Sauphia Germain

Last week was a treat for me, I got the opportunity to meet Sauphia Germain. Sauphia is an amazing wedding and portrait photographer who is currently based in South Florida. It's funny really. I've been watching her work for a while and thought "I would love to meet with her and pick her brain about her work!" Literally a couple days later, she reached out to me over Instagram! I almost couldn't believe it. We coordinated plans, met at Foxtail Coffee and chatted about how we started in photography. She and I brought our cameras so we could snap photos of each other. I'm excited to share them!

We walked a couple blocks down from Foxtail and visited some bakeries and local business. Sauphia is a natural in front of the lens. I couldn't stop yelling "YASS" after every shot I took.

To see more of Sauphia and her work: Instagram:sauphiagermainphoto & Website:www.sauphiagermain.com

Creating Fall in Spring and Dodging Orlando Traffic

It's a overcast cloudy day and the temperature is in the high 40s to low 50s. I'm waiting outside for Taylor to come outside to start shooting. "What do you think?" she says. I turn around and see that she has on a reddish-green jacket with a orange shirt beneath it. Taylor wipes her hand designer thrift ripped jeans and finishes the look with her favorite Saks Fifth bag. I say "We can work this!" From our shoot, you would think that Taylor and I were smack dab in the middle of fall shooting in a forest. We're were actually in a downtown Orlando neighboorhood.

See more of Taylor's modeling work on her Instagram: tayluhfignewt

See more of Taylor's modeling work on her Instagram: tayluhfignewt

Taylor is one of my favorite people to shoot. It's easy when you have an actual model in front of your lens. She has what a lot of people strive for: a tenacious bold spirit that shines in every photograph that she's ever taken.

Did I mention that Taylor oozes with confidence?

Did I mention that Taylor oozes with confidence?

Our next location was the Downtown Orlando streets. Many people think that downtown has limited places to shoot. But actually you have to be willing to walk around and explore. Downtown Orlando is full of gems. Below are some of my favorite photos taken downtown during our shoot.

We snuck up to the roof of a parking garage to take this shot before nearly getting blown off the wind.

We snuck up to the roof of a parking garage to take this shot before nearly getting blown off the wind.