Some amazing dishes for a food shoot I did with Crazy Annie's in Washington Heights. BRUNCHHHHH!
This couple was such a blast to shoot. Rosy and Yosef were visiting NY from Miami but are originally from Mexico City. New York is one of their favorite places to travel and for this trip they were able to leave the kids at home and come have some much needed adult time. We walked around South Street Seaport and got some great shots of the them in the city.
Cathy and Rob are such a fun loving, happy couple. I photographed this wedding in April with the amazing and wonderful Jackie Jakaitis. We always have so much fun shooting together, especially at weddings. Cathy and Rob have a little bit of nerd in them which was so much fun as a fellow nerd. Rob had Star Wars socks, Star Wars cufflinks, and a Harry Potter tie clip. The family and wedding party entered to the Star Wars theme song, and not to mention the Buzz Lightyear tribute on their wedding cake. It was nerd heaven. Take a peek into their lovely day at the Litchfield Inn in CT.
My beautiful, creative, and wonderful friend Cate and I did a lifestyle shoot for her in the New York Botanical garden. Our aim was to capture the spring and summer vibes and showcase her clean, healthy lifestyle brand. Cate is an amazing yoga teacher and is starting to develop a brand where she creates kits with essential oils she makes, custom yoga pillows, and much more. She is a brilliant mind with an amazing vision. Take a look at her website for her services like personal yoga sessions, sacred space creation, graphic design, and more. Love working with this girl.
Blair and Levin are an amazing couple from Canada. We took a lovely little walk through Washington Square Park and the surrounding area for our shoot. They have only been together for 1.5 years but it felt like they've been together for years! And I mean, let's talk about the style here. They look AMAZING. While we were walking around we had 2 separate old ladies yell "YOU GUYS ARE A BEAUTIFUL COUPLE." (in a thick New York accent) We also had a group of people ask us if we were shooting for GQ or Esquire. I said Vogue, I would have believed me. Check out these handsome hunks shoot.
Part two of the amazing time we had tearing it up in a Jeep and camping for 3 days.
Over the past 3 days I was deep in the woods of Upstate NY working on a collaboration with Ashwinn Upstate Roaming Co. I discovered this amazing company by stumbling on their Instagram (@roamingconyc) after Ashwinn liked one of my images. We then built a bond over the outdoors and creating new imagery for this adventure company's website and social media.
Ashwinn's Upstate Roaming Co is a very unique company. They straight up drop off a fully outfitted badass Jeep Wrangler right to your front door stocked with camping gear for up to 5 people. I mean, could you really ask for much else? From top of the line tents, sleeping pads and sleeping bags from Big Agnes to relaxing hammocks by Kammok. Ashwinn really thought of it all when packing up the Jeep, it's got all the cooking gear, first aid kit, even a deck of cards and all kinds of flash lights so you can explore at night. I had such a serene and stunning camping trip that was chocked full of food, bourbon, motoring, and relaxation. See for yourself in the images below what you can discover and experience with Ashwinn's Upstate Roaming Co!
Stay tuned for the rest of the images from the trip coming in tomorrow! It's the rest of day 2 and the morning of day 3!
“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” - Moslih Eddin Saadi
Another day on the road meant another day with the wind tugging at my hair, the calming scent of the sea breeze, and the slight pain of not having cruise control. Driving to Point Reyes was another journey at left me in awe. Every turn a new sight to see, a new quirky town, or another giant towering Redwood tree. Once I arrived at Point Reyes, I happily had the beach to myself. I landed right around golden hour which as we all know, is totally amazing. I was welcomed by a few seals that quickly scurried back in to the water and to the distant barks of elk that were living on the preserve. I wish I could have spent more time on this beach, but driving down those crazy windy roads at night through the forest seemed like something to be saved for another day.
A continuation of the PCH...
“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” - Samuel Johnson
As any traveler who has experienced even just a segment of the Pacific Coast Highway, one knows the true magic of those long winding roads. I spent only one day driving from San Fransisco to Big Sur and back. I was hoping to continue further but there was a bridge out and I had to turn back. The encapsulating mist from the ocean, the cool forest floor within the Redwoods, each part of the highway constantly changing. This little day trip has inspired another trip that will involve a few weeks, a boy, and a dog.