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Hello & welcome to the blog! I'm Angela Norton, and I'm a family, senior, & wedding photographer based in North Central Florida. I'd love for you to relax a while here, and enjoy reading the ANP stories. You'll also find resources for your next session or wedding!

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Welcome to the Morgan Family Petite Photo Session!

We get so much out of a 30 minute session, and truthfully that’s about the limit for a toddler!

And this toddler! Oh my! She was a bundle of joy and excitement. She was eager to show off her outfit and loved taking pictures…. for about 7 minutes. Then she was ready to run! Good thing 7 minutes is all I need to get that smile-at-the-camera picture. Then we played! I sure got in my steps keeping up with her!

Then this momma. She was radiantly proud of her family, and she had every right. They are a fun bunch who love to love each other. It was a joy to watch her smile get so big as she watched her babies smile and giggle!

See for yourself!

 

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The Morgan Family

Petite Session | ANP Studio

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Welcome to the Hood Family Maternity Session!

You’ll remember Alyssa and Tyler from their gorgeous Sweetwater wedding!

Going through the wedding process is such an intimate thing. I really do get to know my clients on such a deep level, that we typically become friends! I love that! Tyler and Alyssa were no exception. It helps that they are truly good natured, easy going people who everybody likes!

Our relationship made their maternity session a very enjoyable and relaxed time. We hung out, talked, and also took some pictures. This session is actually a Petite Session and you can see how much we really can get done in just 30 minutes.

These soon to be parents, decided to let their baby’s gender be a surprise. Spoiler alert, by the time I’m writing this they had just delivered a gorgeous baby girl. I’ll have her post up soon!

In the meantime, enjoy this gorgeous red headed friend of mine!

 

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Petite Maternity Session | ANP Studio

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I truly enjoyed this laid back, no fluff – no muss, senior session we did out in the country!

As you will see, Hadley has the most gorgeous smile, and I believe she’s got a big, gorgeous heart to match. And don’t get me started on those dimples!! I especially love the black and whites, because you can really see them.

And before I get into gushing over her, I’ll tell you she’s a talented hat designer! She’s owner of Southern Roots Hat Co. and she offers great products! Check her out!

Overall we had a great day of Florida weather, with a little bit of wind. We just went with it, and most of the time just waited for the gusts to subside, and all was good. When we arrived on location, we scouted out the areas to photograph according to light, and wind direction. We figured out the outfit and jewelry, and then we started the session, and with a bit of light chasing, easily flowed into sunset.

Hadley has a face I just didn’t want to stop photographing, so I begged her to do some studio images after we lost all the light. She very sweetly complied, even though I know she was beat. And boy am I glad she did!!! I just loved her energy and excitement in making those last few frames! I was one happy photographer.

Then I let her leave… against my will. haha. I could have gone on all night! She would have choked me so I didn’t.

Anyway! I’ll leave ya’ll to it! Check out Hadley’s sun-drenched, sweet and sassy session!

 

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photography | Angela Norton Photography

Make Up | Kait Crooms

Hair | Kaylee Sullivan

Southern Roots Hat Co.

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Hadley | Country Senior Session

Private Farm, Morriston, Florida

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Oh man. I look forward to this family photography session year after year! Watching these kids grow has been a joy. I love comparing past year photos with the current year. We even try to recreate some of the poses so we can really see their changes.

Plus, these kids are a joy! They keep me laughing and an hour session absolutely flies by.

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photographer | Angela Norton

The Lane Family

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Private Farm Chiefland, Florida

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mommy and me portrait

Sometimes mom just wants some nice portraits with her kids. We aptly call these sessions Mommy and Me. I offer these sessions as a Petite collection, because they are really quick, easy, and we can do them anytime of the day at my studio!

Anyway enough with the chit-chat… Check out this A.M.A.Z.I.N.G mommy right here. Fawn and her girls are a real treat. She’s raising them to be kind and respectful, and I absolutely loved having them over.

Enjoy!

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Petite Studio Session, Morriston, Florida

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Jessica’s commercial headshot session, for her company Elite Massage & Recovery, went quickly and smoothly. Jessica came in with her hair and makeup professionally done, plus, really what a beautiful smile she has, so it was quite easy!

She’s a licensed massage therapist serving Williston and surrounding areas. She has two locations: Southern Sass Salon in Williston, and Go Primal Fitness in Gainesville. To top it off, she does home visits. Every service is customized, using a variety of techniques, as needed by your body and ready to help you for relaxation or with a medical and physical needs. What she can do with her hands as a massage therapist is just heavenly and healing.

She has a long list of very satisfied customers! And I’m one of them, so, I guess, this is my personal reference for her!

Anyway, enough gushing over her, and her magic hands.

If you need professional imagery for your marketing material, contact me for your commercial headshot today! Actually you don’t even need to have a business these days to need a headshot, many people simply want a nice headshot picture for their social media and linked in profiles. A nice headshot goes a long way when people, are searching (rather researching) you online.

As they say, put your best face forward!

Jessie’s headshot session was casual, matching her personality and business model. See for yourself!

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photographer | Angela Norton Photography

client | Elite Massage Therapy

 

Elite Massage Commercial Headshot

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Studio Headshot, Morriston, Florida

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Hope’s Senior Session truly couldn’t have gone better. Well, I could have lived without the wind… It took a hot minute to edit hair for this one!

Seriously though, she knocked it out of the park. She is a natural born fashionista, and even has a clothing and accessories section all her own in Second Times a Charm Consignment Shop. If you are like me, and can’t pick an outfit to save my life, then you should just call on Hope. She loves it, and she’s really really good at it. I’m a fan, can you tell?

Anyway! About her Senior Session! She did a great job with her hair & make-up, and she coordinated her outfits to flow with the schedule perfectly. We really did have nice weather, it was cool but not cold, with a nice breeze.

While they have their own cows, logistically we couldn’t make it work to get to them. So I had my super helpful husband feed up ours for her!

We used my private property and flowed through the evening creating a set of unique images and Hope chose great finals for her gallery. We finished up in the studio to get some editorial shots, and she didn’t disappoint there either!

Hope’s a good sport, and was super kind to me, no matter what weird thing I asked of her.

So, see for yourself, and you can honestly take lessons from her on how to rock your senior session!

 

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photographer | Angela Norton Photography

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Hope | Family Farm Senior Session

Private Farm Morriston, Florida

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It was a brilliant Florida day for a family photography session.  Lots of warm sunshine after a cold, windy Winter, I was one happy photographer!

We were initially planning to do their session in downtown Sanford, but (thankfully!!) Mr. Schuster wanted to do the session in their neighborhood. He has a job where they move every so often, and he wanted the memory of this place they call home right now. Talk about husband points! Momma was so proud of her man.

I have photographed this family for several years now! It started with their youngest’s maternity session, which was also perfect by the way. Then I was asked to be a part of their precious hospital time for her Fresh 48 in St. Augustine. And we’ve had all their yearly sessions in between!

We are spoiled with each other, because we know what to expect and love on each other freely!

Funny story, we actually did some bargaining on this particular session.  A while back she loaned me a lovely  Tori Burch purse, and I was over the moon. I mean really, its just so soft and sooo preeettty. So when she offered to trade the session for the purse, I was all over that deal! Lucky me right! Just don’t tell my accountant, haha!

In addition to the location change, we decided to do the session in the middle of the day, when the girls would be happiest. I was thrilled! I love a challenge and midday Florida sun without a cloud in the sky, is sure a challenge. But with these beauties, how could I go wrong?!

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Sanford Florida Family Photography Session

 

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The Schuster Family

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Lake Forest, Sanford, Florida

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It was an absolutely stunning day for a Gainesville Florida wedding! We had our first warm day of the year, and it was very much appreciated by all.

Who knew? Who knew that when Roxanne and Phillip were passing one another in the hallways of middle school that one day they would fall in love?

Who knew in those early days that on March 14, 2020 they would stand before their loved ones in the First United Methodist Church of Gainesville and exchanged wedding vows and promises to walk forward from that day as husband and wife!

God knew this wedding was to be!

Phillip and Roxanne had their very first date, almost 6 years ago now, on July 14, 2014 in St. Augustine. A lot of walking and talking as they began to find their way with one another.  For the next four years they dated and became a couple. Phillip went through a lot of heartfelt time and prep to ask Roxanne the big question on July 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. And when she said “yes!” he placed his Grandmother’s ring upon Roxanne’s finger.

He loves her for her personality, laugh and smarts. She loves his ability to make her laugh, his great cooking talents, and for being there for her no matter what. They enjoy traveling and having adventures with their pups, fishing and spending time with good friends.

Roxanne choose the colors of French Grey and Wisteria for her Victorian themed wedding.  She wore her grandmother’s jewelry, and he wore his grandpa’s tie pin. And the sweetest part, her Grandmother Irene made her beautiful wedding veil! She was able to match it up to the dress so beautifully.

Family and history is so important for the both of them, and you could absolutely tell that from all the details.

On their big day Phillip was soooo nervous! Of course, Roxanne was not. She is the coolest, laid back chick you’ll meet.

The reception was held at Plantation Hall in Haile Village where love, heartfelt toasts, music  and of course some dancing lasted throughout the day.

A wedding is just always better where love flows freely from family and friends to the new husband and wife, and this was just one of those!

Phillip & Roxanne, thank you so much for making me a part of your lovely wedding day. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for ya’ll! And let me know when you finalize that Disney Paris trip… I’ll carry your bags!

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church | The Methodist Church Gainesville

venue | Plantation Hall

officiant | Joe Smith

flowers | The Peddler

decor | FAMILY

wedding planner for ceremony |  Lynda Knight

catering | Hill’s BBQ and Catering

music |  Lewis Stokes, DJ/Band/Entertainment Services

hair artist |  Sabrina Brice

make-up | Kait Crooms

bride’s gown |  The Wedding Cycle 

alterations | Suns Sewing

veil designer | Irene

grooms & groomsmen attire | Men’s Warehouse

cake | Publix

photographer | Angela Norton Photography

 

 

 

 

 

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Phillip + Roxanne

Traditional Wedding at the Methodist Church, Gainesville FL

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Ya’ll! This was the sweetest, simplest, love filled, and fun wedding! Dave and Maggie were married on their family property in Williston, and as everyone around here knows that the Whitehurst Lodge is a lovely, picturesque homesite, and a wonderful place to get married.

Dave and Maggie found each other after both were just looking for the right match. Their first date was a romantic boat ride in Crystal River, and the romance hasn’t slowed down! After they learned they have the same interests and hobbies (and even favorited the same candy!), they knew there was going to be more to their story.

They both love to hunt and fish, and love spending time at the river. Maggie said that Dave simply makes her feel loved… oh and she’s smitten over his pretty blue eyes! Dave loves Maggie for her contagious laugh and her loyalty to him. They are truly a great team, at work and and home, and everyone I spoke to said how unbelievably happy they are for them! I haven’t known them long, but I feel like they are the type of people you can not only depend on, but also have a great time with!

Dave proposed to Maggie in July, and in a short time they put together a beautiful wedding day! They wanted a really relaxed day with a sprinkling of tradition, and touches of Christmas.

They also wanted to celebrate, and with the help of Justin Lee Partin band, the place was rockin! And oh the food! I wish I could share with you the wonderful smells of all the delicious dishes! Sisters Place knows how to put out a mouth watering spread!

Dave and Maggie, I really enjoyed meeting you and your sweet, kind family. It was truly an honor to be a part of your day and get to celebrate this new chapter in your lives. I am sure you know it, but ya’ll are a super sweet team, and I wish you every happiness that you deserve!

 

venue | WHITEHURST LODGE

flowers | SAMS

decor | FAMILY

catering | SISTERS PLACE

appetizer table & smores bar | LEXIE

music | JUSTIN LEE PARTIN

makeup | KARA WINSLOW

cake | MERIDETH & LYNETTE

hair | TONYA COWART

Dave + Maggie

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Whitehurst Lodge, Williston Florida

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