Hello 2017!

With 2016 just about over, it's time to ring in the new year! I can definitely say that I am so ready for 2017,  its going to be great! I'll be starting a new job in the photography industry which I'm super excited about. Not to mention, I've booked a few upcoming weddings this year already! Who would have thought that a year ago my photography would have come this far in such a short period of time? I never in my wildest dreams could have thought that I would be pursuing a career in photography, a dream I had ever since I was a kid. All I can say is that I'm super grateful for everything that has happened this year and the opportunities I had. Thank you to every single person who has helped me along the way, everyone from my husband, who convinced me I could actually do this, to my high school photo teacher Cadence who took me under her wing and introduced me to wedding photography, to my aunt Anne & her husband for giving me the tools I need to take beautiful pictures, and for friends and family who took the time to look at my work. I am forever grateful...

Now onto some pretty pictures. My friend Melina, yea, you've probably seen her in a bunch of my photos, well she's a fashion and beauty blogger and she had a great idea to do a new years eve styled shoot. So we got her boyfriend on board and got a sweet hook up to use the penthouse of a manhattan hotel (shout out to the papa dukes) and spent the afternoon hanging out on a rooftop. And well these are the results:

And if you're interested in her blog Mod-lina, check it out here.

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.