I had the pleasure of doing an in-home family lifestyle session for a local power couple in their tropical neighborhood located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Jackie is a fashion stylist, entrepreneur, designer, and also and Fashion Wrap expert Guest Co-host, WFLA News Channel 8. Jackie and Brian own and operate a luxury fashion boutique in downtown St. Pete, Jackie Z. Style Co.
They're movers and shakers and are deeply involved in work to give back to the community. For instance, in 2019, Jackie became Chair of an Easterseals A Pair to Remember Tampa. Her inaugural event raised a record-breaking $158,000 for Easterseals Florida! (I recently photographed an amazing family who won a session with me that was auctioned at this event - I’ll be blogging about that session soon!)
My personal experience with Jackie and Brian has been that, as they reach for the stars in their professional life, they lead their day-to-day life and business with kindness and heart.
For this combination portrait/lifestyle session, the couple wanted to document their personal lives as it is now, with their sweet daughter, Ansley. Their home is located on a lush, tree-lined street. Many of these photos were taken in their back yard, where they spend a lot of time. It's a tropical paradise — an oasis tucked away in an urban area that provides a respite from the outside world. It gives the feeling of the quintessential St. Pete lifestyle!
Here are a few of my favorites images.