jessica de melo

Jess is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She has a heart for those in need and acts on it. She's also an incredibly talented singer/songwriter—listen to one of her original songs here. She's only just getting started, but I really believe she's going to make a big impact on the world. I had a great time shooting a few promotional images for her at the lovely Colt and Coop Studio in Jupiter.

sondra | expecting

You know that friend who just gets you? The one who knows the ugly things and the real things and loves you anyway? The one who you can call any time for any reason; the one who laughs at your dumbest jokes and cries with you in the hardest times....?

For me, this is that friend.

I'm so thankful for this girl, and thankful I could document this little slice of her third pregnancy.

emma | brand new

I had the honor of meeting and photographing sweet Emma when she was just over one week old! It's just so much fun to shoot maternity and newborn sessions for a family, because I get a frost-row seat to the awesome transformation of parenthood. These two are doing beautifully, and Emma is a very loved little girl.

dan & janice | married

When a good friend and fellow photographer, whose work I admire so much, tells her brother and future sister-in-law that they must have me shoot their wedding, that is an incredible honor. 

When the family treats me like a guest and asks me to sit at their table and eat when my shooting time is done—there are no words. This awesome couple and their amazing family found a very special place in my heart. 

Janice and Dan were married on the beach near the Hillsboro Lighthouse, and their reception dinner took place at Blue Moon Fish Co. in Ft. Lauderdale.

esperanza & george | expecting

We ended up having to shoot this session in two parts. Part one, at the beach, lasted about 30 minutes before the rain came in off the water and we had to run for shelter under the boardwalk (it was obviously meant to be- those ended up being some of my favorite shots!) We met again to finish their session at the park, on a day that started sunny and quickly became overcast with thunder in the distance by the time we were done. This is South Florida summers for you!

I can't wait to share the photos of their sweet baby girl!