You never know where your heart will get you. This weekend I was missing Brooklyn and I decided to go biking in the Prospect Park, thankfully, weather was great for a little adventure. While cycling, I stumbled upon CurlFest.
CurlFest is a creation of Curly Girl Collective. Mission of Curly Girl Collective is definitely something original and unique. Basically, they gather through events and meetings to embrace the greatness of having natural CURLS. “As a united body of natural women, the Curly Girl Collective (CGC) strives to create innovative experiences that foster acceptance and celebration of curls, kinks and everything in between” (http://www.curlygirlcollective.com/#!our-story).
#CurlFest was all about time for the curly gals, and the men that love them, to chillax picnic-style in the park, with jams and games. From what I experienced, people were having a blast. Cute couples having fun and being just adorable. Groups of friends laughing and enjoying themselves. Kids being careless and laughing in the way only kids can.
Keep up the good work Curly Girl Collective
Go #CurlFest #NaturalHair #TeamNatural
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Shooting Jacinth a few weeks ago on the beach in Bridgeport, CT. Although it was cloudy and cold, she brought out the warmth in her spirit and was trooper during the shoot. Reason for the shoot: a gift to herself on her birthday. Celebrate life!
Location: Seaside Park, Bridgeport CT
Some people wait for a family or work related occasion as an opportunity to get a professional photo of themselves. The question here is why wait for things to happen when you can make it happen yourself.
Recently, I was contacted by Holly Heaven to have a private photo session just because she wanted to. I always admire such spontaneous decisions. I had a blast that day, working with Holly was easy and fun. Weather and locations played on our side, so as a result we had fun and photos look natural, elegant and express the outer and inner beauty of a wonderful woman. I am grateful to Miss Heaven for this opportunity.
If you want something, don’t wait for it – make it happen!
Location: Boothe Memorial Park
We are 50th and Broadway, the place of their first kiss!
Shooting in NYC in Times Square is always as exciting as the city itself. Throw in an extraordinary film maker, Bruce Cullen with his Steadicam, a beautiful & smart couple David and Claudia and then you have a recipe for a killer time in Manhattan!
Here’s their story: Dave and Claudia are both civil engineers and met while working for the same company on the same project – building the jetBlue Terminal at JFK Airport in New York. Over two years later, they started dating, and two years after that Dave proposed. It was a beautiful spring day in early April, and Dave and Claudia were strolling on the beach while she performed her usual routine of searching for seashells. Dave pretended to help and called out that he had found one, and Claudia turned to find him down on one knee. She was so happily shocked that he was proposing, that she was speechless!
Switching up from the usual & exploring. Loving what you do is half the battle. We recently had an opportunity to do a fashion shoot for an up & coming model, Chandilyn Coleman. Can’t deny it, she has the X factor… I am confident her career in modeling will flourish.
Our dream team consisted of AMAZING make up artist & designer,Harry Jefferson, stylist amongst many other titles, Karha Sanon, myself, & Chandilyn’s grandfather, who truly believes in her & made this all happen, Eric Wright. We shot the images at the chic restaurant 42 / Bellotta located in White Plains, CT on top of the Ritz Carlton. 42 / Belotta is a must, for anyone who wants ambiance & dinning experience like no other with breath taking views of New York from the 42nd floor. The pleasant surprise it that there are two restaurants within the same space with a magnificent bar area! It’s one my favorite places to entertain & soon will be yours. To Jarett & Collin @ 42 / Bellotta who run the restaurants, THANK YOU. Tell them I sent you, you’ll be in good hands. Executive Chef Anthony Goncalves/ Owner & great friend makes some exquisite dishes! Enjoy, let me know what your think. “It’s truly different up here…”