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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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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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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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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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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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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Highlights from EPIC Sports Marketing's 2018 Believe Strong Triathlon Festival by Christian Hernandez

Here are some of my favorite images from EPIC Sports Marketing’s most recent event - the Believe Strong Triathlon Festival on August 25, 2018.

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Nature at Lake Louisa State Park by Christian Hernandez

While helping with set-up for an EPIC Sports Marketing race, I snapped some nature photos of Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont, FL.

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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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A Photographer's Portrait by Christian Hernandez

In the spirit of learning and becoming a better photographer, on Thursday night, I wanted to play with some lights and softboxes I had purchased a few months ago. I've learned that trial and error in a relaxed, controlled environment (not a paid shoot), I can learn a lot about lighting, the camera, lenses, and photography in general. I don't have the pressure of delivering images to a client and have ample time to adjust things and see what works and doesn't.

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Alpa Rama - Fashion/Style Influencer Photoshoot - Lake Nona, Orlando, FL by Christian Hernandez

I first met Alpa about 2 months ago in May 2018 through Instagram when I offered to take some photos for her blog. We worked out the details to meet up so she could model and allow me to take some portraits we could both could use in our portfolios.

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