Ali Shryock Photography: Blog en-us (C) Ali Shryock Photography (Ali Shryock Photography) Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:07:00 GMT Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:07:00 GMT Ali Shryock Photography: Blog 80 120 Sweet Baby {B} / Tampa, Florida Newborn Photographer This sweet little girl was born just before Christmas.  What a beautiful gift she is to her sweet family.  She is such a precious baby - so very calm and relaxed.  I loved getting to meet her mommy and daddy. And as a special treat, her grandma and grandpa came by at the end with her gorgeous cousin so they could have their first of many pictures done together too.  This is one beautiful little girl who is so truly loved and cherished. 








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The {K} Family / Tampa, FL Family Photographer I had the privilege of meeting this sweet family for the first time while they were vacationing here in Florida.  Just so happens that our beach shoot was less than ideal weather as we were having one of our colder Florida winter days.  But that didn't slow this family down, they totally rocked the cold and the wind.  I have a feeling they were use to it.  They really truly are such a sweet and gorgeous family.  We shared quite a few laughs throughout the session and they were all a true joy to meet.  So thankful they trusted me to capture these memories for them.

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Newborn Baby Girl/ Tampa, Fl Newborn Photography Oh how precious this little one is.  I was so excited to start my week off with such a sweet family.  Mom and dad arrived at the studio with their three beautiful girls.  How very blessed they are!  I loved working with this family.  They are incredibly gorgeous, kind, and full of joy.  Big sisters were so amazing as they just hung out and watched.  Sweet itty bitty was amazing to photograph.  She let me do my thing while she just snoozed away.  I am always so honored to be able to capture a family in the first week of a new baby's life.

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Baby {H}/ Tampa, FL Newborn Photographer This little princess made her way into the world a few weeks early.  The day she was born, we were scheduled to do maternity portraits, but little miss decided that she was going to be the star of the show that day.  She is so gorgeous and she did so great during her shoot.  Only one feeding in between and she rocked her poses with her tiny less than 5lb self.  Such a little doll.  I could have stayed there all day taking pictures of her.  She is beautifully perfect!

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Baby {A}/Tamp, Fl Newborn Photographer This sweet little one is the second daughter to our family's dear friends.  I love love love my job.  And I love when I get to share what I do with those I love.  It was so special to be able to capture these first photos for this sweet family.  They make incredibly cute babies and this little one is such a doll.  So very thankful that they brought her into the studio and allowed me to capture her in the first few moments of her life.

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The {C} Family / Tampa, FL Photographer Oh how much fun we had at this session!  Let's just face it, if you want to experience true fall weather, Florida is not going to be on the top 10 places to visit.  So what happens when we want fall pictures, well we just have to get creative.  This session we definitely channeled our creative energy and made a Florida fall.  The details of this session all came together at the last minute, but oh did they ever come together.  Mom and Dad did an amazing job styling them.  I loved the way the brown and orange came together with the hay and the gorgeous light that sparkled through the trees at golden hour.  The kids were amazing and so full of smiles.  They really are just the cutest little kids ever.  I think its safe to say that I loved my session with this family. 

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The {R} Family / Tampa, FL Photographer I had an amazing evening photographing this incredible family.  Mom and dad are so sweet and loving.  Together they have built an amazing family that is just so beautiful.  Being around them just puts a huge smile on your face.  Their sons are so sweet and the oldest has so much personality that just draws you in.  It was a true joy to work with them and capture this moment in their lives.

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Vote Miss {C} for Homecoming! / Tampa, FL Photographer I had a great time capturing this beauty who is preparing for her homecoming court campaign.  Not only is she incredibly gorgeous, but she is so sweet too.  I loved getting to know her and hearing her talk about her family and the love she has for them.  Such an incredibly kind and caring young lady.  She certainly has my vote!


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Baby {C} / Tampa, FL Newborn Photographer Oh how I just love a sweet cuddly little baby and this sweet little man is all that and more.  This was my first time meeting this precious little one's parents and they were just amazing.  They were so calm and relaxed and we just chatted our way through the session.  Both mommy and daddy are big fans of sports and even met out on the field.  I loved learning about them, their story, and how their sweet family has started their story.

This precious little man I quickly learned was not a fan of being undressed and he quickly taught me that his happy place was swaddled and in his mommy's arms.  Once I figured that out, he did so great.  What a handsome little boy he is.  I am just head over heels for his gorgeous face.  Welcome to the world sweet boy!  I'm sure you have an amazing life ahead of you! 

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A Little Blessing / Tampa, FL Photographer This fabulous mommy is a photographer friend of mine.  We first met online in a mommy forum and then have really gotten to know each other in the photography world.  I was super excited to be able to capture this pregnancy for her.  I met them up at a beautiful garden and we had such a lovely evening strolling around and taking pictures.  Really, she couldn't have a more perfect baby belly.  Amazing to think this is her fourth pregnancy.  She is amazing!  And oh how sweet mommy and daddy are together.  This baby is definitely going to be born into a family full of love.  I can't wait to see how beautiful this little one will be.  <3

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All New Referral Program! I am always so grateful when a client refers me to their friends and family. I have decided to come up with a way to thank you for referring me.  For each new client that books with me, the referring family will get a $25 credit.  These can stack up and be used together or you can spread them out however you want to.  And to thank the new client who used your referral, they will be getting a free 8x10 of their choice.  I kind of thought that you all would like this as the holidays come.  Thanks so much for the continued business you give me, and please know that it is more than appreciated.  If you haven't done so, book your holiday portrait session today.  :)

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The {S} Family / Tampa, FL Photographer I met this sweet family out at the beach while they were down in Florida visiting from New York.  I loved getting to know them and capturing these pictures for them.  They have so much love in their family and it just radiates from them.  I am so thankful I got to capture these moments for them.


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The {H} Family/ Tampa, FL Photographer I heart this family!  I have been photographing them since their son was born. I always enjoy my sessions with them and seeing how much these cute little kids have grown.  We met up for this session downtown and had a great time even though the heat was a bit unbearable.  The kids were little rock stars and did such a great job smiling for me.  <3



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Sweet Sisters / Tampa, FL Child Photographer These sweet girls are the daughters of one of my friends fro highschool.  Their beautiful mom and I spent many a nights laughing at slumber parties and sharing our childhood together.  I was so happy when she asked me if I would photograph her girls.  These two girls are just adorable and have such fun personalities.  They gave me some awesome smiles along with a lot of cute girly laughs.  I really enjoyed my session with them and enjoyed being able to catch up with their sweet mom.


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Win a Free Session With Ali Shryock Photography / Tampa, FL Family Photographer I realized the other day that I had reached over 2,000 fans on facebook.  It was such an exciting moment for me.  I felt so honored and humbled that so many people would want to follow me and my work.  I decided this was a perfect time to give away a free session.  So I'm sure you are all wondering what is she going to make us do now?  Well, that is pretty easy actually.  You don't have to solicit my page, enter a photo, or even get all your friends to like me... all though I am always happy when you all love me so much you share my page.  :)  Anyway, to enter all you need to do is comment on this post. The session will be a full session at a location of your choice, a 16x20 wall print, and a high resolution disc of your edited images.  This will remain open through Friday, August 31, 2012.  The winner will be chosen at random using an online program and announced next week.  So comment away.  And let me take the moment to say thank you to all of you who support me and encourage me.  I am so incredibly thankful that you all allow me to do what I love.  <3


*This is now closed!  Congratulations to Melinda for winning the free session!  :)

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Baby {N} / Tampa, FL Newborn Photographer I was super honored when this little man's mommy contacted me about doing his newborn pictures.  We go way back from our childhood as our family's were good friends.  But more than just that, she is a photographer as well.  And all though I was a little nervous, I was super happy to be able to do these for her.  This little man is so sweet.  He is definitely all boy as he was content to just sit and eat through the entire session.  But every now and then he allowed for a break and let me have my fun taking his pictures.  So super cute!

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Inspiration Through Art: Tenley / Tampa, FL Child Photographer Tenley's mother found me through an organization called "Inspiration Through Art" which is a non profit organization that helps capture memories for families who are suffering from serious illnesses or life altering disabilities.  The program is amazing and if you want to read more about it, you can read here,  I got to meet Tenley out at a local beach on a Monday morning.  She is the sweetest little thing and handled the blaring sun and heat with much more grace and strength than I did.  Gearing up for her second birthday, Tenley has already faced more than some as she was born with a heart condition that required surgery as an infant.  It is always so amazing to hear the stories and meet the families of those from Inspiration Through Art and this little girl was no exception.  You can tell that Tenley is so full of life and like most little girls her age loves mermaid, bubbles, and having fun with her family. 

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The Shryock Girls are Headed Back to School It's official, summer has come to an end.  It's been an amazing summer for Ali Shryock Photography and for me and my family as well. When I am not shooting or editing, I have the incredible honor of being a mother to these two wonderful little girls who are often referred to as "the princesses".  This is not a typical post from me, its a much more personal post.  For those of you that know me well, you know that I am never slow to speak when it comes to the two most amazing girls in my life who happened to start school today.  Aren't they cute?

The princesses are my everything.  We have had an amazing summer full of so much life and laughter.  I have to say that yesterday knowing it was all coming to an end, I was just a hot mess.  I cried and gave them at least 3 different lectures on how much I loved them, how amazing they were, and that Jesus is in their hearts and with them every minute.  And this was all before 10am.  It only got worse from there.  They officially think I am crazy and probably made them want to go to school more just to get away from me.  LOL! 

My sweet, amazingly outgoing, energetic Juliana started 2nd grade today.  She was so excited to find her seat in her classroom last night at the meet and greet right next to two of her good friends.  I imagine that this seating arrangement will probably last a little less than a week since she is after all my child and loves to socialize.  Her teacher was extremely nice and I think will be a perfect fit for both Juliana and I.  Because lets just face it, if you teach my kids, you quickly realize I come with the package.  HAHA!  I think 2nd grade is going to be a fantastic year for her.

Then there is my sweet baby girl who started kindergarten today.  I'm not quite sure how this happened so fast.  Ella Grace is of course fabulously sweet, caring, and very easy going.  Her teacher seemed very nice.  Since Ella is such an agreeable little girl, I have no doubt that she will do well.  I can tell that even though she is excited, she was fighting back nerves.  As I tucked her in last night after sprinkling her ready confetti under her pillow, I thought about all the things I had been able to shelter her from and how now, all it will take is one kid to tear down the safety gate I put up around her. With that being said, I do find comfort in the fact that her better parent will be by her side, that our Heavenly Father who loves her so dearly will be watching over her.  And I pray that kindergarten is an amazing year for her.

A friend of mine shared this with me when my oldest started kindergarten a couple years ago.  I love it.  It is so fitting for this moment in my life. And being that my baby went off to kindergarten today, I felt the need to torture myself and drag it out.  I think even my mom cried when she read this for the first time.


Dear World: I bequeath to you today one little girl in a crispy dress. . . with two blue eyes. . . And a happy laugh that ripples all day long, and a batch of light brown hair that bounces in the sunlight when she runs. I trust you'll treat her well. She's slipping out of the backyard of my heart this morning and skipping off down the street to her first day of school. And never again will she be completely mine. . .Prim and proud, she'll wave a young and independent hand this morning, and say goodbye and walk with little-lady steps to the nearby schoolhouse. . .Gone will be the chattering little girl who lived only for play, and gone will be the delightful little girl who roamed the yard like a proud princess with nary a care in her little world. Now, she will learn to stand in lines. . . and wait by the alphabet for her name to be called. . .She will learn to tune her little-girl ears for the sound of school bells, and for deadlines. . .She will learn to giggle and gossip. . . And to look at the ceiling in a disinterested way when the little boy across the aisle sticks out his tongue. Now she will learn to be jealous. . . and now she will learn how it is to feel hurt inside. . . and now she will learn how not to cry. . .No longer will she have time to sit on the front porch steps on a summer day and watch while an ant scurries across a crack in the sidewalk. . .Or will she have time to pop out of bed with the dawn to kiss lilac blossoms in the morning dew. . .Now she will worry about important things. . . like grades. . . and what dresses to wear. . . and whose best friend is whose. . .Now she will worry about the little boy who pulls her hair at recess time. . . and staying after school. . . and which little girls like which little boys. . .And the magic of books and knowledge will soon take the place of the magic of her blocks and dolls. And she will find new heroes. . .For five full years I've been her sage and Santa Claus. . . her pal and playmate. . . her mother and her friend. . .Now, alas, she'll learn to share her worship and adoration with her teachers (which is only right). . .And no longer will I be the smartest, greatest woman in the world. . .Today, when the first school bell rings, she'll learn how it is to be a member of the group. . . with all its privileges, and, of course, its disadvantages, too. She will learn in time that proper young ladies do not laugh out loud. . . or kiss dogs. . . or keep frogs in pickle jars in bedrooms. . . or watch ants scurry across the cracks in a summer sidewalk. . .Today, she will begin to learn for the first time that all who smile at her are not her friends. . . That "the group" can be a demanding mistress. . .And I'll stand on the porch and watch her start out on the long, long journey to becoming a woman. . .So World, I bequeath to you today one little girls in a crispy dress and two blue eyes. . .And a happy laugh that ripples all day long, and a batch of light brown hair that bounces in the sunlight when she runs.I trust you'll treat her well.~DAN VALENTINE~

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The {S} Kids / Tampa, FL Child Photographer These adorable kids are the children of a friend I went to highschool with.  It was so awesome to catch up with her and meet her adorable kids.  Both these kids just celebrated their birthdays.  This incredible little man is 9 and sweet Miss J turned 1.  We met up at the USF Botanical Gardens, battled the hot Florida weather and the kids gave some amazing shots.  Happy Birthday to both of them!


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Sweet Baby {A} / Tampa, FL Newborn Photographer This sweet princess is one of the newest additions to my church family.  I was so excited and happy when her parents asked me to capture her first portraits.  It took some time to finally get this little cutie to sleep so we could get all those cute sleeping baby shots, but once we did, she did awesome.  I had a great time meeting her and getting to know her parents better.  They are such an incredibly gorgeous family and so sweet and kind too.  <3  Welcome to the world sweet princess!

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