Take a peek at my latest shoot with Sierra J Andersen of Wilhelmina New York and CGM Miami! Every year we update her portfolio with new fitness / swim shots and she always serves. We took these in Coney Island, One of our favorite places to shoot because of all the bright colors. With features in Shape, Self & Fitness magazine just last year... I'm so excited to see what 2017 has in store for this girl 💛
In November, I had the pleasure of traveling to Mexico for John & Faeben's destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta with my hometown bestie, Michele. In a beautiful coincidence of events, some of our good friends from the Outer Banks, Hannah, Aaron and Farmer of Farmdog Surf School were there at the same time for an exciting opportunity. They partnered up with First Descents, a DOPE non-profit organization that sponsors outdoor adventure experiences for young people affected by cancer. Everyone gets a nickname -- mine was "Click," and everyone is pushed beyond their own comfort levels (I personally had an experience on some rocks that taught me a little something about my own self). Everyone I met was so fun, silly and genuinely kind. Thanks so much to the whole crew (especially "Crash" and "Daryl" for letting me & Michele be apart of such a great week.) The Hotel featured in the photos is Hotel Cinco -- check it out if you're ever in Mex!
Photo cred to Michele Thibodeau for the flicks of me!
I’m writing this blog post from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — A place dear to my heart as I was able to spend a month here with my mom & sister while growing up! Tomorrow, this place becomes even more special as the site of the first destination wedding of my life. Obviously I'm bursting with excitement over the scenery, but the main thing that has me all fired up to be here is not this most gorgeous location — it is the couple that is uniting tomorrow! Not only are John & Faeben quite possibly one of the most stunning couples I’ve ever photographed, they could be the sweetest two people around. Literally. If you don’t believe me, watch their proposal video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naW7TuwgF94 Tender alert.
On the eve of their wedding day, I’m happy to share the complete set of their engagement photo session, which we shot out in the North Carolina countryside earlier this summer. These two just radiate happiness. Can you see it?! I can’t wait to see the smiles on their friends & families’ faces as they are wed on the beach this weekend! Congrats Faeben & John!! Thank you for having me here :) #YorksInLove!
Held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Courtney & Matthew's beautiful wedding matched the two of them -- classic, stylish, and a touch wild. It was so much fun to shoot this event, having been there for some of the major moments in Courtney's life thus far. I can't wait to see where life takes this adventurous, hard-working couple! You two deserve it all. xox
They hadn't even lived in New York a full week yet, but Brian was more than ready to pop the question to his longtime girlfriend Brittanie on the Brooklyn Bridge. He said the ring was burning in his pocket, and after traveling home to North Carolina to get permission from Brit's father, he was finally ready. I am so excited I was there to capture the moment, which Brian perfectly planned at sunset.
Thank you so much for letting me be there to capture this moment -- it was my first time on the Brooklyn Bridge and something I'll always remember, too! Congratulations to these fresh New Yorkers!
Aygemang Clay of Wilhelmina Miami looking straight outta Rio...
Just missing it today -- couple shots from the Clevelandarr Hotel on SOBE.
Jonathan Hooks is a talented singer / songwriter based in Harlem, NYC who I had the opportunity of working with through our mutual friend Tiffany. Also an actor, Jonathan is working on a fundraising project to record his original music.
Donation link: igg.me/at/jonathanhooks
Being such a fan of natural light, I can't lie and say I wasn't a tad bit nervous to hear that ALL of the portraits with bride Chrysanthi and her husband TIm would have to take place once the sun went down. But with the streets of Baltimore sparking and the help of my trusty assistant Emma, we were able to capture this gorgeous pair shining without the sun.
Scroll down for a closer look at this stunning winter wedding held in Baltimore, MD !
Model is Millie Brown. Makeup by Anna Miya.
A long overdue shoot with the incredibly talented Jaye Jeffers. Can't wait for the world to hear what he's been cooking up...
Just me, my camera, and two lovely women, Zewidi & Sierra, on one of the hottest summer days in Brooklyn..
When Katie & Jess wanted to start branding their new studio, VIllage Yoga, we wanted to shy away from the clichéd yoga pictures you often see. We headed to one of my favorite places, Jockey’s Ridge, and these ladies impressed me with their skills! With a super blue sky and awesome sunset, the images truly turned out even better than we could have planned. After months of planning, their beautiful studio just opened in Duck, NC, in the Scarborough Faire shopping center this past weekend! Check out http://www.duckvillageyoga.com/ for more class schedules and pricing! They offer all levels if you’re a beginner, and even offer a donation-based class taught by one of my best friends, Michele, if you want to try something for the low! SO proud of all you ladies! Namaste!
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