My first ever model. I think that itself should already explain how much I appreciate her for opening the doors for me. I've said this once and I'll say it again; Nina is my favorite model to work with. She knows what I want and understands me more than just a photographer. When a photographer and a model is able to connect with each other, it's truly a beautiful thing. The art form I'm able to produce with Nina is something I cannot explain with just words. Nina if you're reading this, you're truly someone special. Wherever my career may take me, I will never forget the person that started it with me. Thank you so much. Call me sometime :)
This was my first ever concert I attended in my life. Although I did not get paid to photograph the bands (Owl City, Hot Chelle Rae, All American Rejects), I had fun taking these photos regardless. It was a good experience and I always wanted to try out concert photography. The shot of the All American Rejects throwing water in the crowd was one of the most epic shots I ever captured. I was just there ready at the perfect time. Not to mention throughout the entire concert I had tall ass people in front of me. You can imagine the struggles I went through just to get these shots.
My dearest friend here, Hayden, represented Korea so well during Asia Fest 2013 in Tampa, FL. She has such a great passion for her culture and I really respect that about her. At first when I gave her photoshoot, she was nervous and thinks she looks awkward but to be honest, some of her shots came out to be some of my favorite photos I've ever produced in my career. I am grateful I got to be her personal photographer :)
Mimi messaged me one day and told me she had a concept in her mind she wanted to do with her little sister. It's the bond they share as sisters. They love each other but like any other siblings, they get on each other nerves lol. I just love how the photos tell a story between them. Their facial expressions says it all, whether it be with sisterly bond or annoyance. I had fun on this shoot!
I have never felt closer with a couple than these two. I was more than just a photographer for their wedding, I became their friend. This couple was so genuine... the way they treated me, as a friend rather then just another photographer. I was with them for about a month, doing multiple photoshoots. I even got to meet their kids. I have so much respect for these two, I would photograph their entire wedding again if they wanted. I wouldn't even charge them anything. That's how much respect I grew for them. Hands down my favorite wedding couple I've met throughout the years. I hope they live a wonderful life together.
MULAN!!! One of my favorite childhood disney character! I loved this shoot so much. And because of Mellanie, I've grown a love for cosplay photography. And what better way to start than to photograph a real life Mulan! I must admit, Mellanie pulled this cosplay off very well and I adore her talent in making these costumes all on her own. Mellanie has this charisma and just goes so well with this Mulan cosplay. This is just the first of photoshoot as we have more planned! I'm also looking foward to photographing more cosplays, thanks to Mellanie <3
I just want to thank Gretchen & Blerim for being my first ever wedding to photograph!! I've witnessed many weddings in my life and they were all beautiful and this is no exception. When it was time for Gretchen to walk down the aisle, I could tell she was very nervous. I mean who wouldn't be? This is one of the biggest moments in everyone's life! As I was photographing Gretchen & Blerim, I saw tears of happiness from them. I could easily tell how happy they were to finally make it official. Congratulations once again to this lovely couple :)
Nina! My first ever client. I've always loved photographing Nina because I'm most comfortable with her and not to mention she's just beautiful. Her family loved her photos and decided to have me take their family photos which I'm truely honored to do so. I love this family very much and want to thank them for being my first family shoot. There's nothing better than the love of a family and they represent that perfectly. I can't wait for part two ;) so stay tuned!
These two are one of my favorite couples I know. What makes these two so perfect for each other is their personalities. I personally knew Leon from highschool and even to middle school and he was that one kid everyone loved and made everyone laugh with his goofy self lol and 'till this day he hasn't changed one bit! Most photographers try to capture a love story between a couple which I try to do myself as well but I also try to capture a sense of playfulness in the couple. Sure a relationship mainly consists of loving each other but it becomes dull if you don't have a sense of humor or just laugh together. Johnna and Leon displays that perfectly with their playful personalities! I had a great time with them :)
My first experience with a male model. Suprisingly, in my opinion, this was my best shoot so far. These were shot at the USF campus in St. Pete and it was a great location. One thing as a photographer and a model, even with filming, you get a lot of stares from people like, "whoa are they having a photoshoot?!" and that was what I got that day lol. The first photo of the set looks like it could pass for a movie poster lol.
I've been planning this project with Louise for awhile now and it finally happened! But before I say anything, I just want to apologize for being late that day lol! I had a great time photographing Louise accompanied by Andy. This photoshoot made me realize how important I needed a flash as these are all shot without an flash. But great photos nonetheless. I look forward working with Louise again :)
This was an interesting location, one I've never really been before. It reminded me a lot about the greek culture I read during college with all the statues and everything. The model was Kyujin and she was also great to work with. She wasn't shy and was very cooperative. I'm always thankful for locations like these I get to go in for free and I thought I would have to pay to get in :)
I've always had love for the hiphop culture as I use to dance myself. Bboying is an art form that I will always find amazing no matter what. I may not dance as much as I use to, but I'll always have a deep side of me that'll just want to get down a bust a move.