Patrick, Dena and Wake…Family Lifestyle Session

When I arrive, Dena answers the door and looks very surprised! I greet her and she explains her bewildered expression. In typical husband-fashion, Partick forgot to tell her that our session was scheduled this day. Their session is a gift to her from Patrick. Wake is napping, Patrick is in the shower and Deana is working. Deana has a marketing and branding business she runs from her home.

Patrick, Deana and Wake are living on the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast while Patrick is complete and Sports Medicine Fellowship with the world-renown Dr. James Andrews. They have been here for nearly a year and are about to transition to Virginia, as Patrick begins a navy career as a sports medicine surgeon.

I offer to re-schedule the session, but Deana insists today is fine. Well, as you can see from these images, We had a great session! Wake is perhaps one of the coolest little dudes, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting! They were so much fun! They were relaxed, opened and great to work with!

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Wake was a blast!

Deana was a bit concerned that she wouldn’t photograph well. Theses images put that doubt to rest. She was such a good model. They had never worked with a custom photographer in the past, but I assured her, made them laugh a bit and captured some great images!

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The Hills Family

“Classy, fun , loving and amiable” are ways I would describe the Hills Family (don’t forget the “s”).

This Lifestyle session was one to remember. We HAD A BLAST!!!! Rob, Wanda, Ashley, and Ryan were a great family to work with.

We finally got this session done despite traffic jams and lost composure from laughter. I try to make our sessions enjoyable and fun, but I this family entertained me as much as I tried to entertain them! They were so open and enjoyable.

Very active in their local community and their church, they are a stellar example engaged citizens that are adding to the well being of their city.

It was an honor to photograph them!
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A Day In The Life Of Dad

Looking for something original to do for Father’s day this year? Why not follow him around with a camera for a day shoot “A Day in the Life of Dad’? This is another form of photography that tells a story and journals what Dad is like today and what makes him so special. Take a picture of Dad working out in the morning, eating his Wheaties for breakfast, and going to work. You can even go to his job and take pictures of him at his desk, in the field or doing whatever it is he does best. Then capture his after work nap, his playtime with the kids, mowing the lawn and his feet kicked up on the end of the La-Z-Boy recliner when the day is almost done. Recored his day thorugh a series of pictures then put them in a book, creat a video slideshow or frame a few of your favorites. This is the type of gift that will be great now, but will be priceless in 10, 20 and even 40 years from now
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Jenny and Justin: Sheer Elegance

Spring time brings out the best in us. It’s the perfect time to unite two lovers in sublime union. Despite the balmy temperatures of Springtime in Florida, Justin and Jenny special day was as enjoyable as an ice-cold glass of grandma’s lemonade. Freinds and family gathered to watch these two unite in Holy Matrimony. I was glad to be apart of such a grand event!
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Dani D.

There are not many times when I meet another person with my same initials, or  same nick name “Danny D”, but  I had the pleasure of working with NHS senior Danielle D. or “Dani D”.  Danielle is a great model!  She is a  natural, if you will!  We had a great mini-session and captured some great images! She is a track, volleyball, and basketball player and a stellar student! When I arrived for the session, she was doing homework!  She immediately shifted  into model mode and created some great images!

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Val’s Fitness Star

With Spring in full bloom and Summer just around the corner, many of us are focusing much of our time and energy in getting our physiques together.  Valarie is owner of Val’s Fitness Star.

Val’s Star Fitness is a program that teaches fitness in a fun way! A new fitness program offered is called Theater Fitness. It is a combination of acting with exercise.

Val’s Star Fitness is a fitness program that offers fitness classes as well as acting classes to people in the Okaloosa County Florida area. She also provide tips on how to eat right and stay healthy. Val will work with you one on one to help you live a more healthy lifestyle.

 

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Val is a AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor and Certified Turbo Kick Instructor. She teaches different types of fitness classes to all different ages and body types.

 

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Rutorrestt and Jill

13 years. They celebrate 13 years today. 13 years of matrimony. Rutorrestt (pronounced “rue-tore-rest”) and Jill have been happily married for over a decade.  13 years. They were married at the Justice of the Peace. Many do that.  She loves him and he loves her. 13 years. They have a beautiful family. Three beautiful children. Been through the ups and downs that families go through. The one thing  Jill wanted was for her father to walk her down the aisle. A daughter wanting her father to take her to the man God has set a side for her, giving his blessing on the man that would replace him as her covering. 13 years. Jill got her prayers answered. Her husband,who loves her so dearly, planned this ceremony on their 13th wedding anniversary, and surprised Jill. Her daddy would walk her to him, give his blessing, and they would complete the cycle. Giving his daughter in Holy matrimony, in a renewing of wedding vows. She had no idea it was planned to this extent. We men can learn a lot from Rutorrestt. I did. Talk is cheap. It’s never too late.  13 years. 13 is not so unlucky after all…

 

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15 Mins With My Fisheye

Today I did something I haven’t done in a while. I put off getting ready for my shoot tomorrow until later to do this. I shot just for me. I gave myself an assignment. I had 15 mins to go 1.5 miles from my home and capture anything I could. I don’t have a 15mm prime lens, so I used my 16mm fisheye. I call this “15 mins with my fisheye.”   I met some great folks and had a great 15 mins! I hadn’t shot with my fisheye for  sometime now. We got reacquainted.

 

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Clarence Bell and The Fellas

While having brunch  in downtown Pensacola, I was mesmerized  by the sultry sound of  Clarence Bell and The Fellasperforming at Five Sisters Blues Cafe. This was my first opportunity to see them perform live. They performed cover tunes by artist such as, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles, just to name a few. Clarence Bell once played back-up for Stevie Wonder. This group is a staple in the local jazz scene. The group consists of Clarence Bell, Tom Latenser, and Steve Ferry. Five Sisters is located at 421 W. Belmont St. Pensacola, FL.  Here are a few images  I captured of this great trio.

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