I was super excited to meet with the Sullivan family for a session back in November.  This was an extended family session of 37 family members.  June and Michael are wonderful parents to six daughters and each of those daughters has their own beautiful families.  This family hands down wins the award for the best dressed family!  I don’t know how they all coordinated so beautifully, but it was amazing.  Elizabeth told me they started a pinterest board for the family with color schemes and went from there.  It was seriously the best way to dress for a large extended family session.  All of the pictures and colors flow together perfectly between each of the individual family groups.   I will break this blog post up into individual families or it will be overwhelming haha.  I will start with my favorites from the group session.

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I met with Lauren and Kaia on what turned out to be a very chilly and windy afternoon in Winter Park.  The girls were fantastic and you would never think they were cold at all.  Here are some of my favorites from our session at Kraft Azalea park.

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I met with the Riva family back in December on a beautiful morning full of sunshine.   Here are some of my favorites from their session.

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It is time for Valentine Mini Sessions!  I am very excited to announce that they will be on February 2nd, 2013.  This will be a styled mini session held at an Orlando field location.  The theme will be a shabby vintage Valentine’s and there will be props available.  The available time slots are 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, and 4:30pm.  I will open morning sessions too if needed.

The mini sessions will include 10 digital files sent to you through an emailed link for you to download to your computer.  In addition these Valentine Mini’s will include 6 wallet sized card files for you to print up for Valentine’s Day.  You will be able to add on a CD of the images from your mini session for an additional $10.  I will only be holding mini sessions on limited dates this year and only on dates that I have designated specifically for mini sessions.

Contact me at taramerklerphotography@gmail.com or via the contact link at the top of my website.

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This is a photo session that is very close to my  heart.  The emotions and tears were overflowing while we were documenting this important story.  This is the story of my niece, Madison.  She has fought a very hard battle in what should have been a very innocent and carefree time of her life.  She should have never needed to worry about cancer at the age of 14, but that became an everyday word for her overnight.

Today Madison got the news that she is cancer free and she is ready to tell the world.  It is a miraculous day and we are all celebrating.  We took these photos back in April of last year.  That was when she got the first word that she was in remission.  We were all so happy, but right after that she had a few scares.  Every time she gets sick her immune system has to fight incredibly hard even for a simple cold.  Every spot that shows up has to immediately be checked.  With the good news today Madison is ready to share this important day.  I was so honored to be a part of her journey.

Here is Madison’s story.

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  • susan merkler

    Madison’s story told in pictures was perfect. My and I’m sure alot of others prayer’s have been answered. God listens to us when we pray, and takes the prayer’s and with his power miracles become real.lol grandma and grandpa m.ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    This hits home with me right now. May your beautiful niece be free for life!ReplyCancel