I'm the Lucky One | dunedin fl family photography

Honeymoon Island family photos

We walked onto our favorite path and I saw the joy and maybe a little bit of nerves all over my sweet friends face. She had been waiting for this day for a while. Every year we travel to Florida and mostly relax for two weeks as a family. How lucky am I that just 20 minutes away from the condo lives one of my closest friends? Almost every year we squeeze in beach trips, girls dinners, and a photo shoot of my family. Since her family is not on vacation…just lucky enough to live where everyone else goes on vacation…it’s harder for us to squeeze in her own family photos with the hustle and bustle of every day life. This year was different. We were going to make it happen and we did. One of my most favorite sessions ever.

I watched as one of my closest friends loved on her family. I saw her be one of the best mommas I know and the love she and her hubby have for one another just shine from them. Stac’ loves so big. So full of joy, patience, empathy, and acceptance. She loves you as you are and gives grace abundantly. All she wanted was for that to show through.

Here’s the thing…I’m the lucky one…not only in the friendship between Stacey and I (y’all…she’s been my mentor and photographer and constant friend for as long as we have known each other and asks for very little in return), but in getting to photograph their love and yours. When you see these beautiful images, they have very little to do with me and everything to do with the person in front of the camera. It’s all you. You stand in front of me with your love and fears and humanness. You get vulnerable and love so deeply and joyfully. How could the images not turn out beautifully?

Thank you for loving so big.

So much love,


PS…remember, there are just a few sessions left open before the holiday cut off. I would love to see your sweet little family! You can contact me and begin reserving your session by clicking HERE.