When I told Khaled one afternoon, five years ago, that I wanted to open a photography business and didn’t plan on going back to a corporate workplace, what I really meant was that I wanted to surround myself with beautiful people, places, and moments. For as long as I remember, I’ve always enjoyed connecting with others. There is a powerful energy when we love, inspire, and motivate others- an energy that gives me a glimpse of heaven. Each and every one of my clients have a special place in my heart. I never take for granted their trust and openness that allows me to come into their intimate space and document precious moments that will never be again.

Frances and Felipe were married four years ago at a historic Miami courthouse. I remember that special day as if it was yesterday. Shortly after, they moved and started their life together in California. Fast forward a few years and they have an adorable baby boy named Lucas. You can imagine my delight when I heard from Frances that she wanted us to document Lucas’s first birthday. It was an amazing experience to see this sweet couple, now parents, showering this handsome little boy with an abundance of love.

Khaled and I had such a wonderful time capturing Lucas’s many laughs, his first time on the grass, and his reaction to his delicious birthday cake! Thanks to Felipe’s parents, I’m now addicted to “Aji” and every dinner at my house comes with it as a side. We look forward to seeing Frances and Felipe, and their sweet family again soon.