Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Juliano's 1st Birthday | Kids & Baby | South Florida Special Event Photographer

Hi blog. It's me, Ann. I haven't forgotten about you, I promise!
I have been in super duper busy mode with holiday portraits
and have been focusing on editing and leaving my blog
entries for after the holidays, but I'm throwing in
one entry just to let you know I'm still alive!!

I had the pleasure of photographing Juliano's 1st birthday
last month (yes, I'm over a month behind!).
It blows me away to see Juliano celebrating his 1st birthday.
The year has flown by! It seems as if I was just at Juan & Vanessa's shower,

The Dr. Seuss themed party was held at Books & Books in Coral Gables.
The kids enjoyed some story time and a little arts & crafts activity.
Lots of fun to be had!!

Happy Birthday Juliano Andres :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Little Bow Peep Boutique

I'm starting to slowly catch up on my blog posts.
What can I say, it's been a busy month and I'm sure it won't
slow down till the new year...which is a good thing. :)

Last month I had the pleasure of photographing these amazing little ladies
sporting some adorable hair accessories by Little Bow Peep Boutique.
All accessories are hand made by the lovely
& ever so creative, Dana Daniel.
For questions or to place an order,
please contact Dana at dbdaniel2@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Miranda's 6th Birthday | Kids | South Florida Event Photographer

Manicures & pedicures.
Massages & facials.
Hair & make-up, followed by a walk on the catwalk.
Invited to a celebrity affair, you say?
It was definitely the closest thing to it!
Miranda celebrated her 6th birthday like a rockstar, seriously.
Glitz, glamour & all things girly.
I can honestly say I have not been to a party like this one. Ahh-mazing.
When I grow up, I would like a birthday party just like this.
Sorry boys, divas only.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Acevedo Family | South Florida Family Photographer

A few Saturdays ago I got to revisit one of my favorite
spots for a family photo session.
And I finally made it through out the entire garden at the Morikami Museum!

The Acevedo family was so wonderful to work with
(and so photogenic, right?!!).
Marcus was a natural in front of the camera and
was very enthusiastic about posing for me...and I can't complain. :)
After our session, Marcus' mom, Barbara, emailed me
saying that he was talking about me all night after our session.
It must've been the lollipops that made such an impression on him. :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Johnson & Tolmach Families | South Florida Family Photographer

I met the Johnson & Tolmach families at this beautiful neighborhood park
by the Johnson home.

The slightly chilly weather was quite invigorating.
The perfect opportunity to dig out the sweaters for some holiday photos!
And of course, we couldn't forget about our four-legged friends.
They were very well-behaved and just wanted to show baby Miles some love. :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Tolmach Family | South Florida Family Photographer

Meet the Tolmach Family.
They were blessed with their son Miles this past April.
I met him for the first time at my Pumpkin Portrait Party
but had the pleasure of spending some one-on-one time during
our family session a few weekends ago.

He has to be one of the smiliest babies that I have met
and I don't think I could ever get enough of those
big bold beautiful eyes. :)

First time parents Melissa & Pete are just in awe of their little guy
and I know they are going to have a blast with him.

The Rothfield Family | South Florida Family Photographer

The Rothfield Family is no stranger to this blog.
They have become part of the [remotography] family
as I've watched little Addie grow up!

It's amazing to see her running around, talking and signing
since I remember meeting them for her newborn session over a year ago.
We had quite an adventure that morning trying to meet up.
There was some sort of race, most likely the Ironman,
and they were blocking all the roads leading to the park we were headed to!
We decided to try another park, which also blocked by the race,
but we managed to get through! Whew!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mila P. | South Florida Kids Photographer

Like most little girls, Mila idolizes the Disney Princesses.
She celebrates her 3rd birthday this year
and to commemorate the big event,
her and her family will go to Disney to dine with the princesses!
How fun!

This has to be one of my favorite sets.
I think Mila resembles a youthful Snow White
wandering through the forest.
The expression in her eyes is priceless!
Love it.

Happy 3rd Birthday
Princess Mila Y

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Orphee & Kurt | Couples | South Florida Portraiture Photographer

Orphee & Kurt are such a fun-loving couple
They've known each other since high school
and are simply made for each other.

We had a great morning together
full of laughs and giggles.
Love her smile, love his eyes,
and she rocked that dress!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Holiday Portrait Party | Promo | South Florida Portraiture Photographer

Since our Pumpkin Portrait Party was such a hit,
I've decided to hold a portrait party for your holiday photos.
These mini-sessions are open to families, friends, couples, kids and babies!

By appointment only, so book your session today!

Olivia H. | Kids & Baby | South Florida Newborn Photographer

I met this little angel when she was 7 weeks old.
Little Miss Olivia is so precious and petite.
She was also very alert and awake for our session
but we were still able to get these sweet sleepy shots.

I especially love the ruffly bottoms and the tiny toes peeking out
from under them. :)

Congratulations to the proud new parents!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Costume Contest Winners! | Pumpkin Portrait Party | South Florida Kids Photographer

A big thank you once again to all those who
participated in the Pumpkin Portrait Party.
I'm glad I wasn't a judge because there
were so many great costumes.
Each and everyone of these kiddies are winners!
And I can't forget the voters!
Thank you for taking the time out to show some love for these awesome kids.
345 votes to be exact!!

Since the portrait party was such a success,
I've decide to host

So if you were unable to attend the Pumpkin Portrait Party,
you will have another chance this year. :)

Please stay tuned for details to come next week!

And without further ado...
Here are the winners of the
Pumpkin Portrait Party Costume Contest!
All winners will receive a little prize to be sent to their home
(along with bragging rights!)

Cutest Costume
#21 & #22 - Minnie & Mickey Mouse

Prettiest Princess
Another draw, #3 & #15 - Fairy Princess & Tinkerbell

Scariest Scoundrel
Another draw, #9 & #17 - Jailbird & Little Frankenstein (but they really aren't that scary :)).

Most Creative
#4 - OLiViA!

Last but not the least...

Pick of the Patch
(best overall)
#18 - The Pirate

Congratulations to all the winners!!
Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Halloween.
Stop by next week to find out details about the

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sienna & Giovanni | South Florida Maternity Photographer

It was a real treat for me to have photographed Sienna & Gio.
I knew Sienna from our freshman year at high school
but I had transfered to another school for the last 3 years.
We reconnected in college, where I also met her husband Gio,
then recently became reacquainted through facebook (gotta love fb!).

It was such an honor for me to have this opportunity to document
such a special moment in Sienna & Gio's lives,
the arrival of their baby girl, Valentina.
They were such a fun couple which made it so easy
to get all these great shots, especially of Sienna laughing.

They were also good sports about trying out a location that was
out of the ordinary.
I've been itching to shoot a more modern session
with a more urban twist and they were right on board with me!
This mommy-to-be even hopped in an unhitched, abandoned trailer!
All for the shot, right?!!
She is definitely smokin' baring her baby bump,
but I honestly think I don't have one bad shot of her.
Daddy, you ain't too shabby yourself. :)

Congratulations to the expectant parents!
Looking forward to meeting your little diva!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Portrait Party | Kids & Baby | South Florida Portraiture Photographer

The first ever Pumpkin Portrait Party was a great success!
I had a wonderful turn out of little munchkins and monsters.
There were a bunch of adorable costumes and
some kiddies had geared up for a fall portrait.

Please show some love for these amazing kids
& vote for the following categories:
Cutest Costume
Prettiest Princess
Scariest Scoundrel
Most Creative
Pick of the Patch (best overall)

Each photo is assigned a number
and is indicated on the bottom right hand corner of each photo.

To vote, please comment under this blog post with one of the 5 categories listed above
AND the number associated with the nominee.
For example, if you wanted to vote for #1 for Pick of the Patch,
you would comment: Pick of the Patch - #1.
Please feel free to vote for one or all categories.

Votes will be accepted until midnight on Thursday, Oct. 28th.
The winners will be announced on this blog (in a separate post)
on Friday, Oct. 29th.

Good luck to all the "contestants" and
even more luck to the voters...
it's going to be a tough call!!

Our Fall portraits:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Aaron M. | South Florida Kids Photographer

Run. Jump. Climb. Slide. Swing.
Aaron did just about everything during our
morning session a few weekends ago.
I was even locked up in "jail"
and had to escape when Aaron wasn't looking. :)

Aaron also enjoyed a sweet treat.
He must've never seen a lollipop of that size!
I wonder how long it took him to finish that lollipop...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mady at the Pumpkin Patch 2010 | South Florida Kids Photographer

Last night we took a visit to our neighborhood pumpkin patch.
As you can see by her expression (or rather, lack thereof),
Mady wasn't very excited to be at the pumpkin patch.

She started to warm up to it when
we suggested that she toss some straw into the air.

Of course she enjoyed it...making a mess if FUN!

Here are some shots from last year's visit at the same patch.
For all photos of Mady's first visit, click here.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lolliposh Boutique Sale | Special Events | South Florida Portraiture Photographer

I attended my first vendor event this weekend,
It was a great experience and I met a lot of awesome people.
I also attended the private pre-sale and found a bunch of stuff
for Mady as well.

Some of my neighboring vendors:
(an innovative interactive program for kids!)
(I think I bought the most stuff from her!)
(service pairing moms within the same area with same interests)
(great photo products!)
(for all your embroidery needs!)

Here are a few shots of my table at the event.
Thank you all who came to stop by!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mia's Baptism | South Florida Event Photographer

Congratulations to the Perez family on their daughter Mia's baptism.
The ceremony was held at the Congregational Church in Coral Gables.
This was my first time visiting this church, but I've always admired it
every time I had a chance to take a visit to the Biltmore Hotel.

Mia was a perfect angel.
Her bright eyes illuminated from her elegant ivory gown
and she was a very content baby on her special day.
Thank you for letting me be part of this great moment.
God bless this little darling!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Free proof CD for the month of October | Holiday Mini-Sessions | Promos | South Florida Portraiture Photographer

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Now offering a FREE PROOF CD of images from your session
for all holiday mini-sessions completed in the month of October.
(holiday mini-session must be completed by Oct. 31st.)

Now accepting appointments!
Contact Ann for more info and special holiday savings:


Monday, October 4, 2010

The Street Family | Kids | South Florida Family Photographer

It was a swing-swingin', lollipop lickin' Sunday morning with the Street family.
I love the morning light on this particular morning.
Loved the way it peaked through the trees
creating the hazy look of the first 2 shots.
It was definitely a cooler morning and we could sense
the fall weather starting to take over.

Brother and sister due, Ellie & Ethan, were just so loving together.
Ethan was telling Ellie all about his favorite trucks as they swung on the tire swing.
He also told me that he was going to be a big ogre for Halloween.
Is that right, Ethan?! :)

Ellie's favorite part of our session was her time on the swing.
She kept asking for daddy to push her higher and higher.
She looked so darn cute in her vibrant ensemble (and we can't for the bling-ed out shoes!).

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Leah D. | Kids & Baby | South Florida Kids Photographer

Allowing me to introduce to you little Miss Leah.
She is Mady's sidekick (or more like Mady is Leah's sidekick).
This session was a gift to Leah for her 2nd birthday, which was back in July,
but it's good that we waited a few months because the weather
is getting so much nicer!

Our session was full of smiles (as you can see),
singing and snacks!
We sang a little of "Twinkle, twinkle", "if you're happy and you know it",
and we did have a request for "edelweiss" from the sound of music.
(I'm kinda surprised that a 2-yr-old knows of that song!)

Leah loved swinging in the swing,
but she really enjoyed riding on the carousel.
(We rode it 6 times!)

By the way, I'm trying out a few different techniques,
including an applied texture (in the first image)
as well some other effects.
I'm definitely in love with the vintage b/w / film look!
Let me know what you think!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Friedheims | South Florida Family Photographer

I am so honored to have been invited to go all the way to
the beautiful and relaxing Islamorada.

It was a very laid back session,
lounging around their cottage along the beach
and watching Katie, their dog, chase after her favorite ball.

Gotta love the last shot...
isn't she lovely?! :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Last days of summer | Behind the Lens | South Florida Kids Photographer

Last weekend my family and I met up with some friends and their
families to enjoy an lazy Sunday afternoon at the beach.

corn / bean / guac salad
white sangria
uncle steve tying up Dani's hair
beach toys
killer waves
cool breeze
anyone want any chicken?
cool baby sportin' cool shades
Sarina's scrunchy face "I'm teething smile"
citrus pound cake
sharing crocs
snapping fingers
guava & champagne

we heart summer.

Holiday Mini-Sessions | Promos | South Florida Portraiture Photographer

Now accepting appointments for holiday mini-sessions!
Contact Ann for more info and special holiday savings:


Gabriela's 3rd Birthday | Kids & Baby | South Florida Event Photographer


Gaby celebrated her 3rd birthday hawaiian style, complete with hula dancers!
She was joined by her friends and family at their home
which was decked out with all the island decor.

The birthday girl certainly had a great time.
She enjoyed several cupcakes, posed for many pictures,
splashed around in the pool and danced up a storm!
Those professional dancers had nothing on Gaby!
Ok, you have to admit, isn't this the cutest little 3-year-old hula girl ever?!

A hui hou...
(until we meet again.)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Love is Forever | Wedding | South Florida Event Photographer

These two young souls have found true love & eternity within each other.
Olga & Mike celebrated their love at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne
amongst an intimate group of their family and friends.

It brought back such warm memories revisiting this venue.
I was also married at the Rusty Pelican 3 years ago.
It has such an amazing view and an even more spectacular sunset.

It was a lovely night of laughs, toasts, dancing,
and creating wonderful memories.
Congratulations to the beautiful bride and the dashing groom!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mia's Baptismal Portraits | Kids & Baby | South Florida Kids Photographer

This darling little beauty will be celebrating a significant milestone
next month: her baptism.

In her ivory gown, Mia resembled a little angel
with her brilliant eyes and adoring smile.
I'm looking forward to her special day next month!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Attention all Canon fanatics! | Events | South Florida Photographers

Want to know what's hot in the Canon world?
And test it out yourself?!

Stop by the
TYE Studios in Davie for the
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Friday, Sept. 24th & Saturday, Sept. 25th.
RSVP today at 954-327-3447

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pumpkin Portrait Party | Kids & Baby | Promos & Events

Who's ready for Halloween?!
I AM!!!

Please join Mady and me for a Pumpkin Portrait Party for
the cutest creepers and crawlers in South Florida!

We're looking forward to seeing everyone in costume.
Guests of the Pumpkin Portrait Party are eligible
to enter a Halloween Contest for best photo in the following categories:

Cutest Costume
Prettiest Princess
Scariest Scoundrel
Most Creative
Pick of the Patch (best overall)

Voting will be held the Friday before Halloween.
More details to follow...

The Lopez Family | Kids & Baby | South Florida Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing the Lopez family a few weekends ago
at one of South Miami's notable locations, the Prado Entrance.

Jeanette and Alfreado have the sweetest, almost-1-and-a-half year old, Gabriela.
She is without a doubt a little doll.
I just want to put her in my pocket and sing/dance to the chicken dance song all day! :)
I learned that is her favorite song at the moment and
she showed us a bit of her moves toward the end of our session.
She also love being chased and taunted me with a big grin.

My favored images of this set are the first and last shots.
The first shot depicts how precious she is and I merely adore it (and her).
And I love the second one because she was overly excited to set off my car alarm!
Yes, she found my car keys (hanging from my belt loop) and knew how to set off the alarm,
(at 8am on a Sunday to say the least).
Residents of Coral Gables, please accept my apologies. :)

All in the name of a photography, right?!