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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Valerie {Hollywood Maternity Photographer}

She is one of the women, I love most in the world. Valerie is very scientific and concrete, where I am way more emotional and sappy. We are both Scorpios, very stubborn, and of course always right. Somehow, God put us together, and we just work. We have been friends since our first year in college. Our lives have changed drastically since then, and I am blessed to have such a friend to share life's joys and sorrows with. One of the most beautiful things about photography is it freezes a moment in your life forever.  Val is getting ready to have her second baby, a little girl, and I just wanted to capture how gorgeous she is at this moment...


Carmen's 80th Birthday {Sunrise Event Photographer}

I was fortunate enough to cover this fabulous lady's 80th birthday party. Carmen is so spunky and full of life, she is definitely a role model for me! I completely see where her great granddaughter, Danielle (one of my former students,) gets her personality. I'm sending a special thank you to my daughter's teacher, the AMAZING Mrs. Gonzalez for asking me to cover this special family event. What a phenomenal family!!!

Two of my former babies...

One of the world's BEST kindergarten teachers, and her family...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jordyn- Month 1 - South Florida Baby Photographer

My friend Tia asked me to take monthly sessions of her sweet baby Jordyn. The ULTRA talented Rosie Hernandez captured Tia's first baby Myka in a similar fashion, so I know I have a lot to live up to. ;) I'm sure it will  be a fun, but challenging series... 
I'm truly looking  forward to it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Nicholas- Miami Event Photographer

Happy 1st Birthday to Nicholas! His birthday party was a fabulous down to every little detail.  What an adorable, mellow little guy with an equally sweet family!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Kiersten is 1! South Florida Children's Photographer

It seems hard to believe that this sweet pea is already a year. 
What a beautiful and bubbly baby she is...
Happy Birthday Kiersten!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Anne Kolb Nature Center- Hollywood Landscape Photographer

Our family went out for a morning bike ride at Anne Kolb Nature Center. The sun was pretty high by then, but I decided to take my camera anyways. I am glad I did...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Photography Class with Jeremiah Jenner

This new year I wanted to take my photography skills to the next level.  My main goal being,  I wanted to move from shooting on mostly Aperture  Priority to completely Manual settings. I asked around and did some research, and came across Jeremiah Jenner. He is an award winning fine art photographer, with his own gallery. He teaches at several venues including Broward Community Schools and has classes for all levels.  I thought it would be a great fit because it would push me out of my little box of portraiture. 

The class was fabulous. Jeremiah is very laid back and patient. He did a great job of making everyone feel comfortable and confident regardless of their personal level in an advanced class. My favorite part of the class was the field trips. We went to Deerfield Beach to take pictures of waves at sunset using a very slow shutter speed. We worked on product photography at his loft/ gallery. We also headed to  downtown Ft. Lauderdale, taking pictures in the evening sans flash using various rules of composition. The entire experience was great. After letting go of the safety of Aperture Priority, I realized their were so many more possibilities when I was in complete control on Manual.   I have always loved taking pictures of people. Now, I enjoy looking at places differently through the lens of my camera. Being pushed out of my box was just what I needed.