I offer a natural, lifestyle, and documentary approach, however I also offer portraiture and posed approaches. Depending on your individual preferences.
This is the birth story of Amaya . I was blessed to be her mother's birth doula and photographer. Amaya's father is currently deployed and sadly was not able to be present at her birth .
Her mother and grandmother were also with us. Beverly was such a strong, laboring woman. A true warrior. I especially love being present and holding space at birth when dad ca not be there when serving our country. It is such a difficult time for families during deployment. And when I can give back these memories the last a lifetime in print. It is the least I can do.
Following a few images are the video birth story. It is not the entire birth but mom and dad have the full private birth story .
It has been some pretty RAD surfing (as the surfers say) this week in St Augustine and much of the east coast fo Florida. We have had several Noreasters and Low pressure systems off shore and that helps .
But locally there its another reason for some good surf at St Augustine Beach. See they are dredging AKA Beach renourishment project where they have large pipes going deep in the ocean and sucking sand from other areas. Many locals say this is destroying the ecosystem . Essentially yes it can as it alters the natural course of things. Then there are the beach front hotels and homes etc that need protection. The dredge headquarters is what we locals call yankee beach , at pope road. IN FRONT OF THE NEW EMBASSY SUITES that is being built. at the south end of Anastasia State park.
You can see in the photos what it look like. There are over 600 images in this album. Hey I love shooting surfers .
Also sadly there are photos of a newborn dolphin we rescued a few days ago I spotted near the dredge. We believe it was deceased already. We do not know what the cause is yet. WE called the FWC and Marineland. I will post more details later.
So if you are surfer or recognize anyone please share. All my images are copyrighted and I often share freely but ask if you like any please purchase prints you are supporting me , a local single mom and this is my livelihood.
Below are a few and a slide show follows and here is the link : Surfing St Augustine Dredge
Have a great one.
The Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Show was March 31st in Ponte Vedra, Florida at the Marsh Landing Country Club. This fashion show was entirely made of recycled materials.
Quote From Old City Life:
"Twelve designers and design groups and more than 50 models are participating in this year’s event. The designers include the opening show designer Lucero Gleaton, 9-year-old Ayla Gray of Ayla’s Industrials, the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jennifer Mcmanaway, Donna McCarthy, Halle Elizabeth, Laura O’Neal, Robin Hottinger, Erin Healy Designs, the founder of St. Augustine Fashion Week Brittany Alphonso, Ejo Fox, Colleen Loughlin, Susan Cafiso, and Juliana Koutouzakis.
This exciting evening will include not only a fashion show but dance performances from the Ignite Arts Collaborative. Honoring the beauty and wonder of nature, Ignite Arts Collaborative (IAC) brings together dancers from Ponte Vedra Ballet and local professional dancers to premiere “Mother Earth/ Heart Beats” a dynamic contemporary dance piece choreographed by the Ignite Artist-in-Resident at the Ponte Vedra Ballet & Dance Company, JoAnna Ursal."
Just a few from the show, please visit the gallery for the entire fashion show.
This past week along the east coast of Florida we have seen some amazing surf thanks to a nor'easter , named "Riley"
My kids surf, I do not . But I most definitely can photograph surfers. My past in sports photography helps too. If you see anyone you know please share. I will be adding to this collection of images.
I made a slide show here but you can also visit the album.
On my way home tonight I stopped by Flagler Beach Pier and as luck had it MANY surfers were out surfing! It was foggy and rain began but got a few cool shots and. met a sweet young man named Dylan that saw me taking photos and asked to see them . He was pleased and I have shared a few on instagram. Here are the rest in a slide show. Click on slide show for the single images.