Before They Leave The Nest! {Tampa Family Photographer}


In a perfect world everybody would have professional family photos taken at least once a year! But life gets in the way, right? There’s all that carpooling and sports and projects to help with. Not to mention your own job whether that’s in the house or in an office or on the road. Life is busy, and everything is expensive! And yet, time goes quickly and before you know it your kids are grown and you never did take those family pictures when you meant to. It seems like yesterday that I had my first child and that was almost 10 years ago!!! School has already started again. Christmas is around the corner (wouldn’t you love to do a family Christmas card)? Then there are the holiday events with the BIG FAMILY and birthday parties and graduations and weddings and “Oh my!”  it’s summer vacation again followed by back to school. You see where I am going with this. As the years roll on, the kids are changing so quickly and all the memories of them changing and growing are only in your head and maybe in a snapshot or two. But it doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive to capture these moments in time and decorate your walls with these amazing gifts to your family and your families’ family down the road. You will not ever regret the few hundred dollars you will spend on family portraiture. Heck, do you have anything to show for the 5 times your family ate at Outback over the year? OK, besides maybe a pound or two from those darn Bloomin’ Onions!


I am so happy that I was able to capture this wonderfully fun family on a beautiful summer sunset evening at Ft. Desoto Park recently. Mom, did confess that she hadn’t had shots done in awhile and I am so happy that she called upon me to capture them!



Beach Mini Session: Tampa Family Photographer


My clients are the best at picking out amazing color schemes for their portrait sessions! I just love the soft pastel and lavender colors mixed with the fading light of the day during my most resent Beach “Mini” session. I have the “Mini” in quotes because I find it so hard to rush through a family session in 30 minutes or under. I love to spend time with my clients, getting to know everyone and letting the kids get settled into the groove of having their pictures taken. Luckily for us, my next appointment cancelled at the last minute so our 1/2 hour session turned into an hour; a much more reasonable amount of time to photograph a family! In the future I am going to be doing less and less mini sessions. The extra time allowed me not only the luxury of having a non-rushed, relaxed session but also gave us a wider selection of beautiful photographs they could choose from.  In the end, time well spent shows in this beautiful gallery of the “M” family!



LESLIE CASCALES - LOVE these pics of this beautiful family! You captured the love and light that they have, gorgeous!

Erica Poole - Absolutely beautiful family! Precious moments caught for exceptional visual memories~ LOVE the beach!

Jeanne Busch - I just love you family photos. It captured all the love and fun that you have for one another. My favorite is the one on the beach with you two kissing and everyone holding hands. Just stunning

Gina Stewart - Beautiful family and these are really beautiful beach photos!

Donna Kay - These pictures are truly amazing, like something you would see in a magazine.

Christy - Beautiful pics of a beautiful family! :)

patricia tanner - These photos are amazing! You captured the love and joy of this family in every scene. Beautiful!

Kristi Ward - Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.

Michael - Great photos!

Candace moczarski - Beautiful pictures love the coloring and beachy style…. great looking family

jaynee solomon - BEAUTIFUL family! This collection of pictures is beyond stunning. Remarkable photos of absolutely gorgeous subjects. Love.

Candie Tanner - Breathtaking!! Absolutely gorgeous !!!

Pamela Smith - Gorgeous Photos of a lovely family it looks as if they are saying come to our Beach we have the best Beaches here for family fun!!!!

Melanie P - Love these pics!

Holly Matthews - Such pretty pictures!!

Jana Kay Tanner - Beautiful!

Donna Jordan - These pictures are awesome! Love the colors!!!

matthew tanner - very photogenic pictures

Jack - Beautiful family pictures. That could be an ad for come to Tampa for your next family vacation.

Ian Smith - I plan on my family to be like this in a few years. :) Love the pics!

Amber Thomson - I love the photos! I want to get our family some photos taken like this. Love it! <3

Deon Bostic - I like the photos. These look like they should be in the frames at the store when you buy a photo frame.

Gabrial Mangham - Very nice photos

Rebecca Estell - Absolutely beautiful!

Tish - Fabulous pictures! Beautiful Family!

David Tanner - Nice! Nice!! Nice!!!

Jared James - Very beautiful family!

It’s Not Too Early For Holiday Cards! Tampa Family Photographer


I have 6 gorgeous selections for 2012 Holiday Cards ready to customize just for you. These card templates were designed by the super talented Jamie Schultz Designs, one of my favorite designers! These custom press printed cards come 25 in a package with envelopes. There are five 5×7 flat double sided card designs and one 5×7 fold over design to choose from. Your choice of images from your session placed in the card you pick! Order 100 cards and get a free set of matching return address labels!

These are crowd pleasers for sure, so order a set from your Stephanie Abeles Photography session today!


Card one: 5×7 {Flat-2 sided}

Card two: 5×7 {Flat-2 sided}

Card three: 5×7 {fold over design with printing front, back and on the inside}

Card four: 5×7 {Flat-2 sided}

Card five: 5×7 {Flat-2 sided}

Card six: 5×7 {Flat-2 sided}

An example of one of the custom matching return address labels, free with any 100 card order!


Don’t delay in scheduling your holiday session. I have limited spots available so call me at 813-610-6772 to book your session ASAP!

University of Tampa Family Session: Tampa Family Photographer


What a gorgeous wardrobe color story Jennifer decided on for her family’s portraits at the magnificent University of Tampa. I am absolutely in LOVE with the combination of red and teal. Great example of the type of wardrobe selection to choose for your family portrait!


Now take a look at this beautiful family!





tiffany feger - i had my first session here at UT too. loved the porches! what a beautiful family, and so well coordinated AND so well behaved. i’m sure they love these!

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