The Grotto at St Leo {St. Leo, Florida} Maternity Photographer

The Secret Place  

 In the Bible the Psalmist David paints a picture of how a baby is meticulously and wonderfully created in the "secret place".  

Psalms 139:13-16

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

St Leo Maternity Photographer

As I considered locations and theme for this maternity photoshoot, the words in the scripture "the secret place" kept coming to mind. Tucked away and hidden from the world, the serene Grotto at St Leo was the perfect "secret place" to capture the beauty and essence of motherhood. 


And let's be honest, it's not difficult to capture "the beauty and essence of motherhood" when you're photographing a gorgeous mother-to-be like Jenna. 

Jenna is already mom to a beautiful little girl and expected to deliver another baby girl, Noah Jane, the first week of September. Don't you just love the unique baby names she chose?

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.
-- E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

Are you expecting a tiny miracle soon? Call or email today. Don't let this fleeting moment in your life pass by without capturing the beauty of your growing belly.  

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Winner can be anyone, a new or current client and includes one family and any of its immediate members.  $300 value. Session to be held in the Tampa Bay Area or travel fee may apply. Session cannot be traded or transferred to another person. Newborn sessions and weddings not aplicable. 

A Little Bit Country { Maternity Photographer in Tampa }

I love this family!! This mama to be is a very good friend of mine who has one of the most generous hearts of anybody I know! We met at her family business of many, many years   Pickin' Time Produce  (that also sells the world's finest boiled peanuts, can you say ulterior motive?) in Odessa. Her gorgeous little Diva Alyssa fell asleep on the way there and was not happy about being awakened to be thrown in front of the camera. She was also more than a little bit ticked that she was not getting a baby sister! ;) 

 Mama just went with the flow and said "capture us like we are" and we did! I actually LOVE how these images turned out because life is not always about perfect smiles and clean clothes. Sometimes there are bumps and you just go with it!! Every time I look at these photos I just smile.  

 At the fruitstand they also have chickens! Alyssa's brother Jacob wanted me to be sure and capture him with his little quacking friends. Jacob was a good sport the entire session so I rewarded him with a mini-chicken shoot at the end! I love him!!  

This gorgeous family welcomed baby Hunter into the world a few weeks ago and I can't wait to meet him. If your every in the Odessa area, stop by Pickin' Time Produce and bring me some boiled peanuts! :)