Ms. Courtney :: Modeling Composites :: Portrait Photographer :: Orlando, Central Florida

I recently had the pleasure of shooting modeling composites for a young lady who has just signed on with BMG Modeling Agency.  Courtney is tall, thin, beautiful...and beyond sweet!  She came with her good friend Ali - who was a huge help during the shoot as well!  I would have to say that modeling images and senior portraits are my favorite type of shoots.  There is so much energy and excitement and allowance for creativity.  During this shoot I focused on getting three different looks.  The first being soft and innocent, the second being a little more edgy and free and lastly I experimented with off camera lighting for a totally different look all together.  We all had a great time, but decided to call it quits after being bit half a dozen time by gigantic mosquitos. are the results - I hope you like them as much as I do!  


Twins! :: Newborn Photo Shoot :: Orlando newborn photographer

I love newborns! I love the way they look.  I love the way the feel.  I love they way they smell.  I love the way they breathe.  I even love the way they cry.  So what is better than a newborn?  TWO!  I had another opportunity recently to work with twins - this time a baby girl and boy : )  They are simply precious!  Here are a handful of images from the shoot...hope you enjoy!

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Ms. A :: Holiday Portrait Photographer :: Oviedo, Central Florida

Here are some of my favorite holiday images I took of little Ms. A this year.  She was such a ham in front of the camera.  She insisted on posing with this one leaf - so of course I let her have her moment every 5 shots or so.  What can I say? You've got to do what you've got to do to keep them smiling ; )  We had a great shoot though and I am pleased with the results.  Hope you enjoy too!

Ms. Melissa :: Head shots, modeling composites :: Orlando studio photographer

A few weeks back a had the pleasure of working with a local model, Melissa, who was in need of updating her portfolio and head shots.  We began the day in the studio and then headed out on location.  Although Orlando holds a plethora of great locations,  Meliessa was partial to open fields and blue skies and so we stayed right in my backyard in Oviedo.  Melissa noted that it had been a while since she had modeled, but it sure did not take her long to warm up.  And let me tell you, once we were outside she was in her element.  We had a great day working together...enjoy checking out the results ; )

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CeFlo Retreat

In January of 2010 one of my closest friends, Ms. Sarah Bray decided she wanted to create some sort of retreat solely for female photographers in Orlando to promote both personal and professional growth - out of this desire the CeFloFePhos was born.  The acronym stands for Central Florida Female Photographers and it grew from the original 8 of us in January 2010 to an astounding 190 members across the state of Florida.  This is no longer an Orlando thing...or heck even a Central Florida  Twice a year we host a retreat - usually lasting 3-4 days and consisting of food, fun, and of course photography.  We have gone to St. Augustine, Siesta Key, Savannah, and Lake Wales.  

This most recent retreat was hosted at the Westgate Ranch in Lake Wales, FL.  There were 7 of us who attended for the weekend and one more that met us up for the shoot out.  It was a fabulous time.  We stayed up way too late talking...and honestly I think we all would have stayed up later if we could have.  We discussed highlights of our year, struggles we were having both personally and within our business, brainstormed ideas - and in simple terms, we bonded.  In the morning we all got primped up and headed outdoors to do a mini shoot out of each other as both a warm up and a way to get new head shots.  It is not often that we find ourselves in front of the camera so I think it is helpful to be reminded of what it is like in front of the lens.

In the afternoon, our beautiful model Sarita met up with us and we headed out to shoot.  8 photographers and one model can certainly be overwhelming, but we had a great time.  Sarita was a pro and new how to handle the onslaught of cameras.  We each had turns posing and shooting which allowed us all to get slightly different looks/perspectives.  The feel of the shoot was glamour, beauty, and fashion - and Sarita rocked it!

We even met up with Zach, one of the employees of Westgate Ranch who willingly acting as a second model for a bit and even let us use a horse in our photographs.  It was fantastic.  In fact, all the employees at Westgate Ranch were helpful, accommodating, and friendly.  I will probably look at going back for a family vacation as the kiddos get a little older.  

I feel so lucky to have been part of the creation of this group and have made it a point to attend every retreat and function.  My husband has been more than supportive in helping me achieve this as well - volunteering to watch the kiddos while I'm gone.  In fact, for our first retreat in St. Augustine he ended up coming with us because Mr. B was only 3 months old at the time!  

Alright...I am blabbing to much.  Without further are a handful of the images from the retreat.  

Oh and I can't write this post without showing what it's like to have 8 photographers on one location...

Love you girls!

Playing catch up

I realized when I went to post my images from the retreat that I hadn't ever come back to complete my posts from the previous shoot.  So - this weekend is all about playing catch up.  Today I'll go ahead and start with my most recent shoot and then for Saturday and Sunday I will be posting the rest from the ones I previewed check back in all weekend! : )