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Daytona Beach Belly Dance Photo Shoot with Amour de la Vie Photography

Florida is the only place on earth where everybody hibernates for the summer and comes out to play in the Fall! I mean….we actually LOSE our tans in the summer here in the Sunny State. I guess this is the price we pay for near-eternal sunshine…

I’ve got nearly a month left of sheer cabin fever before wedding season picks up again and I can venture outside without getting caught in a torrential downpour or melting into a puddle like the Bad Witch in the Wizard of Oz.

All I want is a nice beach day right now, but until I get my wish, here are some of my favorite photos from a beautiful beach photo shoot in Daytona with …

To The Rebels + The Misfits + The Dreamers

fe0919effb30a78124044a200085d232There’s a lot to be said for living in your own little bubble.

As a professional entertainer, I experience the world through my own sparkling lens. Everything looks beautiful the way I see it. My closet is filled with fabulous costumes and props. My weekends are filled with smiling faces and momentous occasions. My mind is filled with creative ideas and whimsical things. People wonder why I’m always smiling. Life is pretty good in my own imaginary VIP Room.

But occasionally, a girl must venture out into the realm of the “normals.” That straitlaced, buttoned-up world where women still live and die by purely imaginary standards of what a “respectable” job looks like, what “good girls” do for fun, and …

A Month in the Life: My Recap of Fabulous February Gigs!

Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna StudioHello, fans! Have you missed me?

In my efforts to make Central Florida an even more magical place, one belly dance show at a time, I’ve pretty naughty about blogging. It’s high time that I fix that!

Quiet times have become increasingly rare in my world, and while I’m experiencing a short but much-needed lull, I thought I’d recap what was truly an amazing month for my belly dance business. Thanks to lots of referrals in Orlando’s wedding and entertainment industry, and some repeat customers, February was my best and busiest month to date! As any of my friends can tell you, I’m not in this business to build an empire or become a household name. I’m in this business …

Winter Wonderland Inspiration Photo Shoot with Clearly in Focus Photography

I love the Holidays because everything becomes extra sparkly and magical this time of the year. But if you’re an ex-Yankee living in the Sunshine State, like myself, you might discover one big thing missing from your personal Winter Wonderland: SNOW.

I didn’t get to go home for Christmas last year, but thanks to Brian with Standing Ovation Entertainment, I got to frolic in a beautiful blizzard for a photo shoot with Clearly in Focus Photography at Heaven Event Center. And I did it all in comfortable 72-degree temps! Brian’s snow machine, which produces a realistic flurry of dry “snow” added a gorgeous touch of winter against the blue uplighting and pristine white floors and draping at Heaven. Special thanks …

Real Wedding: Ediz and Laura at JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando

When I think of Spring weddings, so many wonderful things come to mind – soft colors, fragrant flowers everywhere, and tons of romantic details. One of my April couples, Ediz and Laura had the perfect Springtime wedding at the JW Marriott in Orlando. The second you set foot in the ballroom, you couldn’t help but to get swept up in the soft, romantic elegance. My kind of wedding!

This wedding also had Turkish delight on the escort table; a very fitting treat for a sweet multicultural celebration!

As with so many of the weddings I perform, I was hired by the father of the groom, as both a nod to their Turkish heritage and a fun, interactive icebreaker. The couple …