A love for and unique understanding of animals shines through in the sincere, timeless images of Photographer Paola Paladini. She received her first camera from her “awesome” sister at age 18 and has been refining her art ever since. Whether it’s a playful pup or soulful older dog, humorous kitten or formal multi-pet family portrait, she captures life’s most amazing moments in her own unique style. Her artistic talent is only eclipsed by her charitable soul. As a member of HeART Speak, she photographs adoptable animals at shelters pro bono so that they can find a much-needed home. Additionally, she provides event photography at fundraising events, donates gift certificates for her work, and helps cross-promote events and animal rescue efforts. What’s more, she also volunteers with Flashes Of Hope, visiting area hospitals for free photoshoots with sick kids; PaolaPaladini.com.
From charity galas to business networkers and outdoor activities galore, Key Biscayners were out in full force in and around the island.
Friends of Miami Animals Foundation (FoMa) focuses on the root causes of pet homelessness — financial instability, spay & neuter, adoption and foster campaigns — all in the hopes of helping pets find families and get out of shelters.