Family : Khloe’s Dedication


My niece Khloe is turning into a beautiful little young lady. I don’t get to see her as much as I would like to, and hopefully that changes soon. Today, I had the chance to see her get dedicated, which is another way or form close to a baptism. Watching her waddle her way in a little white dress was the cutest thing I’ve seen. I also had the chance to see my nephew Tristan, who is getting sooo big and is super handsome with adorable curls and light eyes. Ugh, so much cuteness, I can’t take it!

Captured By Belle: Sylas’s Baptism

This must be baptizing season, not that I’m complaining. This is when I get some nice action, or should I say Belle, my canon gets some action. Long time friend, who I barely see, but should really make some more time for her, because she’s such a sweetheart Stephanie, hit me up because her adorable looking son was ready to rock all white for the big guy upstairs.

I have to admit, I took more than 500 pictures for this event. A bigger family usually means everyone wants a personalized touch. One thing I didn’t mind at all. Plus, since I have  met Steph’s family a long time ago (we met in 3rd grade and officially became friends in 7th grade) getting them to pose, was super easy. A task I usually have a hard time doing when it comes to large groups, since usually someone doesn’t tend to grasp the concept. Everyone was so great and attentive. The main big guy for the day Sylas, was a different story, since he was feeling a bit feverish (awwww) it was a little tough to get him smiling. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t look adorable as every with that little pout of his, I mean, look at those cheeks!

I sent Steph options in color as well as black and white, though the colored ones were super cute, I feel like black and white did just enough justice, for the day. I’ve include some of my favorites in this post, since I would never over load you guys with 500 pictures at once!

I hope you guys like!love, m

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Jonahs and Magelis’s Baptism: The Celebration

2minxinx2minxinx2minxinxIt was time to celebrate and my family knows how to do it right, and we always do it big. I swear whenever something is going down, is like a herd that sticks together. Every time we see each other, it’s like we haven’t seen each other in years, and there’s always plenty of bochinche (gossip) to catch up with. I spent most of my time chatting up a storm with my cousin Janneice, who’s up in Connecticut, and is desperately waiting for her husband to make it back to her.

Whenever we see each other we always have a main topic at hand, boys. Aaaah, isn’t it great?

This time we had  some good food to recharge us, and after grabbing some beers it was time to hang out outside with the rest of the cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. My not so baby cousin Raymond is always in charge of the hookah, and like animals in the wild, we make a circle surrounding our prey.

The babies ended up taking a huge nap, so it was some adult time.

And we all love that!2minxinx2minxinxI2minxinx2minxinx| my not so baby cousin Raymond and I |2minxinx

| Juniors ready to party! |2minxinx

| Cousinly love: Janneice, Sasha and I |2minxinx| The Mayhem |IMG_6893| I love when Magelis is in tropical colors  |
2minxinx| Jonahs waking up from a much needed nap, and Magelis being held by my godmother, her grandmother. They were celebrities for the day with all of their outfit changes, Lady Gaga has nothing on them |
IMG_6789| The men getting busy playing dominoes, true dominicans |2minxinx2minxinxIf only it were simple enough to explain what’s going on in these pictures. The men decided to play a trust exercise of their own. They had to hold themselves up, while they lay on the other, someone was to remove the chairs and they had to hold their position, without using their hands.

I guess you all know what happens next!

Liquor is brave people.


See you guys next time.sig 2IMG_6896 IMG_6908

Jonahs & Magelis Baptism: Pretty Poses

2minxinx2minxinxIMG_6484.bAs I mentioned in my previous post, I was in charge of the photography for my niece Magelis and nephew Jonahs’s baptism. So of course, not only was I taking candids, which I love taking… I had to get some posed shots as well. Cute babies and beautiful family members, easy enough. After the mass, the church had a cute little garden right next to it, and natural light is a girl’s best friend.

I grabbed a table cloth from the church that I “borrowed” so these chunky babies can lay down and not mess up their all white attire. Jonahs was a little cranky, but after a few tears he managed to look at the camera, maybe because I had like 5 people behind me making funny faces and calling him over.

GJ (short for Genesis Jasmine, Lionela‘s cutsie daughter) is awesome to point the camera at. Mind you, she wouldn’t just give me a regular smile the whole time, infamous for her funny faces.

When we got back to Sasha and Ramgy’s place, Ceci was in charge of the cake, which was way too cute.

Stay posted for the next post, where we get a little crazy celebrating Dominican style.sig 2IMG_65102minxinx2minxinx IMG_66782minxinx2minxinxIMG_66642minxinx

Jonahs & Magelis’s Baptism: The Ceremony

jonahs y magelisMy cousins Sasha and Lidia are officially grown ups. I’m sure you guys have seen my nieces Jonahs and Magelis posted on my blog, and now today was their big day, one of many.. their baptism. I was asked to provide pictures, and how can I say no when it comes to my chunky babies. ( my heart melts). The ceremony was sweet and in spanish. Which I haven’t heard a spanish mass in almost forever.

My family comes in bunches, don’t ever expect any one of us to ever show up singular.

For Jonahs, my cousin Lionela‘s husband Junior and mother Ceci were given the title as his godparents.

When it came to Magelis, my cousin Sasha and her boyfriend Ramgy were the one to do the honors.

I took so many pictures, I ‘m gonna have to break this day into 3 different posts. The ceremony, the posed photographs and the celebration after. It’s a lot, I know, but totally worth it. Especially since my family parties hard.

They’re the best!

Enjoy these pics from the ceremony, I’ll be back soon!sig 2
2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx| My handsome godfather with his 2 grand kids |

| Lidia and Magelis, and then me with Magelis |2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx2minxinx| my gorgeous grandmother and Magelis |
2minxinx| Familia |