One of my faves came back home over winter break! Sho texted me in December letting me know that she’d be back in town for break and we had to shoot. I scoped out this beautiful corner in West Oakland and boom! we had all the backgrounds we needed. Sho was a gem as always and we had a great time catching up and taking photos.
I had the pleasure of getting to shoot Kennedy & Morgan Mason again. The last time we shot, Morgan and Kennedy met me in downtown Oakland we took advantage of all of the graffiti and brick walls in Old Oakland. This time, we ventured into downtown Berkeley to find a good backdrop for their colorful outfits. The exterior of the new BAM/PFA building gave us some interesting looks and, of course, I had to throw in some shots against a white wall. I love how these photos turned out; the definitely captured the vibe I was going for: angular, fashion-y, and just a little bit weird.
Stay tuned for part II.
This is Candice. She is my idol.
Edward's back! This time I was going for punchy colors and contrast that would make my photos jump off the page. Did I achieve it?
I am pretty happy with how these turned out. I used some of the tips I learned at the Dirtbag workshop and messed around a bunch with vibrance. My favorite location was the beautiful poppy wall! And my favorite shot is the one of Edward laughing in front of the brick wall.
Overall, it was great to catch up and hang out and Edward's outfits are always 10/10.
Lily and I have been best friends since 7th grade. She was the first “model” that I ever took photos of. She has truly been there for me through all of my real and over-dramatized problems.
This weekend I drove up to Davis (again, long story) and had the honor of taking her graduation photos! I am so proud of my girl for accomplishing such a HUGE achievement. I can’t wait to watch her shine in whatever she decides to do next!
Sabrina and I argued in the Ninth Circuit last weekend and then celebrated by trying to visit the Conservatory of Flowers. We messed up and ended up on Treasure Island. We decided to cut our losses and go to Fort Mason and it was great!
I had been looking forward to taking photos here since I first visited last year and saw the beautiful blue water, red bridge, and green grass!
I was on a roll over spring break!
April 13, 2018
This Friday was Barrister's (Bearister's) Ball, or basically law school prom. I couldn't go because I was arguing in the Ninth Circuit (!!) the next day, but I wan't to celebrate with my friends who will be graduating this year. I took some super cute "prom" pics for them and (of course) took advantage of golden hour. I've been really into backlit golden hour portraits recently... I don't know why but I'm digging it! I've also been testing out some new editing styles so we'll see if they stick.
Hung out with my bud over break!
April 4, 2018
So proud to have been selected as one this years Cruz Reynoso Fellowship recipient along with this bunch! Thank you Berkeley Law's La Raza Law Students Association for supporting us and allowing us to spend our summers doing important public interest work!
It took so much effort to get Eli to get out of the house and let me take some photos but I am so glad he did. These are some of my favorite portraits of him that I have ever taken! All it took was a prime lens and golden hour! I love how warm these are and the beautiful ring of light around his hair!
Also, in case you are wondering I rediscovered my VSCO presets and this is the Film series.
Last week's portrait is of Gianna, my cousin.Read More
I took pictures of Prince again and they might just be my favorites yet! We went to the botanical garden at Lake Merritt and used my 85mm 1.8 and prism.Read More
This week I had the honor of meeting the first Latino California Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable Cruz Reynoso. I aspire to become a justice one day, but without trailblazers like him, that idea would never have occurred to me.Read More
The second set.Read More
This first set are the photos with a more natural feel to them. I got to use my prism and Prince LOVED it.Read More
Hair is such a mutable feature. It can be cut, dyed, curled, straightened, covered, tied back, left loose. Hair is something that most people don’t think twice about being without.Read More
Sabrina cut her hair this weekend!Read More
With Valentine's Day just around the corner Princeton will not hesitate to remind you that while it is valuable to celebrate your loved ones you have to love yourself before you can truly love others.Read More
These are my friends.Read More