One of the most exciting aspects of being a photographer is seeing a vision come to life and figuring out the steps to get there. My Photoshoot with the Mayapuris was no exception to this! I had a blast Photographing Images for Mayapuris New CD 9 Islands in Gainesville.
Working with other artists is always exciting to me because they don’t think small in terms of creativity. Their creative vision always inspires me to think outside the box, to go that extra mile and to push myself out of my comfort zone.
I drove up to Gainesville from Orlando to discuss their vision for their upcoming CD. Vishvambar greeted me by my car as we headed to scout location options for 3 different variations. One of their friends graciously allowed us the freedom to photograph around their property. The 3 looks that we wanted to capture were:
1.Something that reflected the theme of the CD. 9 Islands represents the 9 sacred Islands in Maypur, India known as Navadvipa. This is the center where the Kirtan (Mantra Music) movement started before spreading all over the world. The mood board words were devotional, water, instruments, and Gaur Nitai.
2. For the second theme, we wanted something more artsy with a western twist. Think Instruments, Art, Performing, Stage, production and colorful lighting.
3. The third theme was simply Kirtan. I wanted to capture them just jamming out to kirtan with their instruments and with an old time feel to the images. The words that came to my mind for this theme were: Lord Chaitanya’s army, kirtan, instruments, fields, clouds, simplicity, and mercy.
The day of the shoot was quite overcast and we actually had to retreat inside numerous times because of the rain. This shoot was such a team effort! Gangi from Ganjam Tribe really made the set beautiful with endless ambient lighting strung throughout the property.
We all had a blast photographing all three looks and I’m so happy with how the images came out! Keep an eye out on their Album drop date on their facebook page
Rebecca and Dennis’s Family Session at Cypress Grove Estate House
I Love watching families and their children grow. This was the case when photographing Rebecca and Dennis’s Beautiful family. Their two gorgeous girls grew so much since the last time I did their family portraits. They flew in from the Netherlands for their annual Florida vacation and left in time to dodge the hurricane (Irma). Along with their immediate family members, we headed to Cypress Grove Estate Park to capture some late morning pictures.
I Love photographing at Cypress Grove Estate Park not only because it is a beautiful Park located adjacent to a large lake, but because you don’t need a permit to have a photoshoot there- which is a huge plus, especially for last minute photo shoots. The Park sits on 80 Acres of perfectly manicured lawns, all on the cusp of Lake Jessamine. The Mature Cypress trees aren’t bad either! They brought along their siblings this time and I had such a blast capturing all of the fun. Rebeccas Parents were also celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary! What a perfect way to capture such a beautiful time in their lives with all of their kids
It was a seriously hot day, but none the less as picturesque as can be. With vivid blue Floridian skies and soft fluffy clouds, I was off to photograph some Family Portraits at Disney’s Magic Kingdom for Candice and her adorable family who were visiting Orlando on a family vacation.
This power couple travels all over the world and always makes sure to capture the fun through professional photographs. I always love photographing at Magic Kingdom because the staff are extremely lenient, flexible and helpful. The grounds are always perfectly primed and you rarely have bored or agitated children during family pictures. An extra perk is the many facilities where you can take a break and cool off as Florida can be dangerously hot in the summer time.
We had such a blast! one of my favorite moments: breaking for french fries and getting to see all of their recent traveling pictures including from Paris and Mexico.
Being an avid traveler myself, I’ve realized during the last few years that I feel the most alive when experiencing life through traveling and learning about different cultures. We definitely bonded through our love for exploring this beautiful planet!
I don’t think I’ve ever photographed an event that smelled better than the Pink Zebra Reunion conference at Hilton Bonnet Creek. And I’ve Photographed a cake fair before!
Pink Zebra is a fragrance company whose signature product is Soy based fragrant sprinkles that you use with a heating lamp to make your whole home smell delicious. They offer some really amazing products – even I had to stock up on a bunch myself! I was sold after sitting in for three days!
The conference was attended by over 500 women and men from all over the state who were super excited to learn about the 2017 fall catalog launch. I had such a wonderful time connecting with, and photographing all of the attendees!