Englewood Beach


Carla and Ricky married one another 10 years ago. They had so much fun at their wedding they decided to renew their vows 10 years later in their favorite vacation spot on Manasota Key, Florida! Carla and Ricky renewed their vows in front of their closest loved ones in front of Castaway Condos on Englewood Beach in a sweet, personal ceremony honoring their beautiful history together.

These two are so laid back and easy-going. Couples like Carla and Ricky are so fun to work with because they are completely themselves and that shines through in photos. These photos show exactly what it was like witnessing them exchanging their vows again - warm, loving, and sincere. Carla describes Ricky as good and patient, and a hardworking man and father. She said she falls in love with him any time she sees his with their daughters. Ricky shared he loves seeing Carla with their girls, too. That she teaches them to be strong and self confident (I could see this even in the short time I spent with them). Ricky calls Carla the rock that holds their family together. He would know better than I would, but they seem like an incredible team to me.

Carla + Ricky’s ceremony was heartfelt and personal, ending with a ceremonial shell toss into the ocean to bless the future of their relationship and in remembrance of the family members who could not be present (but would have been so proud). It was beautiful, and I loved being there for it. Sending you all my love as you continue in your marriage, Carla and Ricky!




I can hardly believe I am creating this post. Sweet Harbor Lee is ONE! She is so full of life and so deeply loved! We celebrated with balloons, books, and flamingos on Manasota Key. Harbor gave each passing stranger a seashell, and smiled and laughed her way in to each person’s heart just like she has with everyone she has met since the day she was born. Happy Birthday, Harbor! <3


My sleepy little beach town brings people from all over the world to enjoy its beaches and quaint style of life throughout the year - especially during the winter months and holiday season. The Urchell Family reached out to me about a session over the Thanksgiving holiday. After going back and forth a bit we realized that the only time that would work for both of our sets of schedules was going to be Thanksgiving Day.

People might say, “giiiirl, Thanksgiving Day is reserved for family. Why would you book a session?!” (that was my best blogger/photographer message board member impression - it’s okay I’m one of them, I can say these things). My response to that would be: photographing The Urchell Family gave me another group of people to celebrate on Thanksgiving this year. As a photographer I get to meet some truly wonderful people and this group is among the best, and I am SO thankful I met them!

With love,



When I first met Amber and Chaz I made a total fool of myself. I walked right up to them and was like "CONGRATULATIONS!" and Amber smiled and laughed and said, "for what?? Oh, we aren't engaged". 

(Wahhh foot in mouth)! But it was an HONEST MISTAKE. I mean... just LOOK AT THEM! So adorable, so in love, so perfect together! They were really sweet about the whole thing and I just can't gush about them enough.

Here is the best part: I can tell this story now because not long after our shoot, Chaz asked Amber to marry him and she said yes and THEY'RE ENGAGED! ❤ I love happy endings. Haha