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Kana R. (@kana_redia) | NYC Glamour Shoot

Kana is a dancer who I connected with on Instagram. I loved how confident and comfortable she looked in her portfolio (can't leave out her dance moves either!) so I reached out and we were able to set a date easily. She was the first dancer I ever shot with and as she claimed, she really knew her lines and knew how to pose for the camera. So much kudos to her for not one peep while on the rooftop in 30 degree snow-flurrying weather. I was wearing clothes and I was freezing so I can only imagine how she felt. But luckily, we were able to get comfortable in the living room and came up with some great shots. 

Big S/O to Matt G. for letting us use his place.

Najares Family | NYC Family Photographer

Finally getting around to this post. Over the holidays, Cynthia reached out to me via Instagram for a photoshoot. She was planning on visiting her beloved NYC with her husband and 7 month old son Ashton. She wanted to coordinate an urban-style family portrait session and after going through various family photographers, she reached out to me - someone who has never professionally shot a family portrait. I warned her of my concern but she insisted she liked my street style and put the faith in me to shoot her lovely family.

While many people in my network know I shoot, my inbox isn't exactly full of family portrait requests because of my current portfolio. So I was really honored and determined to provide them a positive experience. 

When the day came, we really lucked out with good weather. It was two days after Christmas and the temperature played around in the 50s for majority of the session. We met on Brooklyn Bridge for the sunset, then hurried down to the park below for some shots before we headed into the City. The BBP was followed by a quick trek to Herald Square in the hunt for the "BIG Piano" inside Macy's. After scrambling all over the store, we found it in the basement of the building. There, Ashton, Cynthia and Kameron all had a blast stepping on the piano keys and living out their childhood fantasy. We then capped the night at Rockefeller Center. It was after Christmas but there was a big crowd nonetheless (blame the weather we were so grateful for earlier). We swam through the people and found some spots to station while we captured special moments with Ashton. Below is a quick photo summary of that day. Before I end, I'd like to thank the Najares family and especially Cynthia for giving me a chance to capture their time in NYC. I hope you guys move to NYC so I can continue to capture Ashton's childhood. 

"Theresa On The Town" | NYC Fashion Photographer

Sabrina reached out to me last week on Instagram after seeing I was looking for models with distinct features. Sabrina, aka @theresaonthetown is a budding fashion blogger who found a niche for fashion, for tall women. We connected quickly and braved through a brisk morning in DUMBO which was capped with my first snow of the year.  The following is a glimpse into our shoot. 

Megan Jeannette Smith | NYC Actor Headshots Photographer

Back in February, I caught up with my co-worker and actor/director Megan Smith to get some headshots done. Scheduled for a Saturday afternoon, we got super lucky in terms of weather, experiencing a sunny mild spring-like day. With natural light preferred, we decided to use Brooklyn (her neighborhood) as the backdrop. These were some of her favorite shots which I've touched up.

MUA: Cindy Han