As many of you know, I am originally from Rochester, New York; more specifically Spencerport, New York. I graduated high school from there and when I got married, my husband went to grad school at Florida State University. That started our journey in living a few different places in Florida. When we first had the thought to move to Venice, I didn't think I knew anyone in the area. However, I got a really nice message from my friend Brooke, who also graduated from Spencerport High School. She had moved down to Venice right after graduation and had been here ever since. She gave me all the ins and outs of Venice and told me I would love it here.
As life should have it, we were both crazy busy when I first moved, but shortly after I got settled and started working on my business, I got a really sweet message from her asking me if we could do some maternity pictures. I am always humbled when my friends choose me to photograph their special moments. I feel so honored to be a part of their memories, and I honestly love creating those moments, especially for maternity sessions! Brooke and husband waited a long time for sweet Baby L and I couldn't have been happier for them!
We talked and decided to go to Beer Can Island/Whitney Beach over in Longboat Key. It's gorgeous spot for maternity pictures and it did not disappoint. Brooke chose a beautiful gray maternity dress by Ana Brandt and it was perfect with the subdued tones of the beach. She brought her hubby AJ along and the three of us had a great time.
Check out some of my favorite images from Brooke's maternity session on Whitney Beach below, and stay tuned for the newborn session blog with her sweet daughter!