Variety and record number of bookings highlight a great end to 2012

2012 ended before the end of the world and I have a lot of work to show for it. Several family portrait sessions, 4 weddings, a couple animals and some construction documentation capped off the busiest and most varied December of my career. Thank you to everyone and look for more from these shoots later!

Jeremiah and Veronica got married at one of my favorite venues, Cypress Grove Estates.

Ok, it was a tad cold for Kim and Frank's oceanfront wedding in Sarasota but wow, what a sunset! They also happen to be one of the most fantastically interesting couples I have ever worked with starting with the fact that Kim was a zombie in the original Romero Dawn of the Dead series of movies!

Maternity shoots are not something I really advertize but I love doing them! Stacey was so brave and willing to wade into the wilderness semi au natural to get this shot. Her husband Michael was a great sport too :) I love the power and variety of what we captured that day.

This image (above) is probable my favorite "grab" shots from a session ever. The kids were perfectly behaved, and that's saying a lot because this was a long time into the shoot. Forget the yawn that is classic but it's Dana's look that steals the show. They (well, ok, Dana) love this shot and so do I not because everyone is beautiful but because it's a real moment that tells a story. Sometimes all the planning in the world can't lead to the best image.

This was sorta impromptu at the end of a family session. Some senior portraits!

"Under the Bridge" is part of an ongoing project I am working on for a construction bonding company. It's not my usual thing but I get to flex some muscles that I don't usually use photographing weddings and portraits.

Family session for good friends of our. This is the second time I've done a session with them. Never uneventful :)

I finally got to take another shot at my "Blue Boardwalk" image from years ago at Melinda and Doug's Paradise Cove wedding.

Jennifer hired me to document her husband Andy's 40th birthday bash a few months ago and we got together again for their Christmas pictures.

I've never seen two people... or dogs... trying to upstage each other like this. Classic!

My last family portrait for the year. Jennifer (different one) and I have worked together for years. She's a great event planner who has sent me many clients over the years. I was happy to get to return the favor somewhat.