January 2016  Photo by My Amazing iPhone :)

January 2016

Photo by My Amazing iPhone :)

February 2015

Photo by Beth Carter Photography

I am originally from Tallahassee, Florida but have lived in the Lakeland area since 2007 and I loveit here! I have an amazing husband, 2 incredible boys (6 years old & 4 years old). I’m totally outnumbered by the boys in my house! When I’m not taking care of my family or running my photography business, I am taking care of cancer patients as a Radiation Therapist. Some things in life don’t matter to me as much as they used to…like the condition of my plastic container cabinet (anybody with me?!), the overgrown flower beds, or my bathroom sink camouflaged by beauty products that make me look...well.... rested (pah!). And then there are the things that are heaven sent…gift cards to eat out, 30 mins to go for a run, and a tall glass of sweet tea with crunchy ice. Although, there are times I feel like the chubby mouse, Gus, on Cinderella carrying too many pieces of corn….I absolutely love being a wife and mom and photographer and cancer curer <---- (is that a word?!)

Life happens fast. I witnessed this for myself after giving birth to my first son. There is one thing I have no regrets about....and that is choosing to document my family's milestones. 

Your baby...4 or 27...will never be as small as they were in that first week of life. Their skin will never be so perfectly imperfect. Their little noses will never be so round. The hairs on their ears will never be that fuzzy. And the bubbles that sit on their pursed lips will never again be so adorable. 

Every stage is only a phase...but that first week of life is only a vapor. My passion is to document just that...to stand time still...for a moment...for a mom, for a dad, for a grandmother, for a big sister or brother...to look back and say, I have no regrets...look how small you were. 

I look forward to meeting you and your growing little family. This is going to be the best year yet!  

~Steph