Archive for Nov 21, 2012

Although this portrait session was short and it was my first time meeting Leolani. It turned out to be such be an incredible, personal, and powerful experience. Leolani is a professional Tahitian Dancer who travels all over the world to teach what she knows best. She has a such a strong character and personality that I found interesting and I wanted to show that in these portraits. I love your swag Leolani!

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I feel a little bad for saying how amazing this trip was and how awesome this shoot was because of the widespread damage that Hurricane Sandy has caused.

But I am proud to say that during my trip my close friend Kenny and I went to go volunteer at a couple of churches and shelters. Our tasks ranged from making sandwiches, unloading and sorting various food supplies. Simultaneously and interestingly enough as we were volunteering another storm hit NYC. Thankfully it was nowhere as devastating as Sandy, in fact during the storm it started to snow and for Californian’s this was very exciting to us. Earlier that day one of good friends Allison in NYC sent me a text message warning me that rain and snow were coming and told me to be careful. I replied with “Awesome, I can’t wait!”

Now let me talk about this session with Marc and Juli! We ¬†photographed on the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, in front of the MET building and Park Ave. As if being there wasn’t an incredibly experience in itself already, we also go to eat New York hot dog from a street vendor, listen to amazing operatic music, play in the snow, and last but certainly not least hang out with Marc and Juli. They were incredibly animated, fun, and sweet. Enjoy!

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