Middle school is hard.  Its probably the worst three years of childhood for most everyone.  But for some, middle school can become an absolute hell.

Bri is a quiet, introverted, gentle child.  She is the perfect target for a bully and when she started middle school this year, she immediately became the victim of vicious bullying.  She was bullied for the deep color of her skin and was mocked and ridiculed daily.

Bri found the inner strength to speak out and wrote about her depression and suicidal thoughts in a class assignment.  Unfortunately, the school jumped into action, but only to involve mental health services for Bri- NOT to address the bullying.

Bri’s mother spoke out and put her story on social media.  Her story reminded me of my own struggles with depression and anxiety at her age and I instantly knew I could help.

I contacted her mother and the amazing Mikaya Dionne joined as my partner to make this portrait session something that would help Bri heal and embrace the body that God gave her.

My vision was to make an image composed of all darkness so the highlights of Bri’s skin would become the subject and I could show her the beauty in her darkness.  Mikaya was AMAZING with her makeup artistry and brought my vision to life.  You could see Bri transform not only through the makeup but you could see her whole expression and body language change as she saw her own beauty.

Mikaya, Bri’s mom and I all fought back tears the entire time.  Watching this girl smile and be proud of herself and her color is one of the most rewarding moments I have experienced behind the camera.

Bri’s story has inspired me to continue helping others heal and I am now launching The Phoenix Project for 2020.  I will photograph one session each month completely for free to help someone heal and love the body they are in.  Whether its healing from bullying like Bri, or healing after a cancer battle, or any other struggle, I would love to help give back to their recovery process.  To nominate someone or to offer your help for any Phoenix Project sessions, please go to:


Photography by Long’s Photography

Into the Forest Mini-Sessions

Into the Forest Mini-Sessions

Step into the pages of a storybook forest, whether you want to fish and play in our hidden pond, or sprinkle some magical dust and become a fairy princess!  

Into the Forest mini-sessions are available ONLY on Saturday, July 27th in our Tallahassee studio.  The $29 session fee includes the mini-session for up to two children and use of any of our costuming- dresses, tiaras, overalls, etc.

The nonrefundable session fee includes session only. There is no minimum order, so just purchase what you like! Schedule your session now:

Contact the studio with any questions- 850.339.5799 or [email protected]


Tallahassee Children and Baby Photography by Long’s Photography



Davis is squishy, and sweet… and sneaky! This strong little guy can Houdini his arms out of even my tightest wrap! Davis might be a little guy, but he has a feisty little personality and is strong as an ox! I totally see him being a very active little boy, so look out world!


Tallahassee Newborn Baby Photography by Long’s Photography

Ducks and Bunnies- March 29, 30 and 31, 2019

Ducks and Bunnies- March 29, 30 and 31, 2019

Its that time of year!  Our biggest mini-session event each year is back just in time for Easter!  Ducks & Bunnies mini-sessions will be photographed in our studio gardens March 29, 30 and 31, 2019.

Each thirty minute session can accommodate families of up to six.  We photograph the whole family, some portraits of just the kids and lots of fun interactions with the animals!

The session fee includes your session time, retouching of all the final images and an in-studio order session to make your purchase decisions.  All prints, products and digital files are purchased separately and can be ordered from our normal pricing menu, or we have special discounted packages available starting at $199.

All sessions are by appointment only and you can book your session online at: Ducks and Bunnies Sessions or you can call the studio at 850.339.5799


Tallahassee Easter Ducks and Bunnies Photography by Long’s Photography

2018 Family Mini-Sessions

2018 Family Mini-Sessions

Our last family mini sessions for the year are here!  Just in time for the holidays, book your session before all the spots are gone!

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Dorothy B. Oven Park

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the FSU Medical School gardens

Monday, November 12, 2018 (Veteran’s Day Holiday) at Maclay Gardens

To reserve your session time you can book online at our Mini-Session Scheduling Page or give us a call at the studio 850.339.5799

The nonrefundable $69 session fee includes your session for up to eight family members, retouching of all the final images and an in-studio order session to make your purchase decisions.  All prints, products and digital files are purchased separately from the session fee.

Discounted packages are available at the order session starting at $199, or you can order a la carte from our normal pricing menu.  No minimum order.  To schedule your session, contact the studio by phone or text at 850.339.5799 or email [email protected]