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Family Reunion | Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Joseph is determined to make family a priority.  He is making an effort to reunite with his sisters regularly and is making sure his kids know their cousins.  Joseph and Yael’s family traveled all the way from Tel Aviv to spend a week with their family.  Sandy and Israel’s family traveled from Cleveland and Shoshana […]

December 17, 2018

Family, Portraits

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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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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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