Goodbye to the beach ~

~Goodbye to the beautiful Florida beaches for this sweet family…. soon they will be headed for new and exciting adventures in a bit cooler climate!

Family photos on the beach can be so much fun and man – can you believe those colors!!!! Seriously this is honestly the true and beautiful color of the sky just as the sun set! I couldn’t make this up if I tried!  Though the wind was not our friend that day – it was worth it just to have a relaxed and fun time on the beach together 🙂

Good luck in your upcoming travels Kelly and family!  I know you will be sorely missed here in Saint Johns!

Can you see the cool moon rise just above them????!!!!????

When you are facing the camera and don’t see the waves coming…. tehehe

I haven’t done many of these lately since they are definitely a bit tricky but there is just something magical about a beautiful back lit image (or at least there is to me!)

 

Family portraits~Saint Johns Florida ~ Portrait Photographer

It’s been a minute or two since I’ve posted any portrait work – though I have taken it slow since our move – I did do a bit of family portrait work this year 🙂  Here is a beautiful session of a wonderful family.kelly-t_family_01 kelly-t_family_02 kelly-t_family_03 kelly-t_family_04

Kitchen remodel

Kitchen remodel

Some of you have been following me on my personal facebook/instagram and have requested to see more of our kitchen remodel images 🙂 So here you go! It was a lot of fun but a HUGE mess! I love my new kitchen though! Tanya with Roman’s Kitchen and Bath did a great job!  We went with white shaker style cabinets, Cambria counter tops quartz in berwyn with a butcher block top on the island. The paint on the walls in Sherwin-Williams mindful gray (sw 7016). We chose white subway tiles for the back splash with a dove gray grout.

We also chose Kitchenaid appliances and I love love love the oven and microwave/convection oven as well as the dishwasher but I’m not so in love with the cook top. We were not able to get natural gas here so we had a propane tank buried in our yard. The grates seem somewhat far away from the flames and for some reason I can’t seem to get a low simmer going – so I am burning my rice! Maybe I can change the settings somehow? Not sure – I’m still trying to figure that out but for anyone looking – I loved my old GE profile cook top better (so far anyway).

Side note: we found those pendant light hardware in the attic – just put new glass on them!  Kinda fun to incorporate something old we found in the attic!

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We decided to add on a buffet/wine rack area to this previously unused area of the kitchen and I am so happy with how it turned out!TJ6C4832_7044 TJ6C4833_7045

Counter top – Cambria Quartz in Berwyn (sorry – cell phone picture)

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Before: (Don’t judge/cell phone picture..we had just moved in!)

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So far I love the white cabinets though they do show dirt much easier and you can see the joint lines in the cabinet construction – the overall feel is that it made the kitchen look much bigger and brighter!