adlin (fort lauderdale teen photographer)

When my close friend and fellow photographer, Heather, asked me to come photograph her daughter before her 8th grade dance, I was so excited.  Photographing teens is one of my favorite things to do; there is something special about showing girls how beautiful they are.  And, Adlin is definitely a beautiful girl, inside and out.  Besides being smart, sweet, and fun, she looked amazing, and check out that hair!!!  I am so grateful that she will able to see herself as the true beauty she is.  xoxo

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olivia’s bat mitzvah {south florida bat mitzvah photographer}

Olivia’s bat mitzvah at Temple Dor Dorim was a beautiful event, from listening to her amazing singing voice during the service, to the beautifully decorated room, full of flowers and rustic wood, to Olivia herself who shined in her floor length pink dress.  Olivia was so much fun to photograph on the dance floor, and her family was out there with her, dancing and celebrating all night.  Thank you for having us there to capture all of these incredible memories for your family.  Enjoy your Sneak Peek!  xoxo

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Synagogue and Venue – Temple Dor Dorim

DJ Music Entertainment – MC Cici with Pure Energy

Photography – Alison Frank Photography

Assistant Photography – Heather Coronel Photography

Room Design and Decor – Dalsimer Atlas

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eliza {teen and quince photographer}

Eliza’s urban photo session was a whirlwind of dress changes, driving around the city, and a lot of twirling around!  I have so many photos that I love from this photo session, but I can only post images of Eliza in one of her outfits until after her quince.  Her dress is beyond gorgeous, and I can’t wait to post those images later this year.  Eliza is a bubbly, beautiful, happy teenage girl, and I loved getting to know her during our photo session.  Enjoy your Sneak Peek!  xoxo

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living organ donation and the emmott family {fort lauderdale lifestyle photographer}

Recently, I found out that Neil, the father to one of my favorite families, has end stage renal disease which is the last stage of chronic kidney disease when the kidneys permanently fail to work.  I photographed the wonderful Emmott family for the first time about 7 or 8 years ago, when Cameron was only about 3 years old and Mackenzie was not even born yet.  I instantly adored them, and always felt close to Lisa, who is such a great mom, down to earth and so easy to talk to.  Through the years, I truly enjoyed photographing these two adorable and sweet red headed girls with their parents, and the images were always full of love and closeness.  But, now years later, Neil is sick, his kidneys are failing and the projected wait for a deceased donor kidney is seven years.  Neil does not have seven years to wait, and I want these girls to enjoy their dad for a very long time.

I went to the Emmott house this weekend to document the family together, in their own home, their own space and with all their love.  While I definitely want the family to have these images of them together, I also had an ulterior motive.  I am hoping that someone will see these images, see how close this family is, hear their story, and will then look into the possibility of living organ donation.  Living organ donation is when a person donates a kidney or a part of their liver, lung or pancreas to the recipient in need.  Many times, a family member donates the organ, but in Neil’s case, his family members have been tested but not approved to donate a kidney.  What I have learned and what I find amazing is that there are altruistic organ donors out there – people who chose to donate organs to someone they do not know in order to save a life.  In this world where we are always hearing about how horrible people are in the news and reading about terrible things in the world, there are still people who do beautiful things each day, including becoming someone’s real life hero by donating an organ and saving a life.  So often, we feel like we don’t make a difference in the world, but living organ donation is a way to make the most incredible, beautiful, life-saving difference in a family’s life.  Neil needs someone to make this difference for him and for his family.  If you are interested in learning more about living kidney donation, please visit this link – http://www.hopkinsmedicine. org/transplant/living_donors/index.html.  Additionally, Neil’s wife, Lisa, has been through the donor process, and she is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  Lisa can be reached at findakidney4neil@gmail.com or 954-205-0067.   To learn more, you can also visit the family’s Caringbridge site at https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/findakidneyforneil.

Please share. A conversation can save a life.  

I hope that this story will touch someone who may be interested in learning more about becoming a donor for Neil or for another person in need of an organ transplant.   Thank you so very much.  xoxo

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dani’s bat mitzvah {weston bat mitzvah photographer}

This was such an awesome, fun, wild, loving bat mitzvah, and we were so excited to be there!  I love the Shapiro family and absolutely adore Dani.  She was so lovely, poised, and happy on her bat mitzvah day, and it was mirrored in all of her family and friends who were celebrating with her.  Thank you for inviting me to photograph Dani’s day and be a part of your family celebration!  Enjoy your Sneak Peek!  xoxo

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Synagogue – B’nai Aviv

Venue – Weston Hills Country Club

Photographer – Alison Frank Photography

Assistant Photographer – Heather Coronel Photography

DJ Music – Rock With U Entertainment

Room Decor and Design – Amazing Events

Videography – JC Video Productions

 

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