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At the Beach | “This is so me” photography session | Melbourne, FL Lifestyle Child and Family Photographer

He’s a daddy’s boy. Oh, he adores his mama too. But when his daddy lavishes him with attention (which happens pretty often), he glows. Those deep blue eyes twinkle brightly and that smile couldn’t possibly stretch any wider. That smile. It’s contagious. Heart melting. Breath taking. I find myself doing all sorts of crazy things just to get that smile beaming back at me.

We are a family. We dance, we play, we learn, we fight. He says, “I’m spiderman and you be the bad guy.”  Mama isn’t always the bad guy. Usually, he insists that I’m Lois or Mary Jane. And he and daddy rescue me.

Life changes you.  My husband and I have become “those” parents who refer to each other as “mommy” and “daddy.” They’ve become the most prestigious titles we could ever hold.

I’ve always longed to capture the real moments. The real emotions.  In all their beautiful, perfectly imperfect glory. And so I’ve started with my own family. So when AJ and mommy and daddy look back at these pictures we can say, “that was so us.”

I have mountains and miles to grow on this photography journey. Sometimes it’s overwhelming and frustrating. Sometimes it’s encouraging and uplifting. I will continue to push. To improve. To put my heart in the images I take. It is with great pleasure that I share these images of my boys. This is so them at the beach. AJ sitting in his chair, tentative at first. Scoping out and analyzing his surroundings before jumping in with wild abandon. Daddy keeping his boy safe while allowing him to have the time of his life in the waves. And the boy- with purple lips, sandy toes, and a happy heart- all wrapped up in daddy’s arms saying, “I want to do it again!”

 

Yes, let’s do it again.

 

I am excited to announce “this is so me” mini sessions! Let’s capture the real you doing what you love with the people you love whether it be splashing in the waves, blowing bubbles, painting pictures, exploring playgrounds, dancing in living rooms, making s’mores, playing superheroes, picking strawberries, reading books in pjs, going to your favorite ice cream shop, you name it! I will be accepting only 2 mini sessions per month available through July 2013. Full lifestyle sessions are also available. Sessions must take place in Brevard County or Palm Beach County. Additional terms and conditions apply. Looking forward to hearing from you!  Love, Tabitha 

March 4, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Jessica - I love this so much! Looks like a beautiful day at the beach that you’ll always remember. I can’t wait to see all the images from the lucky families who book your mini sessions! This is so you. ;)

Alexis + Edward | Jupiter Beach Resort Wedding Photography | Jupiter, FL Photographer

Alexis and Ed were married on a GORGEOUS Florida day in January with perfect weather for their outdoor wedding at the Jupiter Beach Resort. The couple chose to do a First Look, and it was filled with such sweet moments and anticipation- easily some of my favorite captures of the day.  Ed & Lexi, thank you for choosing me to capture these memories for you. What an honor it was to be a part of your joy-filled day!! Here are some of my favorite images- Enjoy!:)

*A HUGE thanks goes to my lovely and talented second shooter Jessica DeYoung who assisted me at this wedding. If you enjoyed the scenic images on this post (many of which were shot by her) you MUST go check out her shop of beautiful travel pictures HERE:)

*Please consider visiting my Facebook page and clicking the “like” button to stay updated on my latest work HERE:)Thank you!

February 6, 2013 - 8:06 PM

Jessica DeYoung - Great post, Tabitha! Love the storytelling and your b&w’s. I love her walking up the aisle for her first look. looking good, yo!! ;)

February 6, 2013 - 8:53 PM

KB - <3

February 6, 2013 - 9:09 PM

Lexi - I was so happy that day I have my biggest, goofiest, grin on my face! :) Tab & Jessica, I absolutely love these pics. Thank you!!!!!!

February 6, 2013 - 9:32 PM

Judi Villwock - Absolutely stunning photos, Tabitha! Thank you so much for capturing ALL the beauty of the day so perfectly.

An Afternoon at the Playground | Melbourne, FL Lifestyle Child Photography | Melbourne, FL Photographer

I know every parent says this, but I wish I could freeze time and keep this amazing two and a half year old at this stage just a little longer. AJ is so much FUN and I find myself wanting to remember the ordinary, every day moments with him.  So, I brought the big camera along this afternoon to capture him at one of his favorite places. Enjoy:)

February 5, 2013 - 12:17 PM

Jessica - I love this! You definitely need to be shooting more lifestyle sessions all the time. When I have kids, you are coming into my home and capturing us as us. I love these shots. They’re just AJ having fun with real emotions and smiles. He’s going to love looking back at these with his future wife and kids saying, that was so me when I was a kid.

February 5, 2013 - 8:49 PM

kinsley - Love that lil bugger

February 6, 2013 - 4:42 PM

Cindy - Gorgeous photos, Tab, and he’s such a handsome little man! Love those eyes.