NAPLES PHOTOGRAPHER Jun04

NAPLES PHOTOGRAPHER

As a Naples photographer, I get to work with a lot of amazing clients. This gorgeous girl is no different. Meet Kristina. Kristina came to me and had a very specific idea of how she wanted her senior portraits to look. She asked for them to be simple and neutral – going so far as to request a white background for most of them. She sent me some images she had seen on the Internet that stood out to her and the common denominator was that they were clean and modern and focused solely on the subject. I did some location scouting to come up with a white backdrop (without having to be inside a studio). In the process, I found this building… We had amazing lighting on this particular day and with that white building being such an automatic reflector it was a match made in heaven. This delicious environment lasted for all of 20 minutes – before a massive downpour came from our of nowhere. Ugh! Florida weather at its finest. Talk about a stunning smile. Such a gorgeous girl! When the rain decided to start pouring down on us, we ultimately had to make an executive decision to cancel the remainder of the session and reschedule it. We shot the 2nd part of her session on a different day and thankfully we had much better luck when it came to the rain. Kristina will be attending YALE UNIVERSITY this Fall to begin her journey into college. How awesome that she’s attending Yale! I encouraged her to go ahead and bring that “Y” sweater with her when she put together the wardrobe ideas for her shoot. Kristina graduated from The Community School of Naples here in Florida just last week. I was able...

WHEN TOMORROW ISN’T PROMISED…{Naples Florida Family Photographer} Jan14

WHEN TOMORROW ISN’T PROMISED…{Naples Florida Family Photographer}...

If there was ever a day that the value of photography was confirmed for me…that day is today. As a professional photographer, I know with my whole heart how important photography is. But today…today it’s running through my veins like never before. Some of you will recognize the above family session from me having shared their sneak peek images on my social media accounts last month. And many of you will recognize that beautiful blonde senior who is 2nd from the left – next to her dad – as my client and ASP’s senior cover girl model for 2016, Alexis. When I met Alexis, I instantly fell in love with her after scouring her social media accounts. I fell in love with her love for her family. In all of the images on her instagram account, there were more than the norm for a teenager of her family. Her Dad, her brother, mom and sister were strewn throughout her account like a teen would share their best friends. In several of the captions, I saw where she had listed her dad, her mom, or her brother as indeed…her “best friend.” Her openly professed and extreme love for her family members is one of the reasons why I chose her as the senior cover girl model for this year. I’m a huge Daddy’s girl myself so her love for her dad especially resonated deeply with me. Since making her our cover girl, I’ve shot with her several times. In the process of those shoots…I’ve fallen more in love with her and her whole family as well. One of our most recent times together was last month when her Mom, Kimberly, hired me to shoot their family images. She worked tirelessly to assure that all of their...