Portrait Photographer

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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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 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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Belkys and Nelson - Couple's Photoshoot in Central Park by Christian Hernandez

In April 2017, one of my co-workers, Belkys asked me if I would be able to take some couples photos of her and her husband. I said of course! We scheduled a date in May and met up in Central Park in New York City.

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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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Disney Portraits with Dottiemouse by Christian Hernandez

On Tuesday, my sister and I met up with Amanda at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center. She had reached out to me several months ago for some portraits in the parks and, for several months, we weren’t able to meet. Finally, our schedules allowed and we were able to capture some stills for her Disney themed social media account.

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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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Our Trip to St. Augustine, Florida by Christian Hernandez

Two of my grandparents had been wanting to drive up to St. Augustine for a few months now. So yesterday, my sister and I drove the 2 hours up north from Orlando to take them and spend the day walking around the town.

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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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Joshua - Harlem Fashion/Style Photoshoot by Christian Hernandez

Joshua has been a good friend of mine since 2010 when we were both in undergrad at the University of Central Florida. That year, we both made UCF's Orientation Team (affectionately named O-Team).

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Portraits of My Father - July 2018 by Christian Hernandez

At the church my family attends here in Florida, they choose to recognize and honor service members on the Sunday before Independence Day. This year on July 1, 2018, I took these portraits of my father in his Army uniform after church.

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PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS & TRICKS (PART II) by Christian Hernandez

In Part I, we covered some practical things you can do to improve your photography. Here in Part II, we'll continue with that theme and cover 3 more practical things you can do to improve your photography.

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