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I met this family when working as a Speech-Language Pathologist at my first “real” out of college job.  Margaret was an OT and Sara a rehab assistant.   That was almost twenty years ago!  Over the years, we have kept in touch through Facebook and occasional social or professional events.  Four years ago, they commissioned me to photograph their entire family including their parents/grandparents who were visiting from the United Kingdom.  I was honored.  I had no idea what a wonderful time I would have with them.  Ray and Joan are some of the most amazing individuals I have met and it is easy to see that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to this family (despite the trip “across the pond”).

When Sara asked if I was available to photograph the family again, this summer, I was truly honored and so thrilled to be able to spend time with all of them again. The children have grown taller, the toothless smiles replaced with braces, but one thing remains, the love and laughter among all of them. I know it isn’t polite to discuss people’s ages, but, HOLY SMOKES, Ray and Joan are truly an inspiration with their continued passion, whit, and love and zest for each other, their family, and life.

Here are some of their favorites from the session. 1extended-family-portrait-session-sarasota-family-photographer-bradenton-family-photographer-fanciful-photographyPINIMAGE

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  • Margaret Clarke - Thank you for capturing such special moments, you really are an amazing photographer who not only creates beautiful pictures but captures real moments and the essence of your subjects. Love these pics.ReplyCancel

I had the pleasure of meeting the sweetest, tiniest little guy today at Fanciful Photography natural light studio this morning. Vincent made his arrival more than a month before expected, and was just the perfect way to start my week. There was a ton of newborn perfection packed into his five pounds. I am honored that Vincent’s parents made the trip from Tampa for their newborn portraits on his tenth day.

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Fanciful Photography takes a limited number of newborn clients each month to ensure availability for those little ones that make their arrival well before expected (and for those that believe in being “fashionably late”). It is best to contact Kimberly to schedule your newborn session before your third trimester to be sure your new addition’s first days can be documented.

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I always love to open inquiries from new parents-to-be, inquiring about newborn portraits sessions.  There is, of course, a sense of anticipation.  Sometimes it’s excitement, sometimes nervous, sometime a little of both.  I have due dates on my calendar and anxiously await the calls or text that “baby has arrived” so that I can finally meet the baby that I have had on my schedule for several months prior to his birth date.

Noah’s Newborn Classic session was scheduled after had already made his debut, and completed on his twentieth day at Fanciful Photography’s St. Armand’s Circle Natural light studio.  He was a sweet, calm, baby that had the most amazing newborn features, full lips, a perfect little nose, long lashes and just enough fuzzy dark hair.   SO much so, that I was tempted to share his entire session in black and white.


Contact Kimberly to schedule your newborn portrait session is while Mom is in her second or third trimester to ensure availability.

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You are invited to Fanciful Photography’s St. Armand’s Circle Studio for Cookies with Santa. Mr. Claus will be making a special appearance direct from the North Pole for a relaxed and unique holiday experience. This year, you can avoid the long lines and crowded malls and instead, spend some quality time with the big guy and Fanciful Photography.

One of my favorite parts of getting ready for the Holidays is taking out my family’s photos with Santa. Each child reacts so differently to him. Some of my personal favorites are when my oldest is looking so full of awe into Santa’s eyes while my youngest is in full blown tears. We will try to capture the magical joy of the Holidays using a variety of poses and strategic positioning as needed; however, children will be photographed if smiling, crying and anything in between!

These sessions are designed for babies and children only.


Contact to schedule your Santa Mini Sessions today. Additional Holiday Simplicity Mini sessions are being held on November 5 and 6, 2016. A very limited number of Signature and Classic Sessions are available through 2016. All portrait sessions must be completed by November 27, 2016 for Holiday delivery.

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