Kellie has been known to kick. my. butt. In the gym, that is. You see, Kellie is a bad-ass personal trainer …. who has garnered the nickname Krazy Kellie by her clients. She’s also known, by everyone in her life, as life-of-the-party, sweet, kind, strong, funny, smart, beautiful, one-of-a-kind, Kellie. If you’re reading this, and you know her, you’re like, “yep, yep, yep, that’s the Kellie I know!”

I was so excited when she contacted me with the news that she was pregnant, and wanted me to be their photographer! It was a chance to meet her husband, Bill, who I found to be the strong silent type - and a perfect complement to Kells :-)

They were excited to find out that they’re expecting a baby girl! Ruffles and lace; bundle of joy; pitter-patter of little feet; and Little Sis to beautiful Selena.

I had the honor of documenting this very special time in their lives with a maternity session. We started out in their lovely Gulfport, Florida home, including the newly decorated nursery. I think it's so important to capture organic moments in my clients' homes, where they feel the most comfortable, and where they have built a life together. This, after all, will be their sweet baby daughter's first home! The images we created together show the special love that this couple shares and the excitement that they feel, looking forward to meeting their precious daughter.

After capturing Kellie and Bill in the comfort of their home, we went to their neighborhood yacht club for a while, then we headed to downtown St. Pete, including the Museum of Fine Arts and Straub Park! Fun!

Here are a few of my favorite images!