The Holiday Season is Here!

November is here and that means the holiday rush is on at the studio. We will be working 7 days a week from now until the week before Christmas.

As I calculate it that will be at least 125 cups of coffee for Jeanine, 93 protein bars for Laura, 115 mugs of tea for Robb and 95 cans of Redbull for Allie. Game on! We are ready for what this season has to bring so that we can deliver an exceptional portrait experience for all of our clients!

Have you reserved your holiday session yet? Check out our themed options by clicking on this link ….
Holidays 2013

Christmas in July – July 28th

Wesley Chapel and Tampa’s Premier Children Photography Studio – Christmas in July Open House

I am so excited. Christmas in July is my favorite annual event for the studio and it is coming up next weekend. I mean seriously … who doesn’t love some Christmas cheer in the middle of the summer?

We will be setting up miniature versions of our 3 Holiday sets this year as well as the Santa Set. This will be your one chance to preview what the sets will look like in person.

What is so awesome about this open house?

  • Sign up early to get your preferred session times for our holiday sets
  • Booking specials for each set when you pay for your session
  • Bring a Friend who books a session and you both receive a complimentary 5×7 from your session (of course this must be a new client)
  • Fabulous Swag Bags filled to the top with goodies from our local business partners. Just wait until you see what we have for you this year!
  • The only day each year you can purchase Cloud 9 Holiday Dollars (you are going to LOVE this)
  • Christmas Cookies and other yummies to eat and drink while you are here
  • Spend time hanging out with the Cloud 9 Gang … (come on … you know that is why you love coming here! This should be first on the list!)


Train Stop to the North Pole

Wesley Chapel and Tampa Children’s Portraits – Christmas Portraits

All aboard! The Cloud 9 Express has pulled in to the studio and is ready for the kids to come on board and take the train to visit Santa!

In July when we came up with the idea for this set, I knew what I wanted to do, but needed the right background to pull it off. I looked through all my usual sources in the photography industry, but couldn’t find exactly what I envisioned. Then I told my idea to Ericka, one of our clients who is an amazing artist, and she was extremely excited! She brought me some books of trains and we found one that fit with my vision. From there we grabbed a glass of wine and brainstormed colors, feel, time of day, etc. for how the background should look.

When she brought the finished background to the studio a few weeks ago I was blown away! It was even better than I imagined. Every detail of the train is perfect. She even added some cute additional features like the number of the train being 9!

Here is the beautiful background.



We began the sessions today. The second child to come visit the train stop was Ericka’s own son! What a cutie pie. I thought I would share some of the images with you.

The train will be at the studio until Wednesday – November 17th. If you would like to reserve a session please call us at 813-994-4552.

The Peppermint Forest

Wesley Chapel and Tampa’s Premier Children and Family Portrait Studio – Christmas is here!

Today we kicked off our first Christmas Limited Edition Portrait set of 2010! Last night it was all hands on deck painting peppermints, wrapping trees, laying snow and getting the studio stripped of all the Halloween decorations! We have a great team working together and today proved it. The set was finished on time and it looks amazing!!

Our first sessions began in the afternoon and from what I can tell, this is going to be an awesome week. The kids today had a great time, especially when they found out they were going to get to eat a “real” lollipop!

If you are interested in reserving one of the remaining Peppermint Forest Sessions this week, you better call the studio before the snow melts and the peppermints are gone!! Call us 813-994-4552. The sessions are only $35 and packages start at $95. Your kids will have a ton of fun … we guarantee it!

I will post more images from the forest soon … keep checking back!