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 May 14, 2015
I had such a great time running a pop up photobooth at Jenny and Javier’s wedding! All the guests had a blast putting on different props and making silly faces. Photobooths definitely bring out the child in all of us! Even Jenny and Javi got in on the fun!
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Posted on May 11, 2015
I’ve been photographing Jake for the last several years and I was so ecstatic to be taking his First Holy Communion photos. He is growing into such a bright young man, and it is always a pleasure to spend time with him.
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 October 25, 2014
One of my favorite types of sessions is head shots. I love intimate portraits that organically show an individual’s personality. Working with Nella I immediately realized what a vibrant, witty, and dynamic person she is. We had a blast together, and I think these photos are proof positive of that.
Posted on October 11, 2014
There is a radiance to most newly engaged couples, yet in the case of Jenny and Javier their easy laughter and sweet smiles were incredibly touching. One of the most wonderful things about being a photographer is witnessing love in fluid motion, and when these two looked at each other adoration love was perfectly palpable.
Posted on September 16, 2014
Suzzell and I went to middle to school together, but I hadn’t been in touch with her in forever, so when she contacted me about photographing her oldest son Julian’s third birthday I was beyond elated!
Julian’s birthday party was immensely imaginative and fun. All the food, decorations and goody bags were perfectly on pointe with the construction theme. Julian had a blast and I loved being able to snap shots while everybody enjoyed themselves!
One of my favorite things about event photography is the amount of colorful candid photos you can capture if you just step back and watch people interact, it truly lends itself to some sweet memories.
Category: Blog, Children, Events Tagged: autumn, birthday party, birthday party photos, bulldozers, candid, candid photography, childhood, children, children's party, children's photography, event photography, fall, Florida photographer, Kendall, Miami photographer, motherhood, parenthood, parenting, park, photographer, photography, portrait, portrait photography, south beach photographer, South Florida, trucks, Vivian Marie Photography
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.