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i'm stacia. i'm a photographer located on the west coast of florida and i specialize in lifestyle, family portraiture. here you'll find a modge podge of my most recent work, personal projects and guest appearances by the cast of characters i call my family. my portfolio can be found at www.staciahehenberger.com

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Holiday Session + Cards | St. Pete FL Family Photographer

one of the best parts of being a family photographer
is getting to see kiddos grow up in front of the lens.
you see personalities emerge over the years
and capturing those personalities is one of the greatest things a good photograph can do.

it's especially rewarding when you get to photograph people you know-
as in, saw them the first day they were born...
as in, watched them bear the rings at your wedding.

these precious boys belong to one of my best friends.
i always look forward to their holiday photos
one- because i just love them so
and two- because their dad always has something creative up his sleeve.

here's their card from 2010.
and from 2011.
and here are a few outtakes from their session.

such dapper gentlemen.
oh & fyi- their momma is just as fancy
and just as silly.

happy tuesday everyone!

the cards photographed were printed on a linen card stock paper.

Friday, January 20, 2012

taking my own advice | St. Petersburg, Florida Photographer

i'm great at giving out orders,
says my husband.
i'm great at making elaborate plans
when it comes time to take action
i often procrastinate.

but this year will be different, i say!
(with a dramatic fist pump)

i tell my lovely clients all the time,
do something with those digital images!
if you're investing in a photographer
and purchasing digital files
please for the love of pete
don't let them rot on your computer.
get an amazing album and look through it often,
pick a bright & bold organic bloom frame 
and you have an instant focal point in your living room,
or go the classic route and order a big, beautiful canvas.

so guess what arrived a couple of days ago?
it felt like christmas circa 1987 
(i was five for you mathletes).

two big, beautiful canvases.

one of them (not pictured) hangs in my bedroom.
it's of the very first time kyle and i saw finn.
it brings me more joy than i can tell you.

this one goes in the boys' room.
i'm totally smitten.
it's a photo a snapped on our first night home
as a family of four.
can you see the gorgeous texture?
i. love. canvas.

i'd only change one thing...
16x20 wasn't big enough.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The M Family | St. Petersburg, Florida Family Photographer

i've known sandra for many, many years
and i feel so fortunate that she and her beautiful family found their way back into my life.
it's pretty amazing to sit next to a best girlfriend
and watch your children play together while your husbands are chatting off in the distance.
moments like that are hard to come by and ones i hold close.

anyone who knows this family can attest to their giant hearts,
strength and love for each other.
capturing those qualities was my mission for this session.

 stay tuned for an M family of four coming early spring.