A Basquiat-inspired shoot

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When you hang with cool people, you learn about cool things like Jean-Michel Basquiat.

And how Basquiat is one of my favorite people's favorite artists.

So we put together a Basquiat-inspired shoot.

We think he would be proud.

Unscripted engagement shoots are the best ones

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I'm a strong proponent of engagement shoots being as unscripted as possible.

I'll have a few poses ready, for an engaged couple are more than likely not professional models, but I want my engagement shoots to be authentic to the couple I'm shooting.

That was easy with Justin and Dawna.

I love shooting couples with energy, and they were just that.



Breakin' in a new model

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Anyone who knows me knows I'm no stranger to style.

I've kicked my style game up recently, from rebranding my personal IG account to working on my blog that will launch in a few days.

In my research, I came across a local style blogger who had a look I thought would do really well in a real shoot.

It wasn't until halfway through the shoot that I found out this was her first photoshoot with a professional photographer. 

And I'm sure it won't be her last.