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Being A Vidal is a way of life…for over 37 years you treat people good and you do your art from the heart…continuing to bring you the best of the best…and now added to your Vidal experience is the New 2017 Nissan Rogue. to take you in style from the studio or location, even to your reception, stylish and classy to add to the Vidal way of life!  There is no other so for all your Photographic & Event Planning needs Vidal, “If you don’t look good…I don’t look good!” Senior Class of 2017 still under way, call today! 305-942-16042017-04-27_185553_picbeauty


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Half the fun us being with beautiful spirits & enjoying sampling the restaurants in Key West.  Tonight was Mimsy.Lippys Birthday, my sister-in-law …she is the lovely wife of my handsome brother from another life Brig! We truly enjoyed our celebration at Santiago’s Bodega…all I can say is “Orgasmic!” Happy Birthday Mims and many many more! Muah!!! ♡♡♡♡

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Gearing up to photograph the Wedding of Ashley & Silvia…lovely couple! Stay tuned for images..Wedding at Ft. Taylor..reception at Alexander’s guest house!

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In  the Tradition of Key West and throwback thursday…Here is a formal portrait I…Vidal did of Toni Michelle Tufenkjian Gage…yes the lovely wife of Rick Gage and as a product of that Wedding two gorgeous daughters as well…Pam Davila her Mom truly helped to create not only one of Key Wests most beautiful woman but a lovely classic Bride as well…I am blessed to call her friend and to be the families photographer for generations going back to her Grandfather Papa Tony Davila…a classic beautiful Bride and also a huge beautiful soul…Toni thanks for making me “Look Good!” and a special Happy Birthday to you too…remember we keep getting better and you are living proof!

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Vidal of Key West to Ronnie Cherry

I’M ONLY IN THE NEXT ROOM

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
let it be spoken without effort, without a trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;
there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
just around the corner.
All is well!

Henry Scott Holland, 1847-1918,
Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Community is important to me and your voice should count, but it does not. Soon there will be Elections for Keys Energy for Board of Directors…three seats are coming open.  Keys Energy carries power up to the 7 mile bridge, yet rate payers that live in Key Haven, Stock Island and up to the 7 mile bridge are not allowed to vote!!! Is this fair? This is an outdated law from the 1960’s when it was City Electric…since the 60’s much has changed for the better.  It has bee. Keys Energy and carries power up to the 7 mile bridge…if you are a rate payer…your vote should count yet you are discounted! The solution: We the rate payers all need to contact our State Representative Holly Merrill Roschein…to bring this up to Tallahassee so that we can update this out dated  law… I have sent several emails in the past year and a half to her and her office and obviously its not important enough for them to bring to Tallahassee… I say it’s not fair you don’t have a word in voting for your Board members when you pay for the service!!! I currently sit on two different boards in Key West Florida and I am able to tell all affiliated what is happening with their dollars! You deserve the same consideration! Remember this used to be City Electric, but it has expanded and they do a beautiful job by bringing power all the way up to the 7 mile bridge… Now let’s help to change this law so that your voice can be heard! Contact Holly Merrill Raschein, she is right here on Facebook or her email is Holly@hollyraschein.com… I hope all who read this do their Community service by passing this on to everyone who is not allowed to vote…YOUR VOICE DOES COUNT!

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Great eats and great friends…look at this backdrop …I never take this for granted here in Key West…We dined outdoors at Salute…the fish and shrimp were over the top fresh and delicious…and even though I don’t always have it…the Key Lime Pie is the tallest and best in Key West…thank you Frank for the

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Here we are Dana Douglas & Vidal in the Legendary Tropigala Theater in Miami Beach…The old Fontainebleau Hotel…we were having dinner and watching a floor show afterwards…the next night we were on stage doing her rotating white piano number which she laid on it in the most exquisite blood red ball gown……Celenrating ger 20th year as Miss Florida..and I  white tails playing the piano to Nature Boy!  Good times…good life long friends…we have been together for a long time…this photo is from 2002! See you all next month at the Miss Florida Pageant where Legends are born!

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No words necessary…I am waiting for my cover on Cosmo!

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As a photographer and model…I aspire to make you look your best!  I have an issue with super photo shopped images that make you look like you live in “ToonTown” I paint with light…so your skin looks natural and glows…the magic is created in the camera and not two hours worth of photo shop…You should look like your photos but glamorous and star like…If you want to look your best for your promos…you should be coming to Vidal…”If you don’t look good … I don’t look good!” Featured model: Jennifer Warner of Virginia Beach.

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For the first time in 50 years  Cuba was going to send this incredibly beautiful woman to the Miss Universe pageant as their representatives..but as Donald Trump would have it…more & more Latins..are uniting and pulling out of the pageant! Dont mess with us Latino’s … yes we do stick together and all of Donald Trumps money does not buy Loyalty…he will soon realize how powerful this Latin
Community is… It does not matter what race you pick on… Latinos are extremely united!  But today I want to Celebrate Miss Cuba’s Beauty… It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful Cubans are and all Latins I should say…this young lady deserves a major modeling contract… This week I will feature more photographs of her… As you can tell the beauty of this photo tells it all in her eyes…”If you don’t look good…I don’t look good!”  Thank you Miss Cuba for making us look good!!!

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Fir the first time in 50 years Cuba was sending this lovely contestant to represent in the Miss Universe Pageant…Latin’s are n I think only beautiful & talented…but we unite and are powerful..Donald Trump will soon realize that money cannot buy loyalty….Latin’s Unite..don’t mess with us baby….we don’t need ignorance in our lives…but today I Celebrate the beauty of Latin Americans…” If you don’t look good …I don’t look good!”

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Happy 4th of July! Be safe & happy...

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At the Peacock Garden Cafe…food is awesome and definitely my next site for a Wedding Reception here in Coconut Grove Florida…the garden is breezy and beautiful…enjoying with Jennifer Warner!

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The first Official photo being released of Pablo & Autumn Pradas-Bergnes…seem here with me Vidal at the altar of the Basilica of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea…the images are all amazing … I was honored to be their Official Photographer…the reception was held at the Grand Key Resort…they did a terrific job and are very local friendly!!!  The Wedding was truly a Royal Caliber and the music at the reception was by Juan Carlos…wow! Thanks you guys for making me look good!

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Caught in the background by Jennifer Warner as I shop for a client in Coconut Grove Miami…Vidal’s job is never done and I love what I do…

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One of my best friends in one hand…at the French Bistro in Coconut Grove…waiting to book yet another Wedding! I love and adore you Jennifer Warner…until the end of time!  So happy we are here together enjoying life!

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A love until the end of time…one of my best friends in one hand…getting jiggy at the French Bistro in Coconut Grove…getting ready to meet a couple to plan their Wedding…getting pod times…Love you Jennifer Warner!

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Just had to share.. I don’t usually take sides or talk about politics but … I do love this photo…and as a Cuban American…I didn’t appreciate Donalds comments!

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It’s not enough just to be in business for 35 years and know how to plant the biggest events in town… You have to live it… Everyone knows I’m big time into health and physical fitness… But you gotta know how to groom as well growing is part of looking and feeling good… So after I manscaped I can’t find my shoes haha maybe want to call me Cinderfella… At any rate I’ll just find another pair and go to my next big event tonight which is a surprise stay in touch to find out…If you don’t look good… I don’t look good!”

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In the tradition of throw back Thursday… I bring to you Lisbey Blanco Mira 1991.. One of the most beautiful bride I have photographed and just a great wedding all together with two wonderful families getting together!  one thing I can say that I’ve consistently brought you the best of the best for the last 35 years…”If you don’t look good..I don’t look good!” for photographs guaranteed for a lifetime… No event too big or too small Vidal is the full Key West experience…thanks Lisbey for making me look
good!

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Happy Father’s Day to my Pali in heaven…this is my first Father’s Day without him but this is his first Father’s Day with his Daddy on along time and with God in heaven… There’s so many beautiful people their surrounding him and he was constantly with me I just wanted to share this wonderful photograph from him that I found always reminding me of Dean Martin when I was young… If you have your Daddy’s alive hug them hard, kiss them appreciate them… If you don’t and your Daddy’s in heaven…talk to them… tell him you love him anyway.. he can hear you…and make sure your tell someone’s Dad here on earth too… I love you Papi…you are my hero!

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In the tradition of throw back thursday… I bring to you the portrait of Zulema Pradas-Bergnes… This was created in the eighties and inspired by the play Phantom of the Opera opening scene on Broadway.. Scandalous at the time because I won so many awards for it as a Master Lighter… not only in the United States of America but in parts of Europe the human gargoyle brought special interest.. Underneath the table and the lighting that never ever took interest off of the bride… Hence there was no photoshop this was created like a movie scene with real props and real people in real lighting.. This weekend we celebrate the wedding of her son Pablo Pradas-Bergnes to Autumn McManus… The sacred event will take place in the family sanctuary the Basilica of Saint Marys… Wear during the wedding ceremony the beautiful new Amelia will also be baptized… For generations people have trusted Vidal to capture their memories for a lifetime…. For over 35 years continuous learning education, studies and always eager to know the latest techniques Vidal continues to bring people not only fresh new images for a lifetime to come but portraits and photography that are guaranteed not to fade! There will be way too much to post here in one blog so stay tuned for some of the most beautiful images of one of the most beautiful memories to be captured here in Key West… This is what Key West is all  about.. life, blessings and the heart.. Call Vidal to book your family event guaranteed to please generations to come!

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