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Lifestyle: The Tankersley's

With this blog post I will take you back to November of last year, and my favorite Autumn Mini.

The Tankersley family approached me about a mini lifestyle session and they were all such naturals at it. I absolutely love this family and I hope I can get to work with them in the future.

I can't believe it's taken me this long to update the blog with this session. 

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Personal: Summer Vacay in SoFlo

Hey guys! It's been eons, or at least it has felt that way, since I've dropped by the blog.

A lot has happened since I last updated the blog. We've visited family, we've dealt with heatwaves and squalls, our families have faced disasters over the past few months, and... we're pregnant! That's right, the Franco family will be adding a new member this upcoming January, that's why I've been so quiet as of late.

However, I have neglected my blog and my business because I've been wanting some time for myself and the husband before our lives are consumed with an immeasurable amount of love and a mountain of diapers.

In July we went to visit our family in Florida, being in the military the last time we had seen them was in March of 2015 and since then they've been busy with their own wonder child called Sophia, who will make your world spin with her sassiness and all the spark while she sings to the theme song of Elena of Avalor or starts singing along whenever Despacito comes on the radio.

 

This was our first time meeting Sophia, and man was she something to behold!

It was also the first time I got to witness my husband feel comfortable holding a baby and not hold it awkwardly in fright they may fall. They had so much fun together, it warmed my heart.

As the week went on I got in contact with my favorite photographer (Stephanie Sonju) and asked her if she would mind doing a DITL shoot for us. Once I mentioned there'll be arepas she packed her bags and made her way down to my sister-in-law's camera in hand and ready to spend two hours with us along with sharing some tips and tricks of the trade. 

Sonju's a goddess! 

Sonju's a goddess! 

And here are some of my own pictures I took before the DITL started.

And lucky us, we were in FL long enough to celebrate the 4th of July with our family as well.

And then some fireworks, because it truly is how everything has felt ever since this summer. Amidst the chaos and the unusual, 2017 is definitely a year of many firsts.

Thank you for your time!

Family: The Chavez

This family is leaving soon, and it's been an honor to know them and get to see their kids grow up with them.

Good luck in your future endeavors!

Newborn: Beau Emmarie

I have never ever done a newborn session before this one. I have no props, nothing, zero, zilch, nada. But when Rachel contacted me to take pictures of her baby, I just couldn't say no.

Rachel and I know each other from the multiple encounters that being a Sales Associate for the MCX will provide you as a military spouse, and I've seen both her pregnancies and now both babies grow before my very eyes from all the ins and outs of her family onto the establishment, so to me this was an honor.

Between Rachel and I we made it work, though. HOORAY FOR TEAMWORK!

WO Rodriguez Commissioned Ceremony

Over the course of the summer there's been so many promotions! And one of our local photographers, whom I admire very much *ahem Lauren Weeks Photography ahem*, was out of town so she recommended me for this particular promotion, or rather commissioned, ceremony with the Rodriguez Family.

It was one of the best experiences I've had within the military community, to witness this much comraderie was motivating, but moreover the love there was in this family, it brought me and plenty others to tears.