Beach Babe

As I write this post, I can't help but think how we're rounding out our last weeks of summer. This is the worst time of year for me. No more late night walks, picnics, beach days, or warm but fierce rainstorms. Growing up in NYC I can tell you we have hot, sticky, and humid summers where you find yourself running from one subway car to the next in search of air-conditioning. But with the summer season coming to a close, all I could do was take advantage of these last few weeks of summer the best way I knew how: beach photoshoot! Nothing is more satisfying than waking up in the wee hours of the morning and successfully catching the morning light. We got there just in time before the sun was to high in the sky and early beachgoers made their way to the shore. This was my first time doing a morning shoot which was a bit nerve racking literally racing against the clock, but it was totally worth it. Not to mention I had an amazing subject with amazing sense of summer fashion. Here's to you summer, see you next year! 

The amazing model featured below is Melina Castillo. If you're wondering where you've seen her before it was here. She has her own lifestyle blog where you can find all things fashion, makeup, and diy here.