Maritza, the owner of Believe, not only has a large staff that depict various Disney characters for events but also donates its time to children’s hospitals in the Miami area. One of Maritza’s favorite characters is Tinkerbell and she captures the sassiness and sweetness of the character as she adopts her persona.
We recently photographed Maritza, whose company Believe is a not-for profit that sends actors to assume the roles of Disney characters to entertain children in settings ranging from children’s hospitals to private events. Images of her in various Disney characters will appear on the blog soon, however, Maritza also dabbles in the world of anime cosplay and wanted us to capture the role of Yin, a character in the famous Japanese anime “Darker Than Black”. It was amazing to watch her transform herself into this character and actually become her. Here are a few of our favorites.
We took this picture of Melena Rounis while in Vegas. She and other Cirque Du Soleil dancers modeled for us immediately after finishing their evening performance of The Beatles’ Love. An amazing athlete, she did countless standing jumps and we wanted to capture her versatility in this composite.
Kathryn & Jose Miguel exchanged vows in a private civil ceremony attended by close friends and family. We have photographed Katherine previously in dance performance events and used her as a model in a dance-themed photoshoot last year. She is as smart and caring as she is talented. So we were very happy to be chosen to document this special day for her and were happy to see that she is spending the rest of her life with someone who is as down-to-earth and special as she.
During a previous communion photoshoot we eschewed the traditional (and somewhat boring) communion shoot for something creative and different but that still kept the spirit and religious symbolism of a communion. This one picture in particular sticks out in our mind and we hope you enjoy it.