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This colorful Miami urban family session by Marisa McDonald Photography captures the true essence of the streets of Miami!

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Marisa: I am a photographer based in the desert of Southern California, just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. This year we were lucky enough to go to Miami to visit with family for Christmas. Tom, Shelly, and little Thomas also flew in from Georgia and happened to be in need of family portraits! I was thrilled to meet the newest family member for the first time and take their first portraits as a family of three.
Because this was a session for family (not a paid session), we had the luxury of roaming around as “tourists” without the need for permits and such. We ventured out early on the morning of the 24th and made a beeline for Wynwood Walls. When we arrived we were sad to find the gardens closed but began exploring all of the amazing art on the surrounding streets. I loved the look of the “street shots” and how they captured the essence of being out and about in the city.

Of course Thomas was the star of the show with his yellow pants and matching Toms shoes (so appropriate!). We had been at it for a good hour and were about to call it quits when we suddenly saw that the garden had been opened! We were so thrilled to be able to capture some of the amazing art within the gate before heading home to enjoy Christmas with the rest of the family! Thomas wasn’t quite as impressed so he decided to take a quick nap which was so cute! We got some great sleepy baby pictures while he snoozed!

Rachel and Lisa: Can you say COLOR?!  That’s what we love; color, color, and more color! From yellow pants to green garden to street art — we love color!  This sweet family isn’t hard on the eyes either.  We love their outfits and Little Tom’s, Tom’s.  Marisa really captured the connectedness of this family which probably wasn’t so hard since the dad is her nephew!  We adore the back story and really appreciate Marisa sharing so much with us.  We can’t emphasize enough how important a back story is and we got a great one with this session!

Even though this is a Christmas session, we think its a great one for spring because of the great bright color!  Please keep in mind we are booking out features into end of July, early August when submitting to the blog.

Location: Wynwood Walls 

Gear: Canon 6D and Sigma 85mm 1.4

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 Where to find Marisa McDonald Photography:

We are always accepting submissions for possible features on the blog. Please see our Submission information for further directions. We are looking to showcase family photo sessions as well as milestone celebrations (birthday parties, baby showers, cake smash, religious celebrations) and style inspiration for both home (nursery, kids’ rooms.. ) and family photography sessions (what to wear, packaging, etc.)

Looking for more lifestyle family session inspiration? Visit here for a beautiful session from Marisa Taylor Photography

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Life, Lens + Love,

Lisa + Rachel