Girl + Ocean | Miami Beach Child Photographer

This girl, she’s kind of amazing. She just turned four and has a lot to learn about the world, but I think she has a lot to teach as well. Everyday she shows me her huge heart and what it means to love. She’s wild, fun and goofy, lovely, graceful and shy. She greets each day with a smile and doesn’t say goodnight easily. She loves to be in the center of it all, usually with an easy laugh or an idea. She has so much to do.

She loves the beach. It’s not the water or the sun or sand, it’s everything all together, the motion of the wind and waves, the way the ocean washes clean her footprints and sprays her face with salt. It’s the way the beach comes with you, like it or not, usually stuck in your swimsuit and on the backs of your legs, the scent of sunscreen lingering long after your bath. The beach, like my Alice, makes you feel like exploring, like anything is possible.

Happy fourth birthday, my baby. Always be exactly who you are.

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Andrea - What a beautiful set of images! Beautiful little girl and setting!

Megan - I saw these gorgeous beach photos on Facebook yesterday – so glad to see more of them! Your daughter is just precious! She looks like a mermaid :)

Brittany - Oh, Elizabeth! Your words brought me to tears!! This gorgeous girl is going to rock #4! Happy birthday, Alice!

Brigette - What a sweet post! Your daughter is beautiful! Happy birthday to her! :)

Amy Fanton - Wow these are great. I love the matte feel of them and the vibrancy of the color of the water! So so pretty!

Emily - Great beach photos. She looks so happy and like she’s having a great time! Happy birthday!

Amanda - I just love your beach photography. You really captured a magical moment.

Haley - I love these! She looks like she’s so happy to be there!

heather - Happy 4th birthday to your little one. I love her smile!

Rezika Zurch - these are so beautiful and stunning

Heather - She is beautiful! Happy birthday to your sweet girl! And beautiful photos!

Patience Pennington - Beautiful! I love all the colors together. The pink, the blue, the soft brown of the sand. I feel like I’m there. :)

christa - What a beauty! Happy birthday to her!

Anna - These are beautiful images. I wish I lived near a beach. Great work.

Night Lights | Miami Fine Art Photographer

If you live in Miami, then you know a thing or two about traffic.  I’ll tell you one fun thing to do in your car… take pictures!  That’s assuming you are the passenger, of course.  Do not attempt photography while driving!  :)  Here are a few photos of our drive home from the beach the other night.  The first photo is on the MacArthur Causeway, the middle two are Miami International Airport from the Dolphin Expressway and the last photo is our home stretch on the Palmetto going north.

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Amanda - These are so inspiring. I’d hang these in my home!

Brittany - These are so fun, Elizabeth! Great job making art in unexpected circumstances!! I love the one with the line of lights across the bottom.

Jessica Lysse - fun stuff! lovely bokeh!

melanie - Those are great! I love the airport!!!

Renee - How fun!! I love these images and will have to try something similar next time I am sitting I’m Miami traffic :)

Emily - How cool! I love these photos. So creative.

Megan - These are so cool! What a different perspective on Miami!

Just Two Little Girls | Miami Lifestyle Photographer

Here’s a simple day, like any other summer day in Miami, filled with sunshine and laughter. My girls were having a blast at the park… until they realized they were surrounded by mosquitos and ants, and then my four year old announced it was time to go:)How is it that these two little babies are getting so big already? My baby #1 is about to turn FOUR and the little bug is on her way to two without looking back. I love the little people they are becoming, but I wish them to be my baby girls forever. I’ll always remember our fun adventures on hot summer days and I hope they will too. Here are a few photos of our last park day before Alice started pre-k.

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p.s.  The little one is much harder to catch these days!  Look for more of my baby Sofi next week.  Now that we have all morning alone together, she’s going to become quite familiar with my camera!

Megan - Your girls are gorgeous! I love every day photos – these are the ones we’ll look back on and cherish :) I know how you feel about them getting older, its bittersweet!

SugaShoc photography - Beautiful children and wonderful location! Love the colors!

Aubrey - I love these adorable photos. They’re the perfect lifestyle photographs. Your kids are super cute!

Naturally Baby | Miami Newborn Photographer

I just love to photograph newborns as they are, simple and beautiful, nothing added.  There’s something so special about that impossibly soft skin, those itty bitty fingers, those squirmy little legs.  Newborns really are miracles, magical little humans that make us marvel.  We get to gaze upon these tiny beings, so fresh and new to the world looking back at us like everything is amazing, like everything is unique and interesting.  We should all be so lucky to look upon life this way once in a while.

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Do you love natural newborns too?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Melanie - I love the old film feel of this set. Beautiful!

melanie - How sweet! I love that little yawn.

Renee - That is one gorgeous newborn! I love your natural style and the filmy black and white processing. That yawn is so precious!!

Megan - These newborn photos are gorgeous! I wish I could have done a newborn session with you – I love raw newborn images like these :)

Jenny - Gorgeous newborn photos! I absolutely love natural shots, and your black and white processing is fantastic!

lisa lacroix - What a beautiful natural newborn!! Love the yawn!

Areke - Oh sweet baby! Yawning newborn images are some of my most favorite and you did a great job capturing this one.

Almost 4 | Miami Lifestyle Photographer

This is Alice.  She’s going to be four in a few weeks and she’s amazing.  I don’t know what it is, maybe the lazy summer, but she has been so creative lately.  She’s been making up silly rhymes and games so complex that it’s hard to believe she’s only three!  Here is a very creative drawing she did of our family yesterday.

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Instead of regular people, she drew us all as talking flowers!  That’s her tiny baby sister at the bottom, her in the middle, her Papa on the left and me on the right.  The mommy flower even has long eyelashes:) Then she decided to draw a family of talking clouds above us.  Her mind is just amazing.

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I’m so proud of this creative little bug.

Renee - I love that she drew you as flowers!! How adorable and creative! I love your lifestyle photography!