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!
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!
On June 30, 2017, we welcomed our sweet son into the world! James was born at 11:41am on that beautiful summer Friday and our lives were forever changed! (Here is the blog post with his very detailed birth story.) It’s been a wonderful year watching James grow and change. He has developed such a sweet, charming personality. I’m so thankful to be his Mama!! We celebrated his FIRST BIRTHDAY on Saturday with our family and a few friends in Orlando. (Local friends, Avalon has a new clubhouse that is perfect for small parties and a ballroom for bigger events!) We had an adventure themed party for our little Explorer. Thank you to my sister for the creative decorations!! James, we love you. We are proud of you and we are so glad that you’re ours!!
My sweet baby James is turning ONE!! I feel like he’s been in our lives for so long but I also feel like he just got here! Our son James was born on June 30, 2017 and it has been the BEST year getting to know him and watch him grow. He has grown so much!!! I shared his birth story and fresh newborn photos here. It’s amazing to see how much he’s changed over the year! We are celebrating James’ first birthday with a little adventure themed party with our family in Orlando and I can’t wait!
Thank you Darlene Barlows for these perfect first birthday photos!! We had such a great time with you and will cherish these images forever!!
It’s that time of year! One of my favorite blog posts – our annual Behind the Scenes photos! In 2017, we photographed a handful of weddings, multiple growing belly bumps, precious newborns and over 30 mini family sessions in the Fall AND David and I became Mom and Dad when we welcomed our sweet son this summer! It’s been a wonderful year for our family and for my business. We are so thankful and looking forward to all that 2018 will bring!