When you are a photographer and you live in Florida, and your plan is to get up while it is still technically night time and meet a client at the ocean so you can photograph a sunrise maternity session, you never quite know what you will be up against until you hit the beach a few minutes before the light hits. I am here to tell you, nothing will ever go as planned when it comes to location photography, but luckily, I know my stuff, and when I quickly realized that it was going to be a hazy blue overcast and not the brilliant pinks, purples and blues sunrise that we were hoping for, I adjusted my settings, worked with the available light I was given, and I can’t be happier with how beautiful Ashley’s maternity session turned out.

Ashley is such a gorgeous momma-to-be, very natural in front of my lens, with a million dollar smile and the glow of a woman who is creating a beautiful little life inside her, and her name is Kaia.

Thank you to Ashley, daddy-to-be Jake, her oh so proud sister, Auntie Alexis, and her over the moon mom and grandma-to-be, Susan, for allowing us this opportunity to photograph this amazing time in your lives. This was such a fun shoot and as always, this sunrise session was worth getting up for.

We can’t wait to meet baby Kaia!

Candice & Sean
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Luke Pond came into the world on June 28th, 2015 at 8:43 am, weighing 9 lbs 1 ounce. He has the most beautiful skin and strawberry blond hair. He was born with a touch of jaundice, so we had to wait until he was 9 days old to photograph him at our studio. The timing was perfect, because he was still so sleepy and curly, but we were lucky enough to get a few beautiful images with his eyes open. I even managed to capture a few smirks. Love it when that happens!

Big brother, Gavin, is so proud of his baby brother, and you can see how much he loves him already. Luke photographed like a dream. He is such a little sweetheart-such a good boy for mommy and I love his little soul already. Welcome to the world baby Luke!


We are excited to be a part of a pretty great Kids Expo this weekend, Saturday July 11, from 10-4 pm at the Melbourne Auditorium.

Sean and I will have a booth on display, showcasing some of our favorite and recent work, mostly featuring studio, newborn and family portraits.

The Expo is a FREE event and we are anticipating over 1,000 families to show up. It’s going to be a long day, but great to meet so many new and potential clients. We are hoping to gain a broader exposure for our studio in Palm Bay.

Hope to see you all there!

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