Archive for October, 2012

Sew Love {POMS}

2012-09-21 21:06:55

I just wanted to share a couple of the pictures from the Phot O Matic Station (POMS) from last night.

Sew Love is Founded by sisters Silvia and Sabrina Scandar, Sew Love is an online community for collaborative creation. It is a platform where you can share your design ideas, get feedback from others, and even see your ideas come to life.

Sew Love is an innovative way for new designers to get their designs produced and for non-professionals to try their hand at creating fashions. At the core of Sew Love’s mission is fostering creativity and changing the world of fashion through individual empowerment. Please visit their website :

This particular event was held to raise funds for their kick starter campaign.  If you would like to donate money to their cause, please visit this link———-> CLICK RIGHT HERE



2012-09-21 15:20:30

A couple months ago, I asked my friend Kristin if she would like to be a model for a day… a week later we where shooting!  She was a total trooper, considering that I asked her to wake up  super early, in order to take advantage of the morning light.  She was also able to overlook the CRAZY amount of  bugs (and if you have been to South FL, you know that bugs down here are not normal, they are more like prehistoric flesh-eating beasts). I believe she did a fantastic job, even though she has never posed for anyone before.
I would like to thank my friend Damian Castellanos who did a fantastic job doing her makeup!!!
On a more artistic level, I have been trying to make it a point to at least shoot something personal once a month.  I am trying to constantly elevate and develop  my individual vision; this is how I refresh the way I see the world, I am constantly trying to challenge myself and break out of the mold. I am scared of having my work look like everyone else’s, I don’t want to follow the trends. I look for inspiration in everyday life, from everyday people. I want to make extraordinary things from the mundane and simple…
Ok, enough with the nonsense…  Enjoy the images!!!


Alli + Kyle // Arnaudville Louisiana {Day After Portraits}

2012-09-17 23:56:13

How they met, in her words:

I’d actually just moved back here (to Louisiana) and was pretty down on my luck with having lost my job, car, home, and most of my personal possessions, including my skydiving gear, due to the recession. I was back home living with my parents and my eldest sister kept telling me she had a friend that she used to work with that she wanted me to meet. I wasn’t having the greatest luck in the dating world at the time, either, so I was very hesitant to meet her friend and even more resistant to date anyone. After weeks of her hounding me, I finally agreed to have dinner at her house and meet this guy she’d been telling me about.

I arrived before the guy did, so I was preoccupied with playing with my nephews when he finally got there. I had no idea what to expect and in walks this long-haired blond guy with a very nice physique! I was taken aback because I wasn’t expecting him to be even remotely good-looking. Thought it was just going to be the same old, ‘I have a single friend and since you’re single, you two might hit it off.’ (We all know that rarely happens.) However, I’m not totally sold on looks alone, so I wondered what conversation would be like. He was actually quite shy, but received conversation well and opened up a bit after a while. My mind was still in lock-down mode, though, so I was leaving the night as ‘just friends’.

After that night, he began contacting me on Facebook…(haha, I know!) I would not give him my phone number, though. I just wasn’t ready to date anyone. He asked to take me out to dinner (just as friends) and I agreed…a girl’s got to eat! We had good conversation, but I still wasn’t feeling any type of real connection. Little did I know, I just wasn’t opening myself up to feel anything at all, so it took some work and persistence on his part.

The moment that I truly ‘fell’ for him was when my car had been backed into and messed up pretty badly. I had just started a new job and was not financially in a position to pay for the damages not covered by my insurance. Here comes my knight in shining armor… The guy I’d been “friends” with all this time, Kyle, just randomly says, “I’ll get the parts and fix your car, no problem!” I’m thinking, “what in the world!!!???” A few days later, as promised, he had all the parts and single handedly fixed my car, piece by piece. I watched him in awe, knowing and feeling, THIS is love demonstrated! Finally someone who spoke and acted MY love language!!! We had a date the night after and I swear I saw magic dust and lights floating around him all night. I knew he was the one I was going to marry…and just a year and a half later I did smile

And that’s how we met and fell in love!




Evie + Eddie {Engaged}

2012-09-13 18:33:37

Please say hello to two of my favorite people!  When Evie came to see me, we immediately hit it off.  She has fantastic taste in music and loves my chocolate cake!  Her mom is a sweet-heart as well!!!  Before hiring me as her photographer, she made a second appointment because she wanted for her fiancé, Eddie, to meet me as well.  As it so happens in Miami very often, it turns out that we had been part of the same tailgate for UM football games, and several of their friends are friends with us as well. I had a blast photographing both of them, they were so much fun!  I can’t wait to post some of their wedding pictures!!!