Hillary & Matt - Nursery & Indoor Maternity Shoot by Christian Hernandez

Last month, I had the opportunity to photograph one of my co-workers. Hillary and Matt wanted some details and wide photos of their nursery, as well as some maternity shots before the baby was due. They had prepared and decorated a beautiful space for their baby boy to grow in and wanted to commemorate it with some photos.

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Photographing Kyle & Gina's Engagement by Christian Hernandez

Recently, I got the opportunity to photograph another one of my friend’s engagement. I met Kyle a little less than a year ago at a Men’s group from church and he recently reached out to me to see if I’d be available to photograph his upcoming engagement.

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NYC Family Maternity Shoot by Christian Hernandez

In late April, a good friend asked me to photograph his upcoming June engagement in New York City. I happily obliged and we captured some great images (seen here). During that trip, I took some time to walk around the city once again, as well as share some time with old friends from the church community I attended when I lived in NYC.

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Photographing a New York City Engagement by Christian Hernandez

In late April, Cecil - a good friend from church - told me he was planning on proposing to his girlfriend Ally and asked if I would photograph his engagement in June in New York City. Without hesitation, I said a big YES!

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Alpa Rama - Fashion/Style Influencer Photoshoot by Christian Hernandez

I met Alpa in July 2018 when I offered to take some photos for her blog. She's a fashion/style influencer that works with some major brands and is an expert at what she does. This time, we met up at Lake Nona for a very quick shoot around the area.

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My Year in Photography - 2018 by Christian Hernandez

I never set goals. Believe me - at the beginning of the year, nor at any other point in the year do I set goals. But since I now had time to think about what I wanted the rest of my year to look like, I set some goals for my business back in May. Since then, I’m surprised at how many of those I’ve been fortunate to have achieved. By God’s grace and provision, and with the support of my family and friends, I have thankfully been able to check several of those off my list. Here are 4 that I’m really proud of.

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Disney Family Photos with Southern Meets Urban - Christmas Edition by Christian Hernandez

Several months ago, MJ reached out to me for some family photos around Disney World property. We captured some great moments and when she returned for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parade in December, she wanted to keep the memories alive with some photos.

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Hernandez-Nieves-Cottrell Family Christmas 2018 by Christian Hernandez

For years, our family has been opening Christmas gifts on December 24th. On the 25th, we usually go to my mom’s cousin’s house and shoot pellet guns at targets, eat some food, and be around family. This year, that’s what we did once again.

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Family Portraits - The Carmany's by Christian Hernandez

In addition to weddings, one other type of photography I’ve been doing more of lately is family photography. The Carmany’s reached out to me for a family portrait session at their home for this year’s Christmas cards. All included, we had 6 kids ranging in ages from small children to adults, and we took photos both indoors and outdoors. The day was a bit overcast and it actually rained at one point, but thankfully we were able to capture some genuine moments that made for great photos.

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Pet Portraits with Genevieve by Christian Hernandez

After getting together for a Walt Disney World shoot, Amanda got in touch with me again for some photos with her dog Genevieve. Genevieve is 12 years old and has cancer. Amanda has had her dog for a long time and since she is undergoing surgery soon, Amanda wanted some pet portraits prior to the surgery.

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Black Friday Beach Day Family Portraits by Christian Hernandez

This year for Black Friday, instead of shopping for things we don’t really need and can’t really afford, my family went to the beach for some family portraits. We drove about an hour to New Smyrna Beach and took some photos we’ll use for this years Christmas cards. Here is some of what we captured.

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Liz & Clay | Lake Mary Wedding by Christian Hernandez

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to assist in photographing a wedding. Once that the images have been finalized, I’ve been reflecting on my journey and I am enjoying seeing the improvements in my technique as well as my level of confidence with every new shoot.

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Photographing my Godparents by Christian Hernandez

My Godparents recently came up from Puerto Rico to visit the Florida side of the family for a few days. Among the obligatory visit to Disney, they allowed me some time to capture some moments and feature them in front of the camera. They revealed at the beginning of the shoot is that they haven’t had photos of them taken since their wedding 30+ years ago. I’m glad I was able to send them with some happy memories they can keep and share for years to come.

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Photographing Doc Dean's Pools for PoolPro Magazine by Christian Hernandez

Earlier this summer, I was hired by PoolPro Magazine to photograph a pool servicing company for an upcoming issue. With excitement, I gladly accepted. My task was pretty open-ended - to follow the team (a family) and photograph their operations working on pools.

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Photographing a Hawaiian Wedding by Christian Hernandez

In October, I went to Hawaii to photograph my first destination wedding. Jackie (the bride) reached out to me in April to see if I’d be available to photograph her wedding in Hawaii. I emphatically said YES!

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Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay State Park, Hawaii by Christian Hernandez

While in Hawaii to photograph a wedding, my sister and I took some time to go on excursions and see the island of O’ahu. One of those excursions was to Hanauma Bay State Park, where tourists and locals alike have the ability to swim and snorkel in one of the island’s most scenic bays.

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Visiting the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites by Christian Hernandez

My sister and I came to Hawaii to photograph a friend of mine’s wedding in Honolulu. While we were here, we made some extra time to sightsee and go on some excursions. One of those was to experience the history at Pearl Harbor.

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Photographing a Traditional Bosnian Wedding by Christian Hernandez

On this day, I had the opportunity to second-shoot a traditional Bosnian wedding. Although it had familiar elements I’d seen before of a wedding ceremony, there were several traditions I had never seen before. One of which was their tradition to give servers (their own family members) large amounts of money for coffee.

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Dance for Heroes - Photographing a Charity Dance Event by Christian Hernandez

I was contracted recently to photograph a charity event for the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Winter Park, FL. Dance for Heroes - a charitable event to benefit Revived Soldiers Ukraine. That night, the studio was holding a fundraiser for an organization in Ukraine that helps rehabilitate soldiers wounded while on duty.

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Things I Learned From My First Shoot with Children by Christian Hernandez

In September 2016 I was in Miami, FL for a few days. A couple of friends knew I was trying to grow my photography portfolio, so they set up a family photoshoot while I was there.

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