Lifestyle Family Photographer | Fuji X100F

Every summer before we travel, I look into adding a mirrorless camera body to supplement my DSLR and lighten my load. But to save 1 lb and some size, I can never justify it when I’m just going to add a bulky DSLR lens. This year, when I was reading reviews, one mentioned the Fuji X100F. I looked it up, since several photographers I know use small Fujis as travel cameras. The models I’d looked into prior also had larger interchangeable lenses, increasing the size and the investment. However, this model, had a 35f2 fixed lens. Which is what I take when I travel, anyway! I asked around for an endorsement and looked online for reviews, and, satisfied with my research, made the purchase.

The camera arrived this afternoon. Since my favorite muses, my kids, are at sleepaway camp for the summer, I contacted one of my clients who lives nearby to see if I could borrow her kids to try out my new equipment! I know it was a long day for this mama, and I hope the extra entertainment with the kids was just the extra fun they needed to blow off some steam!

It took some research for me to figure out what all of the buttons do, and which settings will be easiest for me to work with, but by the time I headed home, I felt like I had a pretty good handle on the equipment and would feel comfortable leaving my DSLR at home for our upcoming travel. I came home and edited a few images. Here are some of my favorites from my first time using this camera.

Pembroke Pines Birthday Photographer | Arya's 1st Birthday Party

This baby is magical. The photos from her first birthday party capture her magic. My career as a photographer has really honed my ability to sense and observe. And walking into her home, where she was celebrated by family and friends, I felt her energy. She had a near constant smile on her face and put a smile on the face of everyone she interacted with. The joy was palpable, and looking back through these photos, I can feel the buzz of joyful flow. I hope you feel it too!

In Home Lifestyle Photo Session | 1st Birthday Cake Smash

This family always has so much fun in front of my camera, and it always shows in their photos! This year, when we were deciding on a location to celebrate their daughter’s first birthday with a cake smash as we did for her older sister, I suggested doing the session at home. I think every family should have at least one in-home photo session. They tend to be relaxed and bring out the best in your children, because that is where they spend the most time and are the most comfortable. It also makes the logistics easy for you, and is a great way to document your home.

I’ve been looking through old photos from my grandparents, and when something familiar would appear in a photo, or the living room is where they took fancy photos and it appears over and over again, that all has meaning, and I am grateful those memories of my grandparents home are preserved. And I’m grateful I was able to preserve some memories of this awesome family in their home!

Miami Newborn Photographer | In Home Lifestyle Newborn Session

And baby makes five! I love in-home lifestyle photography, especially in the craziness of welcoming a baby, leaving the home is one less thing to worry about. Although I must say, this mama is always so photo ready even just a week after giving birth. Can’t wait to watch this baby grow, and be there to capture all the milestones!

A fave shot is the siblings on the bed with their new baby. It is a repeat of the same pose when they were only 2, from this session! I beyond love the color scheme mom coordinated for this session, and how amazing is that hammock?!