Cathy & Chris - Shooting Range Engagement Session

Where do I begin?? I decided to have an Engagement session giveaway where Cathy & Chris were the winners. I met Cathy and asked her what did she have envision for her engagement session? I said think of things you both enjoy doing? Places you both love to go… To my surprise she said “Chris loves the shooting range”… and so that’s where we headed!!!

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We met at the Homestead Training Center, I did not know what to expect from this session, I was beyond nervous, it was my very first time at a shooting range let alone doing an engagement session there, but Cathy, Chris, their friends and all the staff from the Homestead Training Center made sure that everyone was safe and I felt super secure. Then it was “action time”!!! I love lifestyle so I wanted them to act as they normally would, and they sure did!!



The Ring-{Barclay's Jewelers}

The Proposal {Cathy & Chris}

Hope you enjoy this session as much as I did!!! It was definitely an experience!! If this session is any indication of what their wedding will be!! I cannot wait for July 2019!!!

Event - {Colmado 305} - “The Peralta Project”

On October 6th, 2018- I was able to attend “Colmado 305” Event at Wynwood. The first time I learned about “The Peralta Project”, was through an online article about his “Cafe Bustelo” creation, then I saw his “rolos” project. I love his work and his creativity. I had the pleasure to meet him, I was beyond excited!! I am also from Dominican descent, grew up in Washington Heights and love our rich culture. I wish Tony nothing but the best.

  Colmado 305

Colmado 305



Here is some info about the project:

After the success of the “Uptown Colmado” in New York, The Peralta Project, Apt. 78 and Cerveza Presidente will be celebrated Latino Heritage Month by presenting the “Colmado 305” installation at The Wynwood Marketplace (2250 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL. 33127). The cultural event took place on Saturday, October 6th, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

In the Dominican Republic, the term “colmado” references a place where the locals go to congregate, to drink, to dance and most importantly, to buy groceries. The Peralta Project, Apt.78 and Cerveza Presidente created a unique art installation called “Colmado 305” to mimic and preserve the nostalgic memories from their homeland. The colmado (the predecessor to the bodega) dots corners throughout the Dominican Republic and has created a vibrant representation of Dominican culture. Guests who attend the “Colmado 305” installation will be able to socialize with friends, dance to the beats of Negra Fabulosa & DJ Brenmar (Fool’s Gold), play dominoes, eat tasty Latin food and dance all while enjoying an ice cold Presidente, Tremenda Dominicanidad!

About Cerveza Presidente

Presidente is the number one beer of the Caribbean and the national beer of the Dominican Republic. La Presidente Cerveza champions a real and authentic representation of the D.R. as the diverse island it is, comprised of a mix of rhythms and cultures. Fiercely proud of its Dominican heritage, Presidente Beer is exported from the Dominican Republic to the world – “de República Dominicana p’al mundo”.

Cerveza Presidente





About The Peralta Project

New York native Tony Peralta, is an artist that has embodied the voice of the American Latino for over a decade. By earnestly navigating New York City's multi-cultural circuit with authenticity, his stylistic fusions has gained a strong following. Whether it be a nod to the golden era of Hip-Hop, his Dominican heritage or his appreciation for contemporary art and design, Peralta's work weaves his influences together and offers his audience a true depiction of what it means to be a Dominican York.



About Apt. 78

Jose Morales is a Dominican York entrepreneur who was born and raised in the Washington Heights/Inwood section of New York City. In 2007, Morales opened his first restaurant named “La Sala 78” and since then, has opened three additional restaurants including the legendary New York City cultural hub APT.78. Morales is the founder of a marketing agency called APT.78 Co. which focuses on strategic branding, event planning and marketing rollout






Thanks to Susset Cabrera from http://www.thinkpeacock.com/ at info@thinkpeacock.com for providing me with the information!

{Cake Smash} 30th Birthday Edition

Cake Smash has increasingly become popular for one year olds....but wait that doesn't mean that us adults can't have our cake smash for our birthdays!!!

Check out Robin's session, she wanted to smash the cake for her 30th birthday and Oh boy did she Smash that cake! It was one of the best sessions ever!!

The Cake!

Birthday Girl!

Wedding Anniversary at the Beach
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
— Paul Sweeney

How are you celebrating your anniversary milestones?? 

Cards, flowers, and dinners are so cliche! Think of a great way to document your love with an Anniversary photo session.  You can get creative, with a  lifestyle session form In Common Photography...perhaps documenting something you both enjoy doing.  Walk on the beach, working out at the gym, eating at your local favorite spot, whatever it is I can make this possible for you.

Adrianne and her Hubby took a trip to Miami for their 3rd year wedding anniversary and decided to document this beautiful milestone. 

 

Voyage Miami Featured Image!

2018 Has brought me many great surprises...and it's only February!!!  Amongst them Voyage Miami featured one of my images in their February edition " Portraits of Love". To think that I was selected amongst other Amazing. Miami Photographers was mind-blowing to me!! I always thank God for all my blessings and never ever take anything for granted.  This was completely unexpected, and I beyond excited for this!!! Take a look at some of the images from Melissa & Jose's Garden Wedding!

More from that special day! 10.14.17

Melissa & Jose's wedding was very intimate and in a beautiful venue in North Miami, they had about 60 guests and their pastor made the day with his humor.  

Wedding Date: 10.14.17

Venue: Le Jardin

{Marla & Alvaro} Bohemian Chic Wedding Part I

I was emotionally invested in this particular wedding...I was referred to Marla by her Best Friend who happens to be my co-worker!! To me everything had to be perfect, and it was!!! And their love story was also something that captivated me! Marla a single mother who met her prince charming at last!!!

The wedding happened at a Beautiful Backyard in a home in Pinecrest,  I live for a backyard like this one!!!

Special moments The groom and his buddies!!!


 

The Bride and Her Bridesmaids!

The Location!! Lovely Backyard in Pinecrest, FL

The Ceremony

Stay Tuned for Part II of this beautiful wedding...

 

Elopement in Crandon Park

Emre & Aya Eloped from Turkey! They had such an intimate moment with just (His sister and her sister)! It was Magical! I enjoyed every minute of this shoot.  Aya barely understood english and all she did was smile and posed...and how gorgeous is she????

Just the two of us!!

Sometimes Less is More!!! 

Beach TiMe!!

They wanted some City Shots, so we drove by The Brickell Area.

Jakia & Desean's Wedding

Alright!! It's been long due!! and here it is...

9.23.17-Jakia and Desean had their fairytale wedding in the Redlands, FL. Despite Hurricane Irma trying to mess things up, we were able to pull it thru and it was perfect!

Ceremony was at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses- Homestead, FL

Reception was at the Woman's Club of Homestead

Kingdom Hall...Gorgeous Day!!!


The Boys Arrived!


Here Comes the Bride!!!!


Wishing them a lifetime of Happiness!!!

Jakia & Desean Sunrise Engagement Session
We don’t just get to grow old together. We get to grow up together. And that’s the real adventure.

"Love is Love, Is Love, Is Love"....and how much I love pure Love!! That's exactly what I sense from these love birds.  J&D met when they were babies (literally), They are so young and in love and so committed to their love, that capturing the essence of their relationship was simply amazing.  We met for a Sunrise Shoot, at 6:30AM at the Beautiful Homestead Bayfront Park (same park where I had my wedding pictures), there is something about this park that screams Love!!

 


Their wedding is set for September 23rd, 2017 and cannot wait to capture their special day!


Lovely Mommy to be! Outdoor Maternity Session

From the moment I met them, I felt in love with this beautiful mommy to be and her gorgeous family! They made me feel as if I was photographing for a magazine!! See for yourself!

 Soon we will be a Family of 4!

Soon we will be a Family of 4!


And How Gorgeous is this Mommy to be??? 

 


Mommy & Daddy

 


More to come!! Hope you enjoyed this session! Because I absolutely loved it!!!

The Beauty Beau-Candace Part II

Hey guys! Last week I took you on a mini adventure with Blogger The Beauty Beau, so here is my continuation to that last post.  

After shooting at the Eden Roc (room and Pool), we went to the beach and then we went to out Beautiful and trendy Design District check it out!

 

Shooting bloggers it's quite the experience...changin outfits in the car, public bathrooms or a private tent!LOL These girsl are pro, they do it so fast and make it look so simple..The design District was full of constrution, so we couldnt do muhc, also parking is nto the best situaiton either, so we left to the fun and olorful Wynwood!!!!!!!!!!

Driving around looking for great murals, that could match her outfits, glad that I was able to not only photograph her, but show her a little bit of How beautiful and diverse our Miami Dade County is.

 

And that's a wrap!!! I had the pleassure of meeitng Candace who now lives in Dallas and is pursuing her dreams.

The Beauty Beau-Blogger-Candance

When Candace first emailed me about a session...she made my day!  She said she found me on Instagram and loved my images and was traveling to Miami for the first time everrrrr.  I immediately knew that I needed to make extra special for her.  I met her at the Eden Roc...we shot some products from her room and we roamed around the pool area.

We then went to the Beach and catched some beautiful Golden Light before the sunset in our beautiful Miami.  This girls' skin is dead gorgeous!!!

 

We then took off to Wynwood and the Design District.  I will continue thsi mini adventure on my next post....Stay tuned

Fashion Bloggers

Its always fun to shoot with the talented Carmen Renee!  I met Carmen at FLorida International University, where we both work, it was an instant match! she has such a beautiful creative mind, a true fashionista and a total #girlboss.  The minute I met her I felt as if she was my lost sister! I find that we have so much In Common that it makes it a lot easier for me to photograph her!  Check out her website link below!

The Power of Networking!

Hi There!!!

Hope everyone is staying dry, at least in Miami has been raining everyday!  But there is a Spanish song that says "La Lluvia no daña mi fiesta" Meaning "the rain won't ruin my party".  

The reason for this blog is to talk about Networking and the power of it, at least how it has helped me in this new journey.  A couple of weekends ago I attended an event with #southfloridabloggers association; The event was great, because not only I volunteered as a photographer, but I learned from some amazing photographers in this type of industry.  I met some great bloggers as well and tried some yummy #grillcheese from Killer Melts.  Among the people I met there was Deena, she has been a full time photographer for the past 10 years and she  started blogging a little while ago as well.  in between conversations we exchanged business cards (Moo.com), and decided to collaborate together.  This meant the world to me, because Deena is a very talented , skilled photographer, I love her work, so to work with her has been quite the honor. We met this past Saturday (on a rainy day) and decided to shoot at Brickell City Center, it was great place since it has great natural light and so many different spots to shoot.  Please check out one of her latest blogs from our session http://nomadmoda.com/4-ways-wear-scarf/

Enjoy some of the pictures from the event!!! https://flic.kr/s/aHskVsmwas

South Florida Bloggers-May Event-Killer Melts
Everyday I'm Hustling!

Last weekend I was on fire! I was so blessed to have been able to work with so many talented women, who are dedicated to their work and like me are in the business of helping other women grow!  How are you empowering women???

 

Why Hire me?

Hi! I want to talk about my prices...why and how I set them.

One of the hardest parts of being a photographer is determining how much to charge for your work. You may wonder why are my prices lower than most Photographers out there...Well let me start by saying that everyone has a starting point, although I am not new to Photography, I am new to it as a business.  When I decided to actually start charging, I thought of the price point where I would feel most comfortable with, I want to make sure that I can establish myself as someone who is professional and very passionate about what I do. 

So here are some points as to why I price the way I do:

  1. This not my main source of income.
  2. I want to make sure that I can provide awesome photographs, without breaking your bank.
  3. I'm trying to grow my Portfolio and perfect my craft.
  4. I am more focused on winning a long term client.
  5. In the past I've been a victim of extremely high price photographs that I loved, but couldn't afford to purchase. I honestly don't want anyone going thru that.
  6. I genuinely love to make people happy and having your greatest memories captured and putting a smile on your face is priceless.
  7. Everyone has a startign point...so hurry up and book your sesison, before my prices go up:)
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