Acker Family – Apopka Family Photographer

Recently I donated a photography session to a local school in Apopka. A silent auction was held with products and services from local Apopka businesses to raise money for a teacher at the school.  The Acker Family made the winning bid and I finished their holiday portraits last week just in time for holiday card ordering.

These are traditional holiday portraits which remain timeless throughout the years. These kiddos were amazing in front of the camera! Although the little one did have a mini-breakdown which actually was incredibly adorable. Had to share a photo of that sweet moment between siblings. His older brother and sister were trying so hard to make him happy again. And the family does have that photo included on their CD to show him later on, many, many times.

Winter Park Family Photographer – Kraft Azalea Gardens

This beautiful family has many last names, so I decided to not list them all as the title of this post. To make things easier, let’s just call this family: the family of love. (I’m sure they’d like that!) This is the second time I have taken their photos. It’s amazing to do so because some live here and others live in different cities on the west and east coast. I think it’s very important to take photos on a regular basis, and even more important to get your family together at least once each year. So this family of love makes me proud!



Rebecca and Taya / Apopka Family Photographer

One of the best feelings a photographer can have is the moment when you realize you truly know a family. You’ve had a few sessions with them over the years and don’t need the GPS anymore to find their home. And you see their little ones grow and admire how different they have become each time. In this case, the little ones are two beautiful sisters, Rebecca and Taya. Taya recently turned one and I did her newborn photos last year. Before that was the family maternity session, and before that was when Rebecca celebrated her first birthday. As everyone says, time flies!

That is why I feel so lucky to be able to catch glimpses of this family’s shining days. These photos show a variety of different ways I can edit photos to capture the emotion of every smile.

There are no small moments.