June and Orlando Wetlands Park

It has been a very busy June for me!   Growing and building my own business is an incredible feeling and I am loving every minute of it.    I have been networking and meeting amazing people and business owners through the Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce and East Orlando Chamber of Commerce.   So many resources available.   So many ways we can all help each other grow and refer business to each other and offer support.

I have been going on photography outings to continue to build my portfolio and stock photographs!   This month I have gone to watch the sunrise over the Orlando Wetlands Park in Christmas, Florida.  I’ve watched the sunrise over Cocoa Beach and the Cocoa Beach Pier.   I have watched sunsets from the Lake Nona area.  I’ve seen amazingly beautiful rainbows after the storms.  I would dance in the rain if my camera could stay dry!

I have had the pleasure of doing some photo shoots of a 13 year-old going to her 8th grade awards ceremony, an adult mother and daughter photo shoot – those two sure had me laughing the whole time, and an 8 year old’s First Communion celebration.   Being able to capture these precious moments and the love and joy for these families brings me happiness.  Giving lifetime precious memories: priceless.

I’ve gotten to spend time with my two brothers and my three nephews.  Love summer time and pool time and family time.  Oh, and coffee and dark chocolate too!

Information from the City of Orlando website ( http://www.cityoforlando.net/wetlands/ ) about the park states:

“The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The Park is 1650 acres in size and located in Christmas, Florida. Visitors may enjoy primitive and passive activities at the Park. Hours are sunrise to sunset, 365 days of the year.”

Here are a few shots from the Orlando Wetlands Park where my friend Marco and I managed to see so many animals, although the neither of us was quick enough to capture the otter that popped up onto the embankment, saw us and promptly popped back off!  And surprisingly we did not encounter any snakes during our visit.