Wednesday, June 23, 2010


post preface:
i am trying to take you through my florida trip swiftly yet detailed because for me, it was full of detail. detail that reminded me that this is in fact something
i am passionate about.
a remarkable trip, to say the least and i am so elated i had the chance to work with such WON.DER.FUL people.
clients turned friends turned family-
that's just how i roll...

meet max.
he rocks.

{no- he is not mine...though i would soooo keep him!}

our story goes like this:
i met mr. max about a month ago at this kick a** bah mitzvah
{short sweet and to the point}
he was not that big of a fan of me- or my lens...
so i thought.

fast forward:
so i show up with his favorite aunt and uncle in the whole wide world and his mimi-
{to my kids mimi is their blanket- to max it's his rockin' g-ma}
at this point i am loving florida and all it intales- except the mosquitos.
coconut grove has my name all over it.
so as we pull up to his
oh so fabulous big tress green grass perfectly pottery barn picturesque home-
he greets me at the door. the cutest little boy you have layed eyes on.
so excited to see me and my lens only because he wants to show me his lens.
his camera body is made of blue plastic.
he knows how to use it and informs me, very matter of factly, that he will be "helping" me take photos...

and so we bond.
it has been said that he is the most quiet, shy, kiddo-
you have a bond.
did i mention we have a bond?
during our sesh- that quiet shy-ness came out...a few times.
i needed him to be that un-shy, perfectly smiley, happy little joy that he is.
so we played a game.

are you ready?

in quotes...
max-come here...
i have secret to tell you
on the count of three
run from me to daddy and jump on him
run from me to mommy and hug her leg...
end quotes...

and so it began...
for the rest of the sesh...

at this point we are on to an out fit change and new location.
we've bonded.
but you already knew that-
and it is here i realize
{btw- i love when my besties are comfortable enough to grab my piece of metal and shoot- just sayin'}
so i was saying...
it is here that i realize that for me and max, for that matter-
this is NOT just a job nor just a sesh.
it's a moment.
a crucial moment for me that confirms very clearly-
that i in fact l.o.v.e what i do.
it touches peoples lives. it affects people.
it moves them and that is powerful.

you become part of my bliss family.
mi familia.
it is not just a job or just a sesh
it is my passion.

so much so-
no amount of mosquito bites could stop this lil' passionista from
chasing locations, chasing the light, capturing the love...