A Family Affair!

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.

The Diaz Family – Art Walk with Daddy

Vivian wanted some memorable photos of her husband Mario with their gorgeous little girl Luna for Father’s Day. Wynwood was the perfect spot for this colorful, lively couple and their bright baby girl.

Despite the heat this trio was upbeat and amazing, and we captured the easy, loving relationship between Mario and Luna. We even got some great candid shots of all three of them against Miami’s chic murals.

Melissa and John’s Sunset Maternity Session – Baby Makes Four!

When I was told John and Melissa were expecting their second child I was so thrilled for them! I’d done mini-sessions with their daughter Delaney, but we hadn’t done a full portrait session since their engagement photos in 2010. When Melissa told me she wanted maternity photos I was beyond excited!

The weather was overcast, hot and humid – in other words a typical south Florida summer evening – but Melissa, John and Laney were all in great spirits and their session is one of my all time favorite maternity shoots!

Jenny and Javi’s Wedding – Photobooth fun!

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!

 

 

Veronica’s Very First Easter!

The Jorva family is always one of my favorites to photograph. From their engagement session to their wedding and maternity portraits, Annia is one of the most creative women I’ve met. She’s always bustling with fun new ideas to photograph her growing family. Her husband Alex is as sweet as can be and their girls, Juliet and Veronica are too pretty for words.

This Easter was baby Veronica’s first and I think we captured the soft, sugary sweetness of her infant smile and the joy she brings to her family.

Jo and Carlos – Ecstatically Expecting!

I met JoJo in high school. She was a bright, beautiful, outspoken girl back then and when she contacted me to take her maternity photos I was so excited to see her! She is even more gorgeous then she was as a teen, and one of the most stunning pregnant women I’ve ever photographed. The term ‘glowing’ doesn’t even do her justice, she looked ethereal.

Upon meeting her husband Carlos, it was obvious why they are such a perfect fit. They’re both hysterically funny, energetic people, and very much in love. The affection they feel for each other is palpable in many of the photos.

I think between all the laughter the three of us shared we managed to capture some truly meaningful photos of this special time in Jo and Carlos’ life. I can’t wait to meet their baby girl!

 

 

Tyler’s Fourth Birthday Portraits

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.