Lauren – A New York Professional
Lauren travels a lot for her work and has visited Los Angeles a few times. This time around she decided to book a shoot with me for headshots! So, we went to my favorite place to shoot them- the Venice Beach neighborhood. It was a bit windy outside, but managed to find some cool alley ways where the breeze wasn’t so bad. It was a great shoot and I am so happy that Lauren loves her new headshots!
Here are her top 7 favorites:
Yoga with Jen Ahn
Jen is in the works of building a holistic/wellness business which will include yoga. She was a guest at a wedding I recently shot and she got in touch with me shortly afterwards to schedule a photo shoot of her own. I feel so lucky to have met her! You can take her wonderful classes in Torrance, CA at Celebrate Life.
Since yoga and photography are in the top of my favorite things to do, this shoot was especially a lot of fun for me! Here are a few of our favorite shots:
New York – Colombian/Dominican Winter Wedding
This past December, I flew cross country to New York to photograph Manny & Belkys wedding. We had been talking about this for a year and had actually never met until they picked me from the airport. I felt like I had known them for a long time, so it was that much more special meeting them in the 3-d.
On the 10th of December, their closest friends and family gathered together at Our Lady of Peace church in Flushing, New York to witness their commitment to each other during a Catholic mass ceremony. Everything was in Spanish. I don’t speak it, but I felt the love and happiness in the room and loved capturing the wonderful moments. The reception didn’t start until later that evening – typical Latin time! Everyone celebrated in full-force at a very cool Long Island studio loft called The Empire Suite at Studio Square. Their family surprised them with a live and rockin’ Colombian Musician group called Huepa-Je. With the combination of MC/DJ, Ricardo Zepeda, and these musician, everyone ate, drank and danced, til the wee- hours of the morning. I especially loved ‘the crazy hour’ where everyone got dressed up in Carnival style masks, beads and hats.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Belkys & Manny, for flying me to New York to capture your wedding. I had a GREAT time! Congrats again and again.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO:
My wonderful photographer assistant: Katie Whipple
Reception Venue: The Empire Suite at Studio Square. Location event coordinator — Jessica Lastoria
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Peace Church
Caterer: Sterling Affairs. Catering coordinator — Rachael Gonska.
DJ/MC: Ricardo Zepeda
Colombian Musician Group: Huepa-Je
Videography Company: Ramone’s Video. Felquin Piedra.
Mike – Actor Headshots
I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing actor, Mike Oganyan, last week in Venice Beach. He recently moved back to Los Angeles from Arizona and is wholeheartedly pursuing his acting carreer. He is driven and excited for what is to come. These headshots were his first step in making it all happen. I feel fortunate he chose me as his photographer.
Here are our favorite shots from the photo session.