Happy birthday to my beautiful friend Keren!
With her adorable and incredibly loving son Adley (who will be a big brother in a few months!):
Love the joy these two get from each other:
Happy, happy birthday, metuka!
J’s parents and littlest (although not so little anymore) siblings visited us this past weekend. Though there was the standard summer storm or two (that’s just while we were at the beach), we had a great time. Highlights: Abigail’s new-found-favorite treat – raspberry gelato from Jolly, Matthew’s almost-birdie at the golf course, Monica’s iced espresso with vanilla ice cream, billiards against pool “dolphin” Alex, and the hours of bliss at the Beach Club – in and out of the pool, riding the waves in the ocean, and snacking on really yummy French fries in the shade. In fact, I’d like to rewind and be back there right now (and apply more sunblock).
Here’s my gorgeous sister-in-law enjoying her sugar smoothie (i.e. caramel frappuccino):
And Matthew getting some rest in between dips…
…and some audio from the ocean:
One last shot, taken at Jolly/Epicure after scarfing down delicious gelato… The Campbells don’t go anywhere without their Boston gear.
Posted in Children, Families, Sarasota area, tagged children photography, family photography, Sarasota children photography, Sarasota family photography, Sarasota photographer on July 26, 2010 | 7 Comments »
I photographed 7-year-old Aidan and his 2-year-old sister Addison last week. Their parents, the editor and projects director of Edible Sarasota magazine, Tracy and John Freeman, are awesome people, so I knew their kids would be fun to photograph. And they were!
They are both budding stars – They will not be taking the backseat in life, that’s for sure. Aidan already belongs on the screen. This boy is so animated, has not a lick of shyness, and already aspires to be either a GAP model or a cast member on the TV show “iCarly.” Not bad for age 7.
Addy is absolutely hilarious. She goes for what she wants and is knowledgeable beyond her years (“Are these pictures going on Facebook?!”). These two adorable kids are going places, and I’m looking forward to seeing where it is they’re going and what they’ll be doing!
Here’s the good-lookin’ foursome:
Aidan and Addison’s silly faces:
A little bit of Aidan:
And Addison’s adorableness:
And lastly, I think this is my favorite shot of the session – maybe one of my favorites ever:
Thanks for suffering through the heat and hunger with me, guys!
Posted in Sarasota area, Weddings, tagged Cheeca Lodge photography, Cheeca Lodge wedding, couple photography, Florida Keys wedding photography, Florida wedding photography, Islamorada wedding, Sarasota photographer, Sarasota wedding photographer, wedding photography on July 21, 2010 | 3 Comments »
This past weekend, I photographed Molly and Lou’s wedding. They are not only great people and friends but likely the easiest, nicest clients anyone could ask for.
The wedding took place at Cheeca Lodge & Spa on Islamorada, a gorgeous Florida Keys resort and great getaway for everyone that traveled down for the wedding (even for us Sarasotans). Beautiful tropical waters, lots of activities (fishing, snorkeling, bicycling, etc.), and addictively yummy key lime pie… a perfect setting for a relaxed, fun wedding.
After first run-through of the thousands of photos from the weekend, here’s a little sneak peek.
Happy honeymoon, safe travels, and thank you, Molly and Lou!
Posted in Boston, Engagements, tagged Boston engagement photography, Boston photographer, Boston photography, couple photography, engagment photography, Sarasota photographer on July 20, 2010 | 1 Comment »
I have been waiting to officially (if blogging about it makes it official) congratulate these two very special people on their engagement… I am so, so incredibly happy for my lovely Lu and her now-fiance Chase.
Here are some shots of the in-love, super-happy, and beautiful duo… This was an awesome and emotional day, walking in the North End on Memorial Day Weekend, Chase looking dapper in his uniform and receiving many thanks from random people in the streets, Lucy welling up with tears of pride… (not to mention the amazing lunch).
And one more that I love:
XOXOX LBP & JCJ
Posted in Babies, Boston, Children, Cleveland, Families, Newborns, Teens, Travels, tagged baby portrait photography, Boston baby photography, Boston children photography, Boston family photography, Boston photographer, Boston photography, children photography, Cleveland baby photography, Cleveland children photography, Cleveland family photography, Cleveland photographer, Cleveland senior photography, couple photography, engagement photography, engagement portraits, event photography, family photography, newborn photography, Sarasota photographer, school portraits, teen portraits on July 19, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
The next trip to Cleveland and Boston is set! I’m booking sessions* in Cleveland Aug. 12-25 and in Boston Aug. 26 – Sept. 5.
* Please ask me about current session info, as it has been updated slightly.
Posted in Editorial, Food, Sarasota area, tagged Edible Communities, Edible Sarasota, Edible Sarasota photography, editorial photography, food photography, Sarasota editorial photography, Sarasota food photography, Sarasota photographer on July 16, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Heading to the Keys to shoot a wedding this weekend (congratulations, Molly & Lou!) but wanted to quickly post that Edible Sarasota‘s summer 2010 issue is on newsstands now. (And visit them on Facebook.)
Once you get your copy, check out my article and photos on Dakin Dairy Farms:
and Sun Coast Organics home delivery service:
Congratulations to the team at Edible Sarasota for another awesome issue! I’m very proud to be part of such a great magazine, mission, and group of people.
Have a good weekend!
Posted in Babies, Families, Newborns, Sarasota area, tagged baby portrait photography, family photography, newborn photography, Orlando baby photography, Orlando family photography, Orlando newborn portrait, Sarasota baby photography, Sarasota family photography, Sarasota newborn photography, Sarasota photographer on July 14, 2010 | 2 Comments »
One very wild – and awesome – aspect of “growing up” is watching people you’ve known for a very long time have babies. We recently visited Lisa, one of my sister’s oldest friends, with her husband and brand new 6-week-old peanut Lyla. Here she is, this beautiful girl who doesn’t look any different than she did at age 16, with a beautiful munchkin of her own. Nuts!
Baby Lyla, Todd, and Lisa:
And here’s the little one on her own:
And a nap/snuggle with her mama… What could be cozier?
(Belated) Congratulations, Lis and Todd!
Posted in Babies, Children, Families, Newborns, Sarasota area, tagged baby portrait photography, children photography, family photography, newborn photography, Sarasota baby photography, Sarasota children photography, Sarasota family photography, Sarasota newborn photography, Sarasota photographer on July 12, 2010 | 1 Comment »
This weekend, I photographed 3-week-old Liam and his family. Although it took us a while to soothe him to sleep for a signature newborn pose, this boy is adorable, alert, and already so handsome (and big!).
Here’s a preview…
Check him out with his gorgeous sister Mia (I adore their names). I love how she is looking at him here, almost like she’s assessing him and his existence in her house. And you can see the amazing blue eyes this family all has:
The whole crew (Liam in his favorite nook):
And Liam with his beautifully blue-eyed and loving parents, Rich and Angie:
And finally, the newborn pose:
Congratulations on the scrumptious addition to the family, Rich, Angie, and Mia!
Posted in Babies, Cleveland, Families, My Family, Newborns, Sarasota area, Travels, tagged baby portrait photography, Cleveland baby photography, Cleveland family photography, Cleveland photographer, family photography, newborn photography, Sarasota baby photography, Sarasota family photography, Sarasota photographer on July 11, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Not only do I get to squeeze little E in a few hours, but he is 11 months today!
(New photos of E to be taken during the coming week.)
Love from me in Tel Aviv:
and from Uncle J:
Just hangin’ on a tractor in Aurora, OH:
And sink bath time in Sarasota:
And happy slightly belated 5th anniversary to the wonderful duo who brought us E: