Gerry Kelly's Le Cirque Royale Birthday Xtravaganza

There is a "sense" I get when photographing people.  There is more to taking the photo than settings on the camera and composition for me.  There is a moment when your intentions are meet somewhere in the middle of the space that separates you.  Often, it is a vague and undistinguishable feeling.  But with some, it is as pleasant as it is direct.

Such is the case with "Miami's King of Nightlife, Gerry Kelly.  This was not the first time I have had the pleasure of covering one of his events and the results are consistent.  He is a gracious and generous person and it shows.

Below are some highlights from Gerry Kelly's Le Cirque Royale Birthday Xtravaganza held at the Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort on June 21, 2012, hosted by Kitchen 305.  And, as expected, it was a blast!

For all the photos and to read all the delicious details visit the event blog at What ya Got?

Red Carpet VIP Reception for Miami Beach Gay Pride

Dusting off and playing catch up after a busy season.  

I wanted to make sure to share some highlights from past events and certainly the Red Carpet VIP Reception for Miami Beach Gay Pride Honoring Cindy Brown held at the beautiful W Hotel was one of them!  What a party it turned out to be and I can't say enough about how gracious Guests of Honor Gloria and Emilio Estefan were during the busy event.  Below are but a few of my favorite shots of the evening.  For more details and photos be sure to check out What ya Got?

Elaine and Lisa Gregorio of What ya Got?

Lea Black and the incomparable "Eliane."

Honoree Cindy Brown, Gloria and Emilio Estefan

Gloria Estefan accepting her Portrait

Gloria Estefan

Jay Alexander

Prior to the VIP Red Carpet event, I was happy to cover the GLB Business Enhancement Committee of the City of Miami Beach reception.  In attendance were many city officials including Mayor Philip Levine, Chief of Police Raymond A. Martinez, Fire Chief Virgil Fernandez as well as many others.  Everyone was also happy to see Carson Kressley drop by.  Fabulous afternoon!