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Bui Family: Rollins Family Session

  Melody and I have known each other since 2008.  She was my vice president in the Vietnamese Student Associate at the University of Florida.  Through the 10 years of friendship, not much has changed as far as Melody’s sweet, positive, and understanding personality.  She’s always had a way of easing your fears and making […]

December 11, 2018

Family, Portraits

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Velasco Family: Celebration Family Session

The Velasco family walked towards me and all I saw were smiles on everyone’s faces.  I immediately thought “what beautiful smiles!”  Leticia (mom) said her kids were not morning people but I would have never guessed!  Mya, Mateo, and Gabby were so energetic and happy!  I seriously couldn’t ask for better behaved kids!  Every time […]

December 10, 2018

Family, Portraits

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Thoa & Sean: Alfond Inn Maternity Session

  It all started with me almost getting her arrested in 2003.  Thoa and I have shared 15 years of friendship and it has been one heck of a journey!  It started outside of Iguana’s nightclub in Miami when I passed her a 21 year old ID to get her in.  The bouncer obviously didn’t […]

December 3, 2018

Family, Portraits

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Marjason Family: Kissimmee Lakefront Park | Family Session

I’ve had the pleasure of having the Marjason family in front of my camera twice now and they are always so much fun to capture.  When I think about “family goals” I picture their family.  Both Lyzz and Chris work full time jobs all the while caring for their 3 active girls.  Between dance practices, […]

November 27, 2018

Family, Portraits

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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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