Danielle + Ignace

It was such a pleasure walking around Navy Pier with these two love birds.  Their love is strong and shows effortlessly with each picture.  I cannot wait for their April wedding! Cheers to the soon-to-be bride and groom! 

Quincianera's

Every so often I get the joy of photographing a Sweet 15, also known as a Quinceañera. If you have never heard of one it is similar to a Sweet 16 but as extravagant as a wedding!  The point is to introduce the young girl to society and giving thanks for her reaching this age. 

The entire festivity is full of spiritual and emotional moments, and composed of several events that take place, where God, thanksgiving, food, music and dance are the mix of ingredients for a joyous culmination after months of planning.

Here are a few photos from some of the Quinceañera's I have had the honor of photographing. 

Cruz and Sawyer

It was kind of like a game of "catch me if you can!" They ran and played and I shot away... I love being able to capture children as they are having fun!  Candid moments are my favorite. 

Avery

It was such a joy working with this little gal... everyone meet Avery! Isn't she lovely? I spent only one hour with her but she captured my heart.  <3 


Salubria

I met Arica Morgan more than a year ago in the most unexpected way... Here we are almost two years later, and I have been blessed with the honor of shooting her engagement, her wedding, and let me not forget that in the process we've developed a pretty awesome friendship. 

It's no surprise that I would also collaborate with her on a project to launch her really fantastic line of holistic beauty products. I have been blown away since day one by how knowledgable Arica is with everything that has to do with health and how to use natural ways to care for our skin, body and hair.  My vision lined up with hers and we made this photo shoot happen. 

I envisioned the products to be surrounded by the true essence of our beautiful city, and for people to get a feel that Salubria is for all of us: urban people who care for their skin and hair. 

As you can see, I am a big fan of Salubria! :) Not because Arica has become a genuinely great friend, but because the product is a diamond waiting to be discovered. My house is stocked with all the products and even my own husband swears by the beard oil.  

Their motto is: "detoxify. heal. beautify." After using the products for a few months, it definitely has my whole household's seal of approval.  I know big things are coming for Salubria.  

Don't miss out: www.salubriacare.com 

Jazlyn //// Spring Break 2016

I met up with my cousin Jazlyn in NYC for spring break, and we had a blast together! It was her first time there and I had the honor of hooking her up with a sweet photo shoot tour.  Here are the photos!  I miss her and this amazing city which is my second home.... my heart belongs in NYC!