Florida weather has been nothing but rain the past few weeks. I went out to shoot today but was so exhausted from the heat I was only out for about 20-30 minutes. There is something about nature photos that I enjoy, and with living in Florida it is hard to escape sometimes!

 

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I have been a mother for 6+ joyous years. I have laughed, cried, and most of all grown along with my children. They will love me regardless if I fail or succeed. I had a weekend planned of photo taking and none of the plans panned out, even for mother’s day. But I got the chance to snap this one photo of my beautiful family, a force of mothers that is built on strength. Hopefully this week I can finish my photo plans so look out for future posts. In the meantime enjoy your Sunday. Happy mother’s day to all the mother’s out there!

I waited all day yesterday to go downtown. I sat around for hours hoping the rain would calm down just enough to go out with the camera and get my photo fix for the day. The moment came, and out I went.. I snapped a few photos before the weather decided to be sad again. The day I needed the sunshine state it failed me. As soon as the moment came, it was gone.

I still enjoyed getting to see a mother bird feeding her little babes. I am going back someday to check out that staircase again.

 

Downtown Sanford, Fl

 

Feeling the water underneath me, seeing the fish, gators, and other creatures making their way down the river, and enjoying a nice cold beer is exactly how I wanted to spend my six year anniversary. Today I went to Wekiva Island and canoed down the river with my fiance and two of my good friends.

Anyone who knows me understands my top fears are: boats of any kind, heights no matter how high, and spiders. Today I was able to conquer a huge fear of being on the water with the love of my life. It was an amazing experience and I will be doing it much more now that I know I am strong enough to.

Some photos were taken in a moving canoe so came out a little blurry, and some of them were taken by my fiance or friend.

 

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I always appreciate a beautiful photo of animals, especially reptiles. I found these little guys picking a fight with each other, and once I started to take their photo they calmed down. They even sat to hangout with me for a long while after the “photoshoot” 😂. Random photos, but I thought they were cute.