Posted on September 7, 2015
I come from a large family, I have four brothers, and my husband and I have four children – so when I was booked for a large multigenerational family portrait session I was delighted!
I’ll admit even though I was eager for the shoot, I was a bit worried how we’d manage to get all the sweet, summery shots I wanted for this family of 13. The day prior to the session it was pitch black and rained from dawn to dusk, my eagerness was melting into anxiety.
I so hoped that the next day would be a beautiful one, I knew several of the family members were driving in from out of town and rescheduling wasn’t in the cards. Luckily, the weather on our photo day was picture perfect, slightly overcast, and while it was humid it kept the heat index down.
With five small children and eight adults so many things can go awry – but they didn’t. The adults were jovial, joking with each other and the kids. The photos turned out lovely – from the coordinating colors to posing ideas, everybody was on the same page.
The photographs captured easy, natural interactions, candid laughs and sweet smiles.
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Posted on January 5, 2015
I had the pleasure of photographing Tyler for his fourth birthday. Talk about a well spoken little gentleman! He has to be, hands down, one of the most of polite preschoolers I’ve ever met.
I’ve known his mother Jackie since high school but she moved out of Florida a few years back and was visiting for the holidays. I was thrilled when she contacted me to photograph a special Mommy and me birthday session.
Jackie is one of the most energetic, positive people you can meet and it was touching to see what a terrific mother she is. I think we truly captured her and Tyler’s special bond.
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Posted on November 3, 2014
Who says holiday photos have to be posed around trees and fireplaces with Santas and sleds? Here in South Florida the sun is (almost!) always shining, and the beaches are open year round. Floridians live in a culture of perennial sports and summer skin, so when Jake and Zack wanted photos skateboarding on the beach for their Christmas pictures I thought – why not?
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Posted on August 3, 2014
It’s rare to photograph a large family where everybody is not only photogenic, but in pitch perfect harmony with each other. The Perez family was just that needle in the haystack! Even more inspiring was how happy, silly and loving they were. I usually spend much of a session trying to get my clients to feel at ease – being in front of a stranger who is photographing you can be incredibly intimadating – but the Perez family was a dream! I was the one who felt instantly comfortable with this big, beautiful family.
These are some of my favorite family photographs ever – I think the easy laughs and smiling eyes captured speak for themselves.
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Posted on March 23, 2014
Some photographers aren’t fans of event work, they deem it ‘inartistic’ – but I enjoy it to the fullest! Meeting new people, watching families create memories, capturing great candid shots that show tender moments between different generations – event shoots hold a special place in my heart.
For Felix’s first birthday his parents planned this wild west theme to a tee – every detail was picture perfect and on theme. Everybody had a wonderful time, and I was so pleased to preserve these special memories!