Taylor's Bat Mitzvah

I loved working with Taylor and her family!  She is such a sweet girl, and her joy was shared by her family, and was evident throughout the entire day, from the portraits at synagogue before services, through the last dance at the reception.  

At her celebration, there were several games and special touches that made it one of the most unique I've attended!  Guests were welcomed with a luau theme, and the entire family wore their leis for family formal pictures, which I thought was so cool and fun, and I love the added color.  The cocktail hour started off with airbrush tattoos, table hockey, and a giant game of Operation.  During the party, the kids played Coke and Pepsi, then everyone played a game where they passed a hula hoop while holding hands, and one where Taylor and Dara competed with their friends to see who could hold the most balloons in an oversized shirt!

The night concluded with an amazing s'more's bar and ice cream sundae bar for a sweet ending for a sweet girl on a sweet day!  Mazel Tov, Taylor!

Siblings and Cousins at Museum Park

This is a totally awesome group of kids to photograph.  Every session we've done together has just been fantastic!  I first met them when we created this amazing Harry Potter themed session, and then again for this totally hip, street Wynwood Walls session.  This year, my inspiration was Miami preppy urban, so we headed down to Museum Park with the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Biscayne Bay in the background.  And once again, they were so much fun to have in front of the camera, and we created another set of amazing images.  

Sarah's Bat Mitzvah

This lovely family is framily to my Aunt, which makes them like framily to me too, by extension (framily n. friends that are like family).  Whenever you have the privilege of photographing people you have a connection with, that connection comes across to the camera in the form of genuine emotion.  

Sarah's theme was Peace Love and Sassyness, and it fit her perfectly.  She is a happy, spunky teen, who was full of smiles from beginning to end, and I'm so glad I got to capture them all!

Shot with Amber from Amber Sycz Phototography.

Camp Shalom

Today I had the opportunity and privilege to spend the day at camp. I was there as an alumni, a parent, and a photographer.  At the end of the day, I was filled with so much joy!  I got to spend time photographing most of the cabins at their various activities,  and I got such a warm feeling from all. 

As a lifestyle photographer, I seek out genuine emotions, and with these campers, I didn't have to look far, and I left with a camera full of images of happy campers. We may have staged some of the activities to make sure we got them all covered throughout the day, but the emotions and happiness were real.

As an alumni, I was happy to see the fun and traditions I enjoyed at camp are still upheld 22 years later. There's something satisfying about a timeless experience that is shared between generations.  

And as a parent, I was happy to see my kids happy.  I was happy to see your kids happy.  I was happy to see my kids creating lasting memories and friendships with your kids. I was happy to see the staff so invested in ensuring our kids are having a great camp experience.  I'm so glad to have these images to relive such a magical day. 

Alexis, Brad, Hanna, and Ian

I loved this family and I loved this session.  Followers of my blog hear me say it all the time, but when you relax and enjoy yourselves and your family in front of my camera, it gives me lots of So You moments to capture.  When I parked my car, I looked over and this colorful mural caught my eye.  It happened to also be an area that provided the shade we needed to keep us cool on this warm South Florida morning.  These guys played, and laughed, and snuggled, and snacked on pretzels, and I got to capture it all!