Family, Engagement, and a Little Bit of Mickey Mouse! | Bonita Springs, Florida

Paige, Connor, and their adorable son Jameson had never been professionally photographed before, even after Paige said YES! With Jameson’s first birthday quickly approaching, she knew she wanted to capture some beautiful memories of their little boy before he was officially a toddler. He absolutely loves the beach so we chose a beautiful spot at Barefoot Beach Preserve in Bonita Springs, Florida.



After rescheduling our original date, our second session couldn’t have come at a worse time, as we were all anxiously awaiting the news of whether Hurricane Dorian was going to hit the Gulf Coast. We were in luck, however, and the massive storm remained off shore. Our session ended up turning into a GORGEOUS night with one of the most beautiful West Coast sunsets I have ever seen!


From our first discussion, I knew they were going to be a dream to capture and it was going to be a session I fell in love with! Having never been photographed before, Paige shared that they may need a LITTLE bit of prompting to get some natural, authentic poses. However, their personalities made it so easy without much guidance at all!




Paige and Connor are such a fun couple and Jameson is the sweetest, happiest baby boy! Having family photos done at the beach can sometimes be a distraction for the little ones, but knowing in advance that he was a water baby at heart helped me effectively prepare and ensure we got enough photos for mom and dad to gush over.


From our pre-session questionnaire, I knew Jameson was a big fan of Mickey Mouse. So I “borrowed” my three-year old’s plush (after his back was turned of course), hoping to capture some sweet smiles! It worked! And Mickey Mouse even made a surprise, celebrity cameo during our session.





After family photos were over, I wanted to capture a few of just Paige and Connor. Their love is so strong and knowing they never had engagement photos done, it was important to me to capture that bond and that love that brings a family together!





Styling, color coordination, and preparation are all important factors when preparing for your Pinterest Perfect session, and this family nailed all of it! From their outfit choices to the location selection, Paige and Connor ended up with a gorgeous (and fun) session that will live on in their memories forever!


Do you struggle when it comes to preparing for your session? Do you worry that your toddlers won’t cooperate? Do you get anxiety trying to decide on outfit choices that match but don’t match? Watch for my next post about how you can effectively style and prepare for your next stress-free session with me!

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