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Documentary Lifestyle Real Life Photographer | Tampa, FLHoliday TraditionsCapturing real life holiday traditions.

The holidays have different meanings for all of us. For some it's a reminder of our own childhood and the magic that comes with Christmas. For others it is the excitement of finding the perfect gift, not for the thought of more stuff, but with the intention to bring a smile to someones face. It's the joy, the giving, the thankfulness and the traditions. 

When I first met this mother, her question to me was, what does "What's your story?" mean. She wanted to know why as a photographer I would ask that question. I started to tell her that my goal as a documentary photographer is to tell your story. Every person has a tale and I want to preserve that adventure. So I then asked her, What's your story? I'm not sure I have ever seen a bigger grin as she started to tell me her tale. 

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaFirst Christmas with her boys. Starting the first holiday tradition with her boys and decorating the house!

This is a new mom. This is their first Christmas together. This is the start of a new life for everyone and a new holiday tradition. This is the first year they will all get to unpack the Christmas boxes together, decorate the tree, drink hot cocoa and eat cake after a decorating job well done. You see these boys have spent the last few years in foster care, but this year and many many years to come, they are spending it at home! 

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaDecorating the Christmas TreeFirst year creating the holiday tradition of decorating the Christmas tree as a new family. Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaDecorating the Christmas TreeFirst year creating the holiday tradition of decorating the Christmas tree as a new family. Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaDecorating the Christmas TreeFirst year creating the holiday tradition of decorating the Christmas tree as a new family. That all important moment of placing the tree topper on. Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaDecorating the Christmas TreeFirst year creating the holiday tradition of decorating the Christmas tree as a new family.

I love that Grandma is such a huge help. Being a mom is hard, being a single mom to two boys is really hard. To have such great family there to help with the journey is priceless. 

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaThe animals helping with the holiday decorating. Everyone helps out in their own way.

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaBoys and their dogs! A rescue puppy and her boys!

Even the animals get in on the fun! I am not sure who loves who more, the dog or the kids. 

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaThis chalk board wall is amazing. I loved this chalk board wall in the boys room! What a fabulous idea!

This chalkboard wall makes me want to go home and paint my own kids room! I love how all the boys favorite things are drawn up there! 

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaMaking sure everything is perfectThe boys making sure all things are in the right place for their Christmas decorations. Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaMaking sure everything is perfectThe boys making sure all things are in the right place for their Christmas decorations.

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaHoliday details Don't forget those little details! They make up the holidays too.

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaOutside home decorationsDon't forget the outside needs decorations too! Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaOutside home decorationsDon't forget the outside needs decorations too! Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaOutside home decorationsDon't forget the outside needs decorations too!

There is nothing I love more than a little boy and his lovie! I mean seriously, doesn't it melt your heart? 

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaContinuing the new traditionCake and hot cocoa time

After all the hard work of decorating it was cake and cocoa time! Then we headed outside for a little backyard play! 

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaBackyard play timePreserving the memories of play time is so important to me and most moms. Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaBackyard play timePreserving the memories of play time is so important to me and most moms. Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaBackyard play timePreserving the memories of play time is so important to me and most moms.

Being able to capture some smiles on these boys face was so important. They have been through a lot and genuine smiles don't always come easily. Even harder is that the oldest has multiple sclerosis. It is unknown how long he will be able to run and play with his brother. To preserve these moments, to have them to look back on, that means the world. 

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaCapturing a boys lifePreserving the fun of a running little boy!

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaPreserving the tantrums tooBeing 2 is so hard

Being two is hard, being two with a big brother is even harder. 

Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaPlay time with the family Feeling the love that courses through this family Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaPlay time with the family Feeling the love that courses through this family Family documentary real life lifestyle photographer in the Tampa Bay AreaPlay time with the family Feeling the love that courses through this family

This is a family that is filled with love. You can feel it as soon as you walk through the door. Being a mom is so hard, but choosing to adopt two boys is such a selfless act. I am honored that I was able to document this family's first holiday tradition. 

 

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