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I have been friends with Wes and Jessica for many years. They are a precious couple who have walked a long journey to welcome these sweet boys into their family. When I see the four of them together, they become tangible evidence of the power of many prayers and waiting on God’s perfect timing. It’s always an honor to reconnect with them and a joy to love on their cute boys! Here are a few of my favorites from our little mini session together one morning.
Dillon had the best- and I do mean the best cheeks you’ve ever seen! Perfectly kissable.
Levi was such a ham- active, busy- a typical boy, but almost always carrying around his horse, which he’s had since his newborn session. Oh, and he’s got a smile that charms!
Praying that these two precious boys grow up to know the Lord and to make a difference for Him in all they do! Love you Knight Family!
It wasn’t all that long ago that I was photographing Alisha’s brother on his big day to Meg. Two siblings in one year? What an honor!! I was super excited to be a part of this wedding, with lots of familiar faces and incredibly sweet families. I knew it would be lovely.
It was the perfect day for a Fall wedding, with rich tones and stunning details, loads of laughter and precious moments- the perfect day to celebrate Alisha and Anthony’s love for one another!
Daniel came in to check on his sister before she started getting ready. This picture says it all.
I love this of Alisha’s mom watching in the background.
Lots of loving admirers!
It’s not every day that you get married and it’s certainly not every day that you see someone skywriting the word love above a hotel! Thanks Kelly for pointing this out! Perhaps, it was a “sign” of the love these two have for one another!
Just before their first look.
Super sweet look from the happy groom!
Hands down, one of my favorites!
Just before the ceremony, I caught the flower girl taking a peek at the guests arriving.
This picture just captured my heart. Just moments before, Alisha’s dad had walked her down the aisle. While he was waiting to give her away, they locked hands like this. So precious!
Look at those blue eyes!
Kuddos to this adventurous bride and groom, who willingly laid down in their wedding attire for this shot! Just a week or so before my Gran had given me this blanket, hand made by my great-grandmother to use for the Dream Calendar. I knew that Alisha and Anthony’s wedding was going to have a Fall theme and for some reason, I thought the yo-yo quilt would be a fun prop. I’m so glad I brought it along! I love this image!
First dances… Anthony looks so incredibly happy
…and Alisha looking up at her dad is super sweet!
Not only was this cake beautiful on the outside…Alisha’s creativity shined through on the inside. The filling was caramel apple! What a way to stick to their Fall theme!
At Meg and Daniel’s wedding, there was a little singing by the best man. The tradition had to be carried on…
And dancing… who stole the show??
Clearly, she picked up a few moves from her dad!
The grand exit as Mr. and Mrs.!
Thank you Alisha and Anthony for the honor of capturing your wedding day memories. I pray that your marriage is filled with unconditional love and much happiness!
Don’t forget if you view this post and leave a comment on the blog by December 15th, the new Mr. and Mrs. will win something cool! For 25 comments, they’ll receive a free 8×10, for 50 comments they’ll receive a free 11×14! So start sharing the love!
If you have not purchased your Dream Calendar yet, please click on the link at the top of the blog! We have 1,000 to sell, with all proceeds going to Clouds of Hope. They make awesome Christmas presents!
So, no one would believe me if I told you after our bout with a 2 week illness, that we’re on day 9 again! I’m telling you, our house has never seen the likes of anything this icky before and we’re prayerful that it stays far, far away in the future! In the midst of a horrible stomach bug (actually 6 horrible stomach bugs- 1 for each of us), two little boys with double ear infections, and a fever that sent us to the E.R., I’ve got a “to- do list” a mile long! Tons of edits, album designs, orders to package and mail- oh, and an attempt to celebrate our 8th anniversary and plan a birthday party for all 4 of my kids!
Breathe in, breathe out… that’s what I keep reminding myself!
Today, despite the sicknesses that are currently plaguing our family, I was able to catch a few moments to work on several sneak peeks- all of which you’ll find below. But first, in honor of my sweet hubby, who has stood by my side for 8 years “in sickness and in health” I wanted to share an image from our wedding day! Yep, 2,921 days ago, I married the most incredible man in this entire world… a man who makes me laugh until my side hurts, who is tender and caring, a thoughtful husband, spectacular dad and a strong man of God. What a precious blessing he is in my life!
Here we are then:
Ok, so now on to your pics! The ones you came by to see! I decided to do one post to just catch everyone up to speed on the sessions I’ve got in the mix… little teasers for now, with full posts coming soon. (When everyone in my house is healthy again!)
First, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Mathews on a very chilly, windy day!
I love this one of them walking together after the ceremony. So sweet!
Kenny and Kamay had a stunning wedding right by the water! The wind was perfect for this image wouldn’t you say?!
I spent some time celebrating Martin’s upcoming graduation with a ROCKIN’ senior session!
And this weekend, right before that ER visit I mentioned, I was able to meet up with Melissa and Wakefield for an engagement session. I love Melissa’s smile in this one, so genuine!
This one’s for you Wakefield!
For those of you waiting on orders, some were mailed today, the rest will be packaged and shipped out by next week.
If you haven’t joined our FB page, be sure to do so as well. Stay tuned more pics will be coming soon.
We’ve known Miss M’s mom and dad, Mandy and Micah, since our days back at F.S.U. We met them through the BCM there and have kept in touch over the years. Occasionally, when they’re in the area I have the privilege of capturing some sweet memories and of course, catching up with precious friends. When Mr. M turned 1, Mandy planned a special session with just the two of them; so this year, with another first birthday on the horizon it only seemed fair that Miss M would have a session with her daddy.
Of course, we had to start off with just a few of her in this adorable little tutu! Isn’t she darling?
Somehow, Micah “ended up” in these shots and I’m so glad he did. The smiles are so genuine! It’s easy to see that this little guy adores his dad.
This is such a fun shot. Family images don’t always have to be posed! I bet this is what the kids will remember about their childhood anyways, so how neat to capture it forever!
A kiss is always the perfect ending to a perfect session.
Thanks guys for a great morning! I can’t wait until the next time birthday season rolls around!
Don’t forget to leave some love (post a comment)! For 25 comments, this sweet family will receive a free 5×7, for 50 comments they’ll receive a free 8×10!
Just a quick note to let you know I’m here- just busier than I ever imagined being!
I’ve got 2 sessions and 4 weddings in the works, including edits, album designs, blog posts and more. There just aren’t enough hours in the day!!
For fun, I wanted to share 2 places where I’ve been featured online, thanks to the awesome Kamay and Kenny and their rockin Ybor images.
The first is Clumps of Mascara, a blog about all things beauty, including the most extensive review of mascara online.
The second site, I discovered this morning. Ybor City Buzz keeps you up to date on activities and events occurring in Ybor, including images from photographers who have found it to be a wonderful backdrop for sessions.
I can’t wait to share Kenny and Kamay’s wedding images! They were just as stunning on their big day!
Now- back to editing!!
This post has been a long time coming, but when I started getting emails and Facebook messages, asking when a new addition to this blog was going up, I knew I needed to fill everyone in on my life for the past month!
Photography is a wonderful part of my life and I enjoy it so much. Capturing precious moments makes my heart so happy and is a much needed creative outlet! God has blessed this endeavor more than we ever could have imagined, with more bookings than I anticipated and opportunities to meet such incredible people week in and week out!
It does mean lots of work and more late nights than I think I can sometimes muster! But, it’s rewarding and I love it!
The past 3 weeks or so, however, my entire family has been super sick. We’ve been to doctor appointments, had IV’s for dehydration, spent days in bed and have generally just been out of commission. Since my family is my priority, photography was “paused” while I tended to sick children and a sick hubby. This means: no blog posts, not a lot of editing, a lack of galleries being posted and the list goes on.
When I look at my “to do’s” I’m overwhelmed, yet I know that it was not only necessary, but my responsibility to care for those I love so dearly first. Family first. Period!
So, for those of you who have sent cards and emails, made phone calls, texted words of encouragement and have extended grace… thank you!
We’re getting back into the swing of things, and I’m working hard to get caught up. I appreciate your understanding and your patience.
And… just so you can get a glimpse of those sweet ones I’ve been taking care of, I wanted to share these precious pics with you as well: Collin, Griffin, Eden Grace, Matthan and my incredible husband, Rahul.
Yesterday morning I met up with a super sweet couple back in my hometown. Full of ideas and excitement Jamie, Paul and I got busy amidst the incredible wind storm it seemed we were facing. There are so many breathtaking images from this engagement session, but when I saw this one, it was screaming “Share me first!” And so… here it is!
There just aren’t words for the powerful statement this image makes. The clothing choices, the props, the scenery, the raccoon prints along the track, the smoky sky… I’m in love!!
Hope this is enough to hold you over until the rest are ready!!
Well, the blog has been calling for an update, but it seems that between all the editing, sessions and sick kiddos around our house it’s been pretty hard! I did want you to see though, that while there might be a break in posting, there is never a break in breathtaking newborns, adorable families, sweet kiddos and beautiful couples. Here’s what I’m working on these days… just a glimpse!
Sweet baby Kaylee. I could just eat her up! Thanks Joel and Kristine for letting us stop by, catch up and snag a few pics of your little angel!
Remember… it’s just a glimpse. Lots more to come over the next week or so!
In 2009, I created The Dream Calendar to help support Clouds of Hope, a local non-profit organization, whose focus is to provide support for groups and other organizations who care for families of children with life-altering illnesses. Allie was one of the inspirations for this charity project, as I have seen her battle through the complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura or ITP. She desired for a playground to be built in the Tampa area for children with special needs, just like herself- a playground that would be safe and fun. Our charity project was a success and through the sponsorship of local business to help create the calendar, Annie Agarwal Photography was able to donate 100% of the profits to Clouds of Hope. Over $7,000.00 was awarded to help begin initial plans for this playground.
All of that to say, today, sweet little Allie is scheduled for surgery in an attempt to help control and even cure her ITP, which she has dealt with for 3 years. This disease decreases the platelets in your body and makes blood clotting and bruising serious concerns.
Would you please stop and lift up Allie today? She will have to receive a platelet transfusion before undergoing a splenectomy, which is scheduled for sometime this morning.
If you are interested in sending the family a message or in keeping up with Allie’s progress, please visit her CaringBridge Site.
For nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37