OUR STORY - RIVERVIEW, FL


YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS WITH MJ & AMANDA!


WE WANT TO TAKE THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOU THAT YOU HAVE EVER HAD!


WE WORK WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY TO DESIGN A CUSTOM SESSION JUST FOR YOU. THAT INCLUDES STYLING WITH HAIR AND MAKEUP, TO POSING AND LIGHTING YOU SO THAT YOU LOOK YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST, ALL THE WAY TO HELPING YOU SELECT THE PERFECT PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HOME.


WE WANT TO CREATE A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE FOR YOU SO THAT WHEN YOU LOOK BACK AT YOUR IMAGES YOU WILL REMEMBER FEELING AMAZING ON THE DAY OF YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION!

MJ - PORTRAIT ARTIST

ABOUT MJ.

I LOVE TO TRAVEL: BOTH MY PARENTS SERVED IN THE AIR FORCE AND I LOVED EXPERIENCING OTHER CULTURES. I WAS BORN IN WISCONSIN, AND YES, I LOVE CHEESE. OUR FIRST BASE WAS RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA AND FROM THERE WE TRAVELED TO JAPAN, CALIFORNIA, ENGLAND AND FINALLY FLORIDA. I HAVE VISTED OVER A DOZEN COUNTRIES AND 35 STATES. 

MY LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY STEMS FROM MY DESIRE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE THE BEAUTY IN THEMSELVES. I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL, EVEN WITH OUR IMPERFECTIONS. WHEN CLIENTS TELL ME THAT THEY TAKE TERRIBLE PHOTOS, I SAY, "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED"!

I HAVE OVER 14 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN & BABIES. I AM ALSO A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER WHICH REQUIRES TESTING OF BOTH YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PHOTOGRAPHY & YOUR TECHNICAL SKILLS.

I BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD BE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND KINDESS. I BELIEVE IN EQUAL RIGHTS, THAT LOVE IS LOVE, AND IN KINDNESS ABOVE ALL ELSE. I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF EMPOWERING OTHER WOMEN AND THE POWER OF SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES. 

RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME: I STRUGGLED WITH INFERTILITY AND DID 3 ROUNDS OF IVF. OUR TWO YOUNGEST BABIES (OK THEY ARE TECHNICALLY TEENAGERS) WERE ADOPTED AND HAVE COMPLETED OUR FAMILY WITH THE PERFECT MIX OF SASS AND HUMOR. I HAVE A GLUTEN ALLERGY, BUT I LOVE COMFORT FOOD. SO, I HAVE LEARNED TO COOK IN NEW AND HEALTHIER WAYS BUT I STILL LOVE ICE CREAM. HAVE YOU EVER HAD CAKE BATTER ICE CREAM WITH COOKIE DOUGH AND REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS? IT IS EVERYTHING! I HAVE A PARALEGAL DEGREE AND WORKED AS AN ACCOUNTANT FOR SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE GETTING MY REAL ESTATE LICENSE AND THEN BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER. I AM A MIX BETWEEN AN INTROVERT AND AN EXTROVERT DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION. I SECRETLY WANT TO WRITE A BOOK BUT DON'T TELL ANYONE. I LOVE A GOOD TEAR JERKER MOVIE. I LOVE BROADWAY SHOWS, MUSICALS, AND SINGING IN THE SHOWER.

WHEN I AM NOT WORKING, I LIKE TO SPEND TIME TRAVELING WITH MY FAMILY GOING TO MY TWO YOUNGEST KIDS’ SOCCER GAMES; HANGING OUT BY THE POOL WITH MY OLDEST DAUGHTER AND MY TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS; SHARING A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE WITH MY TRIBE BY THE POOL; OR GETTING MASSAGES. I BELIEVE HOME SHOULD BE YOUR SAFE SPACE WHERE YOU CAN CRY, LAUGH AND LOVE FREELY. I LOVE TO GO OUT DANCING OR STAYING HOME AND COMPLETING A PUZZLE WITH MY HUSBAND, WALTER. AFTER A TOUGH WEEK YOU CAN FIND ME BINGING ON NETFLIX TRUE CRIME STORIES. I BELIEVE PLAYING HARD IS EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT AS WORKING HARD.

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AMANDA - ASSISTANT AND STYLIST

I LOVE CREATING UNIQUE LOOKS & PAMPERING YOU WITH HAIR & MAKEUP. ONCE THE SHOOT IS OVER I USE MY ARTIST SKILLS TO ADD THE FINAL TOUCH UPS TO YOUR PHOTOS.


I'M SUPER LAID BACK & EASY TO GET ALONG WITH. I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!


I BELIEVE THAT LOVE & KINDNESS ARE THE BEST QUALITIES IN A PERSON. IT REALLY BRINGS OUT THE BEAUTY IN PEOPLE. I ALSO BELIEVE LAUGHTER & CONNECTION KEEP YOUR MIND HEALTHY. AND LASTLY, I BELIEVE GOD HANDLES ALL & EVERYTHING HAPPENS THE WAY ITS SUPPOSED TO.


RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME:

-I'VE BEEN WITH MY FIANCE FOR OVER 8 YEARS

-WE HAVE 4 KIDS (ALL GIRLS)

-I'M A CAT PERSON

-I WAS AN ULTRASOUND TECH FOR OVER 11 YEARS


WHEN I AM NOT WORKING I LOVE HANGING OUT AT THE HOUSE WITH MY FAMILY, WATCHING MOVIES & PLAYING VIDEO GAMES. I LOVE GOING OUT TO EAT(BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSES ARE MY FAV). I ALSO ENJOY THEME PARKS, WATER PARKS AND TRAVELING. AND I ALWAYS LOVE A GOOD MIMOSA OR A GLASS OF WINE ...OR A FEW :)

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TESTIMONIALS

maternity photographer near me

“MJ and her team have such a welcoming demeanor. My favorite part was seeing the beautiful portraits and how they were displayed. I loved that MJ incorporated a photo of my (late) mother into the shoot.”

Riverview, FL Women's Photoshoot

“MJ did an awesome job with my photos! Thank you for making my 50th spectacular! I greatly appreciate you and Amanda!”

mom and baby photographer

“You did such an amazing job getting our pictures! I cannot thank you enough... a day I thought I would never get to celebrate and you captured it so beautifully! Thank you for doing such fantastic work. Amanda did an amazing job with hair and makeup!”

Maternity & Newborn Photos near me

“My favorite part was EVERYTHING. It was a wonderful experience. I will be coming back for my second kid. Thank you so much for beautiful pictures. MJ and her crew are wonderful. Very welcoming.”

Tampa, Florida Maternity & Newborn Photography

“My favorite part was coming to see the studio and it was very inviting. I loved the reveal, it was very magical and emotional and I appreciate you creating that experience.”

Maternity & Newborn Photos near me

“My favorite part was turning around to see the wall of photos that I have been so excited for. They were everything I was hoping they would be!”

Riverview, FL Newborn Photographer

“My newborn photo shoot with MJ was amazing! It was a very relaxing environment to capture lifetime memories. Our favorite part was seeing the beautiful photos.”

Tampa Newborn Portrait Studio

“MJ is truly gifted/talented. I've never seen someone work so confidently, efficiently, and lovingly, all at once. She is so patient and professional and has the most unique vision for her shoots. I was completely blown away by the whole experience. She's a perfectionist, in the very best way and it really shows in her photographs. I highly recommend her to anyone getting newborn photos done.”

Riverview, FL Maternity & Newborn Portraits

“My favrorite part was experimenting with different poses and backgrounds. The whole process was magical and the end results were breathtaking.”

Tampa, FL Professional Headshots

“Whatever you are dreaming for your photoshoot, Misty can make it become a reality. She is talented at capturing your vision and creating her own. You will want to order every single shot! She's amazing with babies and so patient!”