The Female Factor Project – Lisseth

I have always loved accents, the different sounds of the world in different people we meet.

Being from Peru Lisseth has a beautiful accent to go along with her gorgeous face and sweet personality. Seriously I could listen to her all day, no matter what she says it comes out sounding beautiful.
Both her and her mother arrived at the shoot all smiles and positive energy which is something I completely respond to and  love to see in parents.

Baby boy has the same happy go lucky – easy going personality and gifted us with huge smiles, lots of delightful baby laughs and I even got some hugs ! Sadly our session was only an hour and I didnt get to spend as much time as I liked with this beautiful family. However, we got so many pictures it was hard for me to narrow it down.

Please enjoy the pictures and get to know Lisseth in her own words by scrolling down.

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WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK ?

” I work for South West airlines. Before I got pregnant I used to travel a lot. Not so much anymore, but hopefully I’ll soon be able to with my little one. I cant wait to show him all the beautiful people and cultures.”

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WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AND DREAM ?

” When I was a little girl I used to have postcards from places all over the world on the ceiling of my bedroom so every time I went to bed I saw it right before, and I would dream about it. My dreams have come true. My passion is to go to new places, try the food, see the locals and learn about the culture. My greatest accomplishment is my son Liam. He is the greatest thing in the world.”

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WHAT FEMALE INSPIRES YOU THE MOST ?

“My mom. She is strong and did a great job raising my sister and I. She was living too far away in Peru and now is here with me. She helps me a lot with my baby.”

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WHAT HAS YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE BEEN ? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME IT ?

” Living here in the USA without my family. That was really hard, but I thank God for all the incredible friends I have here. Now I am happy because I have my own family, and my parents with me now, but that was a very hard challenge. My friends and my faith in God got me through. I love my family, they are the most important thing in the world to me and we are very close.”

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WHAT DO YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU ?

” I wish people knew more about where I’m from…Peru. Its a beautiful country in Suuth America and has many things to offer, great food and good people. So if you have the opportunity to visit Peru please do so! I am also very happy to have the opportunity to live here in America and make a life here.”

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WHAT KIND OF MOTHER DO YOU WANT TO BE ?

” I want to be a better person for my son and be the cheerleader of his life. I want to be an example of a beautiful woman with brains, determination and integrity. There’s no doubt I’m going to be the loudest person in the stands at his baseball games or whatever he wants to play. I want him to know I’m always there for him.”

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO THE SAME AND DIFFERENT FOR YOUR SON FROM HOW YOU WERE RAISED?

” I want to raise my son with the same values and manners I was raised with and show him whats important in life like my mother showed me. However, I want to take him on more adventures and show him more places then I was able to do with my mother when I was young. I just want him to be happy and I just ask God everyday for the strength to raise him and the wisdom to show him all that I know. ”

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WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER MOMMIES?

” The greatest advice I can give to other mommies is that there is no perfect way to be a mother. Each mommy has different children and different challenges, but what matters the most is the love you give to your child. Love them deeply”

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WHATS YOUR STATEMENT ?

“Each day we make depoits in the memory banks of our children” – Charles Swindoll

 

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Lisseth thank you so much for being a part of this ! I know what it is like to be alone and lonely in a foreign country and your right it was my friends that got me through it.

I’m sure your words will encourage many who are missing their families right now.

I can’t wait to see you all again and hopefully we can get hubby to come next time for some family photos:)

Please leave Lisseth and her family your kind words below !

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Last minute maternity ! { Tampa Bay maternity photographer }

This was another shoot where we were just supposed to grab a “few pics” so we would have a before and after once she gave birth. Laura was really pregnant and to be honest I was afraid I was going to put her into labour. I really thought I could get us in and out in half an hour. Until her boys began to hug me and giggle and it turned into a play date in front of the beach. I just happened to have a camera.

It was cloudy, windy and eventually rainy. Moms dress and hair were blowing all over the place, while the boys were playing tag and rolling on the ground. It was delightful despite the weather, and once again I found myself with way more pics than I planned. Ill be posting moms interview with her newborn photos, and let me tell you, baby boy is just as darling as his brothers!

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Laura and Dan you guys are so much fun ! Thank you so much for having me:)We must meet in a field again soon and let those boys really go at it !

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Kay - July 29, 2013 - 7:26 pm

Lovely pictures! That little boy looks like a model!

Lou Ann - August 6, 2013 - 12:23 am

These pictures are absolutely beautiful! Of course it is my daughter and grandsons!

Laura - August 15, 2013 - 8:17 pm

I keep looking at these! Thanks for capturing such a special time for our family.

admin - August 15, 2013 - 8:49 pm

Most welcome ! It was a pleasure ! I will see you guys again very soon :)

natural newborn on the lake { Tampa Bay Newborn Photographer }

I was only supposed to test the light and grab a few shots. It was 4th of July, weather was temperamental, light was shifting from too bright to strangely dark and baby was not yet settled. We had constant boats buzzing by and a little dog that kept running up with dirty wet balls for me to throw. Normally it would have probably been one of those shoots where we would have admitted defeat and called it a day. However, this baby has simply one of the nicest, most welcoming families I have ever met. They all came out on the dock while we were working with baby and  just began chatting. In between tossing the ball for the dog and spending time with the family I honestly forgot I was working and just had a great time! This is one of three shoots this family and I have done together, but they have so many pictures I didnt want to overwhelm so this is BABY K ….part one !

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Kealoha and Justin, you guys are simply wonderful. I’m so glad I met you and so honored to be a part of this special time in your life:)I know I was just supposed to grab a few shots to post but despite the terriible lighting conditions we got more than a few and I couldn’t narrow it down:)Enjoy ! See you again soon !

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Kristina Marks - July 26, 2013 - 5:16 pm

Adorable baby along with beautiful momma. Congrats!!!!

Heidi - July 26, 2013 - 5:18 pm

WOW! What a beautiful baby (not to mention a gorgeous momma) how lucky to have these photos…. Great shots.

Christina - July 26, 2013 - 8:17 pm

Mom and baby are adorable. Pictures came out great

Horse camp week one { Tampa bay horse photographer }

I was raised around horses and given the gift of horse camp very early on in life. It definitely changed me and shaped who I was to become. Now its my girls turn and its absolutely surreal. Both camp and horses have meant the world to me and I am so grateful I can give this to my children. Horses hold a certain magic that when given to children it lives in them forever. I made sure to stick around each day and document the different stages of them discovering horses. It was incredible to watch them bond with these amazing creatures, and relive my early horse experiences through them. I knew what it felt like from my own childhood ……..but I never knew what it looked like. Both were truly beautiful.

This is the first chapter of my girls horse love.

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Gorgeous kiddos ! { Tampa Bay family photographer }

This incredible family drove all the way from Maryland to Florida so they could see us ! The weather kinda threw up a curve ball with a nasty storm but we knew were shooting for some canvas worthy fine art family shots and we got some great ones despite the rain! Love these kids and this family. Can’t wait for next visit !

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Misty McReady - August 8, 2013 - 5:26 am

What amazing shots of our kids!! You always get the best pictures! I mean this was on a super cloudy/rainy afternoon! I am truely blessed to have spent time with you. I wish we lived closer, I would love to have you do a family reunion shoot!! We can’t wait until next time!

admin - August 15, 2013 - 8:48 pm

AWWW love you guys ! We miss you so much ! YOu are most welcome :)