Tag Archives: birthday

Cake Smash | Palm Beach Boca Raton Photographer | 1 year old Portrait

3 Oct

His mom said he likes to “read” so she brought his favorite books! How cute is this little cowboy?!

Lil Jake finished it up with a Cake Smash session! Yum!

1 year old | Palm Beach Boca Raton Photographer | Portrait

18 Sep

Between the rain drops… here comes the rainbow!

Little Miss Zoe was fantastic!

Happy 1st Birthday Zoe!!

Smash cake | Family Session | Palm Beach Boca Raton Photographer | Portrait

2 Sep

If cuteness has another name… its name is Bobby! And he likes cupcakes!

Happy 1st Birthday Mr. B!

Smash cake | Family Session | Palm Beach Boca Raton Photographer | Portrait

Easter Special!

15 Apr

The Mini Easter Session was yesterday!

Ooh how I love my job! The more I do it, the more I realize I was born for this!

To all the moms that came out, thank you for your amazing help! I couldn’t do it without you! To the cuties… I wuv you!

Here is a little bit of what I got yesterday!

Happy Easter!! Happy Spring!!

<3

Do you know a special child? Its Special Education Week and Autism Awareness Month… stay tuned as I will be offering something special for a special family!

If you missed the Mini Easter Session… don’t panic! Take advantage of the Mother’s day Special! Click here for more info!

Make sure to like my facebook fan page > www.facebook.com/photosrenata and be up to date on the latest news and specials!

:.:Hugs&Kisses:.:

Sweet Little Cutie Pie!

9 Apr

What a nice and fun photo shoot!!!

It was no surprise to me that little Brooke would be acting all shy [her mom warned me!].

We walked and walked [looking for Dora!] – little Brooke now started liking me… but she still hesitated!

“Come on vamonos! Everybody let’s go!” – Now she’s my BFF! She held my hand, she chased me, I chased her, we laughed, we sweated [trust me! I got a workout! Hubs would be proud of me!], we sang, we danced… she was as sweet as cupcake!

Thank you Mommy Jaymi for letting me capture Brooke’s special moments! It was a pleasure serving you!!! Cant wait to see Brooke’s Birthday Invitation designed by Devon Marie Design!

Get To Kno Me!

3 Apr

Many of you… my blog followers… my Facebook fans… clients… acquaintances… some friends… distant family members… know very little about me.

A friend of mine once told me that people want to know you [or at least think they really know you], and relate to you, your problems, your happiness…

Well, my friend… take a sit, grab a glass of wine, relax… and enjoy the ride!

[For the safety of my own and family… I might not disclose certain personal info such as names and locations – lot of creepy people out there! LOL]

Born and raised [up to my 16th birthday] in Brazil. Moved to Florida in 2000. We had nothing [my dad brought very little $ in his pocket for a family of 4]. Thankfully we had amazing friends/neighbors who helped us for months [even years]. We slept on the soft carpet for a long time. Other than groceries, the first thing my dad bought with the money he made working as a contractor was a TV. No furniture! Just an empty apartment, with blankets on the floor [our beds] and an amazing smell of garlic, onions and oil [my mom cooking!].

Mind you that we had a great life in Brazil, with an amazing [my second mom] maid, who worked for us for over 16 years! I still get teary eyes thinking of her!

I no speak engrish for a looong time! If you dared to give me a chance to talk to you… you’d better know sign language! [not the real sign language!]

My first job was at McDonald’s [We love to see your smile!] and I’m proud of it! I was promoted several times from the grill to the french fries! I quit because my boss kept on asking me to mop the floor everyday [Oh Boy! Things you do when you are a kid!]

At 18 years old I gave my life to Jesus [don’t stop readying! This will not turn into a religious subject – just get to know me!] I kid you not… my life was turned up side down – actually, I take that back and rephrase it – my life was finally turned down side up!

I was freaking out with all that was happening, but I knew I had made an important decision… and my life was never the same. I went thru ups and down… a lot of disappointments with the people who preached so highly about God and the church… but one thing kept me focused — and it was God Jesus – the One and Only – the One who has given me the strength all these years – the One who has provided all this time!

My  husband [then boyfriend] came along in 2003 [crazy little head! – all he wanted was enjoy life to the fullest – with his friends – not me! – remember… I’m just the “church girl”]. Little did he know that God had a plan! He also gave his life to Jesus – after a lot of prayer! Three years later, we were Mr. & Mrs..

Another three years went by and we were gifted with our little girl! She was born on September 1st, 2009. She is a blessing! I cant even see life without her!

In 2008… I got me a gift… I call her Miss Canon [she is my business partner! wink!] – with previous training and more training afterwards… I realized I had a talent – it became a part-time job!

It wasnt until last year that photography became my full-time job!

I’m no longer an illegal immigrant sleeping on the carpet floor. I no longer work for McDonald’s moping the floor or flipping hamburgers and french fries. I no longer cry out to God and assume His not listening… I am now a wife, a mom, a business woman… struggling everyday to provide for my family, to love my family… to be the best wife and mom I can be… I am the daughter of the King of kings. I’m a friend, I’m a sister, I’m a blogger, Facebooker

I’m not perfect, I’m human… I’m just like you… trying to strive all that I can to make my loved ones proud of me… to be able to pad on my shoulders and tell my own self – you are beautiful, you are smart, you are how you are meant to be… and I’m proud of you!

Despite all the trouble I’ve being thru, despite all the struggles I’ve gone thru [especially in the past few months]…

Im B.L.E.S.S.E.D

Partying like a BlogStar!

1 Apr

I wasn’t too sure about it… my friend from Oh Baby Boy by Clemens Design couldn’t wait! So I thought… I got a Blog, I’m a mom, I’m at home, I have a business… and I like to party!! So why not?!

5MinuteForMom is hosting the biggest blog party on the block! So get your neighbors, friends and party bloggers and join the fun!

I didn’t enter in their pool of prizes… but I sure entered to win it! LOL

So, a little about me:

*.* Wife to an awesome supportive hubs

*.* Mom of a beautiful lil girl

*.* Photographer to the celebrities people

*.* Christian – and extremely blessed

*.* Brazilian chica

*.* Blogger and Facebooker

*.* Here is my website > www.PhotosByRenata.com [in case you want proof that I can handle Miss Canon! Wink!]

*.* If I havent responded to your questions, ask me then! ;o)

Excited to hop around blogs! Hope to make some new friends!! If you are part of the party [or not] drop me a comment! Quick one… say – Hi!

If you are in South Florida [unless you pay for travel expenses!], count on me for your photography needs!!

Air kisses! Muuah!

Marching for Babies!

24 Mar

Hi there!

I’ve signed up with Stroller Strides Team to Walk 4 miles in pro of Babies at the March of Dimes in Boca Raton.

I did it last year and couldn’t wait to be part of this event again… nothing gives me more pleasure than doing something for babies [and photographing!].

Here is a pic of us last year [2010]!

If you would like to donate $ and help me help babies, please do so by making a secure donation clicking the ‘donate now’ button on my page!

If you can’t contribute with money… pray that all babies have the opportunity of a healthy life! [Prayer can move mountains my friend!]

Photos By Renata will be donating a photo shoot session to the silent auction at Melting Pot in Boca Raton hosted by Stroller Strides of Boca Raton in pro of March of Dimes. If you have a business and would like to donate too, please contact Ivie Claudio for more info. If you are interested in being part of the auction, join us on May 6, 2011 at the Melting Pot!

Hug-N-Kisses!!!

Am I too old, or is she growing up too fast?

17 Mar

It wasn’t too long ago that I would be knocking on the door and she would RUUUN to give me a hug, or wait anxiously till dinner was served to make sure I was sitting by her side, hold my hand and touch my hair, ask me grown up questions… yup! Now… she is too busy with Bieber Fever!

My hubs lil cuz [mah lil cousin! Shhhhhh don’t tell her I called her “lil”] turned into a beautiful-smart-sweet young woman.

Mariah had makeup professionally done by Gabriela’s Salon, then headed to the beach for an awesome beach sunset sweet 16 15 photoshoot! Posing with Be Yourself – Jewelry by Elaine … she was a natural!

We played with her iPod and we even talked about Justin Bieber! We had a great time!!

Happy 15th birthday Riah! <3

Reciprocal Love!

16 Mar

Could you be looooved, and be looooved?! * Could you be loved, wo now! – and be loved? [Bob Marley]

Thanks to my -amazing-talented-beautiful- friend I got Wednesday Love [literally]!

Clemens is an amazing party planner/designer, also a blogger, facebooker, student, mom and wife! Sigh… busy woman!

Today she wrote about MOI in her blog! I’m honored! Click here to check it out!

Sailor Party by Clemens

Here is how to find Clemens: * Facebook * BlogEtsy * Elo7 *

BahBye!