Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
It was a fun afternoon at the park with this precious girl. I look forward to photographing lil Miss MB every year when they come into town. She’s always full of life, dressed to the tea and just fun to be around. Her Mom is also a wonderful women and I always enjoy being able to catching up with her. I’ll be seeing you girlies again soon!
Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Alison Hesh, the Artistic Director at The Ballet Space at Soul Purpose Studio in Miami, Florida totally rocks my world! She is a fantastic instructor with a edgy modern outlook on teaching the next generation of dancers. I hit it off with her immediately and absolutly loved sitting in on a few classes complete with the first day of choreography for her upcoming “Nutcracker Dreams” (her original adaptation of the classic The Nutcracker production) I sooooo look forward to working with her and her dancers a lot more in the future because they are just crazy talented!
Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
I met Miss A’s Mom at a lil coffee shop where we enjoyed chai tea and great conversation. We then took a walk to the lil park we would be shooting at for our session and while we sat there talking, I honestly felt like I had known her forever. So I couldn’t have been more excited to meet her daughter and hubby for our upcoming shoot! And it was a totally new experience for me, instead of trying to stay cool during my session, my nose was numb and I had to wear a coat to stay warm. It was SO FUN shooting at the ice rink that day, it brought back so many memories of my own days ice skating in the lake behind my house in Alaska. Miss A, was so sweet and just cooperative as can be to try any ideas I had for her. We then ventured to the lil park and had some fun there warming up and enjoying a beautiful afternoon.
Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
I was instantly jealous of Miss S and her amazing locks. She also is an amazing tumbler and dancer, I think I had her do an ariel AT LEAST 20 times, which she did, with not one complaint. She was so fun to work with and an absolute stunner in front of my camera. She worked hard during our shoot, all the way to the end, in which I asked her to jump and smile, multiple times, again, with not even a grumble. Miss S worked very hard during her session, and it shows. Looking forward to shooting her again soon, and until then I will just dream of having her hair.
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015
I had been looking forward to this session for a good month! Two beautiful sisters that also were dancers..how fun is that? Their mother and I had been going back and forth on outfits and locations and seemed to be all set when the big day finally arrived. That big day however was the day after a monsoon swept through Cooper City, and while it was a gorgeous day when we were to do our session, it didn’t cross my mind the overwhelming population of mosquitoes that would be there to welcome us. They were not my friend that day. In fact they pretty much ate me alive. I’m a photographer, and I’ve been doing this a pretty long time, but I’ll admit this knocked me off my feet. But through it ALL, these girls were..AMAZING, they didn’t complain, didn’t make any comments on my ever swelling face, didn’t say a thing about the humidity…they were really unbelievable, and I can’t honestly thank them and their fantastic mother for their total understanding and compassion for the situation. First thing I did when I got home was text the client to make sure they were not in the same miserable state as I was. Luckily their Mom was smarter then I and diligent on the bug spray so the girls didn’t get quite as bad as me, however they did get their fair share too. Ill admit I was embarrassed after I got home from this session. How could I have not known this, planned more accordingly? Truth is, I’m human. Sometimes photographers scout out a location with the best intentions for the session and the look we are hoping for, but sometimes, it just doesn’t work out the way we planned. All we can do is power through, keep our composure and continue to strive forward to get that perfect image.
I have admit, I LOVE these photos. I LOVE this family for sticking with me and not throwing in the towel. All the time their Mom spent planning their outfits, along with the location really looked unbelievable…BUT..next year, I promise…an indoor shoot!
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2015
“Find that magical place in the world, and live there.”
I just LOVE this session, I really can’t say enough about it.
These images had been living inside my imagination since I saw their costumes. And I can’t thank these gorgeous girls enough for having the patience and enthusiasm to help me create something beautiful. They are not only talented, but true artists up for whatever it took to get the shots we were aiming for. They are graceful and elegant, whimsical and ethereal, but also tough and driven. And I can’t be luckier to be a small part of their journey.
I hope they look upon these images in years to come with the same awe I felt when I took them.
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Meeting over coffee with these two lovelies was a dream come true for me. I had been imagining this session for a long time now, so when it finally came together I honestly couldn’t have been happier! As a dance photographer, I think its so important to not only capture the technique of the dance, but the FEEL and DRAMA of it too. I wanted a vintage story telling feel for this session, for us to remember the excitement and fun they have when they are preforming in the theater! Beauty, drama, and happiness all the things that bring me to tears when I am watching a performance.
I can’t thank these girls, their Mom and my close friend and choreographer enough for creating this vision with me. I know it wasn’t easy…I think it was border line 100 degrees this day… but when I look at them I see nothing but joy, happiness, friendship and the overall love for dance.
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015
AWESTRUCK: adjective 1. overcome or filled with awe.
The word I would choose to sum up how I felt after spending an afternoon at Artistic Dance Center in Miami, FL.
I had planned on just sitting in on 1-2 classes that day, but ended up staying there all afternoon. The level of commitment and drive in all the girls attending the intensive classes there was just amazing. They were of all different ages and levels, but they shared one common thing…the complete love of dance!
I learned a lot that day, and I am hoping to use those tools in my upcoming dance sessions.
I want to thank everyone at ADC for being so wonderful to me, and I can’t wait to photograph there again!
Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Was it wrong I asked this gorgeous Mommy To Be to stay pregnant forever? She was just so amazing to photograph! And she was beyond patient with me, and understanding, and sweet, and Daddy To Be is a pretty cool guy too! They are litterly so excited for their lil one to come, it can’t help but radiate through their photos. And they both were such troopers…popping into the Bamboo Garden as wedding guests started to arrive, wadding through banana spider infested woods, and even shooting late into the night. They are exceptional human beings…and going to be even more incredible parents!
Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015
This is what happens when a close friend invites us over for a wonderful dinner at her new home. I get to do an improptu fun photo shoot with her crazy beautiful daughter! And lil Miss B isn’t just completely adorable , she is also exceptionally smart and a blast to be around, and not a bad magician either.