Portrait Photographer

Whitney & Brady by Christian Hernandez

I met Whitney while in Graduate school. We both attended the same college and she reached out to me to capture some images of herself and her rescue, Brady. I first photographed Whitney and Brady in Central Park in 2017, then again in the upper East Side in 2018, and again in Central Park in 2019.

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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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Neemo & Trent - Prom Portraits by Christian Hernandez

A few months ago, I photographed Neemo and Trent on their Prom day for some Portraits. Apart from the traditional prom poses, I treated the shoot like a couple’s photoshoot and captured them being a couple. Their theme was Black & Gold and both were dressed to impress.

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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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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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