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BOUDOIR | A Secret Little Gift….

Sometimes, for a woman, you just have to throw on that little sexy something to make you feel like what all woman deserve to feel…simply beautiful… and sometimes, it never hurts to share your beautiful-ness with your husband/groom in the form of boudoir images… maybe I’ll share a few more sultry-ness in the coming weeks….

INTERVIEW | Carmelo Anthony At Milk Studios NYC

I had the honor of photographing an interview with a high-profile athlete…if you follow the NBA or are a sports fan in general, there’s no mistaking who Carmelo Anthony is. Thanks to SportsGirl and her sports news website, a fashion person like myself actually had a clue whose presence I was in that day. Just a simple web search alone will paint a picture of all that Carmelo has accomplished at such a young age, which includes leading the USA Olympic team to a Gold Medal in the 2008 games.

The NY Knicks made a big investment this Spring to bring a superstar like Carmelo to infuse new energy and hope back into the New York basketball scene. Being more of a life & style photography site, I’ll leave the real sports info to a friend and fellow blogger, Heather Brooks over at www.ilovesportsgirl.com who did an interview with Carmelo at Milk Studios.

Below are images from the interview & behind the scenes:

Carmelo off the courts is also quite the impressive gentleman.  In addition to possessing superstar status and good looks, he is articulate, engaging, completely down to earth and drew us in to his “melo” energy.  He dedicates a large part of himself to various charities which speaks volume of who he is as a person.

From talking to his rep for Johnson Products Company, maker of Ultra Sheen Men’s hair care line, which is Carmelo’s preferred product choice, he also takes his personal fashion style seriously. Being 6’8″, he has no choice but to get most of his clothes custom-made. Hey Carmelo, if you’re reading this (or if you help dress Carmelo), consider  Stephen Seo, master in bespoke suits of the Savile Row league who also does suits for Entourage.

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From talking to the Creative Director of Johnson Products (different from Johnson&Johnson and SC Johnson), I learned what an inspiration this company truly is and how it deserves a lot of credit for the way the firm operates. They were the first African-American based company to be listed on the NY Stock Exchange. Even more interesting is that this was the company which kept Soul Train alive, at one point, becoming the sole sponsor of the telecast before the show gained recognition and eventually gained additional sponsors. Without the backing of the Johnson Products Company, we all would have missed out on secretly copying a few soul train moves in our living room while growing up…or was that just me…

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SNEAK PEAK | Mackenzie-In-The-City

Can’t wait to introduce you to a 4 month old city baby, Mackenzie & her family! Mackenzie is an adorable bright eyed girl who happens to be Jack & Harrison’s playdate (the adorable twin boys I got to photograph a few weeks back). More images to come of this city baby & her beautiful parents whose love for Mackenzie radiated from this shoot.

ENGAGED | Danielle + Justin

Click image to view full gallery:Here’s a sweet little modern day Great Gatsby style shoot to dance your eyes over. Danielle & Justin were highschool sweethearts who stayed together through their college years and into their adult careers. And now the time has come to take their charming old fashion romance into a modern day era of wedded enchantment. Danielle, a go-getter who has grown up in the fashion industry, loved the camera and the camera loved her back. This made it fun as we ran around an old English garden taking on whatever ideas and whim came to mind. Justin, the ultimate sweetheart of a gentleman, more timid in front of the lens, slowly warmed up and really pulled through to give this shoot that extra touch it needed (including making fun of the engagement shoot *wink *wink* to make Danielle laugh). This adorable pair are planning a wedded affair for an intimate group of friends and family this Fall at beautiful outdoor reception that will be a mix of casual and elegance….um…I’m just toe tappin’ (more like end-zone dancing in my head) at the thought of what their day will look like and can’t wait to be there to capture it all!

Alina - Twah, as always, stunning work! Just stopped by to marvel at the awesomeness you create! Thank you for putting a smile on my face! Love ya, sweets!!

ENGAGED | Michelle + Jack (Part II) Dancing In The Rain

The final post to Michelle + Jack rain drenched shoot. Enjoy!
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Michelle & Jack both embrace their Irish heritage and the American spirit in celebrating it. So much so, that not only are they getting married on Saint Patrick’s Day, but will do a pub crawl through Manhattan in their wedding outfits after the dinner reception. Below is a sneak peek of her adorable green wedding shoes that flaunts her clover tattoo. I seriously L*O*V*E when a couple embraces who they are and throw a wedding style so personal to them and independent of the norm. To me, that’s Style and Art and truly living Life
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