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The Golden Hour

Why do photographer’s prefer to schedule sessions around sunset?

So you want to learn about golden hour, huh? It’s a pretty popular time of day for photographers to shoot. We’ll tell you what it is and why we prefer this time of day to others. 

You may or may not have noticed that all of our open availability for sessions is in the evening before sunset. We do have some daytime sessions available, but we prefer to shoot in the hours leading up to sunset. This is called the ‘Golden Hour.’ During this time, the lighting is absolutely perfect. 

The perks: 

  • You get yummy light flares and beautiful soft light. 
  • There are no soft shadows or squinty eyes from the blinding sun at high noon. 
  • In the summer, the weather isn’t too hot, so you’re able to relax a little better knowing there isn’t sweat running down your face or making stains on your shirt. 
  • During Golden Hour, everything is warm and pretty and gives off a magical feeling. 
  • We can also get some sweet silhouette shots as the sun is going down on the horizon
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Boca Raton Family Session


How Not to Have a Mental Breakdown During Your Session

Family pictures are great – they help you create and remember fond memories of your loving family. However, this day can get very stressful, and we want to ensure this doesn’t happen. If you’re stressed it will show, and we want your photos to be carefree. Here are some tips you can use on picture day to help you relax:

1. Take some deep breaths. Deep breathing is a common relaxation method. It can quickly calm your stress level and you can do it anywhere. Breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth, counting slowly in your head while letting it all out.  

2. Laugh. Laughter is a great way to release tension. It will also help your family relax to get some genuine smiles. Have everyone pretend to laugh and they will feel so ridiculous that they will actually laugh. This will ease everyone into relaxation mode.

3. Count down slowly (in your head) from 10. Take a deep breath between each number. If you’re still feeling super stressed, start the process over, back at 10.

4. Distract yourself. If your family isn’t cooperating and you are getting stressed, suggest that we play a game or take a walk. This will let some of the energy out and also give us some good interacting photos. Prior to your session, think of a short game that your family would enjoy – it could be something like duck, duck, goose, or dancing to head, shoulders, knees, and toes, etc. 

You can also distract yourself by going to your ‘happy place.’ Try to take yourself out of the situation you’re in and let your mind wander. 

5. Trace your hand. Take your finger and trace a figure eight on the palm of your opposite hand. This helps relieve stress and muscle tension.

6.  Give lots of XOXOs. Not only will these make for cute poses, but one of the most effective ways to relieve stress is to hug someone or to kiss them. Gather your family in a big group hug, or give your husband a kiss and let your worries melt away.

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Family Beach Session

Loved spending time on the beach with this fabulous family and all of their rescue dogs.

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Coming out

I feel so honored that he chose me to help tell his story.


Mommy and me on the beach

Mommy and me sessions are one of my favorites. I loved capturing the chemistry between these 2 best friends.

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This mama rocked her maternity session! More pics to come….

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Baby Birthday Shoot

All things Minnie because who doesn’t love Disney! Happy Birthday sweet Robin!

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Birthday Shoot

Always lovely to see “my” babies and capture their adorable personalities each year.

I’ve been documenting Ms Stella since she was in her mommy’s belly. What an honor <3

Happy 4th birthday sweet pea!

When looking for a family photographer, there are several key factors to consider to ensure you find the right fit for your needs:

  1. Style: Look for a photographer whose style aligns with your vision for your family photos. Do you prefer more posed and formal images, or a more natural and candid approach?
  2. Experience: Look for a photographer who has experience working with families and children, as they will be better equipped to handle any unexpected situations that may arise during your session.
  3. Portfolio: Review the photographer’s portfolio to see the quality of their work and get a sense of their style and approach.
  4. Availability: Check the photographer’s availability to make sure they can accommodate your schedule and desired date for the photo session.
  5. Personality: Consider the photographer’s personality and communication style, as you want someone you feel comfortable and relaxed around.
  6. Price: Finally, consider the cost of the photographer’s services and make sure it fits within your budget.

By taking the time to consider these factors, you can find a family photographer who can provide you with high-quality, meaningful images that you’ll treasure for years to come.

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Key Biscayne Family Beach Session

Mother’s Day shoot for Becky. Took a little ride down south to shoot on Key Biscayne. Beautiful family and location!

Key Biscayne is a perfect spot for a Miami Beach shoot.


Miami Pregnancy Photography

Such a beautiful mom to be. Loved her hair, make-up and style! The location wasn’t so bad either : )

Miami Mama <3


Summer RV Trip 2020

Nevada / Arizona / Utah Summer 2020

It has been 3ish months since our summer trip and I think it’s about time I blog about it!

Let me begin by saying that I started planning this trip in October 2019 so that I could surprise my family with this trip on Christmas Day.  I decided on this particular trip because out of all the vacations we have taken, my children always say that our 2015 RV trip was their favorite.  Fast forward to the start of covid pandemic when many of our friends told us to cancel or delay the trip BUT I very much wanted to still go, so we went for it.  Thankfully, nobody got sick!

Here’s what we did….

Day 1. Flew AA from FLL to Vegas early morning and did a little sight seeing that day. We checked out the M&M store & dipped in the New York New York pool for a bit. Later we drooled our way through Hershey’s Chocolate World. We stayed at the NYNY because it was one of the few hotels open at that time and we figured it would be nice for the kids to ride the roller coaster…… we never rode the coaster hahahaha! oops!

Day 2. Enjoyed Vegas – We took the local’s advice and had breakfast at The Peppermill and then went to the Adventure Dome for some kid fun. Due to the pandemic, we practically had the place to ourselves.  Kids did the rides over and over!

Day 3. Picked up our 30′ RV from Cruise America, shopped for essentials at Walmart and unpacked our suitcases. We then drove to our first destination – KOA in Kingman, Arizona. I picked this Campground because it was on the way to our first big excursion in the Grand Canyon. We got there kind of late so all we did was plug in, have a drink and went to bed.

Kingman, AZ KOA

Day 4. Woke up early and drove the RV to Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, AZ for our whitewater rafting trip with Grand Canyon West tours. What an amazing, once in a lifetime, kind of adventure!! All day in the 100 degree weather and 30 degree water bouncing around like bobbleheads! The kids passed out hard once we got on the bus that took us to our RV. If you’re interested in watching a video clip of this day you can find it HERE.

Grand Canyon White Water Rafting
Route 66 on our way to Grand Canyon

After our very exciting day, we drove to our next destination, Trailer Village RV Park in the Grand Canyon National Park. Got there late so we just plugged in and went to sleep.

Trailer Village RV Park Grand Canyon

Day 5. We woke up, was greeted by elk, had a nice breakfast and then decided to hike from the RV park to the Grand Canyon Rim. This was the first time it dawned on me that this was the most perfect time to travel! It was NOT packed! We didn’t have to fight crowds! It was glorious! We enjoyed the views then hiked back to our RV and took off.

We headed to Lake Powell and stopped at the Horseshoe Bend overlook. This was only a 2 hour “rest” stop. It was a short hike and a magnificent view! Took off from there and drove to our next “home” for 2 nights, Wahweap Campground and RV Park in Lake Powell. Hooked up our RV, grilled dinner and made some s’mores and passed out.

Day 6. We woke up early again and went to pick up our 19′ power boat rental to explore Lake Powell. We spent the entire day on the lake, cliff jumping, swimming and touring Antelope Canyon. AGAIN, glorious time to travel! We drove our boat through the canyon ALONE! Nobody there! The boat rental people told us that normally we would not be able to drive the boat in there due to too many kayakers and paddle boarders. Well, lucky us! Click HERE to see a video of our day on Lake Powell.

Day 7. Headed to Moab KOA and decided we needed to relax and do nothing this day. Well, almost nothing. I bribed my girls into allowing me to do a mini shoot of them playing on the campgrounds.

Day 8. Still in Moab and decided to do a Hummer Tour , to experience the petrified sand dunes, that Moab is famous for. You can see a video of our Hummer Tour Experience HERE

Day 9. Left Moab to head to our next destination which was the Fruita Campground in Capitol Reef National Park. This campground didn’t have any hookups so we only stayed one night. It was one of my favorite campsites from the entire trip! We were surrounded by fruit orchards and allowed to pick/eat as much as we wanted! In the morning, campers can walk over to Gifford House to grab fresh baked cinnamon rolls and pies before they run out. They were delicious! The cherry pie was my favorite. Here’s a video of this location – click HERE

(( On our way to Moab, we made a pit stop to check out Goblin Valley )) Short video HERE

Day 10. Headed to Kanab, UT for our one night stay at the Kanab Corral RV Park. We had a quick (and absolutely delicious) lunch at the Rocking V Cafe and then headed to our 4×4 Peek A Boo slot canyon excursion with Kanab Tour Company. The kids also got to do some sand skiing/boarding on this excursion! Video can be found HERE and one more HERE

Day 11. Left around 10am to head over to the Zion National Park area. We made a pit stop to check out Zion Mountain Ranch (Video is HERE )and play on their grounds for a few hours. They had a few outdoor games and some chickens that the kids enjoyed playing with. This location has cute cottages to rent but since we had an RV and couldn’t park it on their property, we stayed on their RV campsite ( Hi Road Base Camp ) for the night. Just a mile or two down the road. (Honestly this was my least fav camp site but it was just one night, to have plug ins while we slept). Video HERE

While we were checking out the area, we accidentally came across an amazing looking resort! Wish I had known about it when I planned this trip. Here’s the info on it….. Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. This place looks amazing!

Day 12.On to our next campsite which was the Zion River Resort. Very cool location! My favorite part was the river! The kids played in it for hours on this day.

Day 13. We went to explore Zion National Park. We drove the RV over to the Visitor Center and parked it there while we hiked the Par’us Trail. Click HERE for video. We found a nice little river area and the kids swam, jumped and played with the tadpoles. Made it back in time to have a nice bbq dinner and roast some more marshmallows. This was our last night in the RV.

Day 14. Returned the RV and spent 2 more nights in Vegas. First night at Paris and 2nd night at Mandalay Bay.

Day 16. Back to Miami

Hope this helps with your next trip plan! I am ready to start researching and planning our next one! RV travel is so much fun!


Back to School Portrait Session

I had so much fun with the 2020 back to school portrait sessions! The kids had the freedom to be as creative and silly as their little hearts desired. They loved to show me how they really felt about the 2020 Pandemic school situation. Please don’t judge them hahaha!

It has been tough for our kids to deal with virtual learning BUT they are persevering. They are learning new skills and navigating through 2020 like rockstars!


Miami maternity photography

Expecting another boy and mom decided to do her first maternity shoot ever. GREAT idea mama! Gorgeous, fun and super easy going family! Thank you for trusting me to capture these photos!


Pregnancy Photography

Ladies, please don’t miss the opportunity to capture this very special journey into motherhood. You will treasure it forever, I promise.

“Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

-author unknown

“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”

– Anne Christian Buchanan

“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”

–Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

“In pregnancy, there are two bodies, one inside the other. Two people live under one skin. When so much of life is dedicated to maintaining our integrity as distinct beings, this bodily tandem is an uncanny fact.”

– Joan Raphael-Leff


Outdoor family mini sessions.

How about some front door mini sessions? YES and YES !

Fort Lauderdale has some amazing houses and front porches BUT the best part is the people. Love these families and their adorable kiddies. Thankful to see them from time to time and see how they’ve grown.

See you next time Fort Lauderdale!


City of Aventura HS Parade

The city of Aventura’s Class of 2020 Graduation Car Parade, was a huge success! Thank you Michael Stern, the entire Aventura Commission and the Aventura Police Department. These kids and their families are surely grateful!

Here are a few photos.

If you’d like to see all my photos from the event, leave a comment below (with your email address) and I’ll send you a link.


Wonderful news! My friend Rachel is running for Aventura Commission and I couldn’t be more excited for her. Truth is, I sort of knew when she asked me to photograph her and her adorable kiddies right before this Covid-19 pandemic.

You can read more about Rachel here and follow her on IG here to see some amazing things she’s been doing this month! I’ve seen posts of her delivering food to hospital workers, emails about the future of our students and other important things that need to be tackled.

Good Luck to you my friend and thank you for all that you do for our community!


Printing and Displaying your Photos

Now that your session is over, it’s time to decide where you are going to put your photos and what will look best in your home. 

  • Canvas – stretched over varying thicknesses of wood to make it stand out more or less depending on your preference. These photos are free-floating and do not require a frame.
  • Framed on Wall – Dress your photos up with stylish frames to match your home décor.

*When hanging photos on your wall (framed or canvas) you can choose to hang a single photo, or a group of photos in a collage to change it up. 

  • Framed on Shelves, Desks, Tables – If you are renting or don’t want to put holes in your walls from prints or canvases, you can also frame your prints and place them on shelves, desks, or tables around your home. (You can also do this in addition to the wall hangings if you’d like.)
  • Photo Boxes – Customized photo boxes are totally in! These are very popular amongst our clients. This is a great way to display your photos, and you can keep more prints inside or use them as a keepsake box to house your precious memories.
  • Wall Calendars – Enjoy your photos all year long with these beautiful wall calendars!
  • Albums/Coffee Table Books – If you just can’t pick out a few photos to display in your home and you need more space, you can always get an album printed up and place it on your coffee table or bookshelf. Pull it out and look through it to remember how fun your session was, and how much your family loves each other.

Disney’s Frozen Birthday Party

Kailani is the luckiest little princess! Her mama is so, over the top, talented! She always throws the best parties!

Kailani’s other birthdays can be seen on her mama’s IG page… CAKED by Cynthia White.

Her first birthday theme was Marie Antoinette.

Second birthday theme was Disney’s Moana.

Third birthday theme was Little Miss Muffet

Fourth birthday theme was Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

Here are a few photos from her 5th.


1st Birthday Cake Smash

Just a few favorites from little Ms. R’s, in home, cake smash session.

Not too many birthday babies enjoy their cake! They don’t like getting messy or they make funny faces when they taste it and start to cry but not this cutie! She loved her cake as much as I love cake hahahaha! She is an easy going baby and made my job easy. The funny dancing and signing by mom and dad during the session also helped. I should’ve take a video of that for my future entertainment lol!