For close to two decades, photographer Carlos Osorio has been preserving family memories at Miami Photo. He has documented more than 400 weddings, and his laid-back, journalistic style has been published in numerous media. Assisted by his wife Sandra, Osorio earned one of WeddingWire.com's Bride's Choice awards in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He turns brides' special days into prints at his own professional lab and converts images into products such as coffee-table albums, canvas prints, or high-resolution vinyl siding. Osorio also captures family portraits, parties, and quinceaňeras, and restores precious photos damaged by the passage of time.
The elegant lines of a quinceañera dress. The awestruck face of a child meeting her favorite Disney princess. The exchange of smiles between newly engaged couples. Priscilla thrives on capturing the details that surround major life events through her on-location or in-studio photo shoots. No matter the occasion, Priscilla stands ready—camera in hand—to beautifully preserve moments, which she makes available with a selection of print options and high-resolution digital images that can be easily shared online.
Barquin Photography, formerly Lil' People Portrait Gallery, is a studio steered by husband-wife team Carlos and Eli Barquin. As parents themselves, they know how important it is to get portraits of kids before they grow up and become surly tax accountants, so they offer clients a special Le Bebe collection. This captures pictures of kids at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.
Carlos, the former chief photographer for Telemundo's morning show from 2000 to 2009, snaps images of the kids, and Eli, a former first-grade school teacher, wrangles them together and keeps them smiling.
Carlos and Eli work alongside Armando Pico, who shoots the studio's senior portraits and is a wedding photographer, as well as Javier Uria and Gino Reyes, the sports and school shutterbugs. Then there's Sandra Gutierrez-Uria, who retouches photos and erases immature hand gestures made by imaginary friends. Clients get to review these photos on the lobby's flat-screen TV.
Hip-hop mogul Rick Ross stands planted firmly amid wisps of fog, flashing the peace sign at the camera without meeting its gaze. Elsewhere, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs dons a “Vote or Die” shirt, urging rally members to cast their ballots as red and blue balloons embellished with white stars float above his head. These are just a couple of striking images captured by Unique Photography & Design's founder Maicol Diaz, a Colombian-born artist who prides himself on his creative and spiritual approach to photography and life. In addition to snapping portraits of household names and fashion models, Diaz aims his camera at everyday subjects, taking thought-provoking pictures of Biscayne Blvd and ocean waters being parted by speedboats frolicking in their natural habitat.
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Miami Portrait Photo Studios specializes in family, engagement, wedding, maternity, kids and newborn portraits. If you want exquisite images that make you look to you and yours splendidly, our services are a sure way to achieve it.
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What stood out at first was how professional he was. I wanted a photo-shoot at 6 in the morning while the sun rises and no other photographer I reached out to was willing to do it. He was very professional and was ready to help me get maternity photos of my dreams. He did nothing but that and more!
Memorable weddings are marked by a mix of traditional moments and fun-filled spontaneity, and Kevin Luna is there to capture it all. He's passionate about photographing weddings, and spends time getting to know the happy couple before their big day, in order to ensure his photos perfectly capture the unique personalities of the bride and groom. But wedded bliss isn't the only emotion Kevin immortalizes: his studio boasts sleek hardwood floors and expansive windows that flood the room with natural light—perfect for capturing sleeping newborns and napping families. There, he also directs and photographs boudoir photo shoots that yield flirty images, each one completely customized through the use of props, backdrops, and lighting effects.