Thank You Box Card for Tuesdays Together Miami Leader

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Tuesdays Together is a gathering of creatives that was started by the Rising Tide Society. There are several chapters all over the US. We meet once a month on, you guessed it, Tuesdays. Each month has a topic set by the founder and team of leaders of the Rising Tide Society. 

The group photo on the left side of the card shown below is by Erica Melissa.

I am part of the Miami chapter. Our leader Kristy, from the husband & wife photography team Kristy & Vic Photography, is an amazing person and friend. I wanted to get her and her husband Vic a thank you card for all that they do for our group.  

I didn’t want a store bought card but a more personal and one-of-a-kind card. So I asked mt mom who makes handmade cards. I gave her the ideas and photos I wanted in the card and she cut them out and put it together.

I included 3 of our group photos in the card. 2 of them are from the Tuesdays Together and 1 is from the Your Story Workshop that Kristy, Maureen, Monique, and Erica put together.

The Your Story Workshop group photo shown in the front flap of the card is by Erica Melissa.

We all love donuts and coffee so I just had to implement that in the card. Before they even opened the card, Vic just happened to ask “Is there a donut in it?” I was smiling in my head because there was. So when they opened it, he was excited as there was the donut.

I love how the card came out that I just had to take photos of it, not only for my mom for her portfolio but for me to have memories of it. 

Thanks a latte Kristy and Vic and all of you visiting and reading.

Live South Florida Music Show Photos – Johnny Two Chords | Ana Garcia Photography

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I’ve known Kenny and  Julius, from Johnny Two Chords, for quite sometime now. It was great to see them play live and take their photos. 

The show was at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale. Johnny Two Chords opened up for Badfish (a tribute to Sublime) and Sun-Dried Vibes. 

The vibe and ambiance of the location and their music was great. They had the crowd moving and singing along. If you get a chance to see them play live, I suggest you do so.

The members of JTC are:

Julius Lopez – Guitar / Lead Vocals

Kenny Miranda – Guitar / Vocals

Dave Nosa – Drums

Jimmy Escobar – Bass

Band: http://johnnytwochords.com/

Venue: https://www.jointherevolution.net/

Interested in your own photo session, you can email me at Ana@AnaGarciaPhoto.com or visit www.AnaGarciaPhoto.com

M+K Family Session

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I have known Kirk since I was little. He is like my big brother. I saw him marry his beautiful best friend Mariela. I watched their boys grow up.

Yesterday I had the honor to take their family portraits. We checked the weather and thought it would be perfect as it was dropping to the high 60’s and not get any hotter than 75. However, Miami is one of the only places to have cool weather and rain all in one day. Rain in Miami is always off and on so we decided to endure it.

While everyone was climbing the steps with the umbrella, I snapped this photo of the youngest just hanging out. After I took it, he came over to see and smiled. His smile can make your heart throb.

We made the best of the morning with the rain.

These young men are just so cute.

I’m not sure what he was doing but he definitely caught his bro’s attention.

You can feel the strong brotherly love between them.

We stood in the rain to get this shot in this beautiful garden walkway.

All in all it was a fun morning with this loving family.

Fashion Photoshoot with Lala

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This fashion photoshoot with Lala was a great day.

Yailen from YM Photography and I wanted to take some photos at a park. My sister was our model. The shoot started at the train tracks next to the park.

(It was safe, no trains that day. We were on the lookout the whole time to be sure.)

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Then we took the shoot to the park. I found this spot that was secluded from all the parties happening there.

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The spot was great. There was enough light coming through the trees without it being too harsh.

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This shoot was so much fun. I love having my sister as model because I get to show the world how beautiful she is. (She was even beautiful as a zombie, see other blog post from that photoshoot.)

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Square Show 6

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Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery has a local artist show every year for the past 5 years called Square Show. It is named Square Show because, yes you guessed it right, all the art shown is a square. This was their 6th year.

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This was the second one I entered. I entered one of my photographs of a flower. I made it a family show by getting my mom, sister and brother to enter work as well.

We are a family of creative artists and wanted us all to show work.

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“Raindrop on Pink Flower” by Ana Garcia

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“Pigwidgeon” by Laura

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“Limitless” by Lourdes

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“Pixel Awakening” by Gaby

The highlight of opening night was that “Limitless” sold within the first hour. We were all so happy that someone loved it so much, she had to have it before someone else bought it. Lourdes didn’t make it for that purpose to sell but was so happy that it touched someone’s heart. The buyer wanted to hang it in her office for her patients to see it and feel happy and hopeful.

The show is currently going on until May 7th.

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Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery inside / upstairs at Tate’s Comics.

4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

Hours: Monday through Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 11am-6pm

Global Meet 2015

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I attended the Global Meet last year in July. Global Meet is a photography meet up event that happens in different cities all throughout the day.

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The moderators of the Global Meet choose hosts for each city so they can moderate the times and locations. In Miami, there was 5 locations.

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It was a long day beginning at sunrise and ending with the sunset. It was totally worth it. It was nice to meet other local photographers. There was a couple of locations I hadn’t been to yet. Miami is a large place with lots to see. It was great to see it in different perspectives from these locations.

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Instagramers Reflection.

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Laura came along with me and even modeled for a few of the photographers.

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“Obstinate Lighthouse” by Tobias Rehberger, located at South Pointe Park.

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The incredibly strong @murdoc305 posing with the sun setting in the background.

With the sunset, it was the perfect end to a fun day.

Zombie Photoshoot

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Back in 2013, Laura hired me to be her photographer for a zombie photoshoot. She did the make-up and hair herself.

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This was definitely a fun and unique shoot. The make-up looked really good. She even acted like a zombie, including the sound effects they make.

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The sculpture behind her in the photo above was made by local artist Ivania Guerrero.

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The sculpture of the hand in the photo above was made by local artist.

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This photo is one of my favorites from the shoot. I would be scared if I saw that coming towards me in the zombie apocalypse. However, I would be prepared.

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One of my favorite places

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I love going to different parks to be surrounded by nature. One of my favorites is the Florida Everglades. I have been visiting the Everglades since I was young.

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It never gets old. There is always something new to see. Nature keeps growing and changing. The Everglades is a huge place in South Florida and I’ve only visited some of it.

I am always excited to go back to visit. You never know what you may come across. I have seen many alligators over the years, as young as babies all way to full grown adults.

They can be dangerous so I will advise to keep your distance and do not harm them.

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Artist and Photographer

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“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” -Ansel Adams

 

I have always loved art and photography. I found it very interesting and inspiring. Some of my favorite artists and photographers are: Ansel Adams, Vincent Van Gogh, Clyde Butcher, Henri Matisse, Georges Seurat, Garry Winogrand, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Pablo Picasso and many more.

 

“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.” -Vincent Van Gogh