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Bruno + Yuri | Times Square Lifestyle Session

Bruno and Yuri met over 8 years ago when they were set up on a blind date.  Yuri is a designer, and Bruno is on the police force in San Paolo Brasil.  Something just clicked on that first date, and they have been together ever since. Here’s the fun part:  these two just got married in Brasil and are on an epic honeymoon journey starting here in New York City, then they’re off to Tokyo, and finally Rome before heading home!  In each city they’re getting their pictures done to capture their honeymoon in all of its different stages.   I was honored that I got to capture them here in The Big Apple.

Lucky for them we had their session the day before Polar Vortex Parte dos visited Manhattan.  We started at the rooftop of their eclectic hotel Pod 39, headed to Grand Central, had adventures on the subway, literally ran through Times Square, and played at Rockafeller Plaza.  It was a photography session of epic proportions, and what I loved about our time is how genuine and grounded they both are.  They have such security in their love; it was beautiful to witness.

Yuri + Bruno enjoy your travels, and thanks so much for allowing me to be apart of your journey!

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Black + Gold

Happy Thursday Friends!  It's a great day for many reasons; it's a new day, we have air in our lungs (thank you Kid President), and the lovely ladies at Ruffled Blog are featuring my Black + Gold + Bows Wedding Shoot I recently shot (with some of my most favorite SoCal Vendors). So go on...run on over to Ruffled and Check out the post HERE:)

Thank you to the amazing team that helped collaborate and create this Black + Gold + Bows wedding shoot!  Seriously y'all are the dream team!

Photographer:  Kat Harris; Location:  Serra Plaza; Tablescape + Food + Desserts + Whiskey Bar:  Mary of Jay's Catering Florals:  Sussanna Davidson of French Buckets

Paper Goods:  Typologie & Co

Linens:  Veronica Designer Specialty Linens Hair and Make-up:  Amy Clarke Couple:  Jessie + Johan Gown 1:  Julia Lovan Designs Dress 2:  Kate Spade Suit 1:  All Saints Suit 2:  JCrew

Sincerely Jules | Street Style

Today my work is featured on Miss Sincerely Jules Style blog...I'm soooo stoked.  Check out her post HERE.

And here are a few of my favorite shots from the day:)

These are what you call kicks.

Last week I was thrilled to work with the lovely Los Angeles style blogger Sincerely Jules on a fun collaboration with the uber fancy West Hollywood Salon Benjamin.

Jules not only has stellar style she is such a sweet lady!  Can't wait for more fun projects with you Jules.  For details on her look and to check out her post on the shoot click HERE.

The Refined Woman | Dara

There's no better way to kick of my first post of The Refined Woman, than with the lovely NYC Photographer Miss Dara...
Photographed by:  Trent Bailey
  • Why did you choose this outfit? I love this particular pairing of pieces because it allows me to be me, while still looking like a professional (and a girl).
  • Was it a success or failure?  Why? This outfit has been a total success for me this year.  I have even paired this skirt with various tops and it works every time. I love the double-serge cotton fabric that J.Crew uses for these pencil skirts (I have a few other solid colors that I LOVE). The stretch of the fabric and fit of the skirt makes it so easy to run around in and squat and get every angle I need on the wedding day. And this print camouflages everything, so I never have to stress about whether or not I have dirt on me. The cotton/lenin blend button down is perfect for summer weddings because it's loose, breathes well, and is just plain comfy. And due to the nature of the fabric, no need to worry with ironing. The wrinkles and rolled sleeves totally work in its favor. The only downfall with this top is it will show EVERY drop of perspiration! But unless you wear white, black, or navy, that's pretty hard to disguise. Add a basic leather belt and P&O bowtie and you're good to go!
  • Can you list the brands of all the major/key pieces from the look?  Skirt: J.Crew    Top: Uniqlo   Bowtie: Preston&Olivia  Wedges: Gianni Bini

I myself am a total fan of the JCrew Pencil skirt, and love this look!  What do y'all think?

Mujér | Part I

If you have known me for any amount of time, then you know that I believe in the power of story.  My heart beats for women, and that women would know their identity is grounded and unshakeable in Christ. The truth that I am not valueable because of what I look like, or what I do, but because I am His.  I long to see women be set free of comparison, and walking freely in their unique gifts.

When you meet someone who is grounded in their identity there is something so peaceful and freeing about being around them.  When a woman is free to be who she really is; it gives the people around her the permission to be freely and wholly who they  are created to be.  When you are around women like this; it’s not only freeing it’s contagious.

For reasons I cannot understand, I have been given this rare opportunity to live with and walk deeply with such women.

These are not just your average women, they are ladies that are actively changing the world, impacting culture, that are unabashedly and boldly pursuing their dreams, and are peaceful and free women.

I want you to know these women, to experience their story, their freedom, and I want it to encourage and inspire you.

This is the beginning of hopefully a long series of interviews and lifestyle shoots of telling the stories of these women with their words, my words, and photographs of them.

There’s this dream inside me that young women would read these stories and see the images and be empowered to pursue their dreams.  I want it to spark something from deep within, and spread like wild fire.

I want to see a generation of young women moved to living a life a purpose, depth, meaning, to be confident in their giftings, and actively and confidently moving forward in them.   I want to live this kind of story:  a life of depth, purpose, resolve, and meaning.

Grounded. Faithful. Peaceful. Resolved. Free.

The Beautiful Woman.

Mujér.

My first Mujer shoot will be up soon, but for now enjoy some of my favorite shots from a lifestyle session with Jessi.

Summer Days

Summer seems to be slipping through my fingers. I want to hold onto it as long as I can, but August is here which means before we know it fall will be upon us.

Let's make memories today, and do something we can't do in the winter.

What do you say?

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”  F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby