• Family

    The Davis Family {Florida Keys Family Photographer}

    The Davis family contacted me just before their arrival to see about some family photos while they were in town on vacation.  At first, I didn’t have any availability but because they were flexible (read: willing to get up early on vacation), we were able to work it out.  The vacation was the family Christmas present to each other and they wanted to capture what they described as a “special family moment.”  In addition to grabbing some family photos of mom and dad, brother and sister and the whole family, we grabbed some maternity photos for the new parents to be.  I’m so glad we were able to squeeze this crew in because I know it meant a lot to them to capture this experience/vacation.


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  • Family

    The C Family {Hawks Cay Family Photographer}

    The C family contacted me about some blended family pictures of the grandkids as a surprise for Gramma during their stay on Duck Key near Hawks Cay.  The personality of these kids made the session so much fun. There was a storm in the area which made for perfect cloud cover and great light, but unfortunately, that usually means the blues and greens in the water don’t really come out as well.  So, we focused more on close ups for the most part.  We did some individual shots and some group shots for Gramma, then just did some fun photos as we had time.  We also got to utilize one of my favorite trees right on the Hawks Cay grounds just before dark. This family comes into town at least annually, so I hope to see them again.


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  • Family

    The Liepshutz Family {Marathon Family Photographer}

    I had another opportunity to meet a fun new family.  This family came “all the way” from the Orlando area for a quick stay at Tranquility Bay.  The photos were a surprise to the dad and son and the weather didn’t completely cooperate, but we made the most of it and got some great shots.  You almost can’t tell it was blowing about 25 straight into the beach area of the hotel.  🙂


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  • Family

    The B Family {Florida Keys Family Photographer}

    So. Much.  Fun.  The B’s were a somewhat last minute session that just happened to work out perfectly.  We photographed Mom, Dad and daughters and add the in-laws in for some pictures as well.  It’s always nice to get grandparent and grandkid photos any opportunity you have.  After we did some posed family photos, we did have an opportunity to do a few candid shots of the girls too.  Dad has his hands full with these beauties for sure!


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  • Family

    Stephens Pack {Marathon Family Photographer}

    As the kids get older and have families of their own, it becomes harder to grab them all in one place at one time.  This year, the annual Marathon Seafood Festival brought one of my favorite families together.  Capt. Art and his 3 kids were all in 1 place at one time (after taking a break from manning the beer booth) just long enough for some quick pictures.  These are black and white conversions of some of my favorites.  We didn’t have too much time (places to go, people to see) but I’m so glad they made the effort.

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  • Family,  Groups

    The Johnson Family {Marathon Family Photographer}

    The Johnson family arrived from several different states for the holidays and were interested in a reunion family photo.  With 3 kids under the age of 4 (2 under 2 years), I brought in one of my assistants to help.  Originally, we were going to do the session at Sombrero Beach, but when we arrived there were so many people that we couldn’t find a spot.  In all the years I’ve been doing this, THAT was a first for me.  So, we opted to change venues and quickly adjusted locations.  After we got a few posed group photos and some photos of the individual families, we let the kids run around on the beach a bit while I captured some candid shots.


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  • Family,  Groups

    The Perry Family {Marathon, FL Photographer}

    I first met the Perry family from South Dakota in 2014.  The family comes to Hawks Cay every 2 years and while they’re here, they get updated family photos.  5 different families from 4 different states make up this fun group of  14.  This year, rather than doing the shots at the resort, we moved over to the area by the villas so we could switch the scenery up a bit.  We did some posed large group family shots, then some shots of the individual smaller families before we did some candids of the grandkids.  It was great to be able to see how much the kids had grown.  They tell me they’ll be back in 2018.  I hope so!

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    Best of Marathon {Marathon Photographer}

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    I was honored to be selected as one of the 3 finalists for the “2015 Best of Marathon,” and so grateful to receive the “Best Photographer” award at last night’s presentation. During the past 10 years of photographing in the Keys, I have discovered how rewarding, fulfilling, and fun it is to capture those special moments of some very special families. From behind the camera I’ve witnessed the nerves of engagements, the exchange of vows, met and photographed newborns, and enjoyed growing families. I appreciate those of you who took the time to vote for me. Thank you, Marathon, for allowing me to capture your special times!

  • Family

    The “F” Family {Florida Keys Family Photographer}

    Periodically I’m contacted by families that have come in from out of town for a reunion of sorts and would like to get some updated family photos.  I’m a sucker for these sessions because as the smaller families are created and grow, the opportunity for full family photos with gramma and grampas becomes more difficult.  I encourage any family to get pictures as often as the whole family can be together, and sometimes this means getting them done while on vacation.  The “F” family of 12 came from all over the country and was full of spunk (and Nick’s….I think there were 4 of them).  Gramma and Grampa wanted some full family shots as well as some of just the grandkids and their families as well.  Since they were staying at Hawks Cay, we used the resort for our landscape.  What a beautiful facility for a wonderful family.  If you’re coming to town and your whole family will be together, think about getting some updated family photos while you’re here.