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Alex & Lina: Rollins Photo Session

It’s been almost a year since I had this beautiful couple in front of my camera.  I feel so honored to have Alex and Lina drive 3 hours to Orlando to have me capture their holiday photos with their cute little frenchie, Theodore.  They’ve been married for almost a year now and I have enjoyed […]

November 15, 2018

Portraits

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Hokin & Yen: Clearwater Beach Maternity Session

  Hokin, Yen, and I met before the sun even came up at Clearwater beach for their maternity session.  It was a cold and windy morning but we all agreed that the weather was better than what we experienced in all our other hot and humid sessions together.  I am so honored to help capture […]

November 1, 2018

Portraits

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Ronnie & Quyen: Ponce Inlet Maternity Session

  Our session with Ronnie and Quyen at Ponce Inlet might have been the easiest shoot I’ve ever done.  These two are NATURALS in front of the camera.  Ronnie doesn’t even need prompts- he’s like a model who moves from one pose to the next after he hears the shutter click.   Not only were they […]

September 26, 2018

Family, Portraits

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Isra & Quynh: Rollins College | Family Session

“Grandpa, give me a big smile.. bigger.. just a little bigger” Two minutes later, we put Callan in grandpa’s arms and an instant smile came upon his face. My favorite types of interactions are with Asian grandparents and their grandkids.  Coming from parents who were not very affectionate, I have witness how grandkids can completely […]

September 21, 2018

Family, Portraits

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J Family: Downtown Celebration Session

 “TayTay, look over here and say cheese!!” “But auntie, I want to go over to the lake, there’s an egg in the lake!” TayTay was once a shy kid.  She seldom talked or even smiled when you smiled at her.  She would hide behind the safety of her parents and pretend that she didn’t hear […]

September 13, 2018

Family, Portraits

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Jeff & Yin Yin: Malibu Creek | Family Session

  The bubbles started floating in to the air and Elise’s eyes lit up.  She started smiling.   As the bubbles floated closer to her, she reached out her hand to grab them only to feel them pop in her hand.  The feeling made her giggle and reach for more.  We kept the bubbles coming and, […]

September 6, 2018

Family, Portraits

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Kalena: 1st Birthday | Cypress Grove Park

Mom placed the cake down on the stand in front of Kalena and walked away.  Kalena saw the cake and could not take her eyes off it.  She slowly moved her hand closer to the cake.  Mom said “nuh uh.” Kalena looked up, batted her long, brown lashes and moved her hand away.  What a […]

August 28, 2018

Family, Portraits

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Golden Hour: When to Schedule Your Photo Session

You’ve spent time thinking of it.  You’ve envisioned what your photos would look like.  You’ve decided to invest your hard earned money on it. Now, you finally pull the trigger and book a photo session. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is: What time should we book our session? ANSWER:  The BEST […]

August 23, 2018

Portraits

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Top 5 Travel Destinations: # 1 Glacier National Park, Montana

  My all time favorite place everrrrrrr:  Glacier National Park.  It’s a vast area of land filled with towering glacier carved mountains, turquoise lakes, and epic hikes.  You can easily get lost in its beauty and spend a week here. Things to do: Going to the Sun road Grinnell Glacier Hike Many Glacier Area Two […]

August 16, 2018

Personal, Travel

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Ng Family: Kissimmee Lakefront Park Family Session

Jamie and I go wayyy back to optometry school in Boston.  We met in 2007 and have remained friends since.  It’s been Jamie’s annual visits to Florida that have allowed us to keep this friendship rolling.  Every time we reconnect, it feels like no time has passed.  Its always great when we see each other.  […]

August 11, 2018

Family, Portraits

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