Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lisette’s Gorgeous and Glam Maternity Shoot!

What a start to the new year!  Welcome 2015!  As wonderful as 2014 was, I am so excited to kick off this year with this blog post for Lisette and Joel which was so fun and special to do.  

This couple is so easy to write about.  Lisette is a classic beauty and a special girl that I have known for many years.  In fact, walking into her mom’s house and seeing photos I have done over the years marking milestones like her sweet 15, engagement and wedding, made me feel like the biggest accomplishment I could ever feel.  Just being asked to photograph even one of these events is so special but, being asked to shoot again – is the highest honor.  As a humble photographer I can’t ask or dream of anything better than that. 

So to tell you a little about this very special photo shoot, I have to write a little about this special couple – Lisette and Joel but, let’s start with mom Lisette.  With the young girls that have known her, Lisette has always been compared to Disney’s Princess Jasmine, which will be immediately obvious why as soon as you see her – just start with those amazing penetrating eyes and then it just goes on from there.  I can definitely see a beautiful Persian princess in there somewhere but, alas she is just one very lovely Spanish girl.  Totally unaware of her incredible beauty, she is shy and quiet and I was hoping that she would have the same vision I had when putting together some of ideas for the maternity shoot.  I did have some visions that were different and sometimes that is hard to describe but, she trusted me!  Between the two of us we melded our creative juices and she did a great job putting together a terrific wardrobe and the perfect accessories to match – all we did was have fun with it after that. 

And Joel you know, he did his part real well too.  We just told him to chill and watch some sports on the TV until we needed him – all 15 minutes of it J  Just kidding, Joel was the perfect partner for this photo shoot; he is just as quiet and sweet as he looks in the images.   

So without too much more writing, because I am anxious to post – I leave you with this super sweet, amazing couple who has already welcomed their baby girl, Lilianna into the world in December.  Hopefully, I can make another blog post soon featuring sweet little Lilianna.

Love you both,

Beautiful hair and makeup - LOVE the lashes

Simple and sophisticated, a reflection of a beautiful mom to be

This lovely plaque was made in advance for baby's room


This doggie was in their engagement pictures and now, he gets to share another memory with them!

In Sunny Florida, not much you can do with the over-abundance of sunshine, so I just go with it and shoot in full sun - just look at how her colors pop!

Mom made this beautiful sash and tag for baby shower, the photo was on display and looked beautiful!