I Photographed my Friend Gracie and her sweet boy Castor this month for a Mommy and Me Session. It was the sweetest thing. Love the candid, real raw moments that happened. between the two of them. Its the sweetest thing witnessing the bond between these two. This session will live on with me forever. One of my favorites. A bond between a mother and her son. Capturing the fun, silliness of the day. Castor is so full of personality and wonder. He has the most beautiful blue eyes. I love when I am able to capture moments that are so real and so full of personality and love. Thats what these images speak to me.
This is Derek Filer Owner and Coach of Strength Camp Gainesville. This man Coach's with passion, commitment, creativity, and determination. He loves being a stand for people to achieve their greatness when it comes to their health and strength. He strives for greatness and cares about every single person who walks in to his Gym as a client. He pushes them, cheers them on and see the improvements every day. He once said to me that My goal is for my clients to be able to continue these practices on there own. I want them to learn, grow and become a stronger healthier version of themselves and take what they have learned in my classes and use it at home. I want them to come back because they have the desire and passion to. He builds team work at his gym. His clients support each other and cheer one another on. He is building a community from his passion, creativity and commitment to a Healthier, Stronger community of People when it comes to their Health. So if you live in Gainesville I promise you won't be disappointed when it comes to Strength Camp Gainesville.
This Sweet Bundle of Joy Brix Harrison Smith was born on 1/19/2018 at 6:50pm Weighing 8lbs 11 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. I captured these Photographs when he was 9 days old. I remember when my cousin told me she was expecting her first child. I had tears in my eyes. I met him when he was just an hour and half old. He was already opening his eyes and looking right at me. Already so full of personality at such a young age. He sleeps with his hand by his head like he is having the sweetest dreams and thinking real hard. Smiling while he is dreaming. The force is strong with this one. Welcome to the world, thank you for reminding me how beautiful and precious life is. My sweet Nephew, I love you.
On Sunday January 14th I got to capture these amazing Photos of the lovely Tiffany Albury. She is an inspiring Health Coach and absolutely amazing. Her energy and presence is so captivating and majestic. She was my first client of 2018 and I am so beyond thankful for that. I am a practice clients for her Health Coaching Certification and I am very excited that I will be her first Paying Client. She listens and cares about what she does. She knows how to inspire and work with you on what you're looking to create with your health. The things that have been opened up for me since we started has been minding blowing and eye opening. I have learned so much about myself and have had many breakthroughs in regards to Emotional Eating. She is a friend and a sister. To be able to capture Photos of her for her Health Coaching Business was so meant to be. She wanted to create authenticity, fun and power. Without a doubt that was created within every image. She exudes all of these so naturally.
On December 23rd 2017 I took these Maternity Photos of my Cousin. It was a magical Photo Session at Fort Desoto Beach. She has been a role model all my life. Almost 5 years older then me. She is more like a sister then a cousin. She has been by my side through thick and thin. My passion for photograph in a way was inspired by her. I am so excited for her on this journey of motherhood. She has already had a glow about her and this pregnancy has given her glow a new light. Baby Brix is so lucky to have you as his mom. So looking forward to meeting him in her person and capturing Photos of your growing family for the years to come.
On April 24th I embarked on a road trip with two friends Driving from St Petersburg, Florida to Los Angeles, California. A total of 11 states in 6 days over 2,000 miles driven. Visited a total of 4 National Parks. Was in Photography Heaven everywhere we went. Including from the car window. Our first Stop was Little Rock, Arkansas. First day we drove for a total of 15 hours and 1000 miles. We stayed in a lovely Airbnb and explore briefly as we had another long drive ahead of us the next Day.
Day two we drove from Little Rock,Arkansas to Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. When we arrived there was snow on the ground and it was also snowing out. We stayed in a log cabin right outside of the national park in 27 degree weather. Day two drive was a total of 14 hours and 915 mile drive. The morning we woke up to Snow on the Sand Dunes. We climbed and sled down some of the Sand Dunes. It was a beautiful experience and absolutely beautiful sight to witness. Even managed do a 360 flip on the sled without even trying. Lol
Day 3 we drove from Great Sand Dunes National Park to Canyon Lands National Park in Utah. A 6 hour drive and a total of a 317 miles. That night we pitched a tent out in the back roads of the National Park. That was my first experience Camping. We arrived at night and had no Idea what we would wake up to. It was 27 degrees that evening and we pitched the tent while it was raining. I remember the drive and I was looking at the Sky the stars it was so bright out and so beautiful. Truly breathtaking. The next morning we woke up and saw the beauty of Rocks all around us and we went exploring the National Park. That day I hiked down 1000 feet to the ground and then hiked back up. That was a freeing magical experience. Especially for someone who is afraid of heights.
We left from there to head to Zion National Park for the next two days. a 6 hour and 15 minute drive an another 369 miles under our belt. We arrived late at evening and camped in the actual National Park. That morning we woke up and saw what we drove through. I had never seen rocks that big. It was like I was on a whole other planet. It was truly breathtaking an out of this world experience. We spent the day exploring and Hiking Zion. We spent another night and woke up on Saturday and Headed to the Grand Canyon.
A 4 hour drive and a total of 214 miles. We arrived late in the afternoon, Walked along the trail, hiked down a path where there was some big rock and watched the beautiful sunset. Before we arrived, we drove off to a lookout point and found a puppy. We named her Zion and brought her with us the rest of the way. We found a home for her while in the Grand Canyon. We met some people there who lived in Santa Monica and that is where we were headed. We spent a night in the hotel since we had the puppy.
On Sunday April 30th we made the final drive an 8 hour drive and a total of 500 miles. We stayed with a friend in Santa Monica, explored Venice Beach, ate at a Vegan Restaurant and I put my feet in the Pacific Ocean and Saw my first sunset on the West Coast
The next morning I drove from L.A to San Diego to spend a day with my friend.My friends Emily and Becca flew to Hawaii. I arrived in San Deigo and got a surf lesson and surfed in the Pacific Ocean. I surrendered when I got in the water. My friend showed me around, we at two amazing places and I witnessed the most beautiful sunset over the Cliffs in San Diego. It was an amazing experience. I headed back home on a Grey Hound Bus. From L.A- tampa. It took a total of 65 hours. It was an amazing 12 day trip. That I will forever Remember- Avis Hitchcock
Thanks for Reading. Below is a SlideShow of the Pictures I took of our Travels with my Canon Rebel T5i
I had an amazing time at the Butchlesque New Years Eve Show. It was truly an honor to be the photographer for this event. I was first made aware of Butchlesque at the St Pete Pride concert, when they performed during the show. I became a member of the group the following day. I only thought it fitting to make this my first blog post.