Photographer

Photographing a Children's Birthday Party by Christian Hernandez

I recently photographed a children’s birthday party and had a blast capturing the memories. I’ve thought about my previous experiences photographing children and saw an improvement in my confidence level on this shoot, as well as with my level of skill photographing kids that are constantly moving around.

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Shooting My First Roll of 35mm Film by Christian Hernandez

A few weeks ago, I decided to purchase a film camera for a couple of reasons: To learn a new medium, stretch my creativity, and have fun continuing to learn and pursue photography. Until now, I only had experience shooting digital. With digital, you really have an unlimited amount of photos you can take - you’re only really limited by the size of your memory card. The camera will continue to shoot so long as you have battery and storage space. Film photography has a different look and feel than digital, but in addition to the aesthetics, film forces the photographer to be more careful and methodical compared to digital photography.

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Pete & Sierra - Outdoor Maternity Shoot by Christian Hernandez

Earlier this year, Pete reached out to me to let me know Sierra’s family was throwing them a baby shower in Florida. They live in New York City and have been good friends of mine for about 5 years. I hadn’t seen them in about a year, so when I heard they were coming down, I said I’d love to be there!

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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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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 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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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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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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Family Photography - Photographing my Cousins by Christian Hernandez

My cousin and her husband just moved back to Florida from Georgia. They are both engineers and move cities/states just about every few years to be closer to each of their project’s sites. They are now working on a project in Florida and called me up for some family photos. They take some each year for their Christmas cards and to have a record of how the kids have grown throughout the years. I happily obliged!

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8 Hours Walking Around New York City by Christian Hernandez

A collection of photographs I took while walking around New York City for 8 hours in September 2018.

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Photographing Teachers College, Columbia University's New Student Orientation by Christian Hernandez

I attended Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City both as a full-time and part-time student from 2013-2017. During my time at the college, I worked as a Student Assistant for the Office of Student Affairs, where I did some photography and graphic design work. In September 2018, I was asked to photograph their new student orientation and here's some of what I captured.

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Street Photography at Walt Disney World II by Christian Hernandez

On Monday, July 16, my family and I went to Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center. Here are some street-style photos I shot while there.

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Our Walt Disney World Fort Wilderness Resort Pontoon Boat Experience by Christian Hernandez

My family and I are Orlando locals and we often go to Disney, but this past Monday, July 16, the family decided to do something a little different. As we were driving to EPCOT, we decided to take a detour to The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort before going to the theme parks.

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My Dog - Rocky the Yorkie by Christian Hernandez

His name is Rocky and he came into my life in September 2016. He's the cutest Yorkshire terrier and will melt your heart when you meet him.

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Ambient Shots On Location - Winter Park, FL by Christian Hernandez

While on a fashion portrait photoshoot a few weeks ago, I had a little bit of downtime while the model was changing wardrobe. During that time, I stepped out and wandered around the location we were shooting in and took some ambient shots of our surroundings.

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