A few years ago, I was a nanny for the world's best family in an awesome neighborhood called Fishhawk in Lithia, Florida. Driving around that neighborhood is always as familiar as driving around my neighborhood at home. I know the back roads to get me to their school on time if we were running a step or two behind, I know the ins and outs of every park, fishing pond, walking trail... you name it. With two kids and a few summers full of down time, you get very familiar with ways to keep them occupied.
Over the years, through word of mouth by some amazing clients, I've made my way back into this neighborhood, not as a nanny, but as a photographer. Which is just so cool, especially because I always think I know the perfect spots to go to in their neck of the woods, and we never have to drive too far from home, (always a plus for most clients). However, this time my client, Jamie, took it upon herself to think of a great location and I'm SO glad she did.
Open shade, huge trees covered in beautiful Spanish moss, it was simply perfect for their family shoot. Loved this location and will definitely try to use it in the future, it is just too pretty not to revisit!
Speaking of revisiting, can we just take a brief moment to look at this photo of the first photo shoot I did with Arden. Because in just a few seconds, you will see how much this little peanut has changed and I really can't keep picking my jaw up off that ground, so lets just get this over with, shall we ;)
How CUTE is she???
Well, it's been a few years and a few family shoots since then, and as much as I miss those adorable baby rolls ( and I really do ), just LOOK at this little cutie now. I've said it before and I'll say it again, just WHERE does the time go???
Oh, and P.S. Jamie you are ridiculously gorgeous. It's a little unfair. Just sayin'.
^ What did I tell you about that Spanish Moss??? It's so pretty! I love the way the lens allowed me to blur it out and make it feel so dreamy and watercolored. (sigh) Love this location!
And I can say with 100% certainty that it does NOT hurt to have such a beautiful family to photograph. Not. One. Bit.
Jamie + Kris, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful moments with me. I have loved getting to know your family over the years and simply can't wait for the next round! 'Til next time!