My abuela loved flowers, particularly orchids. She lived her life tending to her collection of orchids that she’d clip when bloomed and lovingly place next to my grandfather’s picture. Her face would light up when I’d come home with a bunch of flowers for her, joy incarnate. When I first met Veronica from Anthology Floristy, I felt this immediate joy and love for flowers, the same love that I felt in my Abuela. I met her during one of her first weddings in Miami and fell in love with her work and with her spirit.

It’s been a while since I’ve dedicated time to my A Love Like This project. When I was thinking of starting again, I immediately thought of Vero who pours so much of her heart and personality into her art. What she does is art. It is heart-on-her-sleeve, this-is-how-I-see-the-world art; the very best kind. I spent the morning with her when we both needed a change of pace and some good conversation. I left her buoyant, inspired, a little more in love.

Thank you, Vero, for being spectacular and for pouring your heart into what you do.

Currently Listening to: Half Light I by Arcade Fire

Love, e

Like so many people, I’m at a loss. Hurricanes Irma and Maria have rocked our corner of the world and for many their lives will never be the same. The scale of destruction and loss of life and property is beyond overwhelming. I found myself asking what I can do. I don’t know much, but I do know how to take pictures. I’m only one person and what I do will only be a drop in the bucket, but drops add up. With that in mind, I’m donating 100% of the profits from my holiday mini sessions to the hurricane relief efforts of the Hispanic Federation and Global Giving.

So how about you sign up for beautiful pictures of your family all while knowing that you’re another drop in the bucket that will help ease the burden of so many people in need.

DETAILS:  20 minute session | Image files delivered via digital download | $150

WHEN: Saturday, November 4th | 8am – 4pm

WHERE: Matheson Hammocks Park (to the right of the main entrance)

Interested? Sign up HERE

Love, e