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Eliana’s Newborn Session

Eliana was such an easy going baby to work with. She slept for most of the three hours I was there, only waking for a “lunch” break in between. Little miss was just 3 days fresh when we got together for her session. Within the first 7 days of life is ideal, because they are still cuddly and can be gently molded into a variety of positions and props. A week after the shoot her mommy told me how glad she was that we scheduled so early. Apparently snuggly sleeping soon became a thing of the past. I remember those days all too well myself!

I’m including some samples from her session which feature a cameo from her big brother Vincent. Enjoy!

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Family Weekend at Disney

One of the perks of living in South Florida is most of the big theme parks are under 3 hours from us. This weekend our family took a trip up to Orlando for our very first Star Wars Weekend at Disney. If any of you know my son Adrian, he’s probably tried to use the force on you, or has invited you to our house for a game of Lego Star Wars. He’s the kid you see in the grocery store with his light saber in hand. Big fan.

It was supposed to rain all weekend and I left my camera behind because thunderstorms + DSLR’s = no no. The heavens were falling out all day Friday and of course, Saturday and Sunday ended up being gorgeous while I was left with only my iphone. I’m going to share just a few of my favorites with you guys down below.

This is one of the collectable pins Disney makes. You can pretty much get a pin with just about anything Disney on it. This trip we started the tradition with Adrian and he will get to pick another the next time. This little fella is Mr. Potato Head dressed as Darth Vader, Adrian’s favorite character. Yes, he’s on the dark side. 
                                                      “My favorite is take a picture with Darth Vader.” – Adrian Cotto
Our little family in the Harry Potter section of Islands of Adventure. Makes me want to read the books watch the movies so I can be in on all the details.

                                How cute were our little cabins at Fort Wilderness? This is probably as close as I get to camping.

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Welcome to the World, Eliana!

One of my absolute FAVORITE types of sessions are “welcome to the world.” These take place from birth to 48 hours after your new love has made its grand appearance. They are relaxed and as organic as possible. I really try to step back, become the human version of a fly on the wall, and just shoot away.

So, not only is Eliana a complete and utter doll, but her big brother happens to be one of my sons first and best buddies. I have been photographing this family since I first met them almost 3 years ago, and I am beyond honored that they keep requesting me for all of their special moments. It was so sweet to watch big brother Vincent lay eyes on his baby sis for the first time. He kissed her, held her, and stared at her so intently. Seriously, heart warming! Next up is her newborn session.

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May 30, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Jean - Beautiful images! Thank you so much for sharing.

Hello There!

Welcome to the new site! This last year has been one of many changes professionally for me. Just about two years after starting this business, I decided it was time for something brand spanking new and fresh. So I began working on the new look of A. Cotto Photography –hope you all like it!– and consolidated my old webpage and blog into one. If you subscribed to the old blog make sure to add  this one. Here I’ll be adding posts of client sessions, pictures of my day to day, and anything fun and photography related I may come across. As always, I love to hear your thoughts so feel free to comment or send me a message through the contact tab up top.


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