Sofia's First Birthday - Miami Family and Cake Smash Session

Wow, I have been slacking with updating this blog. We have been so so busy, which of course is a good thing! But that means I haven't been as diligent about updating some of the beautiful images we are creating <3

This session was just perfect.  A perfect little girl, perfect family, perfect light. She was so smiley and happy, and I was just thrilled with the way her photos came out.  I'd met this lovely family when I photographed their Christmas photos last year and it brought me so much joy to work with them again.

Happy 1st Birthday, Sofia! Hope you love your photos! 



Sometimes you just HAVE to capture the moment.

Here is a story I'd like to share, something I rarely do on my blog. 

I was at Wynwood over the weekend, and if you're not familiar with the area, Wynwood is an AMAZING district in Miami where artists turn regular building walls into spectacular walls of art.

Many of my clients request photo shoots around these incredibly unique walls for their family portraits or maternity shoots.  It's one of my favorite places to go in the entire city. I was shooting a friend of mine around the area and we were strolling through Wynwood Walls, when I noticed that right next to this AMAZING wall art of a nursing mother created by the very talented Swoon, was a beautiful young woman with a toddler, nursing her sweet child. Her husband was trying to get a photo of the two of them, and after asking my friend if she minded, I asked the mother if she would like for me to take a professional portrait of her nursing her daughter.

The mother's name is Lourdes, I learned, and she is nearing the end of her breastfeeding journey with her  14 month old daughter, Mikaela Sofia, so these last moments between them are bittersweet. I remember how painful it was when my son and I ended our breastfeeding journey, and yet how elated I was that I was able to share that bond with him for that time. I will never forget how it felt, looking at his tiny, peaceful, perfect face while he nursed, knowing that no one else would ever be able to be as close to him as I was in that moment.  It's a feeling most mothers experience, but can never describe. That's why, as a photographer, it's so important to me to capture these moments, so that when words fail, the image remains. 

I was so happy I was able to capture this moment for Lourdes and Sofia. I still desperately wish I'd had a photo taken like this of me with my son. I gave Lourdes my card and hoped to hear from her again, and two days ago, I did. It gave me so much joy to be able to share this with her.

It was wonderful to meet you, Lourdes! May the end of your journey be smooth and rewarding, and may you remember this time together as fondly as I remember mine. 

Please share this if you loved (and miss) nursing your sweet babe. 

Meli & Augi's Miami Baby Shower :: Miami, Florida Event and Maternity Photographer ::

Meli and Augi have been friends of mine for many years - when I found out Meli was pregnant, I was so incredibly excited for them. And when I found out they were expecting a sweet baby girl, I knew that this little one was going to be showered in glitter and fun and all things geek, just like her amazing mama who hosts a super fun fashion blog over at  Melificent.  Their baby shower was unique, gorgeous, and so full of love, just like them. I was so honored to have been a part of it. 

6 Month Baby Studio & Lifestyle Session :: Miami Baby Photographer ::

I've been photographing little Miss Emily since she was in her mommy's tummy and I am just in love with her sweet smile! She is the happiest baby and I didn't have to work for smiles one bit - she was cracking up at me from the moment we put the camera in front of her. We did half of Emily's session as a studio mini, and the rest were lifestyle shots with her gorgeous parents. So fun! Thank you for being so wonderful for your session, sweet girl! I adore you and your beautiful family! 

Miami Quince Session at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ::Miami Quince Photographer::

This beautiful quinceneara had such a unique and lovely dress for her session at Fairchild Tropical Gardens. It's summer in Miami, so I don't blame her for picking a short dress - we were all sweating enough as it was ;) But we had a blast, and I was thrilled with how her session turned out. I can't wait to photograph the big party in September! 

All images © Elizabeth Star Photography


Baby Ethan - Miami Newborn Session :: Miami Maternity & Newborn Photographer ::

I photographed beautiful Alex's maternity session a few months ago, so of course I was stoked when she asked me to photograph baby Ethan's newborn photos. This gorgeous family is so sweet and I have such a wonderful time whenever I'm with them! Ethan was perfectly squishy and adorable - I loved hanging out with him and his big brother Aiden <3 

All images © Elizabeth Star Photography 


Abby & Ian - Miami Beach Maternity Session :: Miami Maternity and Newborn Photographer::

I absolutely loved this maternity session! I got to hang out with gorgeous Abby and Ian on the beach while she looked fabulous and rocked her bump session - and I got to photograph her doing yoga on the beach at sunset! How cool is that? I'm a little late posting this session since Abby and Ian welcomed their sweet girl a few weeks ago, but better late than never :) 

All images © Elizabeth Star Photography.