the bond of a sister… Cleopatra Photography – Fort Myers Unique and Creative Maternity Photography

ok everyone guess who is getting behind on editing!?!?! THIS GIRL!

SO that means super quick post tonight… I’m sure you recognize these little ladies…

well.. as you can see, mommy is expecting… SO exciting for them I can imagine…

We shot this mini-session at a new location for me! Gracie’s Cupcakes! YUMMY!!!!!

J and B Thank you  for letting me photograph thisw moment in your lives!!!!!!

Everything is better with a little bit of spice right…???

so add Pepper… ūüėČ

Cant wait to meet this baby!

enjoy the pics..

xoxoxo- A

So much for a quick sneak peek… I can’t get enough of these images…

Patiently waiting….

 

My baby no more, because she’s 3!!! Cleopatra Photography {My Heart} Children and toddler photography Sanibel Island Florida

So We have all heard the saying “time flies” … I know it does…I blink my eyes and my newborn is 9 months and my baby girl is a big girl….. it does fly… but you can freeze it! Somewhere I read that¬†you should¬†take mental notes during moments…¬† stepping back and reveling in the moment is easier said than done….. BUT you¬†can relive them with powerful images… the kind of pictures that bring you right back to that moment…. these images of¬†my kids¬†remind¬†me of the belly¬†laugh…¬†¬† and warm¬†my heart with their smiles…

My baby girl turned 3… here are some of her images to celebrate another beautiful year of growth, learning, love and lots of hugs and kisses!!!

enjoy xoxo – A

The color was sooo gorgeous coming off of the sunset….. this guy laughs so easily… he is gonna be a comedian like daddy….

a horse walks into a bar…. Cleopatra Photography – Lakes Park Maternity Photography Fort Myers Florida

Hey hey, so ,,, her is a little peak at someone in “my life” … My sister in law…

Shes having a baby and here she is!!! oh and E too…. I didnt forget about you!!!

I’ll write more tomorrow so for now… I will leave you with part 1 of 2 ….

(and if you don’t know the joke you live under a rock but thats ok….the bartender says… why the long face???? )

Enjoy A and E!!!

 

xoxox- A

 

 

 

 

trust me, this is no maybeline.. she was born with it… Cleopatra Phtoography – Marlboro Mass., Infant and toddler photography

Hi stalkers!!!! check me out 3 posts in 3 days!!!! I wish I was always this busy!!!! Help me out and tell your friends about Cleopatra photography! or tell them to contact me at Ashley@cleopatraphotography.com

 

Anyhow, check out this little mama!~ OMG adoreable! She was s uper sleepy and we still managed to get her to smile for these great photos!

Mommy, another old friend of mine I havent seen in 10+ years!!! LOOKED AMAZING… she hasnt aged a minute! I was so happy to see her again and glad to reunite with one more of my “bathroom girls”….

 

Enjoy your sneak peek!!!

xoxo- A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and last… I did get mommy in for a pic or two;-)

The S family and their vision… Cleopatra Photography – Marlboro, Mass Family Photography Fort Myers family photography

WHATS UP People!!??? I am so busy but here I am with another blog post for you.

I have known the S family since I was about 13 or 14 years old. I always knew C was a star!!!! and her family didn’t disappoint either~ =)

 

This was my first time meeting her little niece who is just a few days older than my little lady!!!

 

HOW ADOREABLE….

Just a little tad-bit of insider news on this amazing family…..

Mr. and Mrs. S are writing a book about their struggles and overcoming the obstacles they faced being the parents of a deaf child. L, little R’s daddy… also¬†pictured in the images.

Funny the way things work out… you see… little R is hearing… even though both of her parents aren’t…. amazing….

I can’t wait to be a part of this family network, I feel honored to have been asked!!!

 

I wish you all the best of luck S family in all your endeavors!

Enjoy your sneak peek of images

 

 

 

This little lady is a diva in the making… just check out her heels ….. Cleopatra Photography – Fort Myers Creative Maternity and Newborn Photography

Hi Everyone!!! So I have been away from the blog for a little while but I’m back and ready to blog away… sooo here we are with Today’s session. I’m not going to write much tonight because I know mommy and daddy are¬†patiently¬†waiting to see these!!!!!

Thank you so Much S and J, for allowing me to be a part of such a special moment in your lives!

Once again, a very long sneak peek… but who can blame me… you’ll see…

Enjoy your images

xoxo-A

As I was headed out the door… I had forgotten I’d mentioned something to S earlier¬†about using her “cravings” in the pics…. She reminded me thank gosh!!!

As cute and as “typical” as can be, she pulled pickles and ice cream out of¬† the fridge and we grabbed these adoreable pics…

and we’ll end with this.. One of my fav’s (well they’re all my fave’s….)

I just think J will really like this one…;)

*UPDATED* look who’s back! It’s baby L…. Cleopatra Photography {connections} Fort Myers family and baby photography

Hi Everyone! Goodmorning!!!!

 I hope you all have missed the babies on my blog! I know I have!!!!

Yesterday holding baby L, I just melted!!!! She was so light at just 12 lbs.¬†and precious….

¬†my big guy aka puffin¬†is seeming like he is bigger and bigger every day!!!! SOOOOO being around this little lumpkin;)… put my heart in such a warm place….. sigh….

so yesterday I headed out to see baby L and Mommy and Daddy at their place.

 It was POURING right before I got there! So we were soo happy that it cleared up and the sun even peaked its head out for us for a few amazing backlit shots!!!

Baby L…. you did amazing! hehehe,¬†I’ll pass along¬†the gratitude¬†and say¬†thanks to Mom and Dad too for being such amazing “models”,¬†people and friends!

I love this part about my job! I get to make CONNECTIONS!!!!

When I was younger I dreamt about being an entertainer… a singer… or¬†an actress….

Those dreams haven’t disappeared… just faded, because I love my job….

The¬†camera is my voice…¬†The images are my songs… and¬†my website is¬†the stage…

Thank you for everyone… who came out to today’s “Show” lol ūüėČ

S and P… Thank you so much for asking me to document such an amazing time in your lives…

Stay tuned for Part 2 later today everyone!!!

 xoxox РA

The newly-wed Mrs. T {ROCKS the DRESS} Cleopatra Photography – Fort Myers and Naples bridal photography Fort Myers and Naples “trash the dress” photography

Hello Hello!!!!

So can I just say I feel all out of sorts today because my sidekick is without a phone!!!! anywho…

Today I met with K to do her “Rock the dress” session…. originally we were calling these Trash the dress sessions…. but I don’t really think that describes what I do… or what this type of session really stands for…

In my mind, a Rock the dress session is all about showing off how amazing you look in that GOWN!!!

You spent less than a full day in it and its going to sit in a closet until you pass it on to your daughter…. I know…. I understand….

BUT before you send it off to the cleaners…

ROCK IT!

if your not exactly sure what I mean… you’ll know by the end of this post! ūüėČ

So anyhow, I picked up K bright and early and we headed to the first spot… a field…

a crappy… cruddy… abandoned… “lot” if you will….

¬†When I saw it, I said… oh this is soooo perfect… and “dark” and even though I have never seen ANY of the twilight movies or the Harry Potter series for that matter…

I said… Ooooh thats¬†so “twilight-ey” and perfect for her dress…

So we were off… Can I just say this girl knows how to WORK the camera!!!

it doesn’t take much direction from me to pull amazing images out of her! …. SOOO greatful for this lady!

Quick side note: I once had someone tell me…

“I would never do that in real life” referring to the way I was asking¬†her¬†to stand….

I asked her if she’d seen my website?

Her response,

“Yes”…

Mine…

“Then trust me.”

So after a quick run into Downtown Fort Myers we ran to our second location…

a “TOP SECRET” exclusive spot ladies and gents!

ask me how… I’ll make your photos stand out too;)

On to the premier of

ROCK the DRESS by Cleopatra Photography


then on to location #2

This actually drove by… and I said.. Oh wouldnt it be cool if we could use that! and low and behold.. It parked and wahllla!

and last but certainly not least!

Location # 3

The roof

*UPDATED* a tease for the Tates…… Cleopatra Photography Weddings Fort Myers Beach and Lovers Key Photography

Hi Everyone…. I am super crazy busy, and with all the editing I have going on, I literally had to stop somewhere and “finish” this blog post…well for now atleast;)

 I am going to write so much more about their story later today so please check back!!!

If your a working mommy then you understand why my blogs are all posted after dark or at 2 a.m (either or)! lol

SO without further ado… PART 1 of this¬†2 part post… “we’ll start from¬†the beginning”, with this amazing first look (

you may remember K and J from their killer engagement shoot with me last year  I was 8 mths preggo!!!! )

and on that note…. I’ll end with one of my favs from the day…. I saw a lot and gave a lot of these yesterday…

Thank you guys for making my birthday… One I’ll never forget

my BFF and her family…. Cleopatra Photography {Connected} Fort Myers and Naples Family Photography

Ok everyone!!! here they are and here SHE is! If you know me, you know that S is my best friend…¬† and I love her like a sister! S you are such a sweet and kind woman, I am so proud of¬† all of you have become and I see so much more for you in your future.. hopefully I will always be there to laugh with you=)

To the “F” family, I am honored to have been asked to take your family portraits, love you guys!!!!!

Of course¬† like so many of the people I hold close to my heart, she lives 1500 miles away…. so yes I am gushing a little bit… I love this lady!!!!

Anyways….

Here is a sneak peek at our day at Koreshan State Park…

love this family!!!!