Achieving Your Goals

achieving your goals in 2018

With the arrival of the new year comes the prerequisite list of changes we all want to make. Some people want to lose weight while others want to start a new job or learn a new hobby. It feels like every year we all have the same resolutions or goals and after a month or so, those goals become a memory like the previous year. I’m guilty of this too. Every year I want to stop procrastinating. Of course I usually start sometime around late March or early April. Achieving your goals doesn’t happen overnight and if you don’t properly plan you’re basically setting yourself up for failure.

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Hollywood Beach Quince Photo Shoot

Hollywood Beach Quince Photo Shoot

During the summer here in South Florida it is hard to predict the weather as it fluctuates at a drop of a pin. With Jouleana’s Hollywood Beach quince photo shoot, the weather displayed the volatile South Florida weather perfectly. As early morning storms were brewing out at sea and making their way towards the shore we were blessed with some dramatic skies for Jouleana’s quince photo shoot and dramatic skies are always a great thing if you’re a photographer.

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Bohemian Inspired Maternity Photo Shoot

Bohemian Inspired Maternity Photo Shoot

I recently photographed maternity pictures for Lindsey who wanted to have a Bohemian inspired maternity photo shoot. It was a pretty easy process for me as Lindsey already had her maternity picture ideas already laid out and all I had to do was execute what she was looking for. Of course sometimes the execution is the hardest thing to achieve given the ever changing conditions outdoor photographers have to face, but I was pretty lucky this time around.

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Album Cover Photo Shoot in the Everglades

Everglades Portrait Photo Shoot

When Camille Kaye came to me asking me to photograph her album cover for her new album, Solstice, I already knew where I wanted to shoot it, in the Everglades. I’ve worked with Camille numerous times before and we have a good rapport when it comes to me photographing her so I knew this time would be no different. We had a tight schedule and a very small window to get the shoot it, but like other times before we were able to make it happen and boy did we ever.

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Hollywood Beach Family Session

Hollywood Beach - JC Ruiz Photography

Nothing like a little Hollywood Beach family session to get the week started. Barnita was one of the people who purchased my Living Social ads early in the year for her and her daughter and she recently reached out to me for another shoot, but this time she also wanted to include her boyfriend, Troy. After trying to find a spot convenient for everyone, we finally agreed upon the boardwalk over at Hollywood Beach.

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Robbins Park Maternity Session

Maternity Photos

You truly have to love repeat customers. Perhaps you remember the Benedicts from their engagement photos or from their wedding photos. Like the continuing circle of life I have photographed their maternity photos. There was a rumor circulating that usually a week after I photograph an expecting couple they have their baby. Unfortunately Alex and Hayley have dispelled that rumor.

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A Miami Beach Portrait Session

miami beach portrait session

I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post in a while, but I’m back! I bring you a photo shoot I did with Suraya. This was sort of like a high school reunion of sort. Suraya and myself both went to Miramar High School together and graduated in ’97. Yes that long ago lol

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Key Biscayne Fashion Shoot

Seductive Camille

Look who is back, Camille Kaye. I came to Camille with an idea for a shoot back in October but with conflicting schedules it was hard to get the right time in. She had some free time yesterday so we decided to make a run for it and see how my idea would turn out.

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Fort Lauderdale Portrait Session

Fort Lauderdale Portrait Session

Today I bring you the lovely Alex with her enchanting eyes. I met Alex when she was bar tending back at the now defunct Miami Prime. I ran into her at her new job at the Bru’s Room, which just opened another spot down the street from me. We talked for a bit and I showed her the photo shoot I did with Lorell which got her interest in having me shoot her.

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