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4:31 am

Sometimes it all blends; between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and real life interactions we can’t always recall how we first met or corresponded with someone.  You follow along and catch glimpses of their daily activities and suddenly you feel like you’ve known them for years before you even meet.  We may not be able to recall what brought us together but we are ever so thankful that social media introduced us to the incredibly talented and sweet Molly McKinley of Molly McKinley Designs and her handsome husband.

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-Robert & Tiffany

1:03 am

It’s truly a blessing to have clients that are also friends.  We have known May and James for the past few years, and had the privilege of capturing their beautiful Santa Rosa Beach wedding back in August of 2012.  A year later and their family of two is about to become a family of three, so we couldn’t resist catching up, talking shop (shop being all things baby related) and capturing some images of this beautiful time in their lives.

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-Robert & Tiffany

1:49 am

“Is it cool to see your all’s work all over the house?” Stacey asks.  I instinctively respond it is, but at the moment I didn’t realize just how cool and what a blessing it truly is.  We met the Weiss family right at the same time we first picked up cameras.  Stacey gave us some of our first opportunities to photograph when she asked Tiff to shoot Hollis’ 3 year old portraits.  I would link to those photos, but we didn’t yet have our blog…but if you want to check out some of our former shoots with Hollis CLICK HERE.  Since then we’ve had the opportunity to document Hollis and his older brother Hayden over the years as well as the entire Weiss family, The Bert Show, Bert’s Big Adventure and our random instagram images while hanging out with the lovely and always entertaining Weiss family.

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-Robert & Tiffany

6:03 pm

Sometimes things just line up perfectly.  Like when Emily Ley posts on Twitter that she is looking for someone to shoot family photos in the Tampa area, and it just so happens that we will be in Tampa for an entire week shooting.  Now if you don’t know who Emily is you should definitely become acquainted with her work on Emily Ley.com and at Making Brands Happen.  Our first correspondence with Emily was two years ago when she helped us design our first business card.  Then this past October we had the opportunity to meet Emily and two other remarkable ladies (Lara Casey and Gina Zeidler) in person at the Making Things Happen tour.  We knew her sweet demeanor, genuine smile and love for the two men in her life would radiate through the lens…and it certainly did, so here is the beautiful as they are sweet Ley family.

Happy Tuesday,

-Robert & Tiffany

4:26 am

We became acquainted with Emily Ley when she designed our first business card a little over two years ago.  This past October we had the opportunity to meet face to face at the Making Things Happen tour, and one week ago Tiff shouted across the kitchen to me, with tremendous excitement, that we were photographing Emily’s sweet family when we come down to Tampa.

We didn’t have nearly enough time to catch up, but here is a sneak peek of the, sweet as they are beautiful, Ley family.

Wishing you three a safe and joyous trip to Disney!

-Robert & Tiffany

3:43 pm

A few weeks back we shared some of the wonderful families we had the opportunity to hang out with and document this fall.  Since then we’ve had the pleasure of meeting some new families, and catching up with some familiar faces.

The Marshall Family.

The Tatum Family.

The Shields Family.

The Rhyne Family.

The Orza Family.

Happy Wednesday,

-Tiffany & Robert

3:55 pm

Over the Thanksgiving holiday we had the opportunity to take a little road trip to visit the Weiss family at their beach house in Folly.  What follows is a tapestry of words one might here while photographing 11 family members on the beach.

Did you tell them 3:30 meaning 4:00, or 3:30 meaning 3:30?
We’ll shoot the entire family tonight, and Hayden’s portraits in the morning.
Do you want me to take the kids and get started?
We’ll start with the boys.
Please don’t kick the sand.
Are you okay to walk on the sand in those shoes?
Look over here.
Do you want some candy?
I like the light over here.
I’m using you for shade.
Are we missing anyone?
Drinks down.
Beautiful guys.
Where’s Hollis?
Brush your hair back.
Let me cheat everyone back for a second.
Don’t pick up the sand.
Whatever makes them laugh.
Everyone squeeze in a little tighter.
Grab Bert’s phone.
It’s for instagram.
We have maybe 10 more minutes of light.
Grab the M&M’s.
Did you get it?

Thank you Stacey and Bert for having us out to the beach house.  It has been such a blessing to document your family over the past two years. Love you guys.

-Robert & Tiffany

1:11 pm

For many families fall is synonymous with family photos.  Whether for the Christmas card or simply to document their family’s growth it’s a part of our job we love capturing, so we thought we’d share a few of the lovely families we’ve worked with so far this fall.

The Kinnett Family.  Diana & Kevin will always have a special place in our hearts.  I think they had more faith in us then we had in ourselves when they hired us two years ago to capture their wedding day.

The Lisenby Family.  The genuine enjoyment these three have around each other was lovely to photograph.

The Altiery Family.  Sweet and playful.  We quickly realized what a small world it is as we seemed to have more and more friends in common as we chatted away during their session.

The Pearson Family.  The rustic tones of their wardrobe, the beautiful creek in the backyard, and two boys that love running around in leaves…hanging out with this family was the essence of fall in the south.

Happy Wednesday,

-Robert & Tiffany

3:43 pm

We first met Brittany and Jay back in February for Brittany’s baby shower.  They had just closed on their house in Augusta, and were weeks from welcoming beautiful little Hadley into the world.  Now a little more settled in, and with a sweet little six month old we couldn’t wait to get back out to Augusta to come capture this beautiful family once again.

We love the soft color palette Brittany choose for the nursery.

Warning: cuteness overload below.

We love the genuine interaction between parent and child, so in between Hadley’s little outfit changes we kept snapping photos as Brittany and Jay laughed, played and occasionally soothed their baby girl.

How can you not love these little legs.

Brittany and Jay…what can we say except we adore you two.  Thank you for letting us capture your beautiful family, and we can’t wait to see you all again.

-Robert & Tiffany


1:43 pm

“A girl is innocence playing in the mud, beauty standing on its head, and motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.”…and we think that perfectly describes sweet Emmaline.

-Tiffany & Robert