Family Maternity

Jennifer and David – Cape Coral Maternity Photography

October 12, 2017

Tampa maternity photographyJennifer and I have been friends for over 14 years! We met in early high school and have been doing life together ever since: sleepovers, working on our high school yearbooks, applying to college, going to UCF and getting lost on the huge campus together, countless texts (even before unlimited data and getting in trouble for going way over our limit.. ha!), getting engaged to our Davids, weddings, and having babies! Jennifer and David had their precious son two and a half years ago and they just welcomed their sweet little girl earlier this month. Instead of still rocking that gorgeous belly bump, Jen is now holding her sweet newborn! I got to capture their growing family while we were in Cape Coral for a weekend trip a few weeks ago. Jennifer, thank you for all of your support and love as I’ve ventured into my own journey as a mom. You have the most encouraging words and always share in our excitement. I love doing life with you and I can’t wait to meet baby Reese!

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Family Tampa

Fall 2017 Tampa Mini Sessions

October 5, 2017

Hey, Tampa!  📷  Fall Mini Sessions are here! Couples and Families (with furry friends or precious kiddos), it’s time to get those updated family photos for your holiday cards! Mini sessions will be offered on select dates in October and November (or December, if desired!) in Westchase/Tampa.  🎉  20 minutes, 20 high-res images in an online gallery for only $95.

I would love to photograph your family this season! Head over to the Contact page to send me a message and to schedule your session! Can’t wait!  ❤️

Here’s an example of what you can expect if you book a session for your family! – Haydel Family Mini Session

Baby James Family Michelle and David Personal

5 unexpected things I learned as a new mom

September 20, 2017

5 things I learned as a new momBefore James was born, I felt comfortable with babies and thought I had a good understanding on how to keep them happy. I had previous baby experience with my nieces and from working in a nursery when we lived in New York. David and I did a lot of research and we attended hospital classes to prepare to be fully responsible for another human being. I knew I would never be 100% ready for a baby until I was actually doing it. Now that James is here and I’m officially living the mom life, there are a handful of things that took me by surprise. A few things that I wasn’t prepared for. Here are 5 unexpected things that I learned as a brand new mom!
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Europe Michelle and David Travel

European Weekend Trips

August 15, 2017

One of my favorite stages of life will always be the 5 months that David and I lived in Milan, Italy. We were fortunate to be sent there for a rotation with David’s job from February through June of 2015. David was immersed in the Italian culture in his new office and my “job” was planning our weekend trips. I happily did that almost every weekday morning at my favorite coffee shop drinking a cappuccino and eating a fresh pastry. We knew we wanted to take advantage of our time in Europe so we planned trips almost every weekend. Ahh, that was the life. We had three other friends (David’s co-workers) living across Europe during the same time so we got to do some traveling together. It was such a fun experience! I’m so glad that I lugged my camera around and documented our trips on the blog. My favorite places we visited were Switzerland, Ireland, and Tuscany! Here is a collection of our travels across Europe. Click on each city’s name to see the full blog post. Can’t wait to go back!

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