Do you have a professional headshot?  Do you have Linked In, Facebook, Instagram?  Do you have a job that requires you to meet with clients? Are you a board member or part of a networking group?  Do you volunteer?  ALL of these are obvious reasons to have a professional headshot.  In this post I want to dig a little deeper.

Here are the top three reasons why you need to have a headshot created by a professional:

  1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS are vital in today’s digital world and you only have a second to capture someone’s attention.
  2. Conveys PROFESSIONALISM.   It’s important that you put your best foot forward and present yourself as a true professional with a current headshot that represents who you are today.   A selfie or standing up against a plain wall and letting someone snap some pictures of you with your phone isn’t going to do the trick 🙂
  3. It measures SUCCESS!   Most important!  If you show your potential clients that you are willing to invest in YOU, they will be more apt to gain your trust and it shows them that you have the means to invest in them!  People want to surround themselves with successful people.

So what’s next?  Call me at 561-350-4219 for a free consultation or set up an appointment.   It’s my job to create an image that fits your style, brand and personality!  I want to make you look like your best you!   My studio is in Boynton Beach but I would be glad to book in your place of business too.

Meet my friend Joelle –  Independent Personal Stylist for men’s clothing with J. Hilburn  –






Little Miss J and her family came to see me in my Boynton Beach studio a few weeks ago.  She was only four days old and such a delight!  Her brother made me work for it!  We managed to get this beautiful newborn baby girl and her family updated portraits.   I am currently booking February 2018 due dates!  Please call or email me with details on newborn portrait sessions!  #justtoseeyousmilephotography Photographer:

Calling all business professionals! (and anyone who uses social media for networking)  I can’t tell you enough how important it is to present yourself with a professional headshot.  Showing your clients that you are willing to invest in yourself will help them trust what you have to say as a business professional.  More importantly, it might get you the appointment!  If you haven’t updated your  business headshot in the last 2 years (or ten!) now is the time!  Please call me for a FREE consultation to talk about the branding of your business so that we can get you a quality professional headshot to  put your best foot forward!  Here is a recent example I did for Family Homes by Design located in Boca Raton (    Good luck and wish you all a prosperous new year!




It’s time to teach an old dog new tricks 🙂  We are making changes in 2018 and we hope you like what you see!  Stay tuned for featured sessions that will be added here this year!    To start, I am featuring this families reunion session that took place in December.  “Reunion” sessions are only called that because they typically happen when families get together for special occasions.  Most families have loved ones that live out of the area so we want to let everyone know we are here to document your family when they are able to get together.  Call us for a quote for any size family big or small 🙂  Just be sure to capture your family when the dynamic changes to update!  A marriage, a new baby’s arrival, or a big milestone birthday or anniversary are some great reasons to update your extended family portraits! 

It’s been entirely too long since my last post, so here I am to give you a share overload!    This is just a snip of my favorites for my most recent maternity and newborn work.  The fact that I have to call this work is laughable because it’s not work at all.  I enjoy capturing these priceless milestones for families.  I would most definitely do it for free if I could.  Please join me by LIKING my facebook page.  I would love the opportunity to work with you or someone you know so please pass this along.  Call to inquire anytime at 561-350-4219.   XOXO
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WOW….another school year in the books!  I really love getting the first day and last day photos of my girls.  It amazes me how much they change in such a short amount of time.  This year, I noticed more than past that both of them not only have changed physically, but both have matured WAY too much 🙂

You can see that we lost the battle of wearing make up with Hanna this year….She really has turned into a little fashionista and make up and hair are EVERYTHING!  She has spent countless hours watching You Tube videos on different types and techniques.  She earned her title “make up and hair artist” for the school play this year.  Even though it makes her look way too grown up for 13, we try and keep her grounded and nine times out of ten we are sending her back to her mirror to remove about 50% before we walk out of the house 🙂  She continues to excel in school receiving 11th grade level scores on her standardized tests this year
(she is finishing the 7th grade!)….just wish we could get her to quit worrying about her cheerleading and social life so she would actually study for tests and turn in homework on time to higher her GPA!   She’s a great kid and we really can’t complain too much.

Abigail has graduated from her temper tantrums when she doesn’t get what she wants (FINALLY!!!) and has probably matured the most this year.  She has started really asking a ton of questions about how things work and is a lot more interested in the details than she used to be.   Sadly her third grade teacher battled breast cancer this year and the school did a wonderful job making sure the kids understood why she was gone a lot, but she had a great substitute that she loved too.  Her teacher has shown these kids great strength and the power of God’s love can get you through.  Abby also achieved high scores on her Iowa test showing that she is capable of 7th grade coursework in most areas, a BIG accomplishment for a 3rd grader and we are so proud of her!  She is also a very social butterfly and comes home frequently with her friends parents phone numbers written down asking if we can get together outside of school.

Overall, we are blessed to have them at such an amazing school.  Lake Worth Christian has been a wonderful christian environment for them to learn academically and spiritually.

Here they are!

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Halloween is Creeping Up!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to enjoy with my kids! Who doesn’t love pumpkin carving, going out to hunt for that perfect pumpkin, and TRICK’OR’TREATING!!   The thing I love the most about it is knowing that fall is here and gorgeous colors in photographs at the pumpkin patch!

Many of you know that I only do a limited number of mini sessions per year and this is one that I share with the public!  If you have never used me before to document your family, NOW is the time to give us a try!

Come get caught in our Spider Web with our Halloween Mini Session! This FRIDAY ONLY! Don’t miss out I have TWO spots left!

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Check out just a few of my favorites  just in!!!
I had a great time shooting Thomas Dance Studio this past weekend! I have been shooting this studio for 4 years, they are always a pleasure to work with.  Thank you to all the families that participate year after year!

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Oct 16 is the deadline for ordering, make sure to choose your photos before this deadline!!!

All orders will be delivered to the dance studio by Nov. 1

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As we were driving home yesterday from school, Abby say’s ” Wow, that year flew by.”  I immediately responded with, “It sure did!”  I love capturing the girls on their first and last day of school each year so that I can see how much they have grown.  This year, I can’t help but to notice that they have not just grown physically, but they both have matured A LOT!  Some days I lose the battle of telling Hanna she can’t wear make up.  Most days I tell her to go back upstairs and take some of it off.  With Abby, she woke up this morning saying she wanted to get herself dressed….that is a huge milestone for us b/c if any of you know my little Abigail, you know she likes to push buttons and most mornings I am getting her in her clothes while she is still asleep!  Hanna always pops out of bed….Abby we have to drag.  We experienced many firsts this year…skiing and zip lining were our favorite!  Abby also got started with her first round of orthodontics to fix her tiny upper jaw.  Luckily for me, we will start headgear during the summer where things are much more relaxed.    We hope that you all enjoy your summer and look forward to keeping up with friends via Facebook for travels and such.  Here they are….getting too too BIG.

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