The Rogers Family-Central Florida Portrait Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

It’s always so wonderful getting to see a family grow from year to year. This one offers me an interesting perspective though. Last year, when I photographed the Rogers family, we got the chance to hang out with their pet deer, Bucky and Charlie. Bucky has since grown antlers and is looking very handsome. But enough about the deer….

I cannot understate what a wonderful and sweet family this is. Blake and Brayden make me smile every time I see them. The boys have a silly streak a mile wide and it was such a joy to watch them have fun with our session. Maybe next year I’ll even let Blake drive me around in his golf cart…..but maybe not….

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The Holloway Family-Central Florida Portrait Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

There is something exhilarating and a bit nerve-wracking about photographing another photographer and her family. It’s always an honor to be chosen by another talented photographer. They have the skill and know-how to read an image in a way most people don’t. When Dorothy contacted me for her extended family portrait, I was so excited! The Holloway clan is a great group of people, and they have an adorable group of kids and grandkids. We were able to photograph on the north shore of New Smyrna Beach, a place I don’t photograph regularly. It proved to have a great amount of variety, giving each family their own special portrait session and wonderful group photo with the beautiful Florida sun in the background and a lovely ocean breeze to keep us all cool.

I adored all the different personalities the Holloway family had. So many silly faces, big smiles and happy people. They did an amazing job and it was a privilege to create these images for the family.

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The Close Family-Central Florida Portrait Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

It amazes me how much teachers do for our community and to better themselves. Katie is one of the fine teachers here teaching at my children’s school. It is always an honor to create images for the people that spend all their time teaching kids like mine. I know I’m good with kids, but being a teacher is so far beyond just being good with kids….it’s a talent that impresses me to no end.

Katie, John and Paige spent a bit of time in front of my lens and they were truly naturals. They were comfortable, happy and I’m so happy with the images I’ve created with them. Enjoy!

Family Portrait session in downtown DeLand by Karrah Flores Photography

Family Portrait session in downtown DeLand by Karrah Flores Photography

Family Portrait session in downtown DeLand by Karrah Flores Photography

Family Portrait session in downtown DeLand by Karrah Flores Photography

Family Portrait session in downtown DeLand by Karrah Flores Photography

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Ben and Leslye-Central Florida Wedding Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

Everything about this wedding makes me smile. Joe at Encore Catering and Joe Hearn Events did an amazing job creating Leslye and Ben’s intimate wedding into a stunning and sophisticated event. All the little touches tied into a beautifully executed nautical themed wedding at the Lake Beresford Yacht Club.

Words cannot express what an honor it was to be the photographer for this gorgeous and intimate wedding. I know Sheriff Ben Johnson by his reputation and his involvement in the community and Leslye Gale makes me laugh when I listen to her on the radio while taking the boys to school. I never seem to get the answer to their morning question right though….

Leslye looked amazing in her ivory gown, her hair and makeup stunning thanks to her great friend Melissa at Simply Irresistible Salon and Spa. She was so happy and excited the entire time, her gorgeous smile never leaving her face. As the ladies got ready, the room was filled with laughter and love.

Ben mingled with their guests before the wedding and when he took his place to meet Leslye at the altar, the smile on his face was something to behold. You could see the love and joy in his eyes when he saw her walking up the aisle for the first time. They exchanged their vows in a short ceremony and when they kissed, the next moment Leslye’s smile was so radiant it lit up everyone around.

There were so many moments that I wish I could’ve shared….narrowing down these images was a herculean task. Congratulations Ben and Leslye, you are an amazing couple and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you and your family!

Portrait of Sheriff Ben Johnson and Radio Host Leslye Gale on their wedding day at Lake Beresford Yacht Club

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The Koshiol Family-Central Florida Portrait Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

We have a ton of great posts coming up over the next few days. It’s going to be awesome! I’m going to start off with the Koshiol family. Our family has known this darling family since their son Tripp was in kindergarten with my son Sammy…..and I’ve been taking their picture just about as long! It’s always wonderful getting to spend time with them. Here’s a little sneak peek of our session on Sunday!

Family portrait in Downtown DeLand by Karrah Flores Photography

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Scholarly Sunday-Central Florida Documentary Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

So here’s the newest concept in our themed posts. As many of you know, I was a student for 5 years at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, earning both my Associate’s Degree in Photographic Technology from Daytona State College and my Bachelor’s Degree in Photography from the University of Central Florida. During my time in this wonderfully demanding and enriching program, we were exposed to a wide variety of shooting styles, techniques and genres of photography.

One particular class at UCF is where I’m going to start. Gary Monroe, a professor I respect immensely, was teaching a class called Narrative Editorial Photography. It was a class that helped myself and a lot of my classmates to step outside our comfort zones and try to look at the world with new eyes.

I created two portfolios in this course, one about my experience with my youngest son, Ben and another about a multi city firefighter exercise to both help educate the firefighters in our community as well as save the Department of Corrections some money by burning down a few buildings they no longer needed.

The series I’m about to share was intense and beautiful all the same time. It’s hard for us, as civilians to understand the type of heat and danger these men and women go through when dealing with a building that is fully engulfed in flames. This was a controlled exercise: all necessary safety precautions are in place, but there is still immense danger for variables not even the most thought out plan can cover. As you look through this series, please think about that and pray for the fire personnel when you see them fighting a fire in your community or rescuing a motorist in an accident.

Photograph of firefighter breaking a window in front of building during fire

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Monochrome Monday-Central Florida Senior Portrait Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

It’s Monochrome Monday and this week we’ve gone back through the archives and pulled a handful of my favorite senior sessions for today’s blog post! We’re going to start off with Lauren, our newest senior. Her session was this last Tuesday and it couldn’t have been more perfect!

If you haven’t scheduled your senior portrait session with Karrah Flores Photography, please contact us today! We can’t wait to hear from you!
Black and white portrait of high school senior in Central Florida by Karrah Flores Photography

Black and white portrait of high school senior guy in Santa Fe NM by Karrah Flores Photography

Black and white portrait of high school senior in Central Florida by Karrah Flores Photography

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Family Time Friday-Central Florida Event Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

So this one is going to be a big one.

For years, I’ve been going a bit over the top with my kid’s birthday parties. It’s one of the things I love to do for them. They have the option to do another type of event or a birthday party….and they always choose the party. Once one child’s birthday is over, the other is already in the planning stages of his.

Ben’s theme this year was the Minions from Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2….he loves the purple minions. I scoured the internet for all sorts of great DIY projects and tried most of them out! My good friend, Kim was so helpful with these projects and I couldn’t have done it all without her! Thank you a minion Kim! o_O

For all the DIY projects, please check out my Pinterest Birthday Page for all these great projects!

Alyson did a great job capturing the pure fun the children had in the splash pad and I’m so thrilled with the way the imagery came out!

Portrait of little boy at his birthday party, event photography

Collage of signs from child's Despicable Me birthday party by Karrah Flores Photography

Diptych of birthday banner and minion stand during child's birthday party

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Throwback Thursday-Central Florida Children’s Photographer-Karrah Flores Photography

Oh hey! Throwback Thursday is hugely popular and I wanted to get in on the action as well! We’ll vary our TBT between old client work, school work from my time at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies and of course, my kids.

When I first started taking pictures, my main subjects were my own children. The fast paced, quick moving little person you see at a wedding was all because I was chasing these two little buggers. These images range from the Fall of 2009 to the Spring of 2011….and it was hard to narrow them down! I hope you enjoy these glimpses into Sam and Ben’s history!

Portrait of a little boy laying down on a trampoline

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Lauren-Orlando Senior Portrait Photographer-Karrah Flores Photographer

Oh I adore senior portrait sessions!

Lauren is an amazingly intelligent and sweet young woman! A member of the Juniorettes and National Honor Society (honestly, there were so many more she mentioned….it was hard to keep up!), she is on the right track in achieving her dreams of a business degree and entry into the fashion world. I can only imagine what wonderful experiences she has in store for herself.

We had a great time in Orlando, enjoying the beautiful sunny evening and the warm and breezy night. Please enjoy some of my personal favorites from Lauren’s Senior Portrait Session!

Orlando Senior Portrait Photographer, Karrah Flores Photographer

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