Capturing Mrs New Jersey’s Family portrait in Turks & Caicos

When Eleni first contacted me, she mentioned being a USA stylist looking for a family photo shoot at a unique and private beach area. Little did I know that I was going to capture Mrs New Jersey International’s Family portrait in Turks & Caicos!

Besides being a fabulous woman, Eleni is a motivational speaker, an active volunteer, a wonderful wife and a dedicated mother of three incredibly beautiful children. For over 10 years, she has devoted all her passion and service to advocating for Alzheimer’s Awareness and funding. She will continue her fight until we find a cure.

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Family Photos at The Somerset Grace Bay

Two years after their first family photo shoot in the Turks & Caicos, this elegant family is back on island for more family photos at The Somerset Grace Bay. The twins are now 11 and they are more beautiful then ever: a new hair cut, a few extra inches, the same great energy and connection.

It’s spring time and the bougainvilleas at The Somerset are in full bloom: magenta, orange, white over a carpet of green leaves. A colorful background for a great family portrait, followed by the always amazing blues of Grace Bay beach.

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Why I love to be a Turks & Caicos photographer

Why do I love to be a Turks & Caicos photographer? The turquoise water, the eternal sunshine, the island vibe and the relaxed atmosphere certainly touch my heart. But what I love the most is the amazing people I meet while I work. Each one has an unique story to tell, an experience to share, a fascinating life where I’m kindly invited to enter for a few hours, a day or years.

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Turks & Caicos modern Family Portrait

Turks & Caicos modern Family Portrait: 6 beautiful adults, 3 stunning locations, 1 fun morning to create a collection of pictures to remember forever a wonderful family vacation in the sun.

The family coordinated the outfits from four different States: the result could not have been more perfect. I love the color theme, the details of the clothes and, more then anything, I love how each individual kept his unique personality while “dressing as one”.

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Turks & Caicos Family photos

Turks & Caicos Family photos: the most memorable way to preserve your vacation memories and start dreaming about your next visit to the Islands.

Almost a year ago, I had the pleasure to photograph Debbie and Glenn’s Wedding Ceremony and Trash the Dress session. We spoke about life, love, adventures, photography and their two wonderful sons.  The entire family is now back in the Turks & Caicos for a fun week in the sun, and I excitedly met and photographed them again.
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Cake Smash Turks & Caicos

Cake Smash Turks & Caicos: a messy, adorable, fun-filled, exciting way to capture an early years birthday.

Ishan is turning 1 this month: to celebrate this special day, mom and dad planned a beautiful family portrait on the beach followed by an hilarious cake smash around the pool of Oasis at Grace Bay. After a few seconds of hesitation, Ishan tested the delicious blue cream, loved the sugar, the fluffy feel, the cheers and claps of the parents and friends. In not time there was cake all over the adorable baby: the experience made his day, and brought laughers and tenderness among all the adults invited to share the moment.

The beautiful and delicious cake has been freshly made just a couple of hours before the photo shoot by Caicos Bakery .

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Large Family Portrait – Turks & Caicos, Villa Hawksbill

A Large Family Portrait Turks & Caicos, Villa Hawksbill: fun, playful, messy, full of energy and laughters.

Due to the work schedule, the 21 family members spent only the weekend together, while the grandparents had the chance to enjoy only 4 grandkids at the time, making the entire stay truly special and a little more relaxing.

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Family Photo Shoot at Sapodilla Bay Turks & Caicos

It has been a real pleasure to capture this beautiful Family Photo Shoot at Sapodilla Bay, Turks & Caicos. When the kids are adorable, the parents are great, the grandparents are playful, the beach is pristine and the sky is amazing, a collection of memorable family pictures is easily created.

The family left the freezing city of Calgary to enjoy a relaxing and sunny vacation at Coconut Beach Villa, in Providenciales. Sapodilla Bay offers shallow and calm water all year around, ideal for the little one, as well as for the grown up that enjoy to sunbathe with the chair right in the ocean.

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Groom + Groom – Same Sex Wedding, Long Bay, Turks & Caicos

I have been fortunate to photograph a few same-sex weddings over the years. Although gay weddings are not legally recognized in the Turks and Caicos yet, several same-sex couples have come to the islands and simply married one another in their own terms, celebrating in their own way. Anytime real love manifests itself in two people, I’m honored to be the one chosen to show the world what that looks like.

Jeff and Don celebrated their 20-year anniversary of commitment to each other by getting married in long Bay, Turks and Caicos, on Valentine’s Day. Their best friend gladly accepted to be the officiant and her fiancé their witness. What a wonderful day!

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“Beautiful Together”: a project to feed and shelter Aleppo orphans

This post is different from the others: it does not speak about a wedding nor a family, it does not feature my work, nor the Turks & Caicos Islands. It shares a message of compassion and love, but also violence and heartbreak.

Beautiful Together, by the amazing portrait photographer Tamara Lackey and her husband Steve, work to improve the life of children. The project to fee and shelter Aleppo Orphans touched my heart and want to share it with you.

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