At the Library with Star

Meet Star. Passionate about music, super sweet, and one of the most beautiful faces I’ve ever photographed.

Due to a last minute location change we met at the MLK Library and it couldn’t have been a better decision because I found out she’s a former library employee. So don’t let those killer heels fool ya, she knows her way around the books.  We tried our best to use inside voices, but it didn’t stop some nearby students to get a distracted from their engineering books.  How could you not be?

After getting kicked out of the library (only because was closing time I swear!) we had fun wandering through bamboo, throwing rose petals, and catching the sun on the roof of Spartan Stadium.  Star was so ridiculously photogenic and go with the flow, she made it super easy for me to get some great shots. I especially love the photos of her smiling with the golden sun on her burgundy hair.

Narrowing down photos from this shoot was a major pain because she looked stunning in EVERY single frame.  But I guess that’s not a bad problem for a photographer to have!  Thanks again Star for a great shoot. =)

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Fashion Shoot with Celeste at San Jose City Hall

Meet Celeste.  Two words:  energetic and amazing.  I have no idea how someone can be as adorable as a koala and as fierce as a top model at the same time.  On top of that she was super sweet and fun to be around.  I enjoyed every minute of our shoot at San Jose City Hall.

For our blogger fashion themed shoot, I asked Celeste to bring style and she Brought it… that’s no typo, she capital B Brought it.  Her feminine with an edge outfits perfectly complement the concrete walls and glass background during the afternoon hour.  I love love love the way these photos turned out.

Bay area raised, this Comm major will soon be starting the next chapter of her life in LA. I have no doubt that she’ll take over… first Cali, then the world.




















Downtown with Andrea

Years from now when you’re eating at a restaurant and your eyes roll back to do the lid flutter dance because your mouth is so happy, maybe just maybe that meal might be made by this girl. Meet Andrea, a soon to be culinary student and perhaps the next Gordon Ramsey (albeit a way smaller and cuter version.)

I recently had the pleasure of a doing a ‘photoshoot’ with her in downtown San Jose. I say that with quotes because it was more like two girls taking an adventurous stroll with a camera. During which we were kicked off of museum property, doused by fountain water, and stole some property from Johnny Rockets. Pretty fun Thursday if I say so.

Andrea was easy breezy to photograph. On top of being gorgeous and rocking an amazing wear it long or short haircut, she had a fantastically down to earth attitude–I enjoyed chatting with her about life, family, whatever. Not your average girl, she also has a gamer’s soul–see if you can spot her perfectly placed Legend of Zelda tattoo.

I only have one regret on this photoshoot and that’s not getting a picture of the fuzzy penguin backpack she carried her stuff in. Dammit it was cute. Hehe, oh well enjoy these penguin-less photos of the lovely Andrea.





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Guess what she did after the shoot? She went home to make a pizza from scratch. And you know what, I bet it was something amazing like caramelized onion and goat cheese. I hope she flipped the dough in the air, hehe.

Marie Antoinette Recycled

Snapped these lovelies at an amazingly elaborate live art installation at San Jose Subzero a few weeks ago.


If you had to imagine Marie Antoinette in recycled couture, this would totally be it.


All credit goes to the creative team at Black Lotus Clothing.  The makeup, the hair, the attention to detail on the all white set–just jaw dropping amazing.  Fantastic job guys!


Painted Beauties

A few painted beauties from Trina Merry’s Art Alive Gallery.

Gah! So amazing.  Makes me want to roll around in some paint asap.





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