Massimo ten days old – South Florida Baby Photographer

On September 14th 2011 our family welcomed Massimo into our home. In a complete rebuttal of the assumption that the later children are denied the photographic attention of the siblings that came before, we spent an obscene amount of time playing with him and our camera.

This post shows only a small portion of what we did, we’ll post more later.

I lead this post with an image I’m absolutely in love with:

For those terrified at the sight of the little one on that shelf, be sure to read the rest of the post after the images.

We hope you enjoyed these photos documenting what our little one looked like just before turning 10 days old. If you enjoyed these be sure to come back and check out the rest… there are a few that are absolutely hilarious!

Ok, and finally about that first image at the beginning of the post. I’m sure some of you are wondering “how could he possibly endanger his son for a shot?!”

Well… let’s just say David Copperfield would be proud.

Of course I would NEVER endanger anyone for the sake of a photo. Cameras can tell the truth but they can be used to tell lies… in this case I purposely positioned the camera to fool your eye into thinking the shelf Massimo was on is much narrower than it really is and that it’s positioned in the same way as the others. it isn’t. And thanks to the magic of photoshop you can’t see that Mommy’s hands are much closer to Massimo’s butt than you might ever imagine by looking at the image.

Mendez Family – Miami Portrait Photographer

We were contacted by Lily for what sounded like shooting a first communion in Miami. We’d never done that before, weren’t sure it would line up with our business (we’re Wedding photographers who also do some family photography) but for the most part we try to keep a “can’t hurt to try… and then decide if it’s something we want to pursue” mindset.

Thankfully follow-up chats with Lily revealed that she was indeed familiar with our work and was looking for a few less formal than your usual formal communion photos of her older girl and then have her change into casual attire and transition into a family portrait photography session.

Now that’s a plan we can easily sign up for! Bring it on!!!

We met at a local park in Miami and spent a couple of hours having a great time photographing Lily, Richard and their two adorable little girls.

Here are some of our favorites from the session:

family photography of Lily and Richard Mendez in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Lily and Richard Mendez in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Lily and Richard Mendez in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Lily and Richard Mendez in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Lily and Richard Mendez in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

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family photography of Lily and Richard Mendez in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Lily and Richard Mendez in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

Ok, and now an exclusive peek into how we roll…

We often hear from fellow photographers who are TERRIFIED at the idea of shooting children. Hum… ok, let me rephrase that… they’re terrified at the idea of “photographing” children he he he.

Of course this is a piece of cake for us for two reasons:

1. We have three delicious little ones of our own

2. They are BY FAR the hardest photographic subjects in the known universe (with the exception of black holes, which I hear cannot be photographed) because they know EXACTLY how to drive daddy and mommy up a wall (we don’t photograph as well when we’re up the wall)

At any rate… here are some tricks we can share on how to have a fun, productive session that involves children:

1. Child labor may be frowned upon by your local laws but if you do it really quick and don’t blog about it later complete with incriminating photographs you’re good: (here you see the youngest triggering the flash herself with the controller in her hand)

family photography of Lily and Richard Mendez in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

2. Art director? We don’t need no stinkin’ art director!

family photography of Lily and Richard Mendez in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

3. Promise the children something totally ridiculous. For example you could say something like “Ok, if we can get those two last shots I will then sit you on mommy’s lap, give you my camera and let you take photos of me as I roll on that patch of grass right there, like a crazy person” … now obviously I’m not the kind of dummy who would make such promises…. ’cause you know… they WILL REMEMBER and they WILL look at you with the same look the traffic court judge gives you when you plead NOT GUILTY and they will say “YOU PROMISED” … but you know… I’m just sayin…

family photography of Lily and Richard Mendez in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

Lily, Richard, thank you so much for trusting us with your family portraits. You can see the full set on our proof site. Click the link and then go to the Portraits area.

Many thanks go out to my friend and fellow photographer David Pun who was in town on his way back to New York from a Caribbean destination wedding. David came out with me and helped me during the session. The second communion photo up in the blog, and the two photos with me in them are his. Thanks David!!!

Kanenbley Family – Miami Portrait Photographer

You saw some of those already in the sneak peek we posted a few days ago.  Here’s the full set from this awesome family session with Pete and Melissa at Greynolds Park in North Miami Beach.

Holidays, holiday orders, some illnesses, confusion and other random things ended up delaying this set way more than Melissa and Pete could ever have been expected to wait.  And yet, with trepidation and infinite patience… they waited.  I guess all we can say is that now that they’re here… we hope they were worth the wait!

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

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family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

Thanks for trusting us with your family portraits. You can see the full set on our proof site. Click the link and then go to the Portraits area.

Theodoropoulos & Bernal Family – Miami Portrait Photographer – Peek

Happy New year!!!

We’re super-excited to start the new year with this peek at this session with the Theodoropoulos|Bernal families. Though we had less time than we normally do on a portrait session, and had more people than we usually do, we were surprised by the number of images we fell in love with from this session. We’re showing a sampling here and the full set will be up within a week or so.

Quite possibly our favorite family group shot to date… the fellow photographers who follow our work will certainly see where i’m coming from with that!

family photography of Theodoropoulos and Beral Family in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Theodoropoulos and Beral Family in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Theodoropoulos and Beral Family in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Theodoropoulos and Beral Family in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Theodoropoulos and Beral Family in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Theodoropoulos and Beral Family in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Theodoropoulos and Beral Family in Miami, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

Yvette and all, we hope your holidays were wonderful and that these were worth the wait. We’ll send you a facebook message once they’re all up.

Alessandro and Lisette

Kanenbley Family – South Florida Portrait Photographer – Peek

UPDATE! – the full set is up, see the blog post here!

Didn’t call it a Sneak Peek as I normally would because this set has quite a few more images than a Sneak Peek.

I was only planning on posting maybe 4 images but I couldn’t make up my mind… so you get to see more now

These are from an awesome session with Melissa, Pete and their adorable little ones. What a gorgeous, fun family. The little ones are super-cute and it doesn’t take too much looking at them to see that they’re mini-me versions of mom and dad. Too cute!

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

I absolutely LOVE this one below of Dad and Keenan.  His expression is too much!

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

family photography of Pete and Melissa Kanenbley in Davie, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Fort Lauderdale wedding photographers.

Here’s to hoping they were worth the wait 🙂

Oh and now looking back through the set, it’s curious how the kids for the most part are so serious…  I didn’t consciously pick them that way… but this is the first time we work with little ones that cooperate as well as they did while at the same time giving us such a variety of expressions…  so I think I subconsciously got instantly attracted to the more serious ones 🙂  we got some silly ones in the pipeline!

Alessandro and Lisette

Thanks for trusting us with creating your family portraits. We have quite a few more favorites for you to see in the next few days… let us know if these will tide you over 😉