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Natasha Cuevas Gets Kids Going with C'mon Kids Museum

Barbara Goldman


© NATASHA CUEVAS
New C'mon Kids Museum in Naples, Florida.


Southwest Florida has a new breed of lifestyle photographer in the work of  Natasha Cuevas.  Based out of Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida, Cuevas has adopted a fresh look to her imagery.  She photographs kids and lifestyle for editorial and advertising assignments combining a hip and modern approach.

Her “one of a kind photography” that includes newborns, maternity, kids, teenagers  and adults captures an honesty that has attracted such prestigious clients  as Disney,  Wondertime Magazine,  Babyzone,  Family Fun, Disney Family,  Kaboose, Vim and Vigor,  Gulf and Main Magazine,  Oh Baby Magazine and   Miss Teen Latina.

Recently Cuevas’ work caught the eye of the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, Florida, better known as C’mon Kids  and Heather Patton, Director of External Affairs.   Their concept for advertising brochures and the Web site was to “Capture the Magic.” They also wanted to feature and promote their new 30,000-square- foot cultural institution and its many other useful rental facilities  and spaces for weddings, conventions and parties. The C’mon Kids Museum is a new kind of museum created to provide an exciting and, inspiring environment where children and their families can  come together to play, learn and dream. It is a comforting place for children to celebrate their natural curiosity, explore and discover while having fun at the same time. Play is equal to learning and both are connected, and the museum plans to communicate that message with this new campaign. Even the design of the museum and the exhibits are geared to development of social skills, sharpening of senses and problem solving in a safe and dynamic environment.

This is just the kind of challenging assignment Cuevas likes and is known for, as she took it on while the museum was still being built.   Construction presented quite a few technical challenges; including moving a lot of the background so it did not appear in her photos.  She shot with a Canon 5D with a 16-35mm f/2.8 lens most of the time and a 50mm for close up shots.  She likes to shoot with natural light and is certainly located in the right part of the country, but because there was so much construction going on, a lot of the areas had low light. In those instances she just had to shoot with a high ISO.

The C’mon museum is now open to the public. Cuevas’ fresh approach captured the magic in every sense and  her work is now being used in all promotional brochures and on the C’mon site. Katie Little, Special Events Coordinator for the museum loved the images, their quality and sense of fun and Cuevas hopes to be doing more assignments for C’mon and new developments in the future.

As Naples’ premier photographer, Cuevas continues to capture the memories for families, kids, weddings, and travel. You can see more of Natasha Cuevas at www.natashacuevas.com and enjoy the magic!

 



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