Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Tres Hermanas" Photo Shoot - Three Beautiful (models) Sisters from Juarez, Mexico

Before we get into the photo gallery, let me give a big shout out to these three amazing models. I had posted a couple of "teaser" photos on my various pages to get people excited to see the photo gallery and neglected to post their links, so let me just get that out of the way, right up front and up top. To see more of these girls on their personal Instagram accounts just visit the following links:

Keyrah Dayana
Barbie Zulay
Betzaira -

Also my hair and make up artist, Cynthia
And of course Jorge who was shooting video and also shot some of the photos

From L to R: Barbie @barbie_zulay Betzaira @betzaira_m Keyrah @keyrahdayana_95

I knew there was something special about these girls when I met them at a recent photographer / model meet up, but I had no clue that they were sisters, three of them no less! I was impressed to see that their mother had accompanied them to that photo shoot, after all, no only are they youngsters, just teenagers really, but they come from across the border in Juarez, Mexico. Aspiring models like them definitely need a chaperone and who better than a parent.

Both parents came with the sisters to our photo shoot, not only was it a pleasure to meet them but a blessing also because as it turned out, their father had the same exact eye surgery that my dad is having tomorrow and he was able to reassure my dad about the procedure. It had gone well for him, which was news to my fathers ears because he was feeling a little apprehensive about having someone cutting up his retina or whatever they are going to do to it.

Now then, back to the photo shoot. Some people might think these three sisters are too skinny, but for the modeling world, they are just right. These beautiful young ladies were dropping jaws left and right in their bikinis and I think you'll enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed the photo shoot.

Needless to say, I look forward to working with these girls again soon.


Sony A7II
Sony A99


Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 a mount
Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 e mount

Betzaira - @betzaira_m

Barbie - @barbie_zulay

Keyrah - @keyrahdayana_95

Stay tuned for more!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Quite Possibly, The Best Maternity Photos You've Ever Seen.

Although it's an iconic and often used location for a variety of photography, White Sands National Monument always makes for a stunning background, and it never, ever gets old.

I never turn down photography requests from close friends, especially my Army battle buddies. So when my good friend Savannah was coming to town, and asked if I would take some maternity photos, I simply could not refuse. She and I were assigned to the same unit at Camp Casey, Korea and have become good friends since. She's due in two weeks! Needless to say, this would be our only chance to capture some maternity photos, we simply could not pass up this opportunity.

My primary camera is currently at the shop for a repair, but my back up camera easily steps right into the breach. The Sony RX1RII is one of the finest full-frame, high-resolution cameras in the world. Coming in at a whopping 42 megapixels, it captures the finest details. With a location like White Sands, and with someone as photogenic as Savannah, it makes for an excellent combination.

Shooting maternity photos is extremely difficult in that it's a challenge to capture flattering images of a pregnant woman. But with Savannah, it was a breeze. She's got such a nice smile and a warmth to her personality that really shines through in the pictures.

A big thank you to my make up artist Cynthia for another fabulous job, she was even kind enough to take the job at the last minute.

Enjoy the photos!