A PRETTY PERFECT DAY {Fort Lauderdale Quinceanera Photographer}

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Once I got the text of Miss S stunning red quinceanera gown I knew we needed to find that ‘perfect’ location. We finally decided on the historic Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale, with their rich art decor background and gorgeous house grounds. However, with pouring rain the night before we really had no idea what the condition of the location would be. We all kept our fingers crossed all day. We showed up to not only dry walkways, but a cool breeze and the most helpful group of volunteers there that made the day pretty much perfect, complete with a golf cart shuttle service. Sharing this experience with Miss S, her inspiring Mom, and wonderful Grandmother was so overall amazing for me. She was glowing that day, and just so fun to work with. She is a incredible young lady, and you just can’t help but smile and laugh when your with her, a pretty perfect day I won’t soon forget!

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Just like Family {Miami Quinceanera Photographer}

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The minute I met Miss A, her mom, and little sis at Starbucks, I instantly felt like family. Which made coming up with locations and the look for her session so much fun and exciting. I admit, she was my first “cupcake” pre session, and being able to capture her in the dream quinceanera ball gown was really amazing. It took a small village of family and close friends who came along to the shoot to help which made the day really really special. And the day was no joke, hours of location changes, clothes changes and Miss A up for pretty much any idea I had for her. Her quinceanera party was equally fun and full of family and friends, I had such a great night with them all. I look forward to keeping in touch with this really amazing family, and watching Miss A continue to blossom into an incredible young women.

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An unforgettable afternoon {Miami First Communion Photographer}

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016

I love Miss A and her incredible family. So when I met with her Mom to book her First Communion session I was beyond excited to know she had a very special attachment to Vizcaya, and therefore wanted her photos to be taken there.
Everything was perfect that day, particularly, Miss A who was a vision. Her dress had been bought by her Grandmother, and she wore her Mother’s veil. Ill admit it was a little busy on the grounds that day, but we made sure to find little secret areas of wonderfulness to get some beautiful intimate shots of Miss A on her important day. I love how her session went. I loved spending an afternoon with her Mom, and Dad, who came also to help.

I don’t take capturing moments like this lightly…I always have butterflies on the way to my shoots, hoping our session will be everything my client has in mind…and more, but after the day is done, and I come home to view the entire session, I am so happy to know my clients, their children, their families will have their portraits to admire and pass down for generations to come.

I know Miss A’s parents will always look at these images and remember our unforgettable day at an unforgettable location, with their unbelievable dream of a daughter. And that, makes me very happy!

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Stand in Ovation {Fat Village Dance Photographer}

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016

Who would have ever known that a pane of shattered glass would open up such an unbelievable opportunity for me. I met Cassia of Ovations Productions by complete kismet one afternoon at General Provision in Fat Village. She was this unbelievable beauty, sitting on the couch with big plans in the making. After we spoke for just a bit she scribbled my information down on a piece of paper and we swore we would talk soon. We met a few weeks later, and after a great cup of coffee at my favorite hang out, Brew Urban Cafe, I realized our paths were meant to cross. Ovation Productions was getting geared up for their official launching which was going to be during Art Walk the following month, and guess what?…They needed some dance photos done!! WOO HOO!! To have my images displayed at such a cool venue has always been a dream of mine, and knowing I was going to get to collaborate with this crazy talented group of dancers just sent me over the moon!! Our session produced some amazing images that I think really showcased the versatility of all the dancers! I made a BF that day..Miss Bianca! And I saw myself as a true artist thanks to Christopher. And Cassia, well she was exquisite inside and out, and I value her artisty, and friendship, and I can’t wait to work on our next collaboration soon!

Art Walk in Fat Village had to be one of the my most memorable nights of my life. I was surrounded and supported by close friends, and to see my images on display was surreal. Thank you for the opportunity Ovation Productions! Heres to the the dancer inside us all!

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15 going on 16 {Boca Raton Quinceanera Photographer}

Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Miss M looked completely stunning as she arrived for her quince shoot. Everywhere we went that afternoon she was watched and admired. If only all the spectators knew that she was as equally fabulous on the inside as she is on the outside! I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her since she was a baby, and as she grows into a young lady I truly am in awe of everything she has accomplished. Miss M is hilarious, and focused, committed and fun, and it was such a wonderful thing to be asked to photograph yet another incredible milestone in her life. I know this is just the beginning for her, there is nothing but the best in the years to come, and I can’t wait to be there to hopefully photograph it all!

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Picture Perfect {Fort Lauderdale First Communion Photographer}

Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Miss M and watching her grow up the last few years. So it really meant a lot to me to be asked to do her First Communion portraits. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the wind made for some really gorgeous images of her. She looked like a complete angel and really shines in her photos. Miss M is a spunky, independent, brilliant little lady, and I just love knowing she has these beautiful portraits to treasure forever.

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Ballerinas and a Barber Shop {Fort Lauderdale Dance Photographer}

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016

I first got to photograph these beauties while on stage during The Nutcracker at Astrid Audet Academy of Ballet. From their talent to their poise, they were magical up there. I also knew they were Seniors and had a close friendship from dancing together for years. I thought it would be fun to take them out of the studio and get some creative shots of them venturing around downtown Wilton Manors, including a nightclub and a funky barber shop. These girls are the real deal. They are extremely smart, really funny, completely driven and just a blast to be around. They have their whole life ahead of them, and they have fantastic heads on their shoulders. I loved being able to document this time of their lives together for them to look back on as they venture onto whatever they set their minds on accomplishing. I wish them nothing but wonderfulness in their futures, and I can’t wait to see how far they go in life!

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Miss K, Clay’s House and Me {Fort Lauderdale Dance Photographer}

Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I first saw this amazing dancer at summer intensives while I was shooting at Artistic Dance Center. She stood out immediately. Not only the beyond adorable freckles, but her commitment and discipline really made an immediate impression on me. I HAD to work with her! I met with her and her Mom over coffee and they were ALL in! I had a fun location in mind, the driveway of a close friend and fellow photog, Clay Wieland. We planned for a great day of several costume changes and exploration of the neighborhood. It was really important for me during the session to show how fun and creative showcasing costumes in a different way could be! Miss K was fearless and unstoppable. We really had such a great time, lots of laughs, lots of fun, and some unforgettable images to always remember this day by!

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Her Special Day {Pembroke Pines First Communion Photographer}

Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

There is something so very special when I get to see a young girl in her First Communion dress. Along with the shoes, the veil, just beautiful. It is also so wonderful to be there to capture this moment of perfection that I know her family will cherish for many many years to come. I had a wonderful afternoon strolling along the park pathways with Miss C. She was shy, and sweet and was so open to any ideas I had. Congratulations again on your First Holy Communion Miss C.

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Two Girls from Canada {Hollywood Dance Photographer}

Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

When I got the email, I had NO idea what to expect from these two lovlies. All I knew was that they were in town for vacation and had only one day available for a dance photo shoot before they headed back home to Canada.
We met the day before and ironed out the details of the session, which was going to be the very next day. The girls were quiet and humble, I really had no idea of the level of their talents. But when they showed up to their shoot…WOW, they were ready to WERK. During the ENTIRE session I was blown away at their artistry and unbelievable abilities. They were fun, professional and limitless. We had such a GREAT time, even getting to meet the actual artist of one of the most amazing murals in downtown Hollywood, Tatiana Suarez, who was wonderful enough to take a quick shot with the girls. I enjoyed every minute of this shoot, and we kept going litterly till the sun went down. I since, have really loved being able to watch from afar (thank you Instagram) as they grow and give it their all at competitions and intensives throughout the year. I know they will only do fantastic things in the future, and I really hope they come my way again. Go get em girls!

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