My cousin asked me to take some 1 year pics of her super cute son and them. So we got up early Sunday morning cause I like the morning light and shot some pics around Manhattan. We had a lot of fun running around trying to find the sun between the buildings. About 20 minutes into shooting my camera jammed up and that was the end of the shoot (while I had a back up lens I did not have a back up camera). As it turns out my camera is now in need of some major repair.. so annoying. Nevertheless we got some nice shots.
My friend Tamara asked me to shoot some headshots, she's moving out to LA to start a new life. I'm so excited for her and was happy to shoot some pics of her. These were just shot in my house, I simply picked a room and shirt that I felt would feel nice with her skin and hair color. We were off to a rough start cause I couldn't find my transmitter and had to improvise on the flash setup. But it all worked out and I had a lot of fun.
These pictures are actually from last year. My cousin asked me to take some pregnancy pictures of her. These were taken in her last trimester. It was amazing to me how she only seemed to gain weight in the belly area no where else! She reminds me of an island girl and I liked how the blues and yellows play off each other.
People don't realize how difficult it can be sitting for a portrait. It's one thing if you have a full set, make up and props to hide behind or interact with but just sitting and facing the camera "straight on" is actually quite difficult. This was my first time shooting with Amy which was interesting and fun for the both of us. Needless to say she's gorgeous and I like that she doesn't seem to be aware of how pretty she is. My only request was the bright red lipstick and not a lot of make up. I might do a few more of these kind of portraits with the black, grey and red color scheme since I do like how that worked out.