This precious little lady is Alena, the newest addition to the Geers family. Andrew and Alisa welcomed their first child in late June and are so in love. Andrew and Alisa are currently serving as medical missionaries in Honduras and spent the summer in Orlando with Alisa’s parents as they awaited the arrival of their sweet baby. They spent Alena’s first few months learning how to navigate life as a family of three before they headed back to Central America. I am so impressed by this sweet family. They have hearts of gold and are doing big, beautiful things. You can follow along on their family’s journey on their blog. It was such a treat to photograph their family (including both sets of Alena’s grandparents!) when they were home in Orlando. Enjoy Alena’s newborn session!
Samantha and Leo are married!! It was the perfect evening on Sunday as Samantha and Leo became husband and wife while their precious son, Dominic, watched with the biggest smile. Honeymoon Island was the perfect backdrop for their sandy ceremony and sunset portraits. Samantha and I are in the same Mom’s Club and our sons are just a month apart. We have gotten to know each other over the past two years and I am so thankful for our friendship. She is a wonderful mom, kind friend, creative small business owner, and now a loving WIFE! So excited for this sweet family! Enjoy a few photos from their beach elopement.
My blog has been full of new, growing life lately. So exciting! Surbhi and Atul are parents to a little boy and just welcomed another little man! We captured maternity photos of their family in their backyard a few weeks ago. Loved the light and the pretty blooming flowers! Looking forward to photographing their new baby soon!
Today is my first day in a new decade. HELLO THIRTY! I’m embracing the new age and feeling good that I’m on the young side of a decade rather than being on the older side. 😉
When I reflect back on my 20s, my heart feels overwhelmingly grateful. It was such a sweet experience writing up this blog post and finding old photos on our hard drive. It was difficult to summarize ten years of life… so much happened! I am thankful for photos and big life events that help organize time!
In 2009, I turned 20. I was two years into college at UCF and spent the year learning, student teaching, meeting new friends, serving in my sorority and dating my high school boyfriend long distance. Later that same year, David got down on one knee and proposed to me in front of the Disney fireworks. Best surprise ever!
In 2010, I turned 21 and had too much fun drinking my first martinis that night. David and I spent one last year at different schools until our crazy exciting May of 2011. He graduated with his EE degree (electrical engineering) at UF the first weekend in May, I graduated the next weekend with my EE degree (elementary education) at UCF, and then we got married at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market on Friday the 13th. I was 21 and David was 22. We jumped on a cruise ship for our honeymoon and then road tripped out to Fort Collins, Colorado for David’s summer internship. It was a wonderful summer of hiking, exploring, and enjoying being newlyweds.
Welcome to the world, beautiful Josephine Madeline! I have known Julie since the beginning of high school and it has been so SO fun to watch her fall in love, get married, and now become a mama to Josie Lynn! Julie and Chandler are now parents to a precious little lady. I had an awesome solo adventure day in July and flew to Raleigh, NC to see and photograph this new family of three. So thankful for the opportunity to capture such sweet memories for my friends!! Julie and Chandler, I love your family and am so excited to watch Josie Lynn grow up. Can’t wait to see you guys again soon!!