Stephen and Lydia – Engagement Session

You might remember David and Shannon’s wedding last year. Well, Stephen is David’s younger brother. Stephen and his fiancé, Lydia, have chosen me to photograph their engagement and wedding, what an honor and a pleasure it is to work with them as well! Their wedding is just a couple of months …

Stephen & Lydia – Engagement sneak peek

This is a little sneak peek of Stephen and Lydia’s engagement session. I had the pleasure of shooting this session with them at Foster Park, in Fort Wayne. The weather was amazing and the couple looked simply stunning. Congratulations Stephen and Lydia!

BFF session? Yes, and it should become a thing

A few weeks ago, Katie approached me and asked me if I would mind doing a photo shoot with her and her friends. I must admit that I didn’t quite understand what she wanted. “Is it a thing?” I asked myself, only to find that it isn’t a tradition, but …

More film

As I wrote a few weeks ago, I’ve been doing a lot of work in film. In fact, most of the photography work I’ve done (except for paid assignments) have been done in film. I would like to share a bit about the work I’ve been doing. I would like …

Familia

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet with my brother and his wife in Miami. It was a crazy special moment, not only because I got to see them, but also because I could get together with all my Cuban/Cuban-American family. For the occasion, I decided to take my film camera to experiment a little bit. Three weeks later, I have the first few prints of the event. Shooting film not only doesn’t allow you to see how you did right at that moment, but also forces you to wait a few days or week to see …

Zack’s Senior Session

Sometimes you have the opportunity of meeting people that inspire you. When I was asked to shoot Zack’s senior pictures, I knew this would not be “just a senior session”. If you met Zack you would immediately understand it when I say “The Most Interesting Man in the World“. This thought kept coming …

Unedited – Film Development

I would like to share a little bit of what I’ve been doing lately. As I wrote a few days ago, I’ve been going back to basics on photography. Since I wrote the previous post, I’ve shot almost two rolls of black and white film. The feeling of taking a …

Unedited – Back to Basics: Film

For the next few months I will be building a darkroom in my garage. Sounds crazy, but I’ve lately been feeling the need to go back to basics on my craft. I remember taking my first photography class when I was a junior in high school, it was taught by …

Unedited – Why B&W – Class

Let’s be honest, black and white adds sophistication to photographs. Do you remember your grandma’s wedding pictures? I’ve never seen a “grandma wedding picture” where she doesn’t look gorgeous and classy. Part of it is due to the fact that black and white implicitly brings class and glamour. My clients …

James Nachtwey, War Photography, and Weddings

I know it has nothing to do with weddings, but today I feel compelled to share a TED Talk I found while doing some research for a college class. I was talking about the power of photography and, in particular, war photography, when I thought of James Nachtwey, a photographer I’ve been …