Archive for May, 2009
I met Eileen and Pedro at the Reunion Resort in Orlando, Florida http://www.reunionresort.com/ where they decided to have their engagement photo session. The resort is not only a beautiful location, but it brings lots of happy memories to Eileen, Pedro and their family. We had a great day riding around the resort grounds on golf carts and just having fun shooting pictures. Special thanks to Eileen’s parents, Terry and Gabe, for all their help with the shoot. Eileen and Pedro are a great couple who are very happy when they are together. I look forward to spending more time with them as I capture all the special moments leading up to their wedding and of course, their “big day” in December. Thank you guys for a wonderful weekend. I leave you with some of the photos taken on that day.
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Formal portraits at the Reunion Grande Hotel
Pedro looked very handsome
Some shots at the Spa while we waited for rain to stop
Once the rain cleared, it was off to the golf courses for some portraits on the green
Sunset at the roof top pool
And some fun shots at the Old Town Carnival at the end of the day
Congratulations Eileen & Pedro on your engagement
I recently met Christine and Richard at Matheson Hammock Park for their maternity photo session. They are a beautiful couple who are very much in love and expecting their first son. I think I captured the baby’s first professional photographs in some of the portraits, (in the sonogram), and those are some of Christine and Rick’s favorites as well as mine. So sweet!!! Enjoy a few of the photos from the shoot.
Baby’s first photo
I believe that a person’s true self comes out in front of a camera lens. I can look through the view finder and it’s almost like looking inside a person’s soul. I find it amazing each and every time. It is there that personalities like Alan’s just shine through. What a cool kid!!!! and sooo handsome!!!! I wanted to take him home with me. Alan is not only a very handsome fellow, but so polite, funny, and sweet. I met Alan and his mom, Aixa at the Coral Gables Entrance Park to take his First Communion portraits. This location was chosen by Aixa because it just so happens that her mother took her communion pictures at that very same spot many years ago. I love tradition!!! Alan also used his mom’s rosary and prayer book, which you can see him holding in his portraits. We shot the session at the end of a weekday and I initially thought I would have little energy after a looong day at the office, but the minute I met Alan, I forgot about all that and just had a great time shooting his portraits. May God bless Alan on his communion day and throughout his life. Here are some of the photos I captured.
I recently had the pleasure of photographing Rachel’s bridal shower at the Chart House Restaurant in Coconut Grove. What a nice afternoon this was!! Rachel’s wish was to have her shower outdoors next to the ocean and that’s exactly what she got. A group of special ladies in Rachel’s life got together and enjoyed a wonderful lunch overlooking Biscayne Bay. Rachel looked beautiful and her happiness was contagious. Best wishes for Rachel on her upcoming wedding day and future married life. Many thanks to Rachel’s wonderful aunt, Idania who has followed my blog for over a year and trusted me with capturing this happy occasion in their family. I leave you with a slideshow of some of the pictures from the shower. Enjoy!!!
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Some of the pictures
The crochet hats they wore were made by Tata's Creations
Rachel & Fernando
Alex and Gigi have to be one of the nicest couples I know. Whenever I am around their family and friends, I feel like I am among my own. They recently celebrated their wedding shower with a couples lunch at the Rusty Pelican and it was so much fun!!! The teal and chocolate decorations were accented by gorgeous centerpieces made of fragrant pink roses. The food was great, and the games they played were different from others I’ve seen and lots of fun, but the highlight of the party, besides the beautiful couple, was the deserts. Among other things, they had a “candy station” where the main attraction was chocolate with the tallest chocolate fountain I have seen in a while. Everyone enjoyed the party and showered the couple with good wishes, many presents, and lots of love. Congratulations Alex & Gigi, I wish you life long happiness.
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Some of the photos