Palm Beach Maternity Photographer | Des + Nate {Awaiting Baby}

Des and Nate are expecting their baby girl Kiyha in January. (How awesome/cute is that name?) Dad is a huge fan of nature and being outdoors so of course I had the perfect place in mind. I met Des, Nate and their two fun boys at a garden and we walked around for about an hour until closing time. They had to kick us out, I could have photographed this beautiful momma and her family all night. I can't wait to meet that little girl and play dress up for our newborn session! Congrats to you and your family, Des & Nate.

Palm Beach Newborn Photographer | Mason's Slideshow

I don't usually do slideshows for portrait sessions, but I couldn't resist. I think I may start doing it more often!

West Palm Beach Photographer | Maternity Photography

About a month ago I photographed my brother and his wife with their lil Mason on board and I just realized I never blogged about it. We photographed their maternity session at the Polo Fields in Wellington on a friend of Lisa's property. They were fantastic, we got to use Buttercup (their horse) as a prop and had full access to anything on the property. They were awesome, thanks again! So here it is:

West Palm Beach Photographer | Summer Lovin'

You show me love, I'll show you love. Sounds like a match made in heaven, huh? After a bit of down time, some mid day naps, and all nighter dates with me and handsome movie stars (okay... so I was watching movies, but I can dream right?) I decided I am going to dive head first into photography this summer. I'm enrolling in Fall classes and photography is going to be my lil love affair on the side until I reach my goal of being a Physician Assistant (5-6 years from now....)

Okay so here's the deal. You want free stuff? Well, I want to give you free stuff. There's no signing up, no contest, no rules. You talk to your friends who are going through moments that need memories (pictures) and you get a free session for yourself or to give to a loved one. It doesn't matter if it's a wedding, maternity, newborn, boudoir, engagement, trash the dress, singles profiles online, or whatever else you can come up with. If you think someone is in (or should be in) the market for a photographer you pass my info along and after the completion of their session you get one too! ANNNNND if that's not good enough, the friend you refer will get $75 off their session + a complimentary 10x13 print! Wooooooooo that's good stuff. You should get on face book and twitter and share the news so you can all start collecting on this madness.

Let do this!

Palm Beach Newborn Photography | Emelie {10 days new}

So when I gave mom the low down on how to prepare for this session, she thought I was nuts. I can see where she thought that, because keeping a baby awake for an extended period of time is pretty nuts (especially when all mom wants to do is sleep!). But after the session mom was begging me to do nightly photo session of lil Emelie because she slept from 7pm to 12:30 am, ate and then she slept again until 6:30 am. I think it's safe to say I wore her out, but she was an excellent model!

Congrats on your beautiful little girl, Aritta. She's perfect.

West Palm Beach Maternity Photography | Michelle + Doug {Awaiting Baby #3}

How gorgeous is this family? I can't wait to see what baby #3 looks like, Michelle's first two look like models!

After a rain reschedule we had beautiful weather yesterday for our session. Michelle wears pregnancy so well and is stunning to photograph. They're expecting May 11th, but my birthday is the 25th so maybe mom can hold off a few extra days ;) Kidding!

Palm Beach Newborn Photography | Emma {5 days new}

Sweet, sweet Emma. She was born March 6th, making her 5 days new for our session (which was Sunday, on Sabrina's actual due date). Mom thought Emma was going to put up a fight, but after a good feed and some "shhhh" and head pats, Emma did just fine. She modeled my antique scale, new miniature wood bed (thanks to Mark!), a wire basket, and my pretty coral ruffle fabric. Grandma made a special request for a sleepy owl hat and after 3 crochet classes I finally got the hang of it and made it in time for Emma's arrival. It was a little big (ok, a lot big) but moms bobby pins came in handy and we made it work! She was perfect.

Thanks to mom and dad for allowing me to photograph such a big event in your lives. I can't wait to watch Emma grow!

Palm Beach Photographer | Another year, another logo

I'm sure you've heard of "Another day, another dollar."  In my case, it's "Another year, another logo."  I've changed my logo... five times, I think.  I honestly can't remember.  This whole self discovery, be who you are, brand who you be thing has taken me on a never ending journey of finding what I love.  What sessions do I enjoy the most, what does the public perceive as my best work, does my logo appeal to who I am trying to market to, does my overall brand speak highly of myself and what I have to offer.... the questions go on and on and on...

My best work is also what I enjoy the most.  I love making women feel empowered and I've found that three sessions in particular do just that.  Boudoir, maternity, and newborn. Funny mix, I know, I've been told a time or two.  But for me it all makes sense.

  • Boudoir showcases your power, beauty, vulnerability, lust, love, sex appeal, emotions, and desires... it's intoxicating.
  • Many people refer to pregnant women as the most beautiful.  To carry a piece of yourself and the person you love, the anticipation, the excitement of picking out names, bedding, clothes, and strollers.  Most of all, knowing you love that baby with all of your being and you haven't even met yet.  That's empowering.
  • Here's where people get lost.  How does newborn fit in to making women feel empowered?  Well, after I rock your new additions first photo shoot and you show off the pictures to your friends, family, co-workers, strangers at the super market.... they'll all tell you how beautiful your baby is and how you did a wonderful job.  You'll brag about your newbie and never feel bad about it!

This is what I love, this is who I am.  These are the sessions I get giddy over.  Of course, I love other sessions and weddings as well but these three are my main market.

There's actually a discussion in a photography group I am part of about this very subject.  Should we as photographers separate our specialities so we don't offend anyone?  Will the boudoir photographs I have in my gallery offend the soon to be mom that is viewing my work for her maternity and newborn sessions?  Will the newborn photographs turn off the bride that wants me to document her most important day of her life?  Personally, I don't think it will.  We (photographers) each have an ideal client that we want to work with and I've been extremely lucky to have had so many wonderful clients.  As a client you need to love my work because I am my work and if you don't love it, you won't love me.  I've used this analogy in the past; Your photographer is like a weddings dress.  Your dress needs to be a perfect fit and you need to fall in love with it, because if you don't you won't shine.  If you don't love your photographer, you won't shine either.

I stumbled on my designer through another friend photographer that she did some work for.  Rachel from Beyond Bliss Design has been an absolute pleasure to work with.  She's creative, fast, determined, and hard working.  I'm a very indecisive person, she's had to deal with that for not only the logo design but the blog redesign.  I love it.  I really, truly do Rachel.  She took my crazy combination of specialties and showcased them with a design that would appeal to all AND was able to add in the vintage, organic, clean look that I love.  Thank you for listening to me :)  I've had a lot of compliments and I hope I can send some fellow photog's your way!  While you're here take a look around and leave your  thoughts in the comments section.  I'd love to hear it!

Lets wrap this grammy award speech up.  My self discovery journey isn't over yet but this is who I strive to be.  I want to be the photographer that makes women feel and look beautiful.  I'm not a female rights activist by any means, but I do believe in the empowerment of being a woman.  We're kind of a big deal is this world.

A few other changes worth mentioning:  I've changed my client proofing software.  I had a few complaints about the flash site not loading, so I found something better and easier for orders.  Those that had galleries on the flash site, they're still there.  I've moved two to the new site, so check your email!  Also, I've updated my post-session preview appointments and I have something fabulous in store for you.  Ever wonder what your photographs would look like on your wall before you bought them?  I can make it happen :)

I'm looking for a local non-profit to do some volunteer shoots for.  Some of my long time fans know I attempted to start "Portraits for Heros" while living in South Carolina but the economy was at its worst and I didn't have the support I needed.  I'd love to get involved, so please pass my information along if an event, tribute, or family in need needs some pick-chas.  I've been involved in Shriners Hospital (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star through USA Dance), Breast Cancer (Images for a Cure), Light the Night (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), and Wounded Warriors.

Good night!


Palm Beach Maternity Photographer | Erica + Brian {Awaiting Baby Landon}

Erica and I met when I lived in Greenville SC.  She and Brian are expecting a baby boy in the Spring and this weekend they came down to visit family in Boynton Beach for their baby shower.  We set up a maternity shoot for today, yes.... Super Bowl Sunday.... and unfortunately it wasn't a pretty day out and we were strapped for time because Brian had more pressing matters to attend to ;) .  But, we managed to get a few great shots, met a native on the farm (a little Jack Russell) and finished in time for the pre-game.

It was great hanging out with Erica again and meeting her boyfriend.  I'm told he HATES pictures, I guess I didn't make a good first impression on him :D

Here's a few of my fav's... there's more on facebook.

Palm Beach Maternity Photographer

Palm Beach Photographer | Thanks for Giving... Give away....

So much has happened both in my personal and career life over the last year.  I'm extremely grateful to all the amazing friends, family, and clients who have seen me through.  Photography has helped to keep my mind off of more pressing issues in my life.  It's something I could do all day every day and never get sick of it.  It's such an honor to be a part of your life, photograph your memories, and watch your families grow.  The biggest compliment you can give me is to refer a friend to me and I'm about 80% word of mouth.  So for that, I thank you.

The month of November serves as two events.  First, it's Thanksgiving (of course!) and second, it's the birthday month of Mirrored Images.  This year I will be giving away a session to one lucky individual.  Send me your story, your triumph, and your blessings and I will read it and choose one lucky person to give a session to.  Nothing is off limits here.  Wedding, newborn, high school senior, boudoir, maternity, etc.  You tell me in your submission what you're interested in and if you win, it's yours.

All entries must be received by November 16th at midnight.  Please email your story to and include your name, age, location (must be willing to travel to Palm Beach County), session interested in, and the best contact number.  Your story will not be shared publicly so please don't hold back.  Tell me why you deserve this, tell me what you're grateful for, and tell me what obstacles you've overcome in your life.