congratulations to stacey and francois on their sweet new baby boy, luke! he didn’t want to sleep for most of our session, but he was so calm and relaxed.

he sleeps…

jim the dog checking out the new “thing” in his house.

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i look forward to this time of year to get a little creative for this family and do something a little different than last. these sweet girls have a birthday 2 weeks apart from each other (stephanie, that’s correct?). i’m sure they have their moments of “sisterly bickering” at home, yet they are nothing but kind and loving to each other every time i see them.

you might remember this “little” guy from a while back. https://abbeysaxtonphotography.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/baby-colton/ i was lovin’ the sun in this session-though still pretty high (and hot) in the sky, i’m so happy with all the sun glare! happy birthday colton!

Ok…so this year I’m trying something new. Since everyone is in the saving mode, this will help everyone get what they want! This turn out will determine whether I do this each season or not. Bring out the fall colors (not necessarily the warm clothes though). I will bring some fall-ish decor (not cheesy) and provide waters!

Fall Mini Sessions
Date: September  18th Time: 4pm-6:30pm
Where: Kate Jackson Park, Tampa (near Hyde Park)
Price: $65 per session

Each session is 15 minutes in length. Included to each client will be the high res. edited/retouched images on disk and rights to images so you may print as many as you like. The park has a great playground, brick walkway area, wrought iron gates, and fountains (so bring a towel and change of clothes for the kids).
Babies, Families, Kids, Couples, Engagements
At least 8 of the 10 slots need to book, so tell a friend and come together!

If you are interested, please email me at abbeysaxton@yahoo.com.

I had the privilege to spend some time with Andrew and Laura last weekend, who came in from Tennessee for a whirl-wind weekend for time with friends and family and to celebrate Andrew’s commissioning as a US Navy Chaplain! Just so happened they were also celebrating their 5th anniversary and some photos together were overdue. Thanks for trusting me with this guys and braving the rain drops and Tampa “crazies”! Here are just a few of my favorites!

my favorite.

i’m so flippin’ excited about this one!!!! i wish someone would come do this for me! natural is what it’s all about! leslie approached me with her idea of shooting “a day in the life” -since she is returning to work in the fall, she wanted to capture and remember this sweet time in her life as a mommy to trent and lila (not like its’ ending). and an awesome mommy she is! this has to be my all time favorite session EVER!! thanks leslie. i had a blast! check out her blog at http://drywallanddiapers.blogspot.com/

a little bit of rub-a-dub-dub…

a little bit of naked bed jumping…

a little bit of “toons” in the morning…

a little bit of kisses for lila…

a little bit of kid rangling…

a little bit of hugging…

a little bit of time-out for trent…

a little bit of lila loving on mommy…

 a little bit of rocking…

a little bit of story time…

a little bit of laundry…

a little bit of showing off…

a little bit of playing…

a little bit of a break…*sigh*

a little bit of pb&j…

and a whole lotta love.

a lot of firsts have been happening in our house. it was a surprising morning a few weeks back when i rolled over in bed to see this image with blurry eyes (yes, she sleeps in our room). of course i ran to get the camera! i think the image is just as blurry as my eyes were. today we welcomed the first tooth and although she wont let me get a picture of it just yet, i am determined so stay posted.

soon after that came the crawling….

…and the wave…

…and boo boo…

…and this one just because i like it.