Burning the Candle at Both Ends


Thank you for taking the time to view my work. I am not currently scheduling sessions at this time. I am always happy to speak with you about your photography needs and please know that if I am able, I will work with you to schedule time to capture your precious memories.

My decision was difficult but working full time in a large corporation, taking care of my 2 kids and my pursuit of a Master’s Degree has left little time to devote to my beloved photography business.  I do not want to provide less than steller service for my clients so the best thing for me to do right now is to take a step back and focus on these important things in my life. I will miss the beautiful families that I have had the pleasure of working with but I know that the time and place to return to this amazing photography journey isn’t far away.

I will return in the near future so please visit again soon and always feel free to drop me a note to say hello!

Thank you for understanding!

Holiday Photo Sessions


Hello everyone!

It is that time of the year again. Yes, that’s right. It’s August and I am already booking up for the holiday season.

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As of right now, I am booked through September and have only a few spots available in October. Contact me to reserve your spot before I am booked through the season.

Thank you and I look forward to working with you!

Vintage State Fair Sessions


Now scheduling Vintage State Fair Sessions!

Last year, we had a blast last year shooting these at the State Fair! Soooo… I am offering two days of sessions while the Florida State Fair is in town for 2014. There are a limited amount of spots available so schedule early to ensure you get in on them this year.:)

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I am offering special packages that will include a CD of your edited images from the session and if you would like more details, please email me at sabeles@stephanieabelesphoto.com or use the contact form at the top of the blog.

Can’t wait to work with you!

Christmas Card Season!


Tis the holiday rush time of year again for us photogs, which means busy busy busy! I love it! It is when I get to work with amazing families and brainstorm some SUPER creative ideas for their Christmas or holiday cards or come up with a fantastic packages for gifts for the family. I say this all the time, but a photo session is a priceless gift that captures your family as they are NOW, at this time, and this stage of your lives. I have lots of ideas but only a few spots left before the holidays! Contact me soon if you are interested in one of these spots!:-) Email me: info@stephanieabelesphoto.com or call (813) 610-6772.

Vintage State Fair Couples Session {Tampa Portrait Photographer}


I had the pleasure of teaming up with a couple of the most creative and talented up-and-coming artists in the Tampa Bay area for this totally rad concept shoot at the Florida State Fair. Lisa of Lisa Gilmore Designs was my GORGEOUS model as well as fashion stylist for this shoot. Along with her ridiculously adorable and funny husband, they turned quite a few heads as we made our way around the fairgrounds. One teenaged girl even stopped us and asked if we were with America’s Next Top Model show! To complete our trio of lovely ladies who made this shoot such a success, the UBER talented Myah Faraone Caudill, my hair and makeup artist. We could not have pulled off this authentic vintage look without her talented eye and perfect execution!

We all had such a great time working on this project from start to finish. Once in a great while, if you are lucky, you come across people in your life who you just click with and working together becomes more like playing together and THAT is when the magic happens!  :) Take a peek…


First business to attend to was getting ready. I think the sprit of Marilyn was upon us this day. What do you think?

Next we were on a mission to get the last bit of yummy light as it was making it’s dissent towards the horizon. Love me some light flare!

A red and white tent?!? YES please!

 Oh that light!!!!

What’s a shoot without the Captain Morgan Pose?

I loved the colors working on this series.

A huge thank you to Lisa, “Stache”, and Myah for a wonderful and successful day of shooting! Can’t wait to work with this group again and see what else we can dream up!

Rebecca - Oh these are so so fun! what a day you all had. These photos are fabulous and so much fun! perfectly shot! xo

Ashley - This is beyond cool! I would love to do a stylized shoot like this. Fabulous posing, light and color!

Ashley Noelle Edwards - Absolutely adorable! I bet this was a lot of fun!!

Leah - Hi from EvokingYou! This is great! It is my dream to do a carnival shoot. Great use of lighting.

Kelsey|Las Vegas Newborn Photographer - How fun are these images xoxo

Emily - Love! These are awesome:)

Tam - Love this!! I’ve always wanted to do a shoot like this. Fab colors and light!

kim - Loved the styling. The colors at the fair were perfect with the outfits.

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