I have a lot to say about this session because a LOT happened and it was just so darn FUN!!!
When Priscilla, her mom and aunt met with me for our consultation, she immediately lit the room up with her personality. She brought some magazines to show me what she had in mind for her session. One of the shots she showed me was of a girl crossing the street (I believe in NY) with a ton of activity and people behind her. The shot was dynamic, creative and out of the ordinary. I knew right then and there, this session was not going to be like all the rest and I was GIDDY!
Pricilla’s family booked their session right at our consultation. I quickly got to work with ideas for locations with her outfits in mind. Shortly after the consultation, Priscilla’s mom called me and asked me to custom design a “set” for her daughter, similar to some of the ones I’ve done for first birthday, of course with her age in mind. Based on what she told me she liked, I headed over to Mi Vintage Rental‘s website and sent over an email with the items and the idea for the set. The best part is, Priscilla had no idea this was all happening until they arrived at her session to set up.
The day of her session, I travelled to all of the locations we mentioned to scout and pick out exactly when and where the photos would happen. Priscilla’s family also rented her a limo for her session so I jumped into the fun and we headed all over town with Gustavo, our limo driver, Priscilla’s mom, aunt and friends (and pastelitos and champagne) 😉
The day began at The Barnacles Historic State Park, where towards the end of her stay there, the set was created…
So, when we were done at the Barnacles, we crossed the street to Coconut Grove for some fun shopping photos.
As Priscilla was crossing the street, we noticed the adorable Convertible Mini Cooper about to stop at the corner. I quickly yelled, “Can she take a photo by your car?” This was his response. This shot just sort of happened, but in my opinion is just worked all together so well!
We then jumped in the limo and traveled down the street to the Sonesta Hotel. Priscilla really wanted rooftop photos so with previous permission, we headed to their pool, and WOWZA! The view from up there is soooooooo amazing!
She decided to change into her Brickell outfit at the hotel so of course we had to take some photos in the lobby before we left. 😉
Once again, Gustavo took us to our next destination, Brickell for Priscilla’s long awaited “street” shots.
Fun fact about the photo below. Ultra (for those of you that don’t know, Ultra is a big music festival in Miami) kicked off the day of the session, so there were quite a few tourists on the streets heading towards the festival. While waiting for the light to change, I noticed these tourists were talking to Priscilla and she started laughing. When she finally reached us, she told us what they were telling her. Apparently, they told her she was TOO overdressed for the music festival (LOL).
After the street shots, we used some of the local buildings and restaurants as our backdrops.
Time was starting to run out (Gustavo had to go!) and the outfit below was almost left out. I said NO WAY! Give me just 15 minutes at this location. Thank God we did, because I think these shots may be my favorites from the session!
15 minutes after and a run to the Mondrian bathroom, she changed into her last outfit.
As the grand finale, this little bird came in to join the fun and planted itself as the perfect photo prop.
I really hope you all enjoyed our little adventure through Priscilla’s session. I know this was one for the books! I hope once they see their photos, they love them just as much as I do!