There is nothing more precious then baby rolls and those baby smiles. Camden's All Eyes on Me Session celebrated his first birthday. I have had the pleasure of watching Camden's family grow since 2011 from his big brother's milestone sessions, his mom's maternity shoots and holiday family sessions. Being able to capture these moments and watch a family grow is one of the greatest joys of being a photographer. I can't wait to see what's in store for little Camden and continue to make memories with this little man's growing family.
Ricky, also affectionally known as Papucho by those close to him celebrated his quinceanero (sweet 15) with a portrait session in NYC. He loves baseball, soccer and history so we incorporated his passions by shooting at Yankee Stadium, Central Park, and Brooklyn Bridge. This young man was all things dapper and stylish. His outfit choices reflected his debonair style and a few months later would be celebrating this milestone birthday with a very fitting Hollywood themed party. I hope I get to see more of Ricky and I can't wait to see what the future holds for him!
Hello engagement season! In it's honor I am sharing this beautiful Palm Beach wedding inspiration at The Breakers Hotel who also provided the floral design and decor for this shoot. It was a collaboration with some very talented creatives, including London couture dress designer Suzie Turner (who has dressed celebrities for the Oscars) and provided the stunning feathered gown with red lace accents. Our models from Evolution Model Management also wore Chic Parisien, Berta Bridal, J. Del Olmo and Badgley Mischka along with some gorgeous accessories by Maria Elena. Deborah Conception created four beauty look's for hair and makeup perfect for the glam bride. Stylist Erika Glocher put on the finishing touches and we ended with a table for two where both the gown, Wildflower linens and chair accessories by M The Collection stunned!
This styled shoot was also featured in Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style where The Breakers had never been published before. I can't wait to be back at this venue!
All eyes on Sienna! This little is the youngest daughter of Elissa who has been at In Focus Studio since 2008. Not only is she a joy to work with I also have had the pleasure of capturing communions, confirmations, family portraits, baby portraits, and most recently Elissa's oldest daughter, Sabrina's sweet 15’s. Now it's Sienna's turn. There is nothing sweeter then an inquisitive six month old full of laughter. I can't wait to see this little one grow over the years and to continue to capture those ever important family memories with this wonderful family!
I first met Erika and Juan when they won a complimentary engagement session with me through the Bloomingdales Bridal Show. We had so much fun together and I was thrilled when they asked me to capture their Westin Colonnade wedding.
The day began with beauty by Styles by NM and Erika's beautiful glam style. Her all white bouquet complete with oversized orchids by Marta Villar Floral Design was the perfect addition to complete Erika's bridal look. A classic vintage car from Ara Limo brought Erika and her father to the Coral Gables Congregational Church for the touching ceremony.
At the reception the tables were lined with linens by Leyani and elegant centerpieces by Marta Villar Floral Design along with a wonderful cake by Elegant Temptations. UBI brought the ambiance with lighting as well as keeping every dancing well into the night. Country artist Tom Jackson was also on hand to play some of Erika and Juan's favorites. The highlight of this wedding day was when the groom played the saxophone and serenaded his bride. It was the perfect ending to this love filled day.
NYC engagement photos are always such a treat! Still dreaming about this day with Heidi and Reimel whose session incorporated so many iconic locations. How stunning
Rosie, plus Eric, plus baby makes three! I went to Rosie and Eric's home to capture the joy and excitement of their newest addition. Their cute fur babies joined in the fun and we ended the day at the beach with toes in the sand and lot's of laughs. You could feel the love between this mama and dad to be and I so loved witnessing how much fun they have together. There is nothing quite like the joy that a new baby brings. More to come from this beautiful family!
Love when I get to continue photographing the same family. I shot Angie's sister Arianna for her quinceanaera (sweet 15) back in 2009. Angie wanted a mix of traditional classic imagery with a fun modern twist for her quinceanaera photography session.
We started the day at the beautiful grounds of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Angie chose to pair her gorgeous gown with a black masquerade mask and an oversized rose for a more theatrical look.
Next we headed to Mattheson Hammock Park where Angie chose a more casual look to reflect her personal style and a modern sophisticated look to end with. She also included her childhood pup who was as sweet as can be. I can't wait to see Angie and her sister again for all their future celebrations!
Meet adorable newborn Camden, the newest member of the Lockwood family. Since 2011 I have had the pleasure of traveling down to Key West to photograph the Lockwood family. It all began when Jessica was pregnant with their first son Kellen. From that maternity shoot followed by Kellen's 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year sessions, it has been so wonderful to see little Kellen grow.
When Jessica found out she was pregnant for the second time, I returned to Key West for Jessica's maternity session followed by Camden's newborn session. There is nothing like those newborn snuggles and we even had the opportunity to use a blanket that was specially made for Camden in this shoot.
Stay tuned on the blog to see the rest of Camden's first year.
Setting sail today with Anicia and Carlos. They wanted all the nautical vibes for their Miami engagement session and incorporated their love for the boat life. I naturally was all for this idea. We started off getting cozy in the cabin before enjoying the salty sea air. These two also chose outfits that were on point for the setting. All engaged couples take note, outfit changes are always a good idea. This sweet couple and sweet day will have you dreaming about an afternoon out at sea.
Lidi and Danny's Coral Gables County Club wedding brought on all the glam! Lidi was an absolute stunner in a Lazaro gown from Chic Parisien. Hair by Isaac Mesa and makeup by Isa Tundidor completed her stunning bridal look. From the beautiful ceremony at Plymouth Congregational Church to the wonderful reception, Leyani Wedding & Party Services made sure no detail was spared. Floral Design by Nevot Flower Designs, a gorgeous cake by Elegant Temptations, and music by EMG Entertainment Management Group, completed the A team of this wonderful celebration.
Meet the beautiful Serna family. First came love where I had the opportunity to capture their engagement session, then came marriage where I photographed their amazing wedding at the Four Seasons in Miami, and then came the baby in the baby carriage. There is nothing more precious than being part of watching a family grow and being part of all those amazing milestones. It was a gorgeous autumn day in NYC for this session and just wait until you see the most adorable baby girl who was just so expressive!
Meet the Koch family. The parents, Yasmin and Sean are actually divorced and came together so their sons, Mitchell and Tyler could have the memories of family portraits. Is there anything more amazing than that?! That is what I call a parenting win and it was an honor to capture this wonderful family at South Point. We started the day with some casual moments and ended with a sunset. I also incorporated Mitchell and Tyler's love for lacrosse and archery. One day they can look back and be reminded of their childhood dreams. There is nothing like capturing these ever important memories.
What the world needs now is love sweet love, and that is exactly what you are going to see with Ashley and Asmany's wedding portraits at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. I actually captured these post-wedding because sadly I was booked on the actual day. After having taken Ashley's sweet 15 photos, I was so looking forward to seeing her as a bride. I was truly honored that even after being booked for the wedding day Ashley wanted me to be part of the wedding some how and asked me to do both her bridal shower and these post-wedding portraits. It was a fairytale afternoon that could have easily been a styled shoot, because just look at how stunning and dapper this duo is. I am so thrilled I was able to capture their love.
Courtni and Jermaine's Westin Colonnade Coral Gables wedding was pink wedding dreams! With the help of event planning by A Man's Touch this classic and romantic day was brought to life. Courtni stunned in her Ysa Makino gown from Mia Bridal Couture with hair by Ebony Lickett and makeup by Staci Edwards. Beautiful pink and white blooms by Terra Flowers were the perfect touch to the reception along with a four tiered wedding cake beauty by Divine Delicacies. UBIS Music & Lighting had everyone on their dancing feet and created the wonderful ambiance. Another wonderful wedding in the books!
Cristina's senior portraits were at the beautiful Fairchild Garden. This location in one word is magical. Full of golden light and natural elements Cristina brought out her inner glam to the garden setting. We also stopped to admire the glass sculptures created by the artist Chihuly which
Elaine and Javier's Douglas Entrance Wedding in Coral Gables, FL was timeless. To make the magic happen, they worked with event planner Marylen Exposito and the result was a wedding day chock full of effortless romance. The day began at the Biltmore Hotel where Elaine had her hair done by Art of Hair by Claudia and beauty by Makeup Mob. When her exquisite gown from Ever After
There is nothing more momentous than being able to be part of seeing a family grow. Jessica had her maternity session in Key West, Florida and brought along her first, little Kellen. I had the opportunity to photograph Jessica for her first maternity session when she was pregnant with Kellen, and so thrilled she chose me again for soon-to-be baby Camden. It was a light filled day that started out casually and ended on the beach with a dash of glam. I can't wait to see this growing family again!
Jeannie and John's Bill Baggs State Park engagement pictures in Key Biscayne, Florida were just the sweetest. Surrounded in this beautiful setting that lead us to a lighthouse on the beach filled with that amazing natural light, two outfit changes, and the sweetest pup you ever laid eyes on, this day was pure magic. Nothing was more magical than the obvious chemistry that resonated from Jeannie and John. Go pour through the moments and all that newly engaged charm.
This little beauty celebrated her first communion and lucky for me, I was asked to document the moment. I met Elle at the J. Fritz and Frances Gordon Park for her very own portrait session. The light was perfect and Elle looked angelic in that golden light. With her rosary and mini bible in hand, we strolled the beautiful natural grounds. Loved being able to capture this moment for Elle and her family.