Orlando Family Photographer

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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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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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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Photographing my Grandparents at Disney by Christian Hernandez

In June of this year, my sister and I took our grandparents to Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park. Disney had some special pricing for that month, and with the fact that they hadn’t been to the parks in several years, we decided to have a day of fun with them.

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Disney Family Photos with Southern Meets Urban by Christian Hernandez

Several months ago, MJ reached out to me after seeing some of my Disney-themed portrait work on Instagram. She runs a nutrition and lifestyle blog called Southern Meets Urban and in September, she was going to be traveling to Orlando and wanted some family photos around the parks with her daughters to document their trip. After finalizing the details on dates/times/locations, I was really excited and looking forward to capturing some special moments for them.

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Making Pottery at Porch Pottery by Christian Hernandez

I had been wanting to take a pottery class for a while, so before I moved back to Florida, I purchased a Groupon for a 2-hour pottery class that included making pottery on a wheel. The Groupon was for 4 people, so it was perfect for my family and I. The only time I had done anything with pottery was in 5th grade and I don't remember a lot of it, so I thought why not try it out for fun?

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3 Things I've Learned in 5 Years as a Photographer by Christian Hernandez

I started taking my photography seriously in 2013 after moving to New York City. There, I did a lot of portrait and event work at the graduate school I attended, and also roamed NYC photographing the city on my own. That's the time when I began learning the ins and outs of my camera and how to photograph. Between then and now, I've learned a lot.

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