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So, I’m going to try really hard to not fan-girl this high school senior. I just think the world of her.

Emma will be graduating Williston High School in 2021, and the world better watch out. She’s got the trifecta: brains, beauty, and grit. She’s got a limitless future ahead of her.

Her mom found this hidden gem of a location, Emma was skeptical, but checked it out anyway. And boy was she thrilled. And however happy Emma was, I was a hundred times happier. That place doesn’t even look like Florida! Ironically, during our consultation meeting, I was off-handedly complaining that our area of Florida is so flat and finding even a hill is hard. Well, God must have been listening and threw me a bone!

Sometimes we felt like we were out west, sometimes we imagined we were in Ireland. Everywhere we turned was beauty and had texture and HILLS!

On top of the epic location, we had a beautiful day. The weather was perfect, not too hot at all, with a nice breeze. Emma was smart and had a hairstyle that would blow perfectly in the breeze and still look good. Speaking of Emma’s choices…. This girl! Ya’ll, she had everything planned to a tee! It was a joy to work with her and her outstanding style. She was so prepared that I’ve asked her to be a guest host on my blog and share her advice on how to prep for a senior session. I’ll share it as soon as it’s ready!

She was ready to go from the gate (literally). We got into the gate and the cows were there, and she went right into model posing level 10!  And it only got better. If you’ve read any of my past blog posts, you’ll know that I love (LOVE) a client who trusts me and is willing to try anything. Sometimes we hit it out of the park, and sometimes we don’t, but a try-it-anyway attitude is a characteristic I appreciate so much.

As you can see from this huge gallery, due to her preparedness, ambition, and excitement, we were able to get a HUGE variety of images. I am beyond thrilled with the gallery delivery and am on the edge of my seat excited to share it with you all!

Emma, (okay, I’ll fan-girl for a moment) You are a light! Your kindness is so well balanced with your grit. You know how to get what you want, and you do it with grace. I truly look forward to seeing you grow, and taking this world by storm. You’ve got it all ahead, and your future couldn’t be brighter. I wish you many many blessings, and much reward for your hard work. XOXO

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photography by Angela Norton Photography

hair by Tiffany Moxley at Main Street Salon, Williston

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Emma | A Hidden Gem Senior Session

Private Farm | Williston Florida

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This momma to be was radiant in blue! She knew exactly what to wear to her maternity session! She is sure proud of all her boys.

I’ve had the honor to watch Ashlee grow into the wonderful woman and mom she is! And her boys are sure blessed to have her. And how adorable is she with that belly!

Ashlee booked a simple Petite Maternity Session, because she knew her boy would be, well a boy, and 30 minutes was more than enough. As you can see we tried to keep up with him, but he’s a quick little dude. What I loved, was that mom and just laughed it off. You can’t have high expectations of little ones. You really can’t predict them (well you can predict them being wild!). And you really have to let them have their way.  And you have to laugh it off! They aren’t trying to be bad, they just don’t want to do what we want to do!

We had a great evening, with the light we wanted. We had a cool front the couple of days before, but the weather decided to hit back into the 90’s for us this day. We hid all the sweat pretty well!

Corey & Ashlee, It is a joy to be with ya’ll and I am humbled and grateful that you choose me year after year! I can’t wait to get my hands on the baby!

 

Hair by Jackie Bryant

Photography by Angela Norton Photography

The Vanlandingham Family

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Maternity Session | ANP Studio

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Imagine trying to plan an event in 2020. Now imagine that on top of the 2020 woes, you learn your wedding venue has burned down…. yikes right? Thankfully Granville Plantation stepped in and saved the day! Gail at Granville worked with this bride and groom to make sure all their wedding dreams would come true… no matter what!

Granville Plantation is an exceptional venue. Gail really works hard to make sure the venue is tastefully decorated for anyone, and has a stockroom full of odds and ends for any event.

Rachel and Braden are high school sweethearts. They met at a church festival, and it didn’t take Braden long to ask Rachel to be his girlfriend. Fast forward 7 years later, Braden asked Rachel to marry him while on a stroll through a botanical garden.

It was a pleasure to be around this couple all throughout the engagement and wedding process. They are calm and relaxed, and that always makes everything go so smooth and enjoyable. They complement each other so well.

Rachel had a few surprises up her sleeve for the day. She had an unexpected flower girl and ring bearer, a trumpet solo, and a father daughter (brother) dance that had everyone on their feet!

The whole wedding day went off with out a hitch. We’ve had lots of rainy days in Florida, but this day was nice and dry. We all were blessed with the pleasant fall weather.

Rachel & Braden, I’m so very glad to have been a part of your special day! If ya’ll can make it through 2020 while planning a wedding, you can do anything! XOXO

 

 

ceremony | Granville Plantation
dress store | Davids Bridal
bridal jewelry | Saks 5ht Ave
rings | Brittany’s & Zales
shoes | Kate Whitcomb
bridesmaids dresses | Davids Bridal
groomsmen attire | Men’s Warehouse
invitations | Truly Engaging by Magnetstreet
florist | Kathy
hair stylist | Lizy Dunn
makeup | Krystal
DJ | Lewis Stokes
cake | Katie, KT Cakes, Bronson
catering | E & J Catering
photographer | Angela Norton Photography

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Braden + Rachel

A Granville Plantation Wedding

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Hold on to your hats for this family session! This supremely fun and free family totals 10 humans!

I had a ball with this laid back family. There were no rules, no crazy expectations, and best of all, mom wanted the kids to be completely themselves. It made for a good time, with an unexpected and happy ending.

 

photographer | Angela Norton Photography

The Davis Family | Annual Session

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A casual at home on the farm family session.

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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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photographer | Angela Norton Photography

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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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The Hood Family

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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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family photo session

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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photographer | Angela Norton Photography

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Mommy and Me

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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