A Survivors Story and Session

She is a survivor, a survivor of life. With a journey unlike the majority, her troubles started when she was just a little girl ina war torn world. it sounds like it should be a book, and it may very well be one day, for now, you can learn a bit about her journey through life and why she had a beauty session, and of course, enjoy the stunning  portraits! 

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Date Night Ideas and What to Wear

Yes this is a family blog these days, and guess what, families need fashion help too! Especially us moms when we have an event or a date with our love coming up! Most of the time it will be family friendly fashion finds and "how to" type of fashions, but this week, the week before Valentine's day, we need to get planning on what we are wearing next week. Let's get started with the little black dress!

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How Old Do I have to Be for a Boudoir Photo shoot?

Here is a question that isn't in the FAQ section because we don't hear it that often, but I hear colleagues of mine get asked it often enough to officially address it. How old does one have to be, to be photographed in boudoir style, or How old is  "too old" to do a boudoir photo shoot? 

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Siesta Key Beach Photo Shoot

It was January and the perfect weather day right after a cold snap. Up north may have been freezing but down here the west coast of florida, it was in the 80s. The photoshoot was apart of our  (The Tampa Shutter Sisters,) monthly meetup. I don't know if there was a theme, but it was pretty girls in pretty dresses. There were 7 of us photographers total, and 2 models. Lucy's dresses adorned the fair skin of the girls, and we just had fun. 

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Maternity Monday with Ms Markie

Markie is not only a mom and mom to be, but the owner of the awesome hair salon,  Salon Agape in Palm Harbor Florida. She was super easy to talk to and it was a really great session overall. I had her throwing fabric, (biggest reason she thought i was a nut job, HA,) and the end result of some sunlight and fabric throwing lace curtains and more can be seen below.

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What to Wear Wednesday | Curves Edition

This week's what to wear edition is dedicated to the women with curves. I absolutely love photographing curvy ladies, and love it when a woman can embrace those curves instead of trying to hide them because some article some crazy person wrote about twigs being the new black or whatever...but i digress-and will get all crazy on a tangent if i keep on that subject-so back to the weekly what to wear. Showcasing all items from Hips & Curves  website (click to go there and see the awesome lingerie to embrace your beautiful curves.) The board was created by a wonderful member of AIBP, and it's so amazingly embracing the beauty of the curvy gal, i HAD to share it here. Please enjoy the what to wear Wednesday this week, we sure did! 

 Everything seen here can be found at hipsandcurves.com lingerie to bring out your inner goddess! 

Everything seen here can be found at hipsandcurves.com lingerie to bring out your inner goddess! 

The Opposite Side of the Camera | My Day as a model

We scoped out the dresses Lucy had fashioned, and went over the make up concepts and my heart kind of fluttered and the same time i was nervous. Having the camera(s) pointed at me in all seriousness was something new. I like a challenge though, so bring it on. I was in hair and makeup for 2 hours including the fancy airbrushing and hair skills of B. Moore Artistry then we drove with very dark clouds looming overhead to New college, and i sowre it was going to start downpouring the entire way there. It drizzled a bit and then simply went away leaving a perfectly cloudy sky. 

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Sexy Sunday" Lady E

She showed up with so many outfits it made my head spin...and i wanted to photograph her in ALL of them. Clearly we had to narrow it down. Through the shoot we ended up figuring out that our husbands know each other and that we do in fact live in such a small world that our paths were bound to cross at some point. *and i am so super glad that they crossed this way.* Lady E i can not wait until next time and to see what you bring. 

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Sexy Sunday: Lady Dani {Boudoir}

So i get a call from this vibrant person who did not need much convincing that she needed to do a shoot. She saw another clients images and was pretty set. We met for coffee and to go over details so i could answer any questions she had and it was a blast. We went over products, and options and what she was hoping to do with her images. If her boyfriend was lucky and behaved of course, he might even be allowed to see them ;)  I learned so much about her from our first meeting, that when it came to shoot time, we just laughed the time away. 

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Maternity Boudoir

A woman is beautiful not because of a face shape or eye color, she is beautiful because she is a powerful entity and is completely unique. A pregnant woman, nurturing a life within, is one of the most magical and beautiful things to behold. She symbolizes strength, love and life. A pregnant woman is sexy on a whole new level, and should have that time in her life proudly on display always.

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Photoshop Friday | Creative Portraits | Katie's Finale

So all month i have posted of Katie's fun creative shoot, which start with intent on making her a doll, but when i sat down to edit my vision changed and i went more 'poltergeist' creepy mode. Maybe it was the whole Halloween vibe kicking in early. Either way, as the Finale to her series, i have compiled together the edits right here for you, and you can view the rest of my creative portraits in the Creative Portrait gallery! Hope you have enjoyed. I have already been at work on some really amazing (if i do say so myself,) images that are sure to stop you in your tracks. I am super proud of the next series-i am just not sure of when i will release them so follow on facebook to find out! 

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