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cool family session • miami family photography

what a fun relaxed session this was. I had a blast photographing this family and you can see the results. they were ALL great, easy going, hilarious and just game for anything. there are so many great shots that I posted more than usual. it’s funny that not too long ago I mentioned on another post that I don’t get to photograph many families with older kids….well there you go, I’ll shut up now : D

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don’t even think about it • miami photographer pets

that’s what I think little mighty Chata (such a cute name) was trying to tell me with her eyes because she seemed to know exactly what I was doing! Chata does not seem to mind that she has small ears and hence, feels as entitled to dress them up as the rest of us because she just L-O-V-E-S earrings… so if you get within striking distance (as I did many times during this session) she’ll go straight for your ears! maybe… she’s an alien like the little pug in Men in Black! mmmmhhhh….she seems to be more aware than most…just look at her eyes!

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love is the seventh wave • miami beach photography session

love is kind, love is patient, love means doing a photo session with your fiancee even when you’re just not into having your picture taken! that’s sometimes the case with husbands, Dads or fiancees (as in this case). he was reluctant about doing the session, she was excited to document this moment. I promised her that it would be painless, casual and actually fun for him. I could tell love was in the air…Steve and Ani, you are beautifully sweet together, I wish you continuous joy and happiness always!

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I just love these two shots….the colors and their expressions are so bright and genuine

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happy “thanks”giving

one of the first things we are taught as children is to say “please” and “thank you”. once grown we learn that the word “thanks” itself holds only the meaning we assign to it by our intonation and use. we learn that it can be used sarcastically, or used to request things, or it can even be used to cause guilt. yet, on this one day of the year, our country withholds those definitions to celebrate the simpler and deeper meaning of “thanks”.

so on this wonderfully american Thanksgiving holiday, i wish for you to experience TONS to be thankful for; and thank you for allowing me to participate in your lives, for inviting me to document your history, and for welcoming me so warmly into your families; for that and much more, i am thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving
xoxox
vanessa

Central Park - NYC

I shot this last year at dusk in Central Park in New York. I was freezing and there were people jogging wearing nothing but shorts!

kisha’s kids – see yourself. be yourself. | miami photographer commercial

rarely in our lives do we get to feel like we are part of something great and even rarer still is to meet people you feel a certain unexplainable kinship with, yet I had the great pleasure of feeling both when I met Kisha of kisha’s kids. from the moment she called me about photographing her products, and contagiously sharing her vision for her company, i felt like we had been brought together by forces not of this world.

what is kisha’s kids you may ask…well, I’ll tell you…it is an online boutique for African-American babies, children and their friends that carries contemporary and vintage-inspired kids’ accessories and toys. It’s core mission is that of beautifying children’s surroundings with images of kids who look like them while encouraging them to be the kids they were meant to be. This concept is multi-faceted also as Kisha plans to represent other minorities as well (including Hispanics and Native-Americans). Isn’t this an amazing idea!?!? I thought so too.

this entire project has been such fun! from planning the 2-day intensive shoot at Kisha’s house, to styling the products and rooms (with my sister Enith Lam – a fabulous interior designer), to watching everything come together on the website, to finally attending the official launch party last Friday; it’s been amazing!. you can see all the images and all the products and order anything you want at www.kishaskids.com

Below are some samples of the commercial photography from this exciting project as well as the headshot of Kisha herself.



Visit the website: www.KishasKids.com