Ashley and Devin are expecting a sweet baby boy in March! I am SO excited for them! I met Ashley on the first day of pre-planning at an elementary school in Tampa in 2015. After a quick introduction and small talk, we realized that we were both new to the school, both went to UCF, and live in the same area of Tampa! Instant friends. I loved getting to know Ashley over the school year and was so excited to hear about her first dates with a new special guy, Devin. Their love story is so sweet. They got married last June in a gorgeous beach ceremony with their closest friends and family. Now, they are anticipating the arrival of their first child. We met at Phillippe Park in Safety Harbor for their maternity session and the light was perfect!!
Christmas came and went so quickly! I’m glad I snapped some photos to remember this special holiday. Last year, we had a little 6 month old baby boy and now we have an active, charming 18 month old toddler! It was a great Christmas with our family. Here are some pictures of James by the tree in his adorable elf PJs and some iPhone pictures of our Christmas in Orlando!
Hi sweet friends, Happy New Year! The past year was filled with documenting once-in-a-lifetime moments and beautiful, kind people. I am so thankful for all of my clients that invited me and my camera into their homes, weddings, and special occasions. In 2018, my photography business transitioned from mainly weddings to focus more on families. I photographed two beautiful weddings, 27 (my favorite number!) families, 5 precious newborns, a handful of maternity sessions, a church/pre-school, and a growing startup company. This blog post is one of my favorites every year. It’s a look at the behind the scenes of Michelle Stoker Photography. It’s been a good year!
Here’s a look back at our behind the scenes posts in 2017 and 2016 and 2015 and 2014 and 2013!
So fun to look through them and relive so many special events!
I first met Lauren and Jarrod in October of 2015 for their engagement session in downtown Sanford. That session was so much fun! It was such a treat to see them again in downtown Tampa at Water Works Park for their maternity session. Lauren is stunning!!! I’m so excited for these two to welcome their first baby in December. Can’t wait to snuggle him or her (it’s a surprise!) during their newborn session soon.
I had the opportunity to take updated team photos and headshots for Knack recently. I, of course, said YES since my handsome husband is the CTO and one of the founders of this awesome tutoring app! Knack is a growing community for college students to connect with their peers for tutoring. They got started in 2016 and have been growing ever since. They recently added on a few new employees and closed out a seed round of funding with some awesome investors, including Jeff Vinik, the owner of the Tampa Bay Lighting! So proud of these guys and am excited to see how Knack grows!
Here’s a recent article on Tech Crunch with a more in-depth Knack update!
And here’s an article on St. Pete Catalyst. So exciting!