Category Archives: Quince

What a Beauty • Quince Photography in Miami

I didn’t know how to start this post. You see, this is my very sweet, beautiful, adorable niece Lourdes. My cousin (her Mom) and I had been out of touch for many years; in part because we live in different countries, but also because life happens and we allow it to dictate too many things. Yet, through the awesomeness of Facebook, we got back in touch. She e-mailed me about photographing Lourdes for her Quince (Fifteens). They were planning a special trip from Panama to Miami and she wanted to surprise her with the photo shoot. I LOVED the idea. The catch….they would be arriving within the week, would be in Miami for two days only and I had never really spoken to my niece or seen her in over 5 years.

So, I e-mailed her links to different sessions on my blog where she could choose a location and get ideas for wardrobe, we agreed on the date and time, and planned to meet 45 minutes prior to the session to decide which outfits and accessories would be in the shoot. As it turns out, the day of the session was THE most beautiful day of that week. EVERYTHING was perfect. And, as you can see, Lourdes is just a natural beauty. I am absolutely certain that higher forces were at play bringing all the pieces together perfectly for this shoot that also brought my cousin and her family back in my life. I’m so thankful for those three hours we got to spend together, sharing this gift, the gift that was given to me that I could now freely give. This session was magical on many levels and truly a gift from above.

I don’t usually post THIS many photos in a single post because I like to keep a few surprises for my clients, but since this is not really a client in the traditional sense, I thought I’d give you an insight into what a full session looks like, and MAN!! do I love this session.

– Prima, me alegro que hayas confiado en la voz que te dijo que me contactaras y estoy muy feliz de haber podido darte este regalo a tì y a Luli. Espero vernos pronto y continuar lo que empezó éste dìa. Besos, abrazos y…gózalas!!! ♥ Vanessa

Quince photography in Miami portrait photo studio

Quince photography in Miami portrait photo studio

Quince photography in Miami portrait photo studio

Quince photography in Miami portrait photo studio

Quince photography in Miami portrait photo studio

Quince photography in Miami portrait photo studio

Quince photography in Miami portrait photo studio

Quince photography in Miami portrait photo studio

Quince photography in Miami portrait photo studio

Quince photography in Miami portrait photo studio

Quince photography in Miami portrait photo studio

Jade • Sweet Sixteen Photographer Miami

I’ve written time and time again about the heat during summer photo sessions. Although September doesn’t really qualify as summer, I was so relieved when Jade decided to postpone her session until November (when the weather gets a little better) so she wouldn’t melt in the heat. Thank goodness for that as everything was absolutely perfect this November day. The light was beautiful, the park, the beach, the model, and even the huge crazy duck that wobbled right up to me demanding food provided the right amount of comedy to an already great day (see his picture below). My favorite shot of the session is this first one which is so subtle and soft. Mr. M will be regretting his decision (right Jade? *wink*). ♥ Vanessa

Sweet Sixteen 16 Photographer Miami photo studio

Sweet Sixteen 16 Photographer Miami photo studio

Sweet Sixteen 16 Photographer Miami photo studio

Sweet Sixteen 16 Photographer Miami photo studio

Crazy demanding duck in this session

Five times three • Quince Photos Miami Fifteens

This session was on my calendar since the beginning of the year. We had talked about clothing, locations, colors, invitations, theme, hair, make-up…you name it…we talked about it. The session day finally arrived and it was AMAZING! Granted, it was exhausting, but being a photographer doesn’t get much more fun than this…three locations and five hours, and a client that’s open to try anything especially at night, on Lincoln Road, in front of tons of people. The session started with formal shots, then moved to some casual beach shots, ending with one-light experimentation at night in Miami Beach! We had drinks, toasted to Sophie’s Fifteen years, and had appetizers at a little Italian restaurant (with cool shots in front of the wine rack). Then, two days later I was photographing her ultra chic birthday party (I’ll post some of those soon). What can one say other than, awesome… I now realize that multiplying the numbers (3 locations/5 hours) equals 15! Mmmmhhh…weird don’t you think? Sophie, you are lovely, smart, and wise beyond your years; always stay true to you and you shall reach beyond your wildest dreams. Happy 15! ♥ Vanessa

Quince photography Miami fifteen photos

Quince photography Miami fifteen photos

Quince photography Miami fifteen photos

Quince photography Miami fifteen photos

Quince photography Miami fifteen photos

Quince photography Miami fifteen photos

Quince photography Miami fifteen photos

Quince photography Miami fifteen photos

A Promise is a Promise• Quince Photography Miami

At long last! I promised this sweet girl a blog post of her fabulous sessions and had not been able to deliver because it’s been CRA.ZY!! I made an extra long post, I confess, out of guilt at first; but once I started, it became obvious that I just needed to show more because they came out so amazing! The first few shots were on location on one of THE hottest days of October. I mean, it was H.O.T. The poor thing had to haul around the dress and Mom nearly fainted in the bathroom trying to get it on. But, they went with the flow so graciously and so composed that I knew we were going to get beautiful images. We finished up the first location and went on to wrap it up at the beach where Lauren knocked it out of the park also. Yet, we weren’t able to get to a favorite outfit that Lauren wanted to do, so a couple of weeks later we did a studio session to get those in and incorporate some of her favorite things to do, like listening to music and reading. The second time around was even better. Lauren, you’re a beautiful, intelligent, and vibrant girl…I loved photographing you and I wish you lots of joy on this birthday and all the ones to come. ♥ Vanessa

Quince photography miami quinceanera photos

Quince photography miami quinceanera photos

Quince photography miami quinceanera photos

Quince photography miami quinceanera photos

Quince photography miami quinceanera photos

Quince photography miami quinceanera photos

Quince photography miami quinceanera photos

Quince photography miami quinceanera photos

Sweet Fifteen • Fine Art Quince Photos

There’s so much in photography, as much as in life, that you just have to feel your way through…just sort of go with the flow. This session was just that. There are many great shots that I’ll be posting in a couple of days, but couldn’t wait to share this one. I love the feel of it. ♥

Quince photography miami photo studio