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dafne spencer


Many of you already know, some of you had no idea! Hi, my name is Dafne Spencer and I am a photographer.

​Yes, she is {a photographer} and for many years I was afraid of even saying it. I had many doubts and fears when it came to my job title.

​I never dreamt of becoming a photographer, it simply happened, and the journey has been, and still is challenging. Photography is very personal and it can become very negative and degrading {if you allow it}.


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{Carlos Rello Photography}

Thankfully, I know and believe that God is always on my side {no matter what}. Having surrounded myself with positive and encouraging people, I finally started to believe in myself, my art, and in my abilities.

​It all began towards the end of 2009. I worked as a video editor {not my favorite thing} and my boss at the time was selling his Canon 20D –I bought it! Took some photography 101 classes at USF and did my very first shoot with a friend of mine. At the end of the shoot, I felt I could conquer the world! That’s where my passion for photography was born. I then started to photograph the babies I would nanny for, until one day someone asked me for my pricing!


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{Carlos Rello Photography}

​Forward years later, I started an internship with Limelight Photography {a company specializing in high-end wedding photography} where I am learning and growing on the business side of photography with the guidance of Michael & Rebecca Zoumberos. I work as the Studio Manager and Associate Photographer at Limelight Photography {for weddings only} and I also own my photography company Daspen Photography where I specialize in families, babies, engagements, events, portraits, fashion and events.

​I recently had the amazing opportunity of photographing The Salon & Spa at Mystic Hair‘s Promo shoot. A dream come true! Stylized Shoots are my absolute favorite! I had the honor to work alongside Noah Hatton {creative director}, many stylists and makeup artists from the salon to create many different campaigns.


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{Carlos Rello Photography}

​I never thought I would be able to handle such a task, but after almost 13 hours of shooting with the assistance of Carlos Rello (of Carlos Rello Photography}, I felt like I could do anything! Check out some of the finished products!

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​Believe in yourself! Trust in God with all of your heart, be kind to others and don’t be afraid to fail…
 
Photography is now part of me and I want to continue capture sweet, unforgettable moments and human greatness!
 
With that said… I would like to open up a VERY exclusive give away to all She is {blank space} readers <3. The winner will receive a full session with me in Tampa in the studio or at a mutually chosen location. To enter, please see below. Ahhh—I’m excited and cannot wait!

​Dafne Spencer
 
​*Contest host will request email, this is solely for notification if chosen as winner, we promise no spam <3


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  • Aileen
    June 24, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    I love you Daf! You’re a blessing and amazingly gifted!

  • Yvie
    June 24, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Such a beautiful way of demonstrating fear in the unknown. I couldn’t help but to imagine you holding your new camera and feeling fearless from that. Such a “candid” blog from a new pursuit of a photographer’s lens.
    Thank you for sharing the light!! Blessings to you, your work, beautiful family, and all that awaits!

  • Melissa
    June 24, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Thanks for sharing you story Dafne! 💞 Such a sweet and kind woman. With an incredible love for God! Praying for a pouring of blessing on you!

  • Ciara
    June 24, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    This was a good read! I had no idea she was a photographer I see there are so many women in the church with so many creative talents being used for God & I love it! I’m a makeup lover but lately I’ve been so uninspired. Just wanted to let you know you’ve inspired me and I’ll definitely be making more Youtube videos and IG posts showcasing my passion for makeup!
    “Having surrounded myself with positive and encouraging people, I finally started to believe in myself, my art and in my abilities.”

  • Dena
    June 24, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Awesome! I just bought my first Nikon and I’m still a newbie but one day I aspire to take such amazing pictures as yours! 🙂

  • Chelsie
    June 24, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    Such a talented photographer!! I’ve been dying to have family photos done since it’s been too long!!

  • Susan
    June 24, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Your photos look so creative and beautiful!

  • Jessica
    June 24, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    I loved this!

  • Neide
    June 24, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    She is beautiful inside and out!! Super charismatic! Her work is perfection!! ❤❤

  • Michelle Sterling
    June 24, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Love Dafne and her amazingly talented photography skills! Would love to have a family picture!!

  • Emily
    June 24, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    The photos are spectacular from the Mystic photo shoot!

  • Esta
    June 24, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    Dafne you’re an amazing person and I loved your story and photos.

  • Amy
    June 25, 2016 at 7:37 AM

    Love Dafne art story n heart. As for pics I’m not too keen of pictures however I’m married to one who loves the camera. He’s longing for us to have a shoot and I’d be willing to let my insecurities aside. After all our 1st and last photo session (Walmart portraits) was our wedding day 11 years ago, I guess it’s time😆.

  • Beth
    June 27, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Dafne takes beautiful photos! I loved every family session that she has taken! Her photos capture beauty in such a soft & sweet way!

  • Nykky
    June 27, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    Daf I’m so excited to see how God is blessing you and granting you the desires of your heart! You are an amazing photographer and my prayer is that God continues to open doors that only He can.
    I love you my friend! 💝

  • Stephanie Campbell
    June 27, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Would love to have this amazing photographer capture our family photos:)