Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
I knew the minute we discussed setting up this shoot, it was going to be emotional. A fun beach shoot for two best friends before one moved away. A situation I could relate to, since I did a similar one years ago with my daughter and our best friends. At the same time it made me so beyond happy to know that we were doing this, that they would have these photos to cherish and look back on for many years to come. Their laugh was infectious, their friendship, immeasurable, and these memories…priceless.
“Distance seems so little, when friendship means so much”
Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
We had cancelled our session several times due to undesirable weather, so a little wind wasn’t going to stop us today. And by “a little wind”, I mean ALOT of wind. But although we were a bit hesitant on how it was going to work out, we all were pleasantly surprised to have the wind actually work in our favor by not only cooling us off, but adding a bit of drama and flare to our already stunning Miss C!
The day ended up being perfect. We had such an amazing time exploring the beautiful grounds of Fairchild Tropical Gardens. And the fresh floral halo, created by lil ol me, worked out great on accomplishing the boho feel we were wanting for this shoot. Miss C was so fun to work with, she was up to jump into any nook I discovered to get some really interesting shots and completely owned her session!
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
She spent her birthday with me! How great was that? We had such a great time hanging at The Achemist, finding all sorts of unique little spots for us to photograph. Every single image reflects Miss A’s personality and individuality! She is so creative, fun, easy going and an amazing dancer. I couldn’t be more honored she wanted to spend her special day with me.
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I’ve been blessed to have known this incredible couple for years now. I was lucky enough to be there to photograph their beautiful wedding, to capture her raw beauty for her boudoir session, and now…Miss E at her most stunning, when she is expecting! They are the couple romance novels are made of. So to be asked to capture the next chapter of their love story really was a most wonderful experience. And…I might have been asked to photograph the next chapter too….
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
My daughter and I hopped a plane to Tampa for this crazy fun session! It was a very cold day out for us Floridians, but the expecting Miss D didn’t even bat an eyelash. She was up for anything, including probably walking a good 5 miles by the time we were done with all the locations of this shoot. And every place we went was more amazing then the last, the Tampa Firehouse Museum, was so amazing to shoot at, and her and her husband were the most gorgeous couple, and totally in love, which made photographing them so much fun! The fact we also had the two best assistants of all time with us made the day so special, (thank you Ash and my sweet daughter)!! We then ventured to the University of Tampa, the campus took my breathe away, the photo opportunities there were endless, and Miss D was rocking it till the very end!
The whole week end in Tampa with this really great couple and our friends was so incredible for me and my daughter. And Im so happy we got beautiful images to capture it all. And no trip would be complete without our traditional crepes at La Creperia Cafe, an overall amazing time!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.