Wednesday, December 15, 2010

International Friends Profile-Jeffrey from New Jersey and Frances from Hong Kong!

  A few weeks ago on a beautiful afternoon and evening here in Tampa I had the privilege of photographing Jeffrey and Frances for my latest International Friends profile. As a reminder International Friends is a Meetup group I belong to made up of people who have moved to Tampa from all over the world and/or who are interesting in traveling and learning about other cultures.

  We chose to do this shoot in Ybor City. I have photographed people here before but this time wandered down a few blocks to an area I had not yet used. We found an old building and courtyard area which is home to the Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant and the office of the Creative Loafing newspaper.  This area proved to be a lot of fun. Despite perfect weather no one was eating outside at the restaurant so we had tables with red check table clothes and upturned chairs to use as a background in a few shots as well as some cool old wooden steps leading to a covered porch on the building across the way.


  Jeff is from New Jersey and graduated from Tulane University where he learned about the civil law legal system.  Jeff is an attorney whose law practice is primarily focused on helping families plan for their loved ones.   His clients run the gamut from seniors to young families who are interested in protecting their children.  He works with his clients in designing estate planning strategies and implementing estate tax strategies that are tailored to each family’s unique needs.  In addition to planning for families, Jeff’s law practice also has a corporate litigation department that represents large corporations in financial litigation.

  Jeff and Frances have been married for over 10 years.  They currently live in Boca Raton but go to Tampa at least once a month for Jeff’s law practice.  They love the Tampa Bay area and are planning to move there 
full time.


  They are members of the International Friends Group and go to events every time they are in Tampa.  Frances was born in Hong Kong where she grew up.  She has an MBA from the University of San Diego and manages Jeff’s corporate practice.  She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese as well as English.   Her parents met in Chicago while attending college. 

  Jeff is from New Jersey and graduated from Tulane University where he learned about the civil law legal system

  The above photos also include their much loved pet Bella!  She is so cute!  As it got later into the evening we had a wardrobe change and walked back to near the railroad tracks.  Ybor seems to have a never ending supply of great backdrops!

  I enjoy finding at least one photo in every session that looks good cropped square like this one!  I had a lot of fun photographing Jeff, Frances and Bella they were a pleasure to work with!  



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