these motherhood, or mommy and me photo sessions, have stole my photographer heart! What could possibly be better than you and your baby(ies) out in nature snuggling and playing? The connection these have the potential to express is so beautiful! And there are so many possibilities! From painting sessions, to the beach or a nature […]

Family

April 22, 2022

Mommy & Me Pictures – Fort Myers Beach Florida | The Memory Collective, A SWFL Family Photographer

9 month old girl on the beach holding hands with her mom family photo

I met Liv + her mom on Fort Myers beach for her Senior pictures. These portrait sessions are so beautiful because you can really stop to focus on one person, one personality, and capture who they really are. The driftwood on Fort Myers Beach makes for a perfect backdrop when that sunset gets colorful! Senior […]

Senior

March 31, 2022

Fort Myers Beach | Senior Pictures | The Memory Collective, Fort Myers Family Photographer

Is there any memories sweeter than the ones you share with your cousins? Growing up, the family functions, the fighting….. and the please don’t tell’s! We took these off of Bunche Beach, which is sandwiched between Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel.

Family

December 15, 2021

Cousin Photo Session | Fort Myers Beach | SWFL Photographer | Rachel Leah Photography

Date nights are usually reserved for mom and dad only, but sometimes you either just can’t get away.. or you don’t want to! Here are 3 fun activities you can do with the whole family right here in Fort Myers Florida! Salt Sam’s Pirate Cruise Salty Sam’s is a Pirate boat that sails off from […]

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May 16, 2022

Family Date Night Ideas in Fort Myers | The Memory Collective

Kids on the Beach in Charlotte County Florida

Okay, maybe not technically the best, but these are the best cape coral restaurants in my eyes! As of May 2022 😉 Boathouse Tiki Bar & Grill – Cape Coral The Boathouse has been a favorite of mine since I moved in to Cape from Fort Myers. The relaxed atmosphere is the main attraction for […]

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May 10, 2022

Best Restaurants in Cape Coral Florida | The Memory Collective

Here are some creative and fun ideas for outdoor locations to take Senior Pictures! 1. Senior Picture at Your local Downtown area Downtown is a whole vibe of it’s own. It can be urban, rustic, or modern depending on where you live. Here in South West Florida we have Downtown Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, and […]

Senior

May 3, 2022

Best Places to Take Senior Pictures Outside | SWFL Senior Picture Photographer | The Memory Collective

These are some of the top asked questions I get from Families before a photo session – FAQ What Should I Expect At the Session? The first goal at a session with me is to have FUN. The children get to play and be snuggled by mom & dad. My style is unposed and candid. […]

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May 2, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions For A Family Photographer | The Memory Collective, A Cape Coral Family Photographer

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Alexis LOVES officers, and fancies to be one herself. But she has a special bond with her school cop, Officer Cannady, who worked along with Alexis’s Bonus Momma to set up a whole tour of the Cape Coral Police Department. How cool is that?! Alexis was gifted a goodie bag (which she loved) plus there […]

Family

April 27, 2022

10th Birthday Photoshoot at The Cape Coral Police Department | The Memory Collective, A Cape Coral Family Photographer

Whether you’re a local or from out of town vacationing in Florida, I hope you will find something on this quick list! Fort Myers is beautiful fats growing city but to me, slowing down and finding the calm is what it’s all about! #1 – Visit Lakes Park Lakes park is not one of your […]

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April 21, 2022

Top 3 Best Nature Walks in Fort Myers, Florida | The Memory Collective, A SWFL Family Photographer

This sweet family is from Cape Coral Florida. We met at the Caloosahatchee Preserve on one of the rare Florida winter days and braved the cold. Mom’s dress is from our client closet and then dad and baby Max were styled by Rachel. Can’t get over those adorable suspenders!!

Family

January 19, 2022

Family Photo Session | Caloosahatchee Nature Preserve | Rachel Leah Photography