The Chuck Norris of Winter Park | Sarah and Ben

In Melanie Ryan’s own words:

“Sarah is super-mom! She is the Chuck Norris of Winter Park. Sarah DeVoe does not sleep….she waits.”

Maybe I wouldn’t have understood this comment before our shoot, but after walking down Park Avenue with Sarah and literally being stopped by about 15 people (all of whom she knew personally), I think I understand now! She really is super-mom, and I’m not exactly sure how she manages to juggle it all!

So I feel pretty fortunate to have met the beautiful family of Sarah, Ben and Ryder, and to help them welcome their newest addition – another baby boy! Although he doesn’t have a name yet, he’s on his way… with only 14 days left in her pregnancy, Sarah is a beautiful, healthy and loving mother who worships fashion, friends and family. She actually found herself in triage the night before our shoot with possible contractions, but luckily the little guy held off for our shoot!

I know he’ll be a little heart-breaker, like his big brother Ryder (who we actually tried to get a few pics with… but being woken up from nap-time wasn’t so fun for the 2-year old. Even a stop at the ice cream shop wasn’t enough to convince him).

And I couldn’t possibly post this without 2 huge thank you’s! First, to Melanie Ryan, who graciously allowed us to use her art studio for the shoot. Melanie’s work is absolutely gorgeous, and it’s all for sale! She also has pieces down the street at Sultre Boutique that you can check out! It was actually a little nostalgic for me to be back in a studio – I went to college on a fine art scholarship (absolutely nothing to do with photography) and spent 4 years slaving away in a studio really similar to hers. It’s kind of like being home again… not only did it bring back the inspiration I remember having 10+ years ago, but it made me a little sad to have gone so long without so much as picking up a paint brush. It’s funny how you don’t realize how much you miss something…

Secondly, another huge thanks to Tuni, for helping dress Sarah in the most beautiful dresses, accessories and shoes (and I actually just bought this amazing bracelet for my little sister’s 21st birthday there! I heart Tuni!)

Oh, and did I mention Sarah is due in 14 days?! Pregnant women around the world are jealous ;)

My sweet Sarah and Ben, I cannot wait to meet the little guy and see your gorgeous family again! Maybe the next time we’ll have to do a Chuck Norris inspired shoot ;)

Ben ran up to Ryder’s school to bring him over for some pictures and ice cream.
Well, at least he got ice cream….