their farm?! I know I’m tempted!

If you’re interested in booking a photography session with me in Central Florida, please email me at theartofadventures@gmail.com.  Thank you!

30 Minutes in October: My Location Scouting Buddy

30 Minutes in October: My Location Scouting Buddy

It doesn’t get any more real than this. This is an accurate portrayal of our truest every day life. A good amount of our time is spent at Magic Kingdom meeting princesses and eating Mickey snacks, that’s true too.

But this is what working mom life of a toddler looks like.

This cutie patootie will only wear a few dresses right now. And they’re all princess dresses. Her most said words are twirl, shoes and bow. So she’s dressed her part in these photos.

Today, my work led me to checking out a new location. October and November are to a photographer what March and April are to an accountant. It’s busy season! And we are feeling it. I made a commitment to document 30 minutes of our ordinary life each month along side some other wonderful photographers. This month I didn’t get to it until the last minute and that’s another part that just makes this even more real for us.

When people book with me, they can expect me to go above and beyond to make sure they have a good session where they have both a good experience and love their photos. I help with ideas for everything – location, outfits, announcements and more – to help make the session perfect.

So here we are. My cutie patootie running around in her mismatched Disney Princess outfit, helping me location scout. And my husband in the background making sure she didn’t run into water and trying to grab her attention, even if for a few seconds.

toddler girl on bridge

My Cutie

Toddler girl running on bridge

Running and Playing

Running

Like a Princess

Windermere FL Photography Location

Beautiful Skies and Reflection of Trees

Windermere FL Photography Location

Sunsets Make for Perfect Light

Windermere FL Photography Location

And I’m Always Chasing the Light!

Windermere FL Photography Location

She Says, “Catch Me if You Can!”

Windermere FL Photography Location

Really Loving Being Mommy’s Model

Windermere FL Photography Location

Mostly Because Daddy’s Being Silly!

Windermere FL Photography Location

These Curls – Wild Like Her

Windermere FL Photography Location

We Found Lots of Greenery

Windermere FL Photography Location

And Some Classic Spanish Moss

Windermere FL Photography Location

And Even the Smallest Amount of Florida Fall Colors Count, Right? Happy Fall, Y’all!

The woman who asked me about this location was looking for authentic Florida with greenery, palm trees and some water. She loves the bridge and the beauty of the location. I agree with her!

What do you think? Do you love this location too? Let me know in the comments.

This is a circle blog, so please feel free to join me in checking out the other wonderful photographer’s in this group starting with Janet from Janet Crouch Photography and her amazing blog this month.

If you’re interested in booking a photography session here at this Windermere location or another Central Florida location, please email me at theartofadventures@gmail.com.

Magical Fairy Sessions

Magical Fairy Sessions

I am so excited to share with you a few photos from each of the Fairy Sessions. These sessions were to raise money for an amazingly magical organization, Give Kids the World. To learn more about Give Kids the World Village, visit my post here. Or to make a donation that goes directly to helping families with critically children have a fun week long magical vacation, go here. Even a small donation helps and goes directly to helping bring magic to families when they need it most.

Thank you to the families who helped me contribute to spreading the magic. Our team is currently at over $800 in donations!  So much magic!

Here is a little girl who was just precious playing in these fairy fields.

Little Child playing with magic fairy

Little Child playing with magic fairy

Little Child playing with magic fairy

This brother and sister also had a lot of fun trying to find fairies.  Can you believe how many they found?

Little Child playing with magic fairy

Little Child playing with magic fairy

Little Child playing with magic fairy

This little girl enjoyed running around exploring the fairy forest and playing hide and seek with the fairies.

Little Child playing with magic fairy

Little Child playing with magic fairy

Little Child playing with magic fairy

This little girl celebrated her first birthday by searching for fairies in the fields and flowers.  Big brother helped her find some of the magical little fairies too!

Little Child playing with magic fairy

Little Child playing with magic fairy

Little Child playing with magic fairy

Little Child playing with magic fairy

Thank you again to everyone who booked a Magical Fairy Session to help me give to Give Kids the World Village.  Also, thank you to my friend Mia who helped me coordinate these sessions!

If you’re interested in booking a photo session with me, please email theartofadventures@gmail.com.

Family Session at Lake Louisa State Park

Family Session at Lake Louisa State Park

 

This beautiful family chose to have their session at Lake Louisa State Park after talking about a few different locations. This is one of my personal favorite locations as well!

Lake Louisa is a Florida State Park located in Clermont, Florida. There is a few dollar entrance fee per car per day or you can get a Annual State Park Pass, which I highly recommend. There are plenty of State Parks to explore and it’s a great way to explore the natural and pure Florida life.

Please check out some of these photos of this gorgeous family of five.

 

 

30 Minutes in September: Getting a Library Card

30 Minutes in September: Getting a Library Card

I have made the commitment to joining a set of photographers to show you a glimpse of our ordinary, daily life through my lens. This month I’m sharing thirty minutes of our time in the library, where my daughter got her first library card.

This library is located in Windermere, near Orlando, Florida. The Orange County Public Library System is really wonderful. They have programs that range from infant and toddler story time to being able to take classes and rent studio learning spaces for adults and everything in between.

When I was a child, my mom and I spent a lot of time at the library together. I have fond memories of the summer reading programs at our local library. I would get lost for hours reading books and loved the planned activities they held. I hope that my daughter will also develop a great love for reading and that the local library will be a part of that love.

Read all the way to the end for some technical information on my photography and also for a link to the next blog in this photography circle blog.

So off to the Windermere Library we went…

Windermere Library Entrance

Windermere Library

Windermere Library Statue

Windermere Library Statue

Windermere Library

To get your library card…

Windermere Library Getting a Card

Step 1. Go up to the counter and ask for a library card, please! Make sure you (or Mom and Dad) have your ID like driver’s license. If you’re little, you just use Mom or Dad’s.


Windermere Library

2. Sign your new card!


Windermere Library

3. Smile for your picture (or don’t haha)!!


Windermere Library

Now you have your card and you also get your sticker!

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

Now it’s time to explore some books!

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

You can even read quietly with a friend or family member.

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

You can read quietly by yourself.


Windermere Library

You can even be silly as long as you’re still pretty quiet!


Windermere Library

There are so many books to explore!

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

They even have computers!


Windermere Library

And movies!


Windermere Library

You can even borrow some books and take them home with you as long as you take good care of them and bring them back on time!


Windermere Library

Just pick them out.


Windermere Library

Carry them to the front of the library.

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

Hand them to the librarian and ask to borrow them.


Windermere Library

Don’t forget to give the librarian your library card!

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

Now you have your library card so you can borrow books and have access to many resources through your local library!


Windermere Library

I love my local library, do you?!

For those of you interested in some of the technical information on my shooting process through this, here is some more information. Usually I use my Canon camera for my 30 minutes blogs, but this time I used my Sony A7II with the Sony 50 mm 1.8 lens. What do you think? I think it’s pretty comparable quality-wise! I still prefer my Canon for my professional sessions but I do love the weight and ease of this camera for a situation like this. I have this camera for blogging as it can be a lot easier to take places like theme parks, gardens or libraries. I kept my f-stop at f/2.0 most of the time and adjusted my ISO and shutter speed based on lighting as we were both inside and out so the lighting changed several times. For editing, I used Lightroom and based my editing on a preset with some tweaks to get the lighting and coloring right. I try to keep my tones more warm but I also like true bright whites and creamy skin which can be hard to achieve especially in the lighting and coloring of a library. I am happy with the colors of this session though! My favorites are the ones where the colors of the books really make the phots really vibrant and lively!

This is a circle blog, so please feel free to join me in checking out the other amazing photographer’s in this group starting with Jennifer Blake from Blueberry Hill Images and her blog on fall sunsets this month. 

If you’re interested in booking a unique session with me, please email theartofadventures@gmail.com.

Magical Fairy Sessions Benefiting Give Kids the World

Magical Fairy Sessions Benefiting Give Kids the World

Now Booking Magical Fairy Sessions! By donation, to Give Kids the World Village! Read on for more information.

Give Kids the World Village is a nonprofit “storybook” resort located in Central Florida where children with critical illnesses and their families are offered an opportunity to vacation for a week, escaping many of the daily challenges, at no cost to the family. Learn more about Give Kids the World here and follow along on my blog page here where I’ll be sharing more information about this wonderful cause through the month of October. I can’t wait to share with you all of the magic that this location provides to families.

Because I love the mission of Give Kids the World Village, I have teamed up with a friend to bring awareness to and fundraise for their excellent mission.  My friend’s family had a magical experience years ago that they still cherish today. We have formed a 5K Challenge for Hope Team called Mandy’s Starrs in honor of my friend’s sister, Mandy, who passed away after their vacation.

I really hope that you’ll consider joining us on November 9th for the 5K. Please join us by signing up for the Challenge of Hope 5K or make a donation to our team for this amazing cause here!

Additionally, to raise more money for this excellent cause, I’m offering Fairy Sessions with 100% of profits going to Give Kids the World Village.  Below you will find more information on how to book a Fairy Session benefiting Give Kids the World. Be sure to book today as spots are limited!

Two Little Girls playing with a fairy

Two Little Girls playing with a fairy

Two Little Girls playing with a fairy

Two Little Girls playing with a fairy

Magical Fairy Sessions

Location: Winter Garden, 34787

What’s included:
15 minute session
5 high resolution digital images provided in an online professional gallery
Printing rights
Magical fairies added into each photo – magically!

Price: Any donation to Give Kids the World Village through our Challenge of Hope fundraising

Date + Time:
October 20, 2019 4:30-6:30 PM

To book: First come, first serve. Email theartofadventures@gmail.com with requested date and time.

Interested in our Holiday Mini Sessions too? Check them out here. Or email for any other sessions.

Other details: Contract and payment due within 24 hours. Please ask all questions before final booking. Advertising photos to show general style and example of magical fairy appearance.