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The Smith Family Sunset Session at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin, FL with e.HopePhotography

The Smith family is always one of my favorite to shoot! They play, laugh, and just enjoy one another, and that's my favorite way to capture memories!  Here are some of the highlights from their session at Honeymoon Island State Park, 2 weeks ago! <3 

I literally couldn't choose which one to include in the blog, so I figured I'd do a side by side! <3 

I literally couldn't choose which one to include in the blog, so I figured I'd do a side by side! <3 

Jayden, Jude & Myla in a classic black and white portrait with oodles of bokeh 

Jayden, Jude & Myla in a classic black and white portrait with oodles of bokeh 

Gary & Pauline always take the best pictures together! 

Gary & Pauline always take the best pictures together! 

So much fun playing in the water as the tide slowly came back in through our session! 

So much fun playing in the water as the tide slowly came back in through our session! 

Boys will be boys! 

Boys will be boys! 

A few more of my favorites from their session! There were just too many to choose from! 

A few more of my favorites from their session! There were just too many to choose from! 

Myla asked for her bathing suit through the whole session, so she was very excited when she got to strip down and hang out in the water <3 Nothing cuter than a nekid baby! 

Myla asked for her bathing suit through the whole session, so she was very excited when she got to strip down and hang out in the water <3 Nothing cuter than a nekid baby! 

Check out the pout on Miss Myla <3 

Check out the pout on Miss Myla <3 

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September Sunset Minis at Fort de Soto with e.HopePhotography, a Pinellas County Photographer

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Ok guys, another round of minis is up! Fort de Soto is feeling a bit like a second home, and yet, no one's images look the same, so we're going to head back there for a Saturday and Sunday in September!  

This is the PERFECT time to get those Holiday Card pictures done, non-traditional headshots, gifts for the family, etc.  I asked, you answered and I've created three packages for you to choose from!

What do you get? 

Digitals Only - $150 - 10 hand edited images delivered via direct download

Plus Prints - $200 - 10 hand edited images delivered via direct download + (1) 8x10 (10) 5x7's 

Plus Holiday Cards - $250 - 10 hand edited images delivered via direct download + custom holiday card design, (10) 5x7's & 25 holiday cards & envelopes delivered no later than 11/15/17. (additional cards may be purchased)

To snag a spot:

  • email me your preferred time & a back up time (incase someone else beat you to your first choice) and let me know which package you'd like.  
  • the deposit is the same for all packages, which is $50.  An invoice will be emailed to you and you'll have 24 hours to pay, or the spot will be back up for grabs.  
  • Within 2 days of booking you'll receive a customized guide telling you what to expect, what to bring, what to wear, and so much more. 

Here are the available dates and times: 

  • Sunday 9/24- Fort de Soto
    • 6:15 pm
    • 6:35 pm
    • 6:55 pm
    • 7:15 pm
  • Saturday 9/30 - Fort de Soto
    • 6:10pm - Booked - Pettit Family
    • 6:30pm
    • 6:50pm - Booked - Kim Mohrman Whitesell
    • 7:10pm - Booked - Erica Lucas

Let me know if you have any questions for me! 

 

 

 

Fort de Soto Sunset Maternity Session with e.HopePhotography, a Tampa Bay Photographer

**Brag** this lady has been one of my best friends for coming up on 20 years!  I was so excited to have the honor of capturing her at her most feminine! We got to hang out at Fort de Soto on a Sunday evening in August, it was hot and muggy, but this mommy to be knocked it out of the park! Having her fiance Dave by her side made it all ok.  He was so sweet and encouraging, and snuggled her every chance he got.  I can't wait to see them holding their little man in their arms.  

Dusk on East Beach at Fort de Soto, St. Petersburg, Florida.  

Dusk on East Beach at Fort de Soto, St. Petersburg, Florida.  

Maternity photos at Fort de Soto's North Beach, off the beaten path we found some driftwood and mangroves at sunset.

Maternity photos at Fort de Soto's North Beach, off the beaten path we found some driftwood and mangroves at sunset.

Bump Love on the North Beach at Fort de Soto at Sunset.

Bump Love on the North Beach at Fort de Soto at Sunset.

Windswept hair at dusk, in the water at East Beach, Fort de Soto Park, St. Petersburg, FL with a Skyway Bridge view behind my beautifully pregnant friend.

Windswept hair at dusk, in the water at East Beach, Fort de Soto Park, St. Petersburg, FL with a Skyway Bridge view behind my beautifully pregnant friend.

Sunset Maternity photos at Fort de Soto, East Beach and North Beach.

Sunset Maternity photos at Fort de Soto, East Beach and North Beach.

The most exciting chapter of my life is about to begin ~ e.HopePhotography ~ My Journey to become a Mamma

I used to be a kind of sad person... I put on a smile, but I lived a life truly believing I'd never meet "the one" or have a family to call my own.  I actually took some drastic measures at 26 & had a tubal ligation procedure.  Fast forward a decade, married to THE best man on the planet (guys he married meeee, he's a Saint I tell ya... and an overgrown 8 year old, but I digress) and we want to have a baby!  I just completed my month of tests and rushed off to the doctor today to plan out our IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) cycle.  I came away from the appointment with 3 things.  

1. An order to lose 50 lbs ... FIFTY POUNDS... yep, needs to happen

2. I am the hormone QUEEN... guys, 95th percentile for my age, the AMH levels of a woman 10 years younger...  and don't we all know it.  Hormones = Emotions, and I have all of them. All.of.them.  

3. I'm a self pay customer (even if my ah-mazing insurance did cover fertility treatments, I'd be excluded due to my elective procedure ten years ago) and so, you guessed it, 10-20k, and that's assuming we strike gold by the 2nd try.  

At status quo,  it will take a little while to achieve our dream, but guys, I'm going to be 37 in December (ouch) and I am READY to be a Mamma!  We are two hard working folks who each work a full time, demanding day job in addition to running e.HopePhotography together in our "spare" time.  We are so blessed to have the opportunity to work harder for what we want, and make our dreams of having a family of our own come true!  

As we bust our buts literally and figuratively to make this happen, the only thing we ask for, is help in getting us out there.  Share!  Share our page, share our pictures, share this blog!  This business is built primarily from word of mouth referrals.  

I get all teary eyed when I think of our amazing clients, family and friends.   The love, support and encouragement we've received over the last five years has been amazing and we are so looking forward to this next chapter! Thanks to each and every one of you reading this <3   

Sunset Mermaid Pictures on Redington Beach with e.HopePhotography

I mean, where do you even start?  A dear friend messages me and said, I want to do mermaid pictures for my daughter's 5th birthday! Um, sign.me.up.  She ordered a fin off of Amazon and we scheduled their session for a Sunday evening with low tide at one of my favorite beaches that happens to have a bunch of rocks to use for propping up our mermaid.  You can't go wrong with the beaches here in Pinellas County, but Redington is definitely a favorite of mine.  I lucked out with not too big of a crowd, and overcast skies that helped us, as we were shooting a little earlier than ideal, for that low tide we needed.  Here are my favorites from that session!  I hope you enjoy them.  I hope to do a lot more of these in the future! 

Mermaid Session on Redington Beach

Mermaid Session on Redington Beach

Breaking the Rules - Wedding Minis by e.Hope Photography a Tampa Bay Photographer

Your wedding day should be one of the happiest days of your life.  As a recently wed bride, I know first hand it's also, usually, the most expensive day of your life.  The stress of planning a wedding and paying for it, can sometimes overshadow your big day, and I feel like the one thing you should come away with, no matter what, are amazing images that enable you to remember your day for ever.  

Weddings are a ton of work for photographers, and so the cost of hiring an amazing photog to cover your entire day, is not cheap, and nor should it be.  The thing is, not everyone has room in their budget for all day coverage, and not all couples, need or want all day coverage.  It's the truth, and while it's contrary for me to admit, and maybe I'll get heat from other wedding photogs, but someone has to say it!  

What happens when you can't afford all day coverage?  Most often, you rush to cram as much into whatever time frame you can afford, which makes everyone feel rushed, and takes away from the happy and relaxed vibe you could be enjoying.  

I'm now offering Wedding Minis - best used for first look/formals details and ceremony, which are the moments you truly want a professional photographer there to capture.    

Wedding Minis - $500

Up to 2 hours of coverage within 40 miles of Brandon, FL  33511.

Teasers posted within 24 hours.

Online Gallery to view, download and order prints within 2 weeks of your wedding date.

Reach out to see if I have your date open! 

A dip at dusk on the beach in Narragansett, RI - that's right folks, we travel! 

A dip at dusk on the beach in Narragansett, RI - that's right folks, we travel! 

The happiest of brides taking portraits with her new husband in Tampa, FL

The happiest of brides taking portraits with her new husband in Tampa, FL

An amazing bridal party shot right after "I Do!"  - St Pete, FL 

An amazing bridal party shot right after "I Do!"  - St Pete, FL 

Dani and Josh got Married at the Rutland-Farley Estate in St. Petersburg Florida

It's been just over 24 hours since Dani and Josh said I do.  I'm excited to share some teasers from their big day!  Stay tuned for more to come in the coming weeks!  Please feel free to share comment! 

Dani had the most exquisite wedding dress, it was designed with her in mind, I'm certain of it! 

Dani had the most exquisite wedding dress, it was designed with her in mind, I'm certain of it! 

Can we talk about how radiantly beautiful Danielle is? She slayed me! The dress, the glowing skin, the love just emanating from her... sigh.

Can we talk about how radiantly beautiful Danielle is? She slayed me! The dress, the glowing skin, the love just emanating from her... sigh.

I got to see a video of the estate where they'd be getting married about a month ago, and when I saw the TREE HOUSE I had a vision of Josh and his 7 groomsmen.. So we made it happen, and you know, Josh gave me a mini heart attack climbing out onto the tree....

Josh and his groomsmen before the ceremony.

Josh and his groomsmen before the ceremony.

Ryan caught Josh looking through a gift from Dani right before the ceremony.  I have a feeling he liked it ;) 

Ryan caught Josh looking through a gift from Dani right before the ceremony.  I have a feeling he liked it ;) 

Josh got quite a bit of cheering while walking down the isle, ready for his Bride to join him! 

Josh got quite a bit of cheering while walking down the isle, ready for his Bride to join him! 

the last to walk the isle before Dani joined her groom, was Josh's cute lil nephew, with the "Last Chance to Run" sign.  I thought this was cutest thing, and captured perfectly by Ryan! 

the last to walk the isle before Dani joined her groom, was Josh's cute lil nephew, with the "Last Chance to Run" sign.  I thought this was cutest thing, and captured perfectly by Ryan! 

Always my favorite image from the ceremony, the groom's first look at his bride. Clearly he's a happy man! <3 

Always my favorite image from the ceremony, the groom's first look at his bride. Clearly he's a happy man! <3 

the light that was hitting the spot where Dani rounded the walkway into view, was heaven-sent! 

the light that was hitting the spot where Dani rounded the walkway into view, was heaven-sent! 

I love a close up of the hands during the vows, holding on to your partner, til death do you part.

I love a close up of the hands during the vows, holding on to your partner, til death do you part.

Their closest family and friends sat in a silent ceremony, witnessing the commitment they were both making to one another.

Their closest family and friends sat in a silent ceremony, witnessing the commitment they were both making to one another.

They did it! Husband and Wife! 

They did it! Husband and Wife! 

Their exit game is strong... check out their crew giving high fives as they make their way after Mr. and Mrs. Neitz

Their exit game is strong... check out their crew giving high fives as they make their way after Mr. and Mrs. Neitz

Excited faces from everyone except the kids, the kids were all business. ha! 

Excited faces from everyone except the kids, the kids were all business. ha! 

These ladies, have one another's back ;) Silly friends, are the best friends! 

These ladies, have one another's back ;) Silly friends, are the best friends! 

The reception was pool side, lit by twinkle lights.  This is the view from the roof of the tree house, which Ryan climbed to get this shot just before the ceremony. Love the lens flare! 

The reception was pool side, lit by twinkle lights.  This is the view from the roof of the tree house, which Ryan climbed to get this shot just before the ceremony. Love the lens flare! 

Brick Oven Pizza was circulated during the cocktail hour

Brick Oven Pizza was circulated during the cocktail hour

I'm going to close out this post of teasers with two of the sexiest people in Tampa Bay, Mr. & Mrs. Neitz.

You Don't Need a Reason to Create Timeless Memories

I was speaking with a potential client last night, who was referred to me after seeing some of my work.  She's never had professional photos taken of her daughter, or herself and was interested.  Something she said really caught my attention though, and so I thought I'd write about it!  

 sunset on Redington Beach

 sunset on Redington Beach

She said there was no special occasion, and I told her she didn't need one! Just a desire to capture this moment in time, with custom art work that will last forever! 

Some families travel thousands of miles for a once in a lifetime session by the beach! <3 

Some families travel thousands of miles for a once in a lifetime session by the beach! <3 

You see, I come from a family of shutterbugs.  My childhood was captured on film and there are boxes and boxes of pictures in a closet at my Nana's house that I can dig through to relive my early years.  When we lost my Papa a few years ago, it was the boxes of pictures that we immediately went to. We laughed, we cried, but most importantly, we remembered the amazing life he lived and how much time he spent loving us all.  

Jess got her brothers and niece and nephew together to capture a family session for her Mom!

Jess got her brothers and niece and nephew together to capture a family session for her Mom!

Some people want to capture pictures for holiday cards, or to celebrate a family reunion or other milestone.  Some couples and families want beautiful artwork to decorate their home with, and others just want there to be proof that this time existed, so that 50 years from now, they can look back, or their loved ones can look back and remember.  

Ava giving her mom sweet kisses at the Veteran War Memorial Park in St. Petersburg, FL

Ava giving her mom sweet kisses at the Veteran War Memorial Park in St. Petersburg, FL

Time is fleeting, moves fast and makes no promise of a tomorrow.  The only occasion you need is a desire to freeze time for an hour or two, and that's where I come in!  Make now the right time, let me help you find the perfect outfit/s and lets make a plan to create something magical together! 

Fireflies on a rainy day in Gulfport, FL

Fireflies on a rainy day in Gulfport, FL

Jenn and Shaun's Sunrise Maternity Session with e.HopePhotography in Safety Harbor, Florida

Jenn and Shaun were high school sweethearts! I'm blessed to have known them both for more years than we'll mention, so naturally when they reached out to me to capture this special time in their lives, I was beyond excited!   Jenn is just glowing, with only 5 weeks left to go and Shaun is a proud "soon to be daddy"!  I'm so excited to meet their little one!  

Safety Harbor Maternity Session with the Grantham's

We spent our morning at Philippe Park, in Safety Harbor. It was a chilly winter morning for these Floridian's, but they were such champs!