Tag Archive: South Florida Photography
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: 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.
Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015
When I get to photograph dancers I get the fun part. The artistic beautiful roll of capturing all their hard work into one priceless photo. But I know all their technique and talent came from hours upon hours of training and discipline! So this summer I reached out to a few studios and choreographers to see if I could sit in on the classroom/studio where all the real magic and hard work happens. And to say it mildly…I was blown away!
These girls, on a beautiful summer night, while my kids are home eating popcorn and watching their 100th movie on their vacation…CHOOSE to come to the studio to work hard, to sweat, to push their limits, to learn new and innovative choreography, all because they truly LOVE to dance. I watched and listened while I was able to document the passion that is shared in this room! I watched while their teacher, Liana Marie Alvarez, pushed and expected so much from them, because she too, LOVES to dance and LOVES these girls she gets to teach. It is a powerful thing to watch…an amazing thing to witness. And I know for a fact it made me a better dance photographer!
Thank you to Liana and all the girls at Performance Edge for allowing me to see just a morsel of all you do everyday for the love of dance!
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015
I remember, not so long ago my own daughter at this age. And how much I LOVED seeing her all dressed up in her costumes. So this session brought back a lot of memories, and reminded me just how fast time flies. I am so glad this lil dancers Mom asked me to do this session, because I know from my own experience how much she will treasure them in a few years. Since she lives just down the street we were able to tootle around our neighborhood together and do some fun shots in some familiar places. Im loving watching Miss M’s love for dance grow as she gets older..she just has to promise not to grow up TOO fast!
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015
Its always fun to explore a new location especially when you get to do it with someone with so much energy and ideas like this awesome girly! We had a great time finding new and unique spots to shoot at, including a parking lot with the coolest floor to ceiling art that felt like our own lil studio. And a HUGE shout out to her Mom for not only coming fully equipped with some fun outfits, but for also recruiting some skaters for a ‘skater punk’ shot’! Both Miss A and her Mom are a blast to work with, and I can’t wait to watch this dancer grow in the years to come!
Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
I had only spoken briefly on the phone with this family before I showed up on their door, ready for an adventure. Learning about this beautiful family and how they came to be one was truly wonderful and I couldn’t wait to capture some family photos. We had then planned to go out to the airfield to get some amazing, and sentimental shots of Miss H dancing among the planes….and the minute she went up into her first arabesque, I was blown away. She was athletic and graceful, and just wicked to watch. I had such a great time during this shoot, and it was such a fun adventure for me to get to photograph in some new locations with this amazing girl and her family.
Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A dream come true for this gal! Im a HUGE admirer of the theater and the arts, and have been taking my daughter to watch The Nutcracker religiously since she was 4yrs old. So to be invited to capture the Artistic Dance Center’s 2014 production of The Nutcracker was just pure joy for me. I think I was downright giddy as I roamed the backstage hallways watching the hustle of everyone getting ready for their big night! The russell of tulle, smell of hairspray and the energy you feel before a performance is just amazing to be part of as a photographer. Then to settle into a seat and get to enjoy the show while capturing beautiful dancing was such a inspiring afternoon for me! Thanks girls, and Im already hoping Ill be invited again for next years production!
Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Every time I see this family I ask them to adopt me. They are really THAT amazing! They are so fun to be around and all of them are bursting with energy and laughter which is infectious. The adventures they go on together, stories they tell and love they have for one another is so wonderful to witness in a big family. I also asked the uber talented, Alison Frank Photography to come with me, which made the day even that more amazing! Not only am I inspired by her work on a daily basis, but her personality, professionalism and overall fabulousness is always so awesome to be around! So..high energy, fantastic family, gorgeous weather, beautiful location, cooperative kids (and parents) along with Alison Frank Photography, made this girl one happy camper!