Iris Melendez | Tampa Bay Portraits

I'm actually surprised I did not post her photos sooner since it dates back to April. I visited Tampa Bay, FL a few months ago for a business trip and when I found a few hours to spare, I scrounged Instagram to look for a model to shoot. Iris was one of the models that reached out. The surprising part of all this is she didn't speak a word of English and her little sister was the translator. To add, while I was shooting her in her intimates in the hotel room, her mother and two little sisters were there to witness the whole experience. AWKWARD! But she was beautiful and these photos can only do so much to show it.