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.

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.

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.

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.

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 😉

Gavin One Year Old – South Florida Family Portrait Photographer

What an amazing little boy! Gavin is about the same age as our own smallest one, Marco and he’s every bit as adorable. It was SOO much fun taking these photos documenting how cool he was already at just one year old. In fact I think he’s set the bar pretty high for his future self… now we’re all going to expect him to live up to the “hype” 🙂

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

We started off the session with his two brothers, Aiden and Logan… who are actually featured in one of our World Cup series potraits we haven’t posted yet… the three are a handful I’m sure, but they are incredibly adorable.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

As you may have noticed in the first shot above, I decided to take this in a different direction than most one year old sessions you see out there.  My thinking was… how cool would an adorable one year old look if we shot him using the techniques usually reserved for Seniors and models?

I hope looking at the other photos that follow you’ll agree that the result was pretty epic!

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

Thank you Kristin for trusting us with documenting this special moment in your little one’s life.

South Florida Child Photography of Gavin Hurst in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

Lisette and Alessandro

Oh yeah… all the images are on the proof site follow the link and then head to the portraits section.

Happy Halloween – South Florida Portrait Photographer

Yesterday morning was one of those simple days like any other when something happened that I’ll remember forever. For the first time since they were born, my children and I carved a pumpkin for Halloween.

There will be many other pumpkins and they will be special in their own way, but the sound of their little voices “those strings are disgusting!” “eww it stinks a lot” will echo through my memories for decades to come. I didn’t photograph the carving of the pumpkin … when I don’t have someone else there available to do it for me I prefer to live the moment rather than photograph it (which is why I no longer bring cameras to friends and family’s weddings when I’m there as a guest).

I knew I wanted what I call a “personal bookmark photo” … something that is hopefully beautiful in and of itself but that also has the magical power of unleashing wonderful memories that are not shown in the photos.

Here are my personal bookmarks:

South Florida Halloween Photography of Marco Francesca and Luca Di Sciascio in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Halloween Photography of Marco Francesca and Luca Di Sciascio in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

South Florida Halloween Photography of Marco Francesca and Luca Di Sciascio in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.

From our family to yours have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Just a quick business note… those of you who have contacted us about scheduling your year end family portrait session… if you’re hoping to be able to get holiday cards in time to send them, time is of the essence to schedule your sessions 🙂  … especially if you’re only available on the weekends for the photography session!

Oh and a word of advice.. don’t leave a one and a half year old unsupervised with your jack-o-lantern… he may attempt to eat it whole 🙂

South Florida Halloween Photography of Marco Francesca and Luca Di Sciascio in Hollywood, FL from Lisette and Alessandro Di Sciascio of Di Sciascio Photography, South Florida wedding photography from Miami wedding photographers.