Meet Our Team
Misty Miotto Misty has been working with the Heart Gallery of Central Florida since 2010 and has been advocating for children without voices nearly her whole life. Misty is living proof that the Heart Gallery works. In the fall of 2016 Misty and her husband Nelio adopted a sibling group of three which they had met photographing for the heart gallery. Favorite Quote: "Love is all you need"
Danielle Abbey is the Communications Manager for Embrace Families, the Lead Agency for child welfare in our region. Danielle has a huge heart for children, and feels honored through her role at Embrace Families to give a voice to neglected and abused children that have so often been scared into silence. A strong believer that every child deserves a family to protect and inspire them every day, Danielle is our main point of contact with our lead agency and a mover of mountains. We are very fortunate to have her on our team.
Ashley Van Zandt is a destination wedding and boudoir photographer. She is a city girl by choice and a country girl by heart. She grew up in the Midwest, watching the seasons turn and enjoying the beauty of the Earth around us. Now she's located right in the center of historic Sanford, FL. She's a wife and mom to not only a sweet baby girl but two cuddly pups. She was inspired to learn photography by her grandfather, a well-known landscape and fine art photographer. She's forever grateful to him for sharing with her his passion.
Daylin Lavoy is of Cuban heritage, she and her family came to America when she was only 7 years old in hopes of a better life. Her dream was to be a professional singer, she sang on a popular tv show in Miami Fl, and her biggest achievement in the singing world was winning a competition that allowed her to sing at the Amway arena in Orlando Fl. Daylin was positive she was moving in the right direction, but after being told her voice was great, but her look was not ideal for the industry, Daylin felt down, but found comfort in taking pictures and making women feel beautiful. Seeing the joy it brought to so many, fueled her passion for photography. She is now a wedding, portrait and family photographer. Daylin and her husband are a husband and wife team offering photography and videography services, they have 3 furbababies and enjoy karaoke and creating beautiful memories for couples and families.
I am a free and creative spirit, moved by the color and vibrance of life. My children, my husband and my friends inspire me. I love to laugh, music moves me, and live for the little moments in my life that take my breath away. I am passionate about photography and design. I feel lucky enough to be doing what I love, and I am happy to be able to share my art and photography with my clients. I love capturing people as they are. I love children and their precious faces and expressions. I adore those romantic moments between a new couple…that stolen kiss, simple embrace, or the way he slides his hand in hers. I see beauty in the little things like the way a new mother gazes at her child. These are the moments I see as special and I want to capture them for you.
"I’m Amanda, the owner and photographer of Kossina Creative Photography. I am based out of Orlando, Fl, and absolutely love to document everything from maternity, newborn, families, engagements & weddings. When I’m not behind the camera, you can find me relaxing at home catching up on my favorite shows with my husband, or playing with my two kids Olivia and Noah. I originally fell in love with photography back in 2006 where I would shoot on 35mm film and develop in a dark room. It wasn’t until my daughter was born in 2014 when I fell back in love with photography and invested in my first professional camera. In 2015, I started my own business and have never looked back! My background is in TV production, where I have worked for the last 12 years with channels like ABC, Disney Channel, and Nickelodeon. I have also produced many regional TV series, documentaries, and commercials and have won four Emmy’s! I love every aspect of photography and video, and one of my favorite parts of this business is meeting people, making new friends and preserving special moments for my clients."
Hi, I’m Jen! Photographer, wife, mom & native sun loving Floridian (I love it here and never ever want to leave) I studied photography & hospitality management in college and spent some time managing corporate catering services before starting Soltren Photography in 2004. Best decision ever... I can honestly say I love every minute of what I do.I love the water, so much so that I live aboard a 46ft Hatteras Motoryacht with my family. It’s my happy place. I don’t like coffee, or any hot beverage for that matter... I’m a La Croix gal, all my shoes are deck shoes, even my fancy ones, I could spend all day just wandering around Target and I *heart* Kate Spade
As a photographer I am living the dream and passion of capturing the moments of life's treasure and legacy's of a moment in time. Photography is not just an art for me, it is freezing timeless pieces of one's moment or life's moment, a piece of history. I love to have fun and capture those unexpected moments that people did not plan, those are the ones they love most at the end. You have to "LIVE" your passion, "LOVE" what you do and "LAUGH" while you are doing it!!
Sierra Ford Photography is an international wedding and family photographer based in Central Florida. She specializes in documenting authentic moments in vibrant color. When her photography journey began, she was a full-time college student, minoring in nonprofit management. While interning at HOPE Helps, an organization that serves families in crisis, she realized that she could use her art form to help nonprofits tell their story. ‘My time volunteering with various organizations has taught me the power of what we do as visual artists – whether it be telling the story of the the happiest times in someone’s life, or the most trying.
Brittany is a Central Florida based newborn and family photographer with a passion for capturing sweet moments in time. Born in Miami, she moved to Orlando in 2015 with her husband and chihuahua and loves it! (although she does miss the Cuban food back home :) ) Brittany has a huge heart for babies and children, and is blessed to be able to interact with them so often through her photography. She is happy to be a part of the wonderful Heart Gallery team!
Amanda Yachmetz is a Central Florida child and family photographer that her clients describe as outgoing and friendly with sweet southern charm. Amanda values community among creatives and enjoys collaborating with local small businesses. She is a wife and mother and it is her passion to capture beautiful memories that last a lifetime.
Jen is a children and family portrait photographer based in Orlando. She started studying art at a young age and is intrigued by light, color and composition. Before taking on photography full time in 2010 she taught elementary school right here in Central Florida for six years and has a huge heart for children and families. She’s a wife and mom to two lovely little girls who also love art!
A dual citizen Israeli-American Rinat Halon was raised in both Tel Aviv and Columbus Ohio. Her professional career started at 16 when she became a child actress-singer on a hit Israeli television show. At 18 she joined the Israeli military and served for 2 years after passing the competitive auditions to serve at the USO branch as an entertainer. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a personalized honors degree (BS) in Photography & Visual Merchandising. For her degree she researched and wrote a thesis about the influence of Photography on purchasing behavior. Her photography career spans the globe. She photographed portraits of high-ranking government official & celebrities, weddings, culinary, high fashion, jewelry, architecture and more. Her photographs appeared in magazines and exhibits internationally. Five of her photographs were chosen to be part of the permanent collection of the Israeli congress. She was awarded a "Superior Artist" award in Israel. She is ranked one of top 3 commercial photographers in Oviedo Florida. Today Rinat resides in Orlando Florida. She is a Photo Marketing Strategist, primarily helping small business take their message to market using branded photographs – her own innovative concept and creative process (The Marketing Mastery System TM) she created based on her experience as the Walt Disney Imagineers In house Photographer & Visual Communication Specialist. She still enjoys photographing weddings as well as studio portraits. She also teaches photography in the Rollins College Center for lifelong Learning and is publishing soon an instructional photography book called “What’s wrong with my camera?