Lake Wales Maternity: Bok Tower Gardens

I know I’ve said it a million times but I LOVE sessions at Bok Tower Gardens. It’s my favorite local location to shoot. I also go there often with my own family just to enjoy the beauty it has to offer. So when Katherine inquired about a session there, about two hours drive time for her, I was all about it! If Florida has taught me anything, it’s that there’s always a chance of rain. That didn’t stop us from having fun and taking some lovely photos of that growing bump! <3 Here are just a few…

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Maternity Session:
Bok Tower Gardens

Please contact us if you're interested in booking a maternity or family session in Central Florida, in areas such as Lake Wales, Lakeland, Winter Haven,... or surrounding areas such as... Tampa, St Pete ,Dunedin, and more.  We look forward to meeting new sweet families this year!

Whole Story Package: Newborn & Family (part 3 of 3)

Gosh, I can’t believe it’s finally time to share this last one for the Reed Family. Time flies!

The Newborn & Family session: Photographing this family at their home was just a special as the maternity and birth session. As with all Whole Story clients, we feel more like friends and family at this point. Seeing this new family again, and getting to love on baby Cooper was the best. He is SO dang precious, am I right?!

That’s the beauty of the Whole Story Package…you get to see parts of the different chapters. I’ve said it once and I will say it again (okay maybe a few times)…I LOVE the Whole Story Package. There’s something so special and so sacred about being a part of a new family’s journey into parenthood. Capturing milestones of each family is something I truly treasure. I believe these are memories they’ll forever reflect on and never regret having photographed.

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Whole Story Package: Newborn & Family with the Reed Family

If you like what you see and are interested in learning more about the packages we offer, in areas such as, but not limited to, Lakeland, Lake Wales, Orlando, Tampa… and more, feel free to contact us.

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Whole Story Package: Birth (part 2 of 3)

This is the Birth Story for the Reed Family, some of the awesome Whole Story Clients that I was blessed to work with in 2018.

Fair warning, these birth photos just might make you cry. I cried photographing the birth, editing the gallery, delivering them, and now as I add them to the blog and go through them again, I’m crying! All of the emotions.


The birth: From the minute I arrived to the minute I left the birth, Brandon & Katie were a united front. Katie labored like a champion. I was in awe of her perseverance through each contraction. She’s a boss. Papa Brandon was praying and encouraging his wife every minute. Brandon brought journals filled with letters and verses about his and Katie’s story together. He read them during some of the earlier contractions.
Since their fur-baby couldn’t be with them, he surprised Katie with a look-a-like of Ruby in the hospital room (hence the plush pup you see in a few photos). After baby arrived, Katie gifted her hubby with a watch- the same brand that she gifted him with on their wedding day. I can’t even…basically we were all sobbing messes at this point.

With the extra love and support of their amazing Doula, Ashley, this family invited their first son earth-side. I think the photos will tell you just how excited they were, and how emotional and joyful welcoming Baby Cooper into the world was.


Birth Support & Doula: Ashley with Central Florida Birth Services

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Whole Story Package: The Birth

For more birth stories and if you are interested in learning more about the packages we offer, in areas such as, but not limited to, Lakeland, Lake Wales, Orlando, Tampa… and more, feel free to contact us.

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