Archive for October, 2014

ANA & JUAN CAMILO {MARRIED}

2014-09-30 20:52:14

In her words:

Juan Camilo told me a few weeks after we met… “I have chosen you even before the first time we met” I did not understand… and he started telling me the story when a few months earlier he saw me in a restaurant with my ex-boyfriend when we were having dinner with all my friends. “I chose you over all the girls on your party, we are meant to be together…” I only understood it a few weeks later when we started going out as friends. Just a month earlier, I had just broken up  a 5 year relationship and I was not ready to start another commitment with anybody else. Over a delicious desert and coffee Juan expressed his interest in starting something, I just said: You are a very special guy, but it is not the right time… He said: “Just let yourself go with the flow…” and I started laughing… this guys was not going to surrender so I decided to test him. I took him home to have some wine and talk a little bit more… I wanted to see how seriously he wanted me. We went to my apartment and stay chatting and laughing until3:00 am. We had a blast and even though, he really behaved all night, I still felt the same about my decision. It was time for him to leave my home; he gave me a kiss in the cheek and hug me… That hug lasted forever and took me to another dimension where I recognized his soul. It felt like our bodies became one and we have known each other for a long time….

He left my apartment and my heart started beeping as it would come out from my chest and in that moment, I understood why I should give this relationship a chance… Ever since we have spent 6 amazing years of love, dreams, commitment, joy, friendship, complicity, trust and harmony together! We found each other again…. We meant to be together again….

 

 

To see pictures of their engagement session, click HERE

Ezra Joe {Bris}

2014-09-29 20:51:25

What a beautiful and emotional Bris ceremony! Congratulations to the proud parents!

 

 

 

Nick Gelpi Architect {Portrait Of An Artist}

2014-09-25 21:48:53

I had the honor to photograph architect Nick Gelpi for Creative Mornings who just won the Wynwood Gates competition. To find information about the project go to CURBED MIAMI

Born in New Orleans in 1979, Nick Gelpi received his Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from Tulane University, in 2002 and his Masters of Science in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2003.  After graduation, Gelpi joined the offices of Steven Holl Architects in New York, where he worked from 2004-2009 as a project architect leading numerous projects including the 11.2 million sq ft masterplan for the Hudson Yards in Manhattan.  

 

 In 2007 Nick Gelpi along with Steven Holl were the recipients of ARCHITECT Magazine’s first annual R&D award for their innovative application of Laminate Wood as a series of commercially available furniture.  Nick Gelpi has previously taught architecture studios at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with Steven Holl at the Columbia University School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, The Ohio State University where he was the Howard E. LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow in 2009, and currently is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Florida International University in Miami Florida, where he  resides.  

Nick Gelpi is the Design Principal and Founder of GELPI Projects, an interdisciplinary design firm, centered in Miami Florida, dedicated to examining the relationships between material exchange and cultural production as it relates to the built environment.  Gelpi’s design practice has won numerous design awards including first place for his proposal “Table Distortions” at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach, and a Pamphlet Architecture Honorable Mention for his proposal “System Failure.” He is currently a finalist in the Wynwood Gateway Park Competition in Miami Florida, and he has exhibited furniture and installation work in museums and galleries internationally.