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Miami Design District Teen Shoot

A district in Miami, Florida called the Miami Design District is well-known for its thriving fashion, design, and art scenes. It is located just north of downtown Miami and is surrounded by North Miami Avenue to the west, North 36th Street to the south, and North 43rd Street to the north. To the east is Biscayne Boulevard.

The area has experienced major remodeling recently and has turned into a center for upmarket eating, luxury shopping, and art galleries. There are a variety of upscale clothing boutiques, flagship stores, and luxury brands there, including Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, and Dior.

The Miami Design District is home to various art galleries and public art pieces in addition to its retail options. It is also a perfect spot for a photo session! Teens love this spot!

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Headshots / Branding Session

A branding session is a type of photography session that focuses on creating images that represent a brand or business. The goal of a branding session is to capture images that can be used in marketing materials, such as a website, social media profiles, business cards, and other promotional materials.

During a branding session, a professional photographer will work with the client to capture a variety of images that showcase the brand’s personality and values. This can include portraits of the business owner or employees, images of the products or services being offered, and lifestyle images that capture the brand’s overall vibe.

The photographer may also work with the client to develop a concept or theme for the session, as well as to select locations, outfits, and props that will help to convey the brand’s message.

Branding sessions are often used by small business owners, entrepreneurs, and influencers who want to create a consistent and professional image for their brand. By investing in a branding session, businesses can create a library of images that can be used in a variety of marketing materials, helping to attract new customers and build brand recognition.


Beach Wedding

So much fun with these lovebirds! Congratulations R & K !

A marine wedding can be a beautiful and unique celebration that honors the traditions and values of the Marine Corps. Here are some ideas to consider when planning a Marine wedding:

  1. Choose a meaningful location: Consider having the ceremony at a Marine base chapel or other location that is significant to the Marine Corps.
  2. Incorporate Marine Corps traditions: Some Marine Corps traditions to consider including are the sword arch, the Marine Corps Hymn, the exchange of swords, and the presentation of the flag.
  3. Wear dress blues: The bride and groom can choose to wear the Marine Corps dress blues uniform, which is a formal and elegant option for a military wedding.
  4. Include military colors and emblems: Use Marine Corps colors, such as scarlet and gold, in your wedding decor, and incorporate the Marine Corps emblem into your wedding invitations, cake topper, and other details.
  5. Have a Marine Corps-inspired cake: Consider having a cake decorated with Marine Corps emblems or symbols, such as the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor or the dress blues uniform.
  6. Honor fallen comrades: Take a moment during the ceremony to honor those who have fallen in service to our country.
  7. Celebrate with a Marine Corps ball: Consider hosting a Marine Corps ball as part of your wedding celebration, complete with formal attire, toasts, and dancing.

Remember, a Marine wedding is a celebration of the love between two people and the commitment they are making to each other. By incorporating Marine Corps traditions and values, you can create a meaningful and memorable wedding that honors both your love and your service to our country.


Wednesday Adams Birthday

A new television show called “Wednesday,” based on the Wednesday Addams character, was announced for 2021. Tim Burton produced the program, which is available on Netflix.

The show’s plot allegedly follows a young Wednesday as she enrolls in Nevermore School and makes an effort to develop her psychic skills, stop a terrifying killing spree that has scared the neighborhood, and unravel the paranormal mystery that ensnared her parents 25 years ago.

Jenna Ortega, a rising star recognized for her parts in “Jane the Virgin” and “You,” Took on the role of Wednesday. Additional cast members include Thora Birch as Wednesday’s mother, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams.

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Senior Session

The following advice can help you choose what to wear for your senior pictures:

  1. Choose out clothes that give you a confident and comfortable feeling. Your particular style and personality should be captured in your senior pictures. That will be evident in the images whether you feel happy about what you’re wearing.
  2. Think about where the photo shoot will take place. When selecting an outfit, take into consideration the setting’s color and style. Wear more earth tones or natural colors, for instance, if the photo session will be in a park.
  3. Layers and textures can be combined. Your outfit’s layers and various textures can add depth and intrigue to your images. You can add depth to your ensemble by wearing a sweater over a collared shirt or a scarf with a jacket, for instance.
  4. Do not use logos or busy patterns. Large logos or busy patterns on your clothing might be distracting and detract from you in images. Use simple patterns or solid colors as an alternative.
  5. Think ahead and put your clothes on before. Make sure your outfits fit nicely and go well together by planning them out in advance and trying them on. You’ll have less time and anxiety the day of the shoot if you do this.

Keep in mind, your senior portrait is a reflection of you, so pick outfits that show your personal style and make you feel great!

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Mommies and babies

A family photo shoot can be a fantastic event and a good way to preserve memories of your children at this age. You can get high-quality pictures from professionals that you can save for years. Having professional photos taken of your child is a terrific method to capture that moment in time and preserve it for all time because children change and develop swiftly. Children may also enjoy participating in picture shoots, especially if they get to choose their own attire and dress up for the occasion. The end product will probably be a collection of priceless memories that you and your children will remember for years to come, whether you decide to have a photo shoot in a studio or at a location that is significant to your family.

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Should you schedule a newborn shoot?

There are various reasons why it’s crucial to take newborn infant pictures:

Unforgettable memories are made during a newborn photo session, and they will be cherished for years to come.

Growth documentation: From birth to toddlerhood, you can follow your baby’s development with the help of newborn photography.

A newborn’s look can vary drastically in just a few short weeks due to how quickly they develop. During the first few weeks, it’s crucial to capture their freshness and innocence.

Photographs of newborns have personal importance and can be passed down as a family legacy from generation to generation.

Celebrating parenting: Newborn photography, which captures the unique link between parent and kid, is a wonderful way to acknowledge and celebrate fatherhood.

It is advised to pick a professional photographer with newborn experience and to put the baby’s safety and comfort first while having photos taken.

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Classic Studio Shoot

A simple, classic, studio shoot for the A family this year. These types of photos will never go “out of style”. We even threw a classic prom pose photo in there lol Mommy picked out the cutest dresses!

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Second birthday car racing fun

All the bells and whistles for Axel’s 2nd birthday !

Where should I begin?? How about the actual race car!!! I’m pretty sure that Axel has no idea how lucky he is BUT one day, when he’s older, he will definitely understand and appreciate all the hard work mommmy put into this event.

Adorable helmets were given to the guests to ensure a safe “race” : )

Two food trucks on site, one serving delicious burgers and the other serving pizza.

Two bounce houses, arts and crafts table, a live DJ and passed beverages.

It was a Golden Beach party to remember!

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Mommy and Daddy to be

Hi gang! 

I was so excited to meet up with Hannah and her Hubby at Haullover Beach for a stunning – and terribly sweet – maternity session. She was so easy going and allowed me to guide her the entire time. Her skin looked amazing, her hair was perfection, and her [dress/outfit] was on point. 

Not to mention, daddy to be was a total (loving and supportive) rock star the entire time.  

They’re going to be an amazing Mom and Dad duo, and their little bundle of joy is so lucky to be brought into the world with them. Thanks again and congrats, you two!



Quinceañera photography is the process of capturing images and memories of a young woman’s coming-of-age celebration, which marks her 15th birthday and her transition from girlhood to womanhood. The photography often includes portraits of the Quinceañera and her court (damas and chambelanes), group shots with family and friends, and candid moments from the ceremony and reception. Quinceañera photography is an important aspect of the celebration, preserving memories for a lifetime.



Congratulations to the beautiful couple! Documented their special day at Hugh Taylor Birch park in Fort Lauderdale.

An after-court wedding photoshoot is a photo session that takes place after a couple has gotten married in a civil ceremony. This type of photoshoot provides an opportunity for the couple to capture memories and celebrate their union in a more relaxed and casual setting. Some tips for after-court wedding photoshoots include:

  1. Choose a location: Consider the couple’s preferences and choose a location that is meaningful to them or represents their style.
  2. Dress appropriately: The couple should dress in attire that is comfortable and appropriate for the location and the weather.
  3. Plan ahead: Make sure to schedule the photoshoot in advance and allow enough time for preparation and travel.
  4. Communicate with your photographer: Discuss your vision and expectations with the photographer to ensure they understand your needs and preferences.
  5. Have fun: Remember that the purpose of the after-court wedding photoshoot is to have fun and celebrate the couple’s love.
  6. Get creative: Don’t be afraid to try out different poses, backdrops, and props to capture unique and creative images.
  7. Think about the weather: Check the weather forecast and plan accordingly. If it’s hot, for example, bring plenty of water and shade.
  8. Capture candid moments: Don’t be afraid to capture candid moments and emotions. These are often the most memorable images from an after-court wedding photoshoot.
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Aventura, FL Bat Mitzvah

Beth Torah Aventura FL

How to Look Your Best on Your Event Day (moms)

We’re here today to talk about event day prep. Here are some tips to help you look and feel your best.

  1. Tanning: If you’re going to tan before the event, be sure to avoid tan lines – especially if you have a strapless dress. If your event is in the summer, make sure that in the two to three months leading up to your event you’re tanning evenly to avoid tan lines.
  1. Hair & Makeup: Get your hair and makeup professionally done. Be sure to do a trial run beforehand to ensure you like the look before your big day.
  1. Accessories: Try on your dress with different accessories you think you want to wear. This way, you know what it looks like with the dress so you know for sure what you want to wear, and are not trying to decide on a necklace, etc. on the day of your event. This takes away getting ready time and causes unnecessary stress.
  1. Shoes: Walk around in your shoes prior to the big day to get them worn in. Also, take some sandpaper to the bottoms to scuff them up a bit so you don’t slip on the dance floor. If you are going to walk around in grass, you’ll want to get some high heel protector caps so you don’t sink in the grass. Also be conscious of walking on uneven grass so you don’t face plant.
  1. Eat & Drink: The best way for you to look your best is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water the days leading up to, and the day of, your event. Also, be sure to eat throughout the day so you don’t pass out or get a headache. And if you’re going to drink alcohol, don’t get drunk before photos – especially if it’s red wine that can stain everything (including your mouth). Save it for after all the big events at your reception.

Studio Jumping Fun

They jumped and jumped and I clicked and clicked! The girls had so much fun jumping into different poses for me. They were able to get as creative as their little hearts desired. Some dance poses, some sports poses and some straight up silliness!

Miami Family Photographer

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Miami Beach Maternity Session

I’m still on a high from photographing Danielle, who’s eight months pregnant with her little one and looking straight up gorgeous! We headed over to South Pointe Pier in Miami, where we were able to utilize the gorgeous sunrise light. Needless to say, from the location to the clothing to the light and beyond, every element came together to make for some incredibly beautiful images. 

FLAW-LESS! You make my job easy, Danielle, and it was an absolute pleasure to hang out with you and photograph you during this sweet time of your life!

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Relax. We’re going to have fun! My sessions are casual and relaxed — definitely not rushed. You and your family set the pace and tone. During your shoot I’ll combine gently posed shots along with capturing spontaneous, unguarded moments as they unfold — no forced smiles or awkward poses here.

Our session will generally last one hour or so. This gives us plenty of time to capture the full range of your family story with no undo pressure on kids or parents. The casual tone of my shoots allows everyone to simply be themselves in front of the camera. That’s when the magic happens.

Preparing For Your Session

• Avoid “the grumpies” by making sure your little ones are well-rested and fed before your session.

• Take any unease out of the session by talking to your kids about how much fun the session will be, and that their “job” is simply to be themselves. Don’t make it a chore. Make it a fun event.

• Pack an emergency bag with drinks, snacks, wipes, favorite toys, and any needed props or clothing accessories.

• Work with your kids early on with wardrobe. Support their choices with latitude and gentle guidance to give them confidence, and to make the process more fun.


Engagement Session Ideas

If you want your pictures to really showcase your love story, I have some ideas to help you plan the perfect engagement session. Let me help you prepare for your session by sending me over the answers to the following questions:

  • Where did you first meet?

If you want to add some sentimental value to your session, tell me about how you first met. If it was at a local place, we can stop by during your session and recreate the scene.

  • What do you like to do together?

What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing together? This will help me to create memorable photos for you. Do you love riding your bikes together or racing model airplanes? Do you go to the park and push each other on the swings or playing laser tag together? Tell me your hobbies and I will try to incorporate them.

  • Where/how did he propose?

I would love to recreate this moment for you during your session. This is the moment you decided to spend the rest of your lives together. This is important, especially if you were not able to capture this moment as it was actually happening. I want you to be able to share your proposal story with photos to go along with it!

  • What are your common interests?

By informing me of your interests, we can add a more personal touch to your photos. Are you both fans of the same sports team? Are you really into comic books or video games? Do you work in the same profession? 

  • Do you have any pets together?

If so, they make a perfect addition to your session. I welcome your pets in your session. 

  • Do you have ‘a spot’?

You know that place where you always wind up going on date night? Where was your first kiss? What is your favorite hang out spot? Tell me your favorite go-to locations and we can check them out to see if they would be good spots for a photo shoot.

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Midnight Express Bahamas Trip

We took a 5 night trip to the Bahamas and it was spectacular!

Video 1 Here – See all the gorgeous Midnight Express Boats

Video 2 Here – See all the stops on our trip.

Our Midnight Express Boats trip started from Haulover Marina on a gorgeous Friday in May, 2022.

First stop was Bimini where we checked into the Resort World Bimini Hilton. After check in, we all took a ride to Honeymoon Harbor, tied up and spent a couple of hours swimming and soaking in the sun.

Day 2 was North Bimini Beach day.

Day 3 we left Bimini and went to Paradise Island where we checked into The Cove at Atlantis.

Day 4, the best day of all, was jam packed with amazing experiences! check out the videos (scroll up a little). We went to Allen’s Cay to feed Iguana’s, Norman’s Cay to see Pablo Escobar’s sunken plane, Waderick Wells Cay, Compass Cay Marina to feed and swim with nurse sharks, Pig Beach to feed and swim with the piggies, Lorraine’s cafe for lunch and Pipe Cay.

Day 5 we traveled to Spanish Wells and had lunch at Wreckers Marina & Restaurant. After lunch we took a ride to Harbour Island and tied up so we could swim with the turtles, which we apparently frightened away with too many engines.

I did not take my Nikon with me so these iPhone Pics/Videos will have to do : )

The better stuff is in the 2 videos!


Congratulations to the Graduate!

Another milestone complete! Congratulations on your fifth grade graduation! Your personality has definitely been captured in these photos ha!


Celebrate YOU!

So much fun shooting the radiant birthday girl!

You don’t need a reason to document YOU, but if you really want one, do it for your birthday! Get in front of the camera and don’t be shy about it.


How to Prepare for Your Summer Session

You know we’re ready for a hot summer, but are you? Here are seven ways you can make sure your summer portrait session goes off without a hitch.

1. Dress appropriately. Summer means hot and humid weather, which can lead to sticky bodies. Choose breathable, lightweight fabrics that don’t weigh you down. As for shoes, sweet flats or loafers are a great option.

2. Think about your hair. If you or a family member’s hair reacts to humidity in a negative way, opt for a hairstyle that won’t leave you feeling insecure. For example, a pretty braid or an updo is a good choice. Or you can wear a headscarf, or use a little extra product to keep frizz at bay.

3.Pack necessities. When packing your photo shoot necessities, we recommend bringing the following items: Lots of water for all, a snack for sustenance, sunscreen, umbrella for shade, water mister, makeup touchup. 

4. Get creative with session ideas. Summer offers a host of activities that lend themselves to amazing photo sessions. For example, there’s the fair (elephant ear, anyone?), the circus, festivals, and plenty more. I’d be more than happy to shoot a really creative session with you. 

5. Think about head to toe details. For example, if you’re wearing flip-flops or open toed shoes, you want to have manicured feet. If it’s really breezy, a hat or scarf can keep things under control. 

6. Rest assured knowing I won’t let you overheat. Sometimes it’s hard just to walk outside when it’s scorching outside, but know that we’re going to have an amazing shoot. We’ll spend lots of time in the shade, dive into the cool A/C when we can, and I will never push your family into staying longer than they can or want.

7. Incorporate props. Outdoor summer shoots are loaded with imagery as is, but we can always incorporate a few props into the mix. Blankets, balloons, and even visually striking treats (lollipops, ice cream, etc.).


Preparing for Your Child’s Session

Your session is right around the corner! Are you ready? We’ve prepared a checklist of things for you to remember in order to make sure your child is prepared for their big day!

1. Don’t forget to feed your child before the session. Also, pack snacks just in case hunger strikes again while we’re shooting.

2. Bring more than one outfit. Make sure you always have backup clothes just in case. And we suggest that you don’t change your child into their session clothing until after you have fed her. Also, be very careful with drinks, as well – only clear liquids in a safe cup.

3. Let your child help when picking out their clothes for the session (unless they have a hideous sense of fashion.) By letting your child wear his favorite shirt or shoes, etc. this will help him feel more comfortable. If his choice of clothing is awful or doesn’t match, see if you can use that shirt as an undershirt or tell him he can put it on for a couple of shots at the end of the session.

4. If you have a young child, try to schedule the session around her naptime so she will be well rested and happy for photos.

5. Have a bribe in place. Bring fruit snacks, candy, a toy, etc. and let him know that if he cooperates he will get said bribery. Some parents have bribed their children by telling them if they are good, they can watch Netflix on Mommy or Daddy’s phone. Use whatever you think will work for your child to motivate him to cooperate.

6. Bring along her favorite toy or blanket. This will help your child be comfortable in a new, unfamiliar surrounding. Just be aware that this will probably become a prop in some of the photos, so bring something that is pleasing to the eyes or has sentimental value and you’d be okay with photos of it.

7. Talk to your child about the session and explain what’s going to happen. If your child is informed about the situation, it will be less scary for her when she comes to the session. Tell her that she is going to meet a new friend who is going to take some pictures of her. Let her know that you’ll be there with her and that we are going to have lots of fun. We might change her clothes once or twice and ask her to sit a certain way. During the session, we can show her a couple of the photos so she can put two and two together.

8. Bring Grandma (or someone else your child loves). Bringing along reinforcements is always a good plan. If grandma lives close by, or if your child’s favorite uncle has the day off of work, bring him or her with you. You can use this family member to help get your child to relax and laugh.

9. Wear sturdy shoes. It is a good idea to wear good, sturdy shoes to a session like this, as it’s challenging to chase a little one around in flip-flops or heels. During the session, I may ask you to grab your child if he keeps running out of the frame. Or I may have us walking around exploring, so we need to be prepared to keep our feet safe and comfortable.


If you’re on the fence about whether or not to hire someone to photograph your event, consider these reasons:

Let’s say the event is a family reunion and you want to get a group photo of the whole family. You could do it yourself, but one of two things could happen then. A) You have someone take the photo for you, leaving a family member out of the photo because they had to take it. This could possibly offend that person or make them feel awkward for being excluded. Or B) You set a timer on your camera. This can be problematic because there are so many people in the photo that you will need to take several images to make sure everyone is looking and has their eyes open. You will have to take two to three times as long to get the photos done because you’ll have to keep resetting the timer, and you still might not have gotten the shot. Hiring a professional will eliminate all of this stress.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to go around all night taking selfies with my phone or camera with all of my friends and family members. I would much prefer to relax and enjoy the moment instead of trying to capture it. The quality of the photos will be much better than the selfies. Also, trying to take a selfie with a group of people is next to impossible when trying to get everyone inside the frame.

If the event is a birthday party, you don’t want to miss out on visiting with guests or helping your child open presents or cut the cake because you are too busy trying to take the photos. You want to be part of the action, not stuck behind the camera. 

Another great thing about hiring a professional is that you don’t have to worry about editing and distributing the photos after the event is over. You just have to wait to receive them from your photographer. 

Finally, it’s really a gift to have well lit photographs taking by a professional who preserve the memory of your event. Those images are going to be cherished by everyone for a very long time to come.

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