Behind the Scenes | Ryan’s Senior Portrait Session

I like to keep it all in the family. Whether that is my immediate family, my friends, or my church family. When we shot Ryan’s senior session last month, my good friend JD came along to help with the shoot. He and Ryan are both part of our amazing church family, and it was so awesome to get to work with them both.

While I was shooting, JD took some cool behind the scenes shots with my iPhone that I thought would be fun to share (I am always curious as to what other photographers look like while shooting).



Want to see what I saw through my lens?

Ryan Class of 2015 Senior Portraits Camile Teresa Photography South Florida Portrait Photographer (2)



Thanks JD and Ryan for making this photo session so much fun! It is always more fun to do what I love when I love the people I am doing it for! =)

Also, in case you are wondering, that is my Kelly Moore Chapel Backpack I am shooting with, and my Sew Tamz camera strap. Neither of these companies have compensated my to talk about their products, I just love them so I thought I would share!

Camile Teresa Photography Logo 2014


JD: PBA Class of 2014, Downtown West Palm Beach, South Florida Portrait Session

I first met JD about two years ago at my church. What struck me the most about him was how passionate and devoted he was, and still is, to Jesus. Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve gotten to know JD a lot better and yet he still impresses me each and every day. He really is an amazing person, and anyone who knows him would completely agree.

To celebrate JD’s completion of his undergraduate degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University, we took some portraits in downtown West Palm Beach near PBA’s beautiful campus.

First we headed to the island to take advantage of the gorgeous water views, and of course, a really big tree!



This area has so many beautiful spots and it really captures the feel of Palm Beach living.


With sunset fast approaching, we looked across the water and remembered that this large graffiti wall had just been completed in downtown. We quickly drove across the bridge and over to the wall to get these last shots with a more urban feel. I love these because they not only capture the uniqueness of West Palm’s urban beach life, but they also so brilliantly capture JD: he is unique, fun-loving, and full of life.


And this is what I like to call, “the money shot.” I love this picture.


Thank you, JD, for letting me capture you at such an important time in your life. I know that you are going to continue to be an inspiration to those around you and accomplish amazing things!



Kaitlyn UM Grad School Graduation: Downtown Delray, South Florida Portrait Session

My good friend Kaitlyn is graduating from the University of Miami (my alma mater) in December with her Master’s Degree, so we celebrated with a portrait session for her graduation announcements. This gal is one of the best people I know and she’s gorgeous to boot! It made my job super easy.

We began in Downtown Delray, a place I love to shoot. There are just so many different hidden places to explore.

Kaitlyn Delray Beach Portrait Session

Kaitlyn Delray Beach Portrait Session

Kaitlyn Delray Beach Portrait Session

The photo above has a meaning behind it that I think is fun to share. Kaitlyn is graduating with her degree in “Arts Presenting,” which is essentially music business for live venues. She knows a ton about the music industry and is an incredible singer herself. When we saw the “Invest in your arts center” sign, we just had to grab a pic!

Kaitlyn Delray Beach Portrait Session

Lastly, we headed over to the beach for some more relaxed photos. Kaitlyn got to take her heels off and play in the waves. I’ll admit it– I may have had my feet in the water too. It was a gorgeous evening!

Kaitlyn Delray Beach Portrait Session

The bittersweet part about this session is that it means that Kaitlyn will be moving back to Texas soon. I am going to miss her a lot, but I am also extremely proud of her and all she has accomplished. The world will see great things to come from this awesome woman!