Birth of Isaac | Tampa Home Birth | Birth Photographer | Alex and Co. Photography | Tampa | Land O Lakes | Dade City | Spring Hill | Brooksville | Trinity | Odessa | Central Florida

Birth high is a real thing y'all! I was on one for days after this birth. Birth is so so beautiful and to have the ability to birth at home is so amazing to witness. Isaac's birth started off on Saint Patrick's day. Kelly called me, letting me know that the midwives were heading over and that if I wanted to, I could too. It was a perfect scenario because Lewis was off anyways. I packed up my stuff, kissed all my boys goodbye and drove off. When I arrived Kelly was doing her thing. Her past births were super crazy and fast so the whole team was ready to go. Midwives, Doula, grandma, dad, kids and I. We laughed, played some music and ate pizza. As the day went on, Kelly was progressing nicely. As night drew near everything seemed to slow down. Kelly was tired and we all figured she needed to rest. The whole team went home with our ringers on high and ready to go back at any moment. 

 

After a good nights sleep I got the call at about 5:45AM and rushed back to Kelly's house. When I arrived, there was a different feeling in the air. We could all tell, Baby was coming soon. All the while mama laughed and talked and joked with us the whole time. As the sun rose contractions got stronger. Kelly was in the tub, her children surrounding her and her birth team supporting her. The world was still asleep, everything was still and quiet as Issac made his entrance. 

Erin and Corey Family Session | Outdoor Family Photographer | Tampa | Brooksville | Spring Hill | Land O Lakes | Odessa | Dade City | Central Florida

Family sessions make my heart so happy. Erin, Corey, Grady and Graham were such fun to be with. This sounds weird but they blend together really well as a family. They know how each other  tick and how to make each other laugh. It is hard to find that sometimes. We laughed, joked, tickled and cuddled. It was perfect

Mommy and Me Mini Sessions | Family, Newborn and Birth Photographer | Spring Hill | Brooksville | Land O Lakes | Central Florida

This Mommy and ME session went soooo well. Alana, Her mom CC and her girls were so stinking cute. I want to put them in my pocket and keep them forever. Aren't their outfits adorable??? I am having a hard time not posting EVERY picture from their session. SOOO many good ones!

Levi Newborn Session | Newborn, Birth and Family Photographer | Brooksville | Spring Hill | Dade City | Ocala | Inverness | Tampa | Land O Lakes | Central Florida

What is this?? Blogging three days in a row?? That never EVER happens but I'm trying to make sure all the sessions get blogged for now on. Gotta catch up before all the newborn boys are born this next month. Thus year has been full of boys. It is craziness. Levi was so sweet! He took a little while to get into sleepy mode but once he did, he was golden. Finally got to use the teal knitted sleepy cap that I made. 

Taylour and Chris Maternity Session | Land O lakes Family and Maternity Photographer | Wesley Chapel | Brooksville | Spring Hill | Dade City | Ocala | Inverness

Taylour and Chris were so fun to be with. They both love fishing and each other so very much. Can't wait to meet their little guy....any day now!!!

Caroline Newborn Session | Newborn and Family Photographer | Tampa | Brooksville | Wesley Chapel | Lutz | Land O Lakes | Dade City | Central Florida

Caroline broke my boy streak so I brought out alll the girly things. Finally got to use some sets that had been sitting for a while. Vintage yellow and white doilies, a Mint set and a quilt that I'd been dying to use from Oh Love props. Caroline's big sisters were so sweet and loved their new little sister so much. They watched my every move and told me all about her. Can't wait to see them grow up together. 

 

 

Noah Newborn Session | Family Session | Spring Hill FL Newborn Photographer | Brooksville | Inverness | Wesley Chapel | Land O Lakes | Trinity

Noah was the 6th boy in my newborn boy streak. Oh my goodness he was so cuddly and squishy. In every pose, his cheeks over flowed into his hands or arms. Now the question is will he be the end of my boy streak?

Isaac Newborn Lifestyle session | Spring hill Newborn Photographer | Newborn session | Tampa | Brooksville | Lutz | Land O lakes | Wesley Chapel | Zephryhills

This Newborn session was a little different from my norm. I went out to Sir Isaac's home and we did a mix of my normal newborn and then a more relaxed lifestyle version in the comfort of mom and dad's bedroom. I was present during this little guys birth (which will be posted soon ) so it was so nice to be back in and get some newborn snuggles.

Baby Noah | Five week newborn session | Tampa Bay Area | Brooksville | Spring Hill Photographer |

Noah did so amazing for his session! Even though he was out of the normal "newborn" stage we got some awesome shots! 

Boy mom Family session | Mommy and me session | Tampa Area Photographer

We had a freaking blast during this session. The boys didn't want to go home! This mama has a special place in my heart. She assisted in my healing amazing birth of my Iggy. Although I did the work to being my Iggy earthside, knowing that I had a team of people who were on my side was everything that I needed.  I am so glad I was able to capture her with her boys. 

Violet Newborn Session | Tampa Newborn Photographer | Spring hill | Brooksville | Dade City | Inverness | Land o Lakes | Lutz | New Tampa

McAdams Family Session | 1920's Florida Cracker House | Brooksville | Tampa | Inverness | Spring Hill Photographer

Guys, this house! Dad is a mushroom forager and little guy loves his
"Mushwooms". The time I spent with this sweet family was filled with love and happiness. 

Family Session | Brooksville Family Photographer | Spring Hill | Tampa | Field | Large Family

Have I said how much I love my job lately? Because I really do! This family is so close to my heart. They have been there for us in so many ways and I will forever be thankful. Mama had her baby during Hurricane Irma and I am editing her newborn pictures now but I really wanted to get these up on here before posting the newborn session. 

Blake's newborn session | Tampa Newborn Photographer | Brooksville FL

Guys....I have done a lot of newborn sessions and I've worked with tons of babies. That being said, I think Blake is the most handsome baby boy I've ever photographed (other than my own boys but Blake is almost just as handsome) While editing I tried to cull a reasonable amount of images but I ended up editing 200+! I couldn't choose! There were so many good ones!

Finley One Year Cake Smash Photo Session | Tampa Children Photographer | Brooksville Area | Tampa Area | Alex and Co. Photography

Some of my favorites from Finley's one year session <3 During his cake smash he really let us know how he felt about the whole thing ;) 

Baby Gunner | Newborn Session | Newborn Photographer Tampa, Brooksville, Spring Hill Florida | Alex and Co. Photography

I have been on pins and needles wanting to post Gunner's newborn session! Mama had to stay home for a few weeks so it wasn't the usual 1-2 week waiting time. When Gunner and his mama came over for their gallery viewing I was shocked with how much Gunner had grown! I had been editing all these pictures of him where he looked like a newborn and there he was looking like a 3 month old! This is why it's so important to capture their cuddly, squishy newness! It goes by so fast! They will never be that little again.

Delaney Newborn Session | Mahler Family Session | Alex and Co. Photography | Inverness Florida Newborn Photographer

Delaney's newborn session featured lots of pastels, lace and rusticness. Delaney is the youngest of six children! The day of her newborn session we tried for a shot of everyone but the size of my studio didn't allow us to get the perfect shot so we did an outdoor session a few weeks later! I am so excited to share these with the world! Some of the props used in Delaney sessions were:

Pink Headband: Baby Bliss Props

Yellow Headband: Emmy Blue Handmade

White Knit Blanket: Muted Newborn Essentials

Purple flower headband and Vintage Quilt: Golden Stitch Prop Shoppe

Lace Bonnet: Tiny Bean Baby

Doe Headband: The Dainty Miss

Mint Headband: My Darling Emma

Flower Crowns and Knit Romper made by Me! 

Baby Ava | Spring Hill Newborn Photographer | Alex and Co. Photography

Sweet baby Ava surprised everyone about 3 weeks earlier than they thought. Ava's mom messaged me and I made arrangements to get her session scheduled. Ava was so smiley during her session! I caught a lot of the smiles but she was sneaky and would smile when I didn't have the camera in front of me. Ava's big brother Aiden was such a joy to have in the studio. They were so cute together! I hope to be able to capture this family for years to come! Aren't they perfect?

Sam and Phil Engagement Beach Session | Redington Beach Tampa Photographer | Alex and Co. Photography

This beach, this couple, the lighting, everything was perfect on that Sunday evening. Sam and Phil are so perfect together. The session went by so fast and the two of them just went with the flow. Phil told me he was nervous in the beginning but after a few poses they forgot about me and were just themselves. It was so amazing. I myself LOVE beach sessions so I soaked up every minute of it. Sam and Phil's wedding is set for October of this year and I couldn't be more excited for them.