Lee Ann Ropes
Ana Adams’ career in photography begun in 1985, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. However, she had to go after two of her other passions before finally settling down with a photo camera : radio and video. After spending many years in Eldorado FM, BR, and HBO Latin America , USA, she felt the time had come to go deeper in photography.
She graduated Cum Laude from The Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale,and her true passion is to capture spontaneous photographs of people’s emotions and expressions. She also enjoys the meticulous work of product photography, and tries to make common objects look unexpected and surprising.
Courtney Ortiz is a work at home mom, of one, who turned a passion of photography into a career. She’s thrilled to be part of the Heart Gallery.
I am a Photographer in Weston, Florida, specializing in Fine Art and Black & White Portraits of Maternity, Newborns, Children of all ages, and Sports Action Photos.
My passion as a photographer is to observe and document the special moments and stages in life. My mission is for my images to reach down deep in your heart and allow you to experience again the emotion of the time and event that was captured. From the day my daughter (my little miracle) was born, I wanted to grab hold of every special moment and treasure it forever. As parents and family members, we share many of the same feelings – my job is to capture those fleeting moments, and recording them for you to keep forever.
I have been a fine art photographer working exclusively in black and white since 1992 and began specializing in children’s photography in 1995. As both an artist and a photographer I am interested in capturing the mood and spirit of my subjects and this magic usually happens in a candid moment.
My photography has been exhibited at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale where I placed in the HORTT as well as in last year’s Heart Gallery exhibit.
In addition to working with the Heart Gallery, I regularly work with the children of the CDTC/CFAP teaching workshops on basic photography and organizing gallery showings of their work.
Keith Douglas Photography was founded thirty- four years ago with the commitment of being responsive to our clients’ needs while continually striving to improve upon our services. We truly believe in the benefits we can provide to others.
Our ultimate objective is to create the highest quality images in the most convenient and expedient fashion. We have the experience of managing thou- sands of images for a variety of clients, yet at the same time establishing a distinct and customized process for each company’s individual needs.
While “at home” in the studio, we are equally comfortable with location photography and travel extensively for various advertising agencies, PR firms, and corporate, publishing and architectural clientele.
Our goal is to offer our clients the finest quality work, creative solutions, and personalized service in the field of photography through digital or traditional imaging. As technology changes our industry, we are there on the forefront researching alternatives that will best address our clients’ requirements. We at Keith Douglas Photography are excited about where we are now and where we will be in the future. It is this future that we would like to share with you
Lee Ann Ropes
A graduate of the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Lee Ann’s client list includes United Way, Daytona Beach News Journal, The London Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Kodak, Disney Photographic Services, and Go Riverwalk Magazine. Exhibits have included the Hortt Competition at the Museum of Art Ft Lauderdale, Museum of Photographic Art in Daytona and The Bonnet House Best of Artist Series at the St. Lawrence Gallery in Ft Lauderdale. Her work is included in private, commercial and museum permanent collections.
As a photographer, I’ve learned to use my camera to express myself. Finding words to describe the joy I feel in capturing intimate moments, is an impossible task. What I can say is this …photography is not work to me. It is my true passion, and I undeniably believe that I was put on this earth to share with the world, the beauty that I see in every moment. The glow of a pregnant women’s skin, and the the curve of her belly, speak of many adventures yet to come. It is the most exhilarating time in a women’s life, and the excitement is contagious. The delicacy of an infant takes my breath away and always puts a smile on my face. The innocence of a child’s eyes, stops me and my camera dead in our tracks. Playing games and bringing a smile to a child’s face isn’t work at all, it is truly a blessing. I was given a gift to share beauty with the world. I capture the moments that we never want to slip away, so that they can be cherished forever. Hopefully my images, will tell you everything else you need to know.
Michael Murphy, a second generation South Florida native, has been a professional photographer since 1990. He owns a full service photography studio in Oakland Park and has high profile clients as Comcast Cable, Ruden McClosky, Port Everglades, REOMAC and several universities. Michael has been featured on TODAY in South Florida on NBC6 and Comcast Cable’s Newsmakers. Behind the scenes Michael is a consistent sponsor, benefactor and supporter of countless charities and community service groups.
I am thrilled to be a Heart Gallery photographer! As the mother of an adopted child, when I first heard about the Heart Gallery and its mission, I knew I had found an organization that I wanted to support.
I am a portrait photographer specializing in family and children’s portraiture. Through my work, I celebrate the Family. My hope is that the images I capture will be treasured for generations to come.
The children featured in the Heart Gallery need a family, and so it is my hope also, that the portraits featured in the gallery will move someone towards providing a child with a family of his or her own.
Paul Morris has a undying passion for creative expression which finds an outlet in the fine arts and especially photography. He has exhibited in numerous galleries around Florida and In commercial photography, Paul found a way to combine his love of the camera with making a living. Paul has a reputation as an innovative detail-oriented shooter who works with multi national corporations and advertising agencies to create dynamic marketing imagery. Paul is a pioneering member of the South Florida chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), serving as chapter president and on its executive committee for many years. He still volunteers his time to the society, and is also an affiliate member of the South Florida chapter of AIGA. He continues to explore new avenues of photographic creativity, shooting remote locales in China, Britain and Europe as well as The Great Smoky Mountains and other American treasures closer to home. As an early adopter of digital technologies Paul is on the vanguard of combining primitive and advanced technologies, and is currently experimenting with the use of pinhole and Lomo cameras to capture images on film, which are then digitally manipulated to create one-of-a-kind works of art.
Sandy graduated from the University of Miami in 1968, studying photojournalism under the direction of Wilson Hicks, the first photo editor of LIFE Magazine.
Since graduating college in 1968, Sandy has been a full-time professional photographer first working as a newspaper photographer, and since 1971, in business for himself as a free-lance advertising photographer.
Prior to founding Visual Impact Photographer in 1971,Sandy has been a full-time professional photographer with extensive Television, film and newspaper experience including Chief Photographer for The Miami Beach Sun-Reporter Newspaper and a film cameraman for local TV stations.
Clients include: Burger King, Tony Romas Mercedes Benz as well as dozens of cosmetics and electronics manufacturers.
Sandy also now specializes in high-end digital online virtual tours with clients such as Cunard Lines for the Virtual Tour of the Queen Mary II, the Miami-Dade College, The Miami-Dade Resources Recovery Facility, The Florida State College: Florida School of the Arts, and a number of industrial web sites and professional offices.
Sandy has been active in many professional photographic organizations, and has served for many years on the Board of Directors of the South Florida Chapter of The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). Sandy is also Membership Chairman of ASMP. ASMP South Florida has been a very enthusiastic supporter of The Heart Gallery for the past two years.
"Sarah Cardenas is an established children and family portrait photographer in South Florida. When Sarah was approached to be involved as a photographer with the Heart Gallery of Broward, her heart jumped at the opportunity to utilize her life’s passion of capturing the personality of children through portrait photography as a way to support the cause of the organization. As a former school teacher, Sarah is skilled at forming an immediate and familiar comfort level with her children subjects, which translates into bursts of genuine personality in her images. Sarah is a South Florida native. She lives in Pompano Beach with her husband and two children."
Stephen and Sandrine Flint
"With Every Picture Comes An Emotion." (Flint Photography, Inc., 2006) With the help of our subjects and this quote in mind, we try not only to express emotion but also to capture the very essence of their expressions. That is why we involve our clients in all aspects of planning their photographic experiences.
We pride ourselves in taking our time and patience with our photography; therefore we never rush our sessions. We try to create a sense of feeling that will portray you, your family or your children in the best possible way. The most important thing to us is your satisfaction with our finished product.
The image we initially capture is in the raw. The final printed image is therefore, fully retouched, enhanced, digitally mastered and professionally printed on archival photographic paper. Your portrait truly becomes a work of art of a very personal and professional nature: A decorative focal point for your home or office and a precious keepsake to share with family and friends for posterity. We look forward to hearing from you very soon. We promise the experience will be a memorable one.
Stephen & Sandrine Flint
Here are some words we like to live by in our photography:
"Maybe because it's entirely an artist's eye, patience and skill that makes an image and not his tools." (Ken Rockwell, 2005)
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE." (Ernst Haas, 1985)
"I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term - meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching - there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce.
Suzanne Barton has been a Professional Photographer in the Ft.Lauderdale area since 1985. She is skilled in many areas of photography ,but her passion and joy when working with children is quite evident in her sensitive portraits of Maternity and Newborn.
Suzanne shares the gift of her talents with many charities. She was chosen as one of the National Photographers for "Now I lay Me Down to Sleep" Foundation that provides remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby through the free gift of portraiture.
She serves on the board for the AJC Children's Foundation, which runs an orphanage inHonduras,Central America, for abused and abandoned children. Her photographic skills have brought to light the plight of these children and the conditions of their extreme poverty.
" I am so honored to be a "Heart Gallery " Photographer. I wish I could give all the children that I photograph, a "Forever Family". The first time I photographed "Adoption Day" at the courthouse with these children- I was brought to tears. Thank you , Heart Gallery, for allowing me to be a part of this process."
To view some of Suzanne's work- Go to: www.suzannebarton.com
As a child, Tammy Kodsi loved playing with her Barbie Dolls. Creating the set, scene, clothes and props, her imagination was blossoming. Maturing into adulthood, Ms. Kodsi turned her love of creative exploration and her passion for taking photos into a profession as a fashion photographer. Directing a team of designers, stylists and makeup artists, she transforms a set into a colorful, edgy and contemporary world to captivate the viewer, inviting them into her visual illusion.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Tammy received a Bachelors Degree in Computers. This technical and artistic training created the foundation for her future endeavors in digital photography. Participating in advanced training received at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, Ms. Kodsi was now ready to passionately pursue her dreams.
To stay current and on the cutting edge, Ms. Kodsi pursues opportunities to work with experts in their fields, including digital art pioneer, Laurence Gartel, as well as director and producer of influential documentaries, Mark Manning. These myriad of experiences continue to expand Tammy’s progressive repertoire.
Tammy Kodsi’s work has been featured in galleries and local & national publications. Highlights include a solo exhibit at the OMMA Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara and multiple cover shots for City Link Magazine. Committed to artistic integrity and high quality, Ms. Kodsi continues to showcase her creations in a multitude of landscapes.
Her passion for photography and for making a contribution to community has led Tammy to donate her time to working with non-profit and service organizations including, the Milagro Center, AIDS awareness events, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. From portraiture to design layouts, to full-scale shoots, her artistic eye and innovative style yields creations of artistic prowess and satisfied clients.
I’m a photojournalist and commercial photographer based in Miami, and specialize in photographing people on location for national magazines and corporations. From executives to workers to everyday people at home. Before freelancing I covered world wide news events in the 1980s for United Press International.
Tracey Ahrendt is an award winning photographic artist who specializes in designing original work of art that represents her clients with emotion and spirit. She captures personality in a fashion, photojournalistic art sense. Was awarded “Photographer of the Year” in South Florida in 2009 and “Top Ten Photographer” in 2007 & 2008.
In 1995 Tracey was intrigued in photography while taking her first class. She was only 15 and knew she had a gift to this world. Growing as a person and working on mastering her craft she learned traditional film and molded into the digital world. Graduated from the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale as well as continuing education in her field of photography by attending seminars from the top photographers in the world.
In addition to working with the Heart Gallery, she photograph’s Lifestyle Family Portraits, Destination Wedding, Fashion, Fine Art and Nature. Her down to earth yet outgoing personality helps her subjects capture the true them.
Please check on the blog www.traceyahrendt.com/blog for future art exhibitions and the schedule for teaching workshops on different levels of photography.
A special thanks to the Heart Gallery for having her be apart of such a great organization.