Simon's Circle!

From SIMON (and Belvedere Studio)

Founded by Simon Fullgraf at age 10, Simon's Circle is conducting a project to benefit PPA Charities and Operation Smile.

Check out the details at his site:


Belvedere Studio Float ~ Christmas Parade!

We did about 15 portrait sessions before hopping on the Parade float for our party and the Parade route. I didn't want to ruin any Christmas surprises by posting the portraits, but here is a quick one of Lyla. Sweet girl. =) And a few shots of the parade.

Special thanks to so many Facebook Fans who posted pics of the Parade float! They all receive a complimentary Facebook file ($50 value) from the studio. So fun to see everyone's pics! =)


November Workshop ~ Dallas, TX

What a great group in Dallas for the November workshop! I love Texas! =)



I am thrilled to have been asked to be on the Board of Directors for Professional Photographers of Mid Florida. I have so much respect for this group of professionals. I am so honored and excited. =)


Happy First Day of School!

We take a month in the Fall and a month in the Spring to shoot exceptional school portraits for a few exceptional schools! Can't wait to see all the children this Fall. They change so much from year to year!


Photographic Adventure ~ Colorado

July 26th to July 30th ~ Another great Photographic Adventure with Master Photographer, Steve Kozak. To learn more about upcoming adventures visit


Award Winning Portrait

I am so excited! One of my images, Every Dog Has His Day, won first place and Best of Show in the PPGMF Print Competition last month. I am thrilled! What a great group of photographers and it is such an honor to have my work recognized in this way. I wanted you to be able to see the here it is!


Beach Portraits ~ Schedule Below

Redington Beach, FL
June 20 ~ 24
Manasota Key, FL
July 6 ~ 8
Destin, FL
July 11 ~ 15
St. Petersburg, FL
August 6 ~ 9


Spring School Portraits

Having a wonderful time with Spring Portraits at all my schools this year. What a fun group of children!


Photography Workshop ~ Dallas, TX

What a fun group we had in Texas for my Boutique Schools workshop. Photos below: RAW Workflow Workshop, Boutique Schools Participant ~ Kristine Leathers and one of our awesome models ~ Trey!


Monument Valley

Recently, I had the privilege of traveling to Monument Valley with a group of amazing photographers. What beautiful terrain! We had an incredible indian guide (below with flute) from the Navajo tribe. Special thanks to Steve Kozak, Master Photographer, for coordinating an unforgettable trip!


New Limited Edition Print Gallery

Please contact us directly for the password to the new Limited Edition Print Gallery. We are pleased to continue to meet your home decorating needs.


Jacqueline & Robbie

What a fun wedding!


NGA Benefit ~ Limited Edition Prints Now through May 8th

I have had the privilege of photographing many children in their school uniform this year. Now, I am working with an organization to provide uniforms to children who cannot afford them. 

Needlework Guild of America provides NEW clothes for children at the start of the school year. Last year, our chapter alone raised $78,985, served 36 schools and distributed 11,845 articles of clothing. NGA holds a 501(c)(3) charity standing NGA registration #SC-01516. No professional solicitor is contracted with NGA and 100% of each contribution is used by NGA.

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UPDATE:  The Limited Edition Print Event has ended. Thank you for supporting NGA! Don't forget to pick up your prints at the Frame Shoppe next week!


Beach Portraits ~ April 21th thru April 25th

We have a few openings for beach portraits April 21st thru April 25th. The Spring promotion,  receive a $150 portrait credit with your Custom Portrait Session, may be applied for these sessions.  Please contact us at for availability.


Desk Portrait Squares ~ Mother's Day and Graduation

The desk squares have been a big success! Teens and children are choosing colors to match their rooms. Parents are matching office and kitchen colors. If you have images on file and would like to order a desk portrait, please use the Contact Us form and we will assist you in placing your order. Each portrait is Black Bevel Mounted and hand-signed on the reverse. Order yours in time for Graduation or Mother's Day!



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Congratulations to the following Viste supporters who registered to win a variety of prizes!

1st Prize: Belvedere Studio Portrait Collection #2 ($550 value)
winner: Ashli Morris
2nd Prize: 12 x 18 Limited Edition Print from Belvedere Studio ($375 value)
winner: Steve Wasko
3rd Prize: 5 ~ 5 x 7 Event Prints from visteBALL or Viste25 with Willard Scott ($100 value)
winner: Lu Fitzwater

Please contact us at your convenience so we may meet your specific requests regarding your Belvedere Studio items.  (Prize offers expire May 31st, 2008.)


Willard Scott & General Colin Powell

I was hired to I was hired to photograph Willard Scott Thursday. While we were at the airport, General Colin Powell arrived for an unrelated event. Turns out the two are friends, so I shot a few photos of them together. They seemed really glad to see each other.

Willard Scott was unexpectedly normal, friendly and very encouraging. If you are interested in seeing additional photos from his time in Lakeland, please feel free to contact me to request the password and see his event under "Client Galleries" at What a nice man.


Covenant CDC ~ March 4th & 5th

Covenant Child Development Center School Portraits are March 4th and 5th. Bright colors, coordinated pastels and solids will all make for great shots on our white background for Spring Portraits. Additional Sibling sessions, Parent/Child sessions and Teacher/Child sessions may be scheduled through us directly. Please email or use the Contact Us form at