natalie's maternity | vero beach

it is always special when i get to take photos of friends, but this was especially true with natalie and joey. we are both due with our first bambinos this spring (our due dates are 3 weeks apart!), so we have gone through this wonderful journey somewhat together.

these two are expecting a little girl in march, and will make such loving and awesome parents. i am thrilled for this family and what better way to express my excitement for them than with photos?! here are some favorites i took recently in our beautiful town.

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andrea + derek's wedding | bent pine golf club, vero beach

it is the week of love with valentine's day around the corner, so i am finally getting around to sharing some more of the fall/winter weddings i had the honor of photographing.

first up, andrea and derek. the two wed last november in vero beach, fl. their ceremony and reception was held at bent pine golf club, on one of those beautiful, florida "winter" days with clear skies and the perfect temperature. derek and andrea originally met in college in ny, but reconnected when they were living in florida post college. the two share a love of sports, are sneaker addicts and love a good time! guests from the northeast flew in for the celebrations and it was a wonderful day. congratulations to mr. and mrs. card!

Venue: Bent Pine Golf Club | Florist: Laras Theme | DJ: Class Act Productions | Caterer & Bakery: Bent Pine | Makeup: Maria Sommers | Hair Stylist: Kat Kruse

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emily + tim's wedding | magnolia manor, vero beach

Emily & Tim's wedding plans got an unexpected twist when Hurricane Irma came through Florida last September. The two were set to be married at the pavilions at Riverside Park, but the storm caused too much damage and they had to make a change of venue plan in the span of two months. By luck, Magnolia Manor in Vero Beach just so happened to be open the weekend of their wedding date in early November. It couldn't have been a more beautiful day or ceremony. It is funny how things just work out sometimes.

I was so excited when Emily asked me to capture her and Tim's wedding day. Just a year before, I met her while I was taking photos of her sister, Hayley's, wedding. Emily and Tim just so happened to meet on Valentine's Day in what seems to have been a love at first sight moment. In Emily's words "I walked in and Tim was the first face I saw. Everything around me went silent". Fast forward a year and a half, and the two became engaged.

Emily and Tim wed on November 3rd, exchanging vows in front of their nearest and dearest. Guests enjoyed a margarita bar and tacos for dinner and lots of dancing into the night. It was a beautiful wedding and I had a little trouble narrowing down the images to share. Below are some favorites. A special congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Vold!

Venue: Magnolia Manor | Videographer: Pear & Thorn | Makeup Artist: Maria Sommers | Hair Stylist: Brittany Stabe | Caterer: Kelly Vold | Flowers: Leslie Schroeder

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corr family | holiday 2017

another favorite family i get to do every year...my sis, brother-in-law and the boys. stryker and chase have an endless supply of facial expressions that i can't seem to ever capture all of them. chase mean mugs but also breaks out into the most delicious smile and is just one little teddy bear. stryker has this mischievous, delightful smile and giggle that gets me every time. it's just the best being an aunt and so i enjoy every chance i get to take their pictures. they may not enjoy it AS much as i do, but nonetheless. ha!

aside from being photogenic (i mean, i am bias, but c'mon) - these guys are just a truly lovable bunch. and i put in some "real-real" photos too (i.e. that black and white one with the true feelings being felt towards the end of the shoot) because every time, no matter what, i get some good bloopers! below, as always, are my favorites from the session. xo

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fetzer family | holiday 2017

this was my fourth year taking the fetzer family holiday photos! i can't believe how fast time flies. we headed out west of town for the shoot and enjoyed some beautiful florida weather. case and anna rae are so fun to photograph because a) they are adorable and b) they don't mind sharing a few hugs and goofing around for photos. below are some favorites from our annual holiday shoot!

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kolshak family | holiday 2017

today's family is near and dear to my heart, because it is my family. my sister, brother-in-law, and their two daughters snuck in a little session while they were in vero for thanksgiving. i am bias, but i just adore my nieces, margaux and ruby. they are sweet and independent little firecrackers, and i just love them so. here are some favorites from the shoot - we did a little something different than my usual outdoors at the beach or park photos!

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kazmerowski family | holiday 2017

this week i will be sharing some of the family holiday sessions i have been keeping busy with this season! first up, the kazmerowski family. how cute are these little blondies?! we had a fun time taking pictures on a gorgeous vero beach day. it is always more fun when the kiddos get to run free and i can just capture their personalities and spirit. i think they had a good time being playful in front of the camera - here are a few favorites!

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emily + tim | engagement, mckee botanical gardens

i first met emily when i photographed her sister's wedding last december. she and her two sisters are not only gorgeous girls on the outside but the inside as well. so when i was asked to capture her and tim's wedding (happening this weekend!), i was pumped! as you can see, emily and tim are very sweet towards one another and naturals in front of the camera - even if they think otherwise! this day was HOT HOT HOT, but that did not deter them from making the most of our time spent at mckee botanical gardens. i had a hard time narrowing down my favorites for this post - plenty of favorites to choose from. i'm so thrilled for their wedding day and all the goodness to come for them!

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mason's 1 year | cake smash, vero beach

it is hard to believe that this little guy just turned 1! i remember taking his newborn photos like it was yesterday. but time flies, as we all know. brittany and andrew asked me to capture the happy little guy, (he is so happy!) and get some cake smash shots as well. he wasn't too sure about the birthday cake but it was adorable nonetheless!

a happy birthday to mason and a congrats to his parents on a successful first year!

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family sunrise session | vero beach, florida

earlier this summer, i woke up with the sun. it's not often i do this (!) but when i do, it is so rewarding. we were graced with the most gorgeous neon sunrise over the ocean and as we made our way to the beach, the light was a mix of soft, sometimes golden tones. what a treat! the adults sipped their coffees and the kiddos were naturally awake early, so everyone was such good sports smiling for the camera so early. this crew was on vacation from the mountains, so the beach setting was a bonus for pictures.

i loved being able to embrace the sunrise with them. it is something i certainly take for granted living on the east coast. here are some favorites below!

ps - if you are looking to book holiday family photos, weekend openings are filling up fast! weekdays are available but please reach out sooner rather than later and remember to take into account turnaround time + print time for holiday cards!

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lilly & claire | vero beach

love photographing these two sisters! Lilly recently turned 1, so we went to one of my favorite spots in vero to take some pictures of her and Claire. the last time i captured these two, Lilly was just born - what a difference a year makes! the magic of documenting families and children each year can be realized when i look back on the previous sessions i have done. it is so rewarding to think about how the photos will live on for years to come. here are some favorites from our session.

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a tea party | three generations

let me first start off by saying...this was fun! it was a new type of shoot for me to do, and i definitely want to do more.

morgan was gifted a "generations" session from my sister at her baby shower when she was pregnant with her youngest, kit. however, life got busy! so there was some back and forth on setting a date. when we finally did decide (about a year later!), morgan came up with the idea of having a tea party, which was just perfect. what better way to capture the three generations of females?

with an heirloom tea set, some delicious looking macarons, a bowl of fresh cherries and tea, of course, the hour was spent capturing the interactions of adorable clover and kit with their mom and grandmother.

there is something so special about being able to photograph a session such as this. my hope is that when the girls become older, they can look back on this special day they shared with their mom and grandma and cherish it. some highlights include clovers LOVE for the cherries (i just went had to go out and buy some myself afterwards because she was so convincing of their delicious-ness!), kit's adorable smile after waking up from her nap, and the couch lovin' session at the end. below are my favorites!

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taylor + alex | vero beach wedding

this post is long overdue! taylor and alex were married this past may at bent pine golf club in vero beach, florida. the two had family and friends gather together over the long memorial day weekend to celebrate, beginning with a rehearsal dinner on thursday, festivities on friday and the big day on saturday.

while everything was gorgeous and a joy to photograph, the moments that stick out the most are scattered throughout the day. for example: taylor and her bridesmaids giddily taking off in golf carts on the way to the ceremony; the look on alex's face when he saw his bride for the first time that day (see below!); the speeches that had everyone in the room in tears; and then of course the final song played by the band - an appropriately chosen "shout" for everyone to go nuts over.

it was a heartfelt, energetic, good time and i am so honored to have been able to capture it all. below are some favorites from the day and a special shout out to the creative vendors responsible for putting it all together. a big congrats to mr. & mrs. brown!

Venue: Bent Pine Golf Club | Florist: Lara's Theme | Rentals & Decor: Simple Rustic | Makeup: Cindy Goetz | Hair: Lindsey Naffziger | Band: The Blues Factor | Cake: Chef Sara from Bent Pine Golf Club | Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco | Stationary: created by the bride

ben + alissa | engagement

i am finally sharing some engagement photos from ben and alissa's session this past january! these two get hitched next week in park city, utah and i am so excited for the two of them. they are such sweet souls and i can't wait to celebrate with them so soon. congrats, guys!

molly | newborn

welcoming to the world, molly boyle! tricia and stephen are the proud parents of two beautiful girls now. they kept the sex a surprise (so awesome!) and welcomed the doll you see below. she was as precious as she looks honestly - sleepy and sweet. i think her older sister, clara, has a lot to look forward to in having a lifetime buddy and partner in crime. congrats to the family of 4 - couldn't be happier for you guys!

ps. a little shout-out to eight pepperberries who created the sign you see hanging from the nursery wall. how cute? :)

sherri + mike | engagement

i really don't know why it has taken me so long to blog these engagement photos of sherri & mike. they are a gorgeous couple and it was such a fun shoot!

the photos were taken earlier in the year at the vero beach marina, followed by the beach at sunset. we totally lucked out that evening with the most beautiful skies, and just all around nice weather. (come back, winter temps!) these two get hitched later this year, so a big congrats to the future mr. & mrs!

lachlan | newborn

welcome to the world, baby lachlan! it was a pleasure taking this little guy's newborn photos. he is a sweet, sleepy one and quite adorable. his older sister, emerson, joined for a couple of shots, and is equally lovable! a big congrats to the proud parents again!

ruby + margaux | sisters

blue eyes. copper locks. porcelain skin. doll babies.

recently got to squeeze these two nieces and snap some pictures of them. my heart! love these girls. ruby is 6 months and margaux is 2 years old. time flies - here are some favorites!

flower picking at countryside citrus | vero beach

as a father's day gift, my sister asked for me to take some photos of the boys at a local citrus farm in vero beach. for a couple of weeks in a row, countryside citrus offered guests to stop by and pick fresh flowers from their garden. despite the florida heat, the little guys were such good sports and took in all the buzzing bees, colorful flowers and TRACTORS! the highlight may have been the delicious ice cream they offer - such a summertime treat! here are some favorites!