So here it is, the first, “What to Wear Wednesday”…………..

Okay everyone, so I was fishing around for some cute clothes for the first edition of  W.T.W.W., and I found these completely cute, and affordable looks on 

 (definitely a favorite of mine!!!) take a look> I picked two for boys and two for girls… up to 5T 

 The idea isn’t necessarily to match these outfits exactly
(unless you want to…lol…) but to see what I mean by layering and wearing clothes that pop! Dress your tots like this and have your friends saying wow! That picture looks like it should be in a magazine! 

Mondays and Wednesdays now have a theme! It’s official…… Come check them out!

Hi Everyone, and faithful stalkers, (you know who you are… wink*) 

So to keep things interesting, I have come up with a few themes for the days of the week. I’m only going to commit to two days a week so I won’t disappoint by getting too busy and missing a day here and there…  hey, I’m just being honest!!


To begin, I’m going to write a blog on Mondays I’ll call, Cleo’s Journal Mondays…

And the second day will be Wednesday, and be called “What to Wear” Wednesdays

Cleo’s Journal Mondays will basically just be a recap of my weekend. If I had sessions, I will talk about them, and what they were all about. I might write about things I did with my family and maybe some personal insights too=)…. I have lots to write about coming up in January and I hope the following months will be just as busy.

What to Wear Wednesdays, is going to be about you guessed it, what to wear to your photo session!!! Each week I’ll take either a trendy clothing item, outfit or accessory  and put up a link to the website where it can be bought. The most common type of clothing I will be highlighting is kids toddlers children and babies even! This blog category after all is in response to being asked so many times what to wear to family sessions. I love to make suggestions but this will give you a great idea of what type of things I love to see in photographs. Of course it’s just a suggestion or guideline if you will, but you can feel free to wear what ever you like to your sessions. Remember, I prefer not to photograph matching outfits, but in the end its your choice!!! Just remember, if you’re looking for someone to take your pictures in the family “uniform” I’m probably not the gal for you!!   white shirts with khaki pants…. no thank you.  lol…. okay Rant completed.

So the idea is to check back on Mondays for Cleo’s Journal, and Wednesdays to see what I’m picking for favs~!! 

For now, I leave you with this…


This is from a recent {Loved Ones} session I did. Hands..... by Cleopatra

Xmas morning with the Nardello’s….

So here is a peak at my christmas morning…. these are all just snaps of the lady that me and my hubby took…. Its funny becasue she had no idea what she was waking up to… we were more excited I think!!!  Enjoy, Love, Us….

ahhh at last, subjects that can take direction!!

This past weekend I went downtown to meet with  a second time client “Ms. K” and her kids, A and A!! What a great time. The last time we had a session together we met early in the morning and it was a million degress out!!!! Not this time… This day was perfect! Oh yeah and they brought along “N” who I hadn’t met before! He was a riot…definately loved the camera… Here’s their sneak peak.


Click to watch "the JUMP"!!!

My Ladybugs im-promptu patio session….

Today is a beautiful day in sunny Southwest Florida, so I went out on the patio with the baby and soon after here came Mr. Achilles… What a ham.. trying to show up my girl..never gonna happen, but a handsome cat he is!!!  Here’s a peak at my snapshots of the lady and her “brother” today


I know this one is out of focus but I loved her expression

Little Ms. “Mackie” staring as Mrs. Claus….. Cleopatra Photography {Lambs}

Spending just one hour with the “C” family gave me a sneek peak at the future for me with my little lamb. Ms. “M” is 21 months old and is full of energy!!! we had a fun session in downtown and took some family shots by the big x-mas tree in front of the Art building. Love this tree!!! Anyhow. We had a good time and I am hoping to one day soon have a play date with the girls!! Enjoy and talk soon!! Oh by the way… loved the tu-tu on this angel… so cute!!!



Christmas Delight and candy canes…. Cleopatra Photography {Loved Ones}

So originally, I was supposed to meet the “R” family downtown. After a quick change of plans, we ended up at the Colonial Country Club. The girls were in usual fashion…. adoreable. I really love these two and how they resemble mommy and daddy to a T!! and WOW does the obsession with hair and make-up start early… only 3 and 5 and already divas!!! begging for lip-gloss….   After a little bit of chasing it we finally found ” the good light” and I loved the family shots we ended up with….. Thanks “T” and “I” for a great time today!!! Lots of fun, and hope to see you again soon.


My little luvbunny…… Cleopatra Photography {My Heart}

Well here she is…… The reason why I wake up in the morning, my inspiration.

Its funny how everyone tells you,  “remember them being a newborn, because those months go by so fast” You always say “I know… its so true the time flies by so fast”

But the reality of it is, I only notice how much she has grown when I look at pictures of her. She has grown so fast and is quickly becoming my little lady.  I look forward to every day with her, and can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together.

love at first sight... not even 10 minutes old and eyes wide open looking at Daddy

Our little angel yesterday, December 8th 2009, Time does fly...

A stroll downtown……Cleopatra Photography {Children}

Thank you for a great afternoon dowtown guys!!! I had tons of fun and hope you love all your pics! Here are a few from our session that I added to my list of favs! Enjoy!!!