Fauna {Behind The Scenes}

What do you do when you know a girl who's face literally intoxicates you to a point of madness? Photograph her over and over again but of course....Last weekend I had the pleasure of being the photographer for a beautiful spring editorial featuring none other than my go to girl, Samayah Jaramillo. The day was beyond gorgeous (I swear the weather know's when I'm going to be doing a photo shoot) and the team was absolutely incredible making this one of the most effortless shoot's I've ever done. Working in Samayah's quaint apartment and local neighborhood playground we banged out 5 looks in only a few hours and I won't lie, these are some of my favorite images I've ever taken of someone else. So so excited to share them with you all but in the meantime take a look at some behind the scenes I snapped in-between looks. Crossing my fingers and toes that the weather is just as nice this weekend. 


Yes we shot on a playground and yes it was awesome. 

Polaroids with Elena Karma



It was a lovely sunny day in the dead of winter in Washington Heights and three girls were ready to take on the town, or at least their local supermarket. My dear friend and sensuous model Samayah Jaramillo and I let passion and fury take over as we grabbed lettuce leaves and radishes, jumped inside of shopping carts and climbed light posts to get the shot's that were running through our heads. The most adorable Russian I ever did meet (possibly the only adorable Russian I've ever met) Elena Karma was there to capture the temporal moments with the flash of her Polaroid camera. The results are the beginning of a story that embarks upon the moment that I began to unleash the over flowing joy and elated-ness that has been boiling inside for far too long with my partner in crime by my side. This is only the beginning people, there will soon be much more to come. 

To see more of Elena's work click here or to see more of Samayah's click here


Spring is Here

Yes ladies and gentleman, it's official, spring is here! Trust me when I say I think everyone is quite ready for it (the winter has been rather daunting on the locals up here). After a shoot I was supposed to photograph got postponed on Saturday I decided to take full advantage of the bright sunshiny day and get lost in Prospect Park. I ended up literally getting lost for a good half hour and stumbling across this gem of a location. I couldn't tell you where it is other than somewhere within the vast location of Prospect Park but if you find yourself in that area this week before the dandelions all get plucked or wilt away look for a very large ditch with lots of cut down tree's and there you will find Spring. Of course on the first unofficial day of spring I decide to wear all black but that is besides the point. Moving on.....may your week be as lovely as this past weekend and a very happy spring to everyone!