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Welcome to my blog! Here you will find sneak peeks of the latest weddings and sessions. I am a professional photographer specializing in modern wedding and children's portraiture in Atlanta, GA and Miami, FL. All content and images copyright 2010 Odalys Mendez Photography.

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February 4, 2011

My husband and I have an amazing marriage; yesterday we celebrated our 10th anniversary.

When I say amazing I don’t mean perfect. We have had our laughs, silly races around the house, pulled pranks on each other, and are like glue, always stuck together. We have also had problems and fights; but somehow we have grown better and stronger rather than apart.

We are completely different people than who we were ten years ago, yet I love him more today than I ever have. He thinks I am the smartest person in the world, he brags about me, and supports my dreams. He makes me a better person.

This is the first picture of us, ever. :)

I was 20 and he was 24. He had a motorcycle that I hated and never got on, so eventually he sold it. I was a salsa dancer and he was an all-american marine.

And these we took today… two kids, one dog, and three houses later.

So Happy Anniversary to my dear husband and I. This amazing adventure is only the beginning, and I know the best is yet to come :)

January 30, 2011

One of my dearest friends is about to have a baby. This little girl is going to be born into so much love: from an amazing,¬†huge family of strong women, two big sisters who are so excited to meet her, and a bunch of devoted friends who are going to spoil her rotten ;) My friend is extremely blessed to have such a support system, I couldn’t be happier for her.

Today we celebrated¬†baby B’s¬†upcoming arrival with an intimate, relaxed baby shower. It was unusually warm for January, a beautiful, sunny day. We indulged in some scrumptious desserts and¬†good conversation and had a truly memorable afternoon. Here are some of the details:

The decor was executed by the talented interior designer Misty Smith.

“A Piece of Cake” in Tyrone, GA made the gorgeous two tier marble cake with caramel filling that was to-die-for. Martha with “A Piece of Cake” reproduced our bird theme beautifully in this custom creation. The flavor and texture of this cake was just amazing; needless to say, it was all gone by the end of the party.

Instead of the traditional games, the guests each hand-made a bird ornament out of eclectic, mismatched fabric, and¬†inserted a wish for the baby before closing it. These birds are going to decorate a mobile that will go in the nursery. Isn’t that the cutest idea?

And finally, just a few of the girls having fun :)

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December 11, 2010

My friend Stephanie was very kind to be my model yesterday. “Kind” may not be a good-enough word actually;¬†I did¬†drag her around¬†town in a huge wedding dress in the middle of Friday afternoon traffic and¬†made her the object of several whistles and a lot of curiosity. Eeeek!¬†:)

Steph, they say that everyone who enters our lives does so for a reason, and I must have entered yours to give you thick skin. Not only are you a great friend but you are also gorgeous! Enjoy looking at the images :)

The stunning wedding gown was again, from Etain Bridal Boutique in Ashley Park, Newnan.

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November 14, 2010

I love kids. I remember being in such a rush to grow up and now I long for the freedom of being a child. We think we’ll be free when we reach adulthood¬†but little do we know that childhood is true freedom.¬†I wish I could get that message across to my kids: enjoy that feeling of complete adventure and spontaineity that you have right now, absorb every minute of your innocence, but I sound like an adult when I say those things.

It took about a millisecond to convince these kids to lay on the grass and roll down the slope of their backyard;¬†their parents are probably going to remember me for a long time thanks to my little idea. :) ¬†If I could postpone twilight and hadn’t had 20 lbs. of photographic equipment on me, I would have rolled down the hill with them (again, adult thinking). In retrospect, I wish I would have and then their parents would remember me for a long time as a complete lunatic.

These kids have the most amazing personalities; we hit it off right away and although I didn’t roll down the hill with them we did hold hands and skipped down the road together. Here are some of my favorites from our afternoon.

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November 7, 2010

Whenever I have a little bit of down time in my schedule inevitably the camera turns to my own children. Especially at the age of two just a couple of months make a huge difference in the way they look and express themselves. So this weekend me and my favorite toddler enjoyed the change in weather in our own backyard, and while she discovered leaves, acorns, and pointed out squirrels, I snapped and soaked it all in.

October 10, 2010

Noah’s first birthday is this month and we celebrated this important milestone with a photo session to capture what being one is all about. He is walking and exploring everything around him with curiosity and glee, from the local playground to the crunchy fallen leaves in his front yard, Noah and I had a blast playing. Here are a few of my favorites:

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September 1, 2010

You can feel it in the air, mornings and evenings are cooler, the light is getting softer, you can actually breathe when you go outside rather than trying to aspire vapor. The days of green grass, slip-and-slides, and popsicles are once again coming to an end.

For my kids, that means spending every afternoon in the backyard, walking barefoot on the soft green grass, doing scavenger hunts and decorating the concrete driveway with whimsical landscapes rendered in pastel colored chalk. And I happily shoot away the array of colors.

Her favorite tree…

Planning out her next move…

Our golden retriever Pepper likes to supervise.

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Much love,