I think the number one thing people worry about when it comes to Lifestyle sessions is- Is it going to be awkward having someone in our personal space just “following” us?

Truth is- for me, it’s not awkward but for the clients it definitely may be for the first few minutes, sure. There will be times when you’ll wonder if you’re doing something wrong, where do you put your hands, do you look at the camera or not? These are all super common thoughts and questions and even us as photographers ask these when we are in front of the camera as well. Completely normal. When I come in to a home for a lifestyle session, I like to observe for a bit and just wait it out. You can expect me to be there for 60-90 minutes and I will basically just play and follow everyone around and capture as I go. It’s a 95% candid session and as hard as it can be to ask like I am not there, that’s the number one thing I always tell my families.

This is Charlotte- or Charlie as she’s called. She is not even 2 and shes incredibly talkative, smart, and an absolute riot to watch sing along to Frozen.

Tiny little donut floaty- just scooting around in it. Hilarious.

Looking at these makes me laugh out loud every single time. Watch the cat as Charlie tries to shares and then changes her mind….

Sometimes, this is how I feel too.

A pair of curtains is all she needs….you’ll see

these moments don’t last long friends, truly. Pretty soon they will want to sit alone and it’s sad. Take it while you can- every minute you can.

Pig tails for the win!  Liz just told me that Charlie just let her start doing this so we had to get this moment for her

See- she does love curtains!  She sure does make them look fun!

These are the best!Look at these laughs!




No monster this time, this is her singing to Let it Go on the Frozen soundtrack! So lovely 🙂


Thank you both for allowing me to come into your home, for trusting me 8 years ago to photograph your wedding, and introducing me to the one and only Charlotte. Such a sweet time and I loved being there with you guys!


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  • June 7, 2018 - 5:57 am

    Pao - What a beautiful family. The photos are adorable. Great shots

When Allison first told me they were coming to visit their family, I was thrilled to be able to give them a legacy shoot that would include their baby boy. What was even more exciting was that her grandmother was coming from Italy, so this was going to be a four generations family session which can be hard to come by and absolutely priceless to have. What an absolutely sweet and beautiful family full of love and complete obsession over Baby Issac and with good reason cause he’s pretty darn adorable. I have so much gratitude when I get to do sessions like these and it’s a privlege to provide tangible memories of a family’s time together, especially when the distance between them is so great.


Can you feel the love here? What a lucky little man this baby boy is.

From washington and Italy- these three reunite in Florida. Don’t they all look a lot alike, too?

Sweet family of three right here! What a gorgeous day this turned out to be with the perfect breeze.

This baby is excited to get in that water! Hanging with daddy in the shade and getting ready to dip those little tootsies in the ocean water

These two photos right here are everything. 4 generations on the left and a little family portrait on the right. Two priceless memories that will be looked back on forever.

Grandparents are the thing that make a kids world go round- seriously.  Such a beautiful thing to see all the love surrounding this family, there was such a great vibe.

Thank you so much for being so wonderful to photograph! Meeting your family was amazing and I am so glad we were able to capture memories for all of you to enjoy for every end of the globe!


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Downtown melbourne florida family session with The Watson family at a local park near historic melbourne. I love shooting down here because it’s a bit outside the hustle of the downtown area and it’s quiet. This day though was incredibly windy but we didn’t let that stop us from creating super sweet moments between these three.


I am always impressed with littles who are calm and easy going and just hang in there throughout the session. Isla was no exception to that, she was such a trooper and barely made a peep. Fresh off a first birthday and molars coming in- I didn’t expect her to stay with us for over an hour but she did and what a session it was!

Isla’s favorite person right now is her daddy and mom and dad are both completely fine with this. As kids get older, these things change but as parents, we need to embrace these things as bittersweet as they may be.

I cannot get over how absolutely gorgeous these two are. Isla and her mom Sutsana are so perfect and I adore this love they have for each other


We always have to annoy the littles a wee bit here. Kids always try to escape these shots but Isla looked like she quite enjoyed it


I just can’t with this shot. THIS is why I do what I do and why I chose to focus on families. These moments right here go so damn fast (‘scuse the language) and these little hugs and cuddles

don’t last forever- even as much as we would love for it. In between the “normal” shots is when these things happen which is why I can never fully put my camera down until the session is 100% over. These are what we miss most and these are the things I live to capture


As much as I have loved this entire session, these ones at the Marina are my favorites.

Look at these faces! Perfection!

Independence has been found…..off she goes at the ripe age of 1.


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