sin limite, sin complejo, sin permiso, sin coraje, sin consejo, sin duda, sin precio, sin cura, sin nada."
- Chavela Vargas
The day was Wednesday, October 28th. The sun had set and I was nervous. For some of you who have seen my work lately, you know I am an ambient photographer (or at least I prefer to shoot with ambient light) mostly because I like to photograph to showcase lifestyle more than anything else. So for me to do a night style photo shoot, was a particular challenge given that I didn't take any of my lights with me. All I had was a gold reflector, and amazing lighting crew (who saved our butts!) and some amazing artists to bounce ideas off of.
I've always wanted to do a Dia De Los Muertos photo shoot, but I never pushed hard enough for it.
I want to extend a very special thank you to the following amazing people that made this photo shoot possible:
Pia Floral Design - Floral Headpiece
Krystal Chavarin - Make-Up Artist
Stephanie Gomez - Model
Adriana Melgoza - Light
...Hope is the sweetest of plums" - Douglas Jerrold
Autumn seems to mean nothing to the Santa Clarita Valley in Mid-October seeing as the temperature was rising to nearly 85 degrees at only 9am! Nonetheless, we attempted to proceed as planned with a three tier wedding cake and floral arrangements galore. And to be honest, I think we achieved that goal.
Once we arrived to the destination after having to hike down a terrain carrying all types of props, camera and a two four year old kids, it was off to start placing item per item. The colors were so vibrant and beautiful, it made my job easier to be able to capture on camera from all the creative work that came from our friends from Sweet Situation and Pia Floral Designs.
I am a...
Los Angeles native.