“Photography has to transcend description. It has to go beyond description to bring insight into the subject, or reveal the subject, not as it looks, but how does it feel?”
All sessions with Stacey are conducted on-location in the Tampa Bay area, whether you prefer your own home, a local park or nature preserve, your favorite beach or farmers market... anywhere you love to be. Where it feels like home. Where you can be comfortable and real.
Stacey places weight on how you want your collection of images to FEEL when you look back through your photographs years from now. With that, you're encouraged to plan "normal" activities for your session, incorporating little things that are special to your family. . . making breakfast together, going for a family bike ride at a local nature preserve, visiting a museum or the library, stopping for ice cream, strumming a guitar by the firepit on a summer evening, or enjoying a gorgeous Florida sunset from your boat. Stacey strives to capture your family authentically, just as you are... laughing, relaxing, enjoying one another. Whatever that means for you.
Your Signature Session will last one to two hours (sometimes longer in the case of newborn sessions) which leaves plenty of time for snacks, diaper changes, and even a short break. Stacey will take the time to get to know your children and make them feel at ease before the camera starts to click. As a mother herself, Stacey knows how important it is to create images that reveal your child's heart.
The most important thing you can do to prepare for the session is to simply relax, be yourself, and come with an open heart. You'll really, really love the results.