I have a soft spot in my heart for sibling relationships. Partially because I’m an only child and seeing the connection between brothers and sisters is something special to me. Although I have a similar connection to my close cousins, I still will never know what it’s like to have that sibling bond. I photographed Sonja a few years back when she contacted me to do a session with her two best friends. I thought that was a pretty cool idea and we had a great time photographing at Bayfront Park, downtown Sarasota. (You can view that session by clicking here). This year Sonja thought of arranging a sibling photography session would be a great idea for her boyfriend’s parents as a Christmas gift. Ironically, the first location that came to both of our minds, was under the Ringling Bridge. An adorable place called Bird Key Park. It was a real pleasure photographing everyone with the Sarasota skyline and cotton candy skies as our backdrop.
Meet baby Lola. Isn’t she just beautiful? There is something special about helping families document their lives. Allyson invited me into her home to photograph those rare in-between moments not everyone sees. No posing, just gentle and relaxed direction allowing for a natural connection. In Lola’s nursery sits an image of Allyson and her husband Reed dog sledding in Alaska. Allyson was pregnant with Lola in this picture. This is also the moment of the gender reveal – they were expecting their first child – the baby girl Lola. Every picture tells a story. I hope Lola will look back on these images and ask to hear all the special stories of when she was a lil’ one.
I met up with the Muscato family on Thanksgiving Eve in the historic area of downtown Sarasota. Christa contacted me around the same time last year looking for Holiday photos of her boys. They are visiting family from Chicago, taking full advantage of the amazing 80-degree weather we have. Here are a few images from our session together. Lovin’ the great smiles on this beautiful family!
This family was fab. Their adopted son Tommy was turning one, so we got some cool letters and a blue cupcake for him to enjoy on the beach. Seeing him attack the cupcake was too funny! They were so relaxed and totally made the best of their time here, hanging out on the beach, and exploring. It was a pleasure to work with such a kind family and I absolutely loved capturing the love they had for each other.