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Bigio Family – Rollins College, Winter Park December 29, 2009

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It’s been an amazing month with so many photo shoots and getting the opportunity to meet so many people.  I’m just psyched about it all.

One of those families that I was able to photograph were the Bigio’s, I actually know them from the church I used to go to.

So, I hung out with this brother and sister trio for a good hour or so and had a blast with them.  We walked around Rollins College, which as many of you know is one of my favorite sites to shoot at, and admired all the beautiful architecture of the school.  I really love it there!

At first they were a little timid about having someone photograph them, but by the end of the shoot they were expert models.  We had some good laughs and aside from me almost falling to my near death, well, it was a foot wall…hey, I was scared…it went well. 

Thank you guys for allowing me to photograph the three of you, you have such a beautiful chemistry with each other and are very lucky to have one another.  Don’t ever change that. 

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Brown Family – Winter Springs Town Center December 28, 2009

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About two weeks ago, I did a photoshoot for my neighbors, The Brown Family.  We met a few days after we moved into our home back in 2007, and ended up finding out that they also go to our church.  I also found out that we were both pregnant at the same time.  They were a few months ahead of us and were a boy and we were having a girl. 

I don’t go announcing to everyone I meet that I do photography, but recently during a garage sale, I had the opportunity to share what I do with my neighbors.  Val immediately told me that she wanted family portraits and that she wanted to book as soon as possile.  I was thrilled!

So, long story short, we were finally able to do it and I have to say that I had a blast with the three of them and I think the photos turned out great.  Oh and I forgot to mention, they have been blessed with another pregnancy and this time, it’s a baby girl.  Val and Paul are due to have their new bundle of joy next summer.  Congrats you guys, you deserve the best.

 

Tobenas Family – Fort Mellon Park, Sanford December 21, 2009

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Last Sunday, I woke up early in the morning and got myself ready to photograph a very amazing family, The Tobenas.  I had never met them before, but from the moment I stepped out of my car and said hello, I knew that it was going to be a very pleasant experience, and it was.

They were so easy-going and Aiden was such a cutie pie.  I was really taken by how sweet this family was not only with me, but with each other.

In fact, when the photos were ready, Jennifer insisted on making this easier for me and coming by the house to pick them up.  She ended up agreeing to meet me half way from her office. 

When she arrived, she had a Frozen Mocha Coffee from McDonald’s in her hand.  We greeted one another and she mentioned that she had seen a comment I had posted on Facebook about having a craving for a frozen coffee from Barnies, but that there wasn’t one on the way so she stopped at McDonald’s instead.  Honestly, how sweet is that…for her to take the time to go out of her way to do that for me.  It meant a whole lot.  Oh, and boy  was it good.  On the way back home, I had a grin from ear to ear.  😀

Jennifer, thank you for the kind gesture and I am so glad that you loved your photos.  Your kind words were really appreciated.

Here are a few photos from the day…

 

715th Military Police Company – Melbourne, FL December 12, 2009

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As I had mentioned in the previous post, I spent the day with the families of the 715th Military Police Company in Melbourne, on December 6th.  It was a great experience, and I was welcome with open arms by all that were there.  I was honored to be around such a big group of heroes.

The afternoon was filled with food, friendly conversations, raffles and a small, open photo shoot for everyone.

I have to admit that when I was asked to do this, I was very nervous at the thought of photographing so many people in such a short amount of time (2-3 minutes each).  But, I was reassured that it was something informal, something simple for the soldiers to remember that particular time with their family.  I agreed to do it, but was still nervous.

These men and women, have devoted their time, their lives to protect this country, and I was glad that I was going to be able to give them something small that they would remember forever.  A moment in time, with family.

So, I did it.  And, it turned out great.  It felt good.  I did something for them, though simple, they would always remember it.

At the end, without the slightest idea, I was asked to come in front of the soldiers and was thanked for taking pictures that day.  Made it all even better.  I am most certain that I was blushing.  Who wouldn’t be.  I raffled off  6 gift certificates and all the photos were donated to the soldiers and their families.   I even received several emails of praise, and excitement over the photographs and the experience.  Turned out perfectly! 

At this time, I want to thank the 715th Military Police Company for allowing me to be a part of this special time with your family.  Thank you, for your time and for your dedication to serving us, this country.  I would love to do this again some time in the future.

Noelia

Here are a few pictures from the day:

 

Jaffe Family – Melbourne, FL December 11, 2009

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On Sunday, after spending the day with the 715th Military Police Company in Melbourne, Jonathan and I spent some time with my cousin, Deborah, and her husband, Derek.  Deborah insisted I eat, and brought out pizza and chicken wings, which were amazing! 

Doesn’t she realize that I’m on a diet?!?!

So, after we ate, we went out for a walk with the dogs and for a short photshoot.  Literally, the shoot lasted like 15-20 minutes.  The sun was going down fast, and we didn’t have a whole lot of time to take a lot of photos.  Even with the short time, I managed to take some great photos of Deborah and Derek with their adorable dogs, Twiggy and Roxy.

Here are a few of the photos that I captured from our mini session.  Deb, Derek, I hope you like them… 

 

Pratts Family – Rollins College, Winter Park December 8, 2009

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Yet another fantastic shoot with a very sweet family, The Pratts.

I had the priviledge of meeting Noel & Jeni at my cousin’s 10 year vow renewal in 2006.  It was for a brief moment, but often I would hear of them in coversation.  Well, I finally had the chance to have my own one on one with them, and it was a lot of fun.  Just like my cousin, Loida, had said, they are really genuine people; kind and very go with the flow.  I like that!

They were up for anything and everything, and let me do what I had to do.  I never had to worry about what I was doing, how I was placing them, because they just did it.  It was very enjoyable, and I’d love to do it again some time soon.

Jeni, Noel, thank you for giving me the opportunity to photograph your family and for making it such a fun experience.  I can’t forget Alexis, Dylan, and Aleah, they were such cuties and behaved like total angels.  And grandma for helping out with everything and getting Aleah to give me her biggest smiles.  I’d be delighted to do this again with all of you.

Thanks!

Alexis was not shy with the camera at all, she was quite the model.

Who can resist little Aleah, she’s such a doll!

This is quite the pair, my two little assistants.  Thank you girls, you are both very special!

 

Gilliard Family – Rollins College, Winter Park December 7, 2009

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When Shannon asked me to take photos of her family for Christmas, I was thrilled!  Shannon and I taught at the same school before we had our babies.  Our kids are only 10 days apart.  We shared everything from morning sickness, to the joy of having our first-born.  It’s been great!

So, we were on our way to do our shoot at Mellon Park in Downtown Sanford, when I realized that all roads leading to the park were closed.  Before panicking, I decided to stop and ask what in the world was going on.  I soon found out that there was going to be a parade that day and that they were going to be handing out toys to families in need.  Since I’m all for that, it wasn’t a big deal.  Shannon and Allan agreed to go to another location where I was to have another shoot that day, Rollins College in Winter Park.

Even though it had rained, the weather wasn’t bad at all.  It was nice and cool and the sun wasn’t beaming down on our faces.  It was perfect.  I enjoyed spending time with Mr. Lex, as I like to call him, and mommy and daddy. 

Thanks guys, I had fun!