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We were blessed with a great evening for this rustic summer teen session. I love Summer nights! Yea, it’s hot and humid here in Florida, but we can stay out late and get the most out of our beautiful skies.

 

One of the things I love the most about photographing high schoolers, is their willingness to try anything, and entertain seemingly crazy ideas! Tori is no exception! She was running through mud, jumping fields, and dabbing the sweat in between. 

 

We started her session a little late. And it turned out to be the best! 

 

You see, creating a timeline for any session is a little bit of an art. I have to calculate location & outfit changes, sunset, golden hour, blue hour, etc. Then I have to assess the client, and create the timeline based on their individual goals, stamina, and needs. So I know I can push a teen a bit longer. They are typically very invested in working hard to get a great picture. So we actually did Tori’s session starting at golden hour and ending at dark.

 

It was phenomenal.

 

I believe she ended up with pictures that are a little different and a little magical!

 

It helped that we’d had a hard rain just prior to her session, and that always perks everything up. That’s also why, here in Florida, I don’t reschedule sessions for rain until the very last minute. Quite often, our most beautiful evenings happen after a rainstorm!

 

I really admired how Tori was willing to work for some of these pictures, and I really, really enjoyed working with her! I absolutely loved this rustic teen summer session, and the results speak for themselves!!

 

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And if you like the idea of a farm session, please go check out the Farm section of the blog.

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We were blessed with a great evening for this rustic summer teen session. I love Summer nights! Yea, it’s hot and humid here in Florida, but we can stay out late and get the most out of our beautiful skies.   One of the things I love the most about photographing high schoolers, is their […]

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Wild and free. Just like a great family session should be. These kids are so full of life, they made me feel young again.

This family session was like a night out with friends.

We laughed and played, and enjoyed watching the kids explore. We got those safe, smile-at-the-camera shots out of the way, and then we let them be free. They harvested all the blackberries I think. That was a lot of fun watching them hunt! Then they found a snakeskin, which scared me, but they LOVED. And that sweet little angel girl liked chasing me with it!!

And to think I was a little extra nervous going into this session because Megan is such an accomplished photographer! (Check out her work over at The Halcyon Days Photography.) I had nothing to fear with this bunch.

My pasture has the most beautiful golden light at certain times of the year, and I always try to hold sessions here whenever I can. Especially if my client requests golden backlight, like Megan did.

As you will see, we had wonderful weather. Just enough clouds to filter the sun, and give us a gorgeous sky. We had already had a lot of rain, so everything was clean and green. Not to say that we weren’t dodging cow patties, here and there!

We had an absolute blast during their session! Everything seemed to work out perfectly.

 

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The Brown Family

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Morriston Florida Farm

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Family pictures on the family farm, makes for some good family time!

I’d like ya’ll to meet my sweet, sweet neighbors! We have been blessed. both personally and professionally with their generosity. My family is grateful to them in many ways, from storing hay, to using them as a petting zoo for Emily’s friends, to using there property for a variety of photo sessions from babies to seniors.

On this day, I was very blessed to be able to give them something.

Oh, and check out the blue eyed baby that I couldn’t take my eyes off of!

 

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The Kelly Family

Family pictures on the family farm, makes for some good family time! I’d like ya’ll to meet my sweet, sweet neighbors! We have been blessed. both personally and professionally with their generosity. My family is grateful to them in many ways, from storing hay, to using them as a petting zoo for Emily’s friends, to […]

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How to do a mommy and me session when they are all grown up.

Ya’ll know I love these ladies! And it’s also no secret that Carlie is my right hand here at ANP!

 

{{{ #brainsandbeauty !!!}}}

 

On this evening we went to Downtown Ocala. They just wanted to do something different, have a change of scenery, and I love different. So I was excited, and downtown didn’t disappoint.

 

We didn’t really have a plan, and I’ve never worked in downtown Ocala, so we just walked around, tried and missed… and tried and WON. Thankfully my husband went with us so he could be our traffic spotter. He kept us from being run over… and he kept us giggling.

 

After we got what we wanted and ran out of light, we topped off an already great night with a yummy dinner at Harry’s.

XOXO

photographer | Angela Norton Photography

The Vining Family

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Downtown Ocala, Florida

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I’ll do downtown St. Augustine anytime. ANY. TIME.

First, don’t you just love the feel when you’re in someplace with such a rich history. Every old wall, or brick in the road, makes me dream of the people who made it. What they wore, what tools they used, where they lived….

Second, combine all-the-feels with a super family. Andrea and I had only emailed and talked on the phone, so it’s always exciting when all the plans work out so nicely. And by plans, I mean we really didn’t have one. We winged it, and it was magic.

Andrea really wanted to show St. Augustine in her family pictures, because she didn’t know if their future was to stay, or go. And she just wanted something that reflected where they were on their journey. Her family is also a perfect example of letting the kids wear what they want (sorta)… right down to a tutu and some crazy socks.

We parked in a little spot recommended to us, and just started walking. And really, it’s harder to find a BAD scene than a good one.

The colors, light, and texture are a photographers dream. As you’ll see….

If Andrea gets 20 comments on this post, she will receive a complementary 11″x14″ of her favorite image!

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The Mirabito Family

A session in the Old City | St. Augustine Florida | Angela Norton Family Photography

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This family took my tagline of embracing the chaos to a whole new level!

This was one of those sessions where the stars didn’t align at first. But then, they DID. We had to reschedule a couple of times, but I think it all happened for a reason. Because we ended up with magic.

I made a point to arrive at the location a few minutes early. And boy, I was just blown away by the serenity. After driving past the old windmill, I came to a very old barn. It was made of stone and wood into the side of a little hill. I love to imagine what the times were like when it was built!

After driving around a bit, I found my spots where the light was just perfect, and prayed for a good sunset! Then I waited for my family… and boy did they come in with a bang!

This momma is gorgeous, I already knew that, but these girls! What style! And they wore it so well! The boys were pretty cute too. Then the horses were the icing on the cake!

 

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The Hiers / Boyd Family

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Morriston Florida Farm

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Amy is one of those real friends who I can hang out with like no time has ever passed. She is someone I will say anything to (good, bad, or ugly), and I trust her with my heart. I couldn’t be more happier for her, and the life she has built.

This session took place at the gorgeous Stonehedge Farm South in Williston, and due to it’s natural beauty, is a dream location. And I didn’t take the opportunity for granted!

Amy, thanks for being such a great human being. You are real, and I love that about you. 

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The Leppin Family

A family session at Stonehedge Farm | Williston Florida | Angela Norton Family Photogapher

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What better way to bring in the New Year than with a trip to the mountains?! Along this creek was the perfect place to do my niece’s yearly portraits. Beautiful scenery and a beautiful subject, it doesn’t get much better than that! 

Elisabeth

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Along The Mountain Creek | Laurel Creek NC | Angela Norton Teen Photographer

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I adore going to new locations. I love the challenge of thinking on my feet, and creating images using features of the location, as well as utilizing the light on the fly.

We all got up early…. I was up before 5, which is not my usual time of waking to say the least. And since we were going to a secluded unknown (to me) place, I made my husband and daughter go too! Yes, they still love me. 

But oh was this place and family so worth it! Those boys were cute, and shy, and sweet, and polite! And look at their styling! Not only did this family look great, they were an absolute joy to work with. I think I smiled the whole way home.

Audrey, I know your family life is not easy with the miles between, but you seem to be doing a superb job of supporting your husband and building a relationship with those handsome boys. Nice work momma. You made it look easy.

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The Cooper Family

A fun and unique family session on Shire Island in Winter in the morning light. | Angela Norton Family Photographer

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This chick was pretty in plaid!

On mini session day in Merritt Island, we opted for an old barn instead of the beach! It was a sweet spot, with pretty light, and a whole lotta cuteness.

 

If Brook and her daughter get 20 comments on this post, they will receive a complementary 8 x 10 of their favorite image!

Plaid & Puppies!

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Pretty in Plaid | Merritt Island Florida | Angela Norton Family Photography

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