Sunday, February 27, 2011

family session at Haulover Beach

Time to play catch up. We have been enjoying beautiful early summer days here in South Florida. Not trying to brag to my fellow blog followers in other parts of the world, but it's been real NICE. Makes me fully appreciate the value of living in such an amazing city. Every time I am driving on either one of the causeways this goose-bumpy feeling comes over me like, "I live here? Gosh!". So as a given, shooting here is just as pleasant. This family that you are about to see has been a long-term planned shoot. Turns out I went to high school with la tia, Adasis. We talked about working with her family back then... and recently it finally came through. We headed over to Haulover Beach Park to shoot their family/maternity session. Here are a couple of my favorites of our morning together. Enjoy! :)

Tia Adasis with the kiddos. :)
Ahh the beach... I think I will never get tired of it. Well maybe after the first degree sunburn that I just happen to come across a couple of days ago I will stay away from the UV's for let's say... a few more days. But you better believe it that as soon as the pink turns brown I am right back on the horse. Can't help but to LOVE IT! [Definitely wasn't referring to the sunburn guys- that I don't like at all. I have gone through a whole bottle of aloe cooling gel in a matter of two days. That's what happens when the white girl has her first beach season encounter. OUCH!] If you are a family that is considering having a session with me in Miami, remember that we aren't limited to the beaches (sand/water) ... there is so much all around that makes for some really cool looking photos as well. During our session planning I will be more than happy to share ideas of things we can do. As far as what's new with me... I am going to be announcing my dates for my next Louisiana Trip this week, so keep a look out for that. Really excited about seeing my friends and families back in LA again. This will be a short trip so booking space will be limited. If you've been waiting for me to come back for a spring shoot, send me an email so I can keep count of how many sessions I am looking at scheduling. So looking forward to it! La Madeleine.. Lucy's... is it crawfish season yet? ;) Have a fantastic week everyone!
SOTD: Ciega, Sordomuda by Shakira

Friday, February 18, 2011

pause

Someone forgot to press my play button. The inactivity that I have put my poor blog through is totally uncalled for. What did he ever do to deserve such abandonment? Hiya fellow lost people. :) The beginning of this promising year has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride. Of which I will admit, has it's great advantages and low-key moments to spare. Honestly, I've been in a phase of writers block. Countless of times I've started to post and deleted the whole thing for fear of getting to riled up on a particular subject or saying nothing at all. Not today.
I've chosen a word of the day (kinda like our teacher's used to do back in school): Ambivalence. [Definition (wikipedia): the experience of having thoughts and emotions of both positive and negative valence toward someone or something.] Lately, I've been in such a emotional state of battling with my brain, even with my hopes and dreams. It's not a surprise if one day I am off happily shooting birds and bees and the next I am looking at my camera wanting someone else to read my creative mind and carry out my visions for me. Sad part of it all is that I know the reason that this is happening to me. I QUIT COFFEE. No joke folks. If you have been a blog reader for a while or even a friend, you know that it's my daily staple, the drive/pull that slapped energy to my days... and now... now what? I have replaced it with signing up again to the gym... "to work on my fitness". Hahaha riggggghhhtt Abigail. Truth is that when you give up something you love you need to replace it with something you love as much or more in order for it to stick without seeming like a burden. Let's just say that the gym is quite not making the cut. I still crave the adrenaline that makes my tummy & heart smile. I've suckered multiple times these past two days... figured if I have one cup might as well have three. Starbucks misses me, what can I say? ;) This weekend is jammed packed with shoots and meets. I've been feeling like someone is pulling on my limbs in every direction. Busy is an understatement. Yet, I couldn't be more delighted. I took a mini-break from my Love Is... project. So for those of you who are waiting on me to set up our shoot, things are getting back on track and we will be scheduling shortly. (Hence the empty train above. Time to fill it up!) I will be posting session previews and catching up on all that's been going on within the next couple of days. No worries. No more disappearing. I am here, here to stay. :) Enjoy your weekend everyone! The weather will be FA-BU-LOUS!
SOTD: Aléjate de Mi & Mientes by Camila