Fashion photographer, editorial photographer, Los Angeles, LA fashion, Vogue, fashion photography, Elle, Vanity Fair, brand photographer, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Christian Siriano, Miu miu, Moshino, high fashion photographer,
IT ALL STARTED WITH MEETING A MODEL ON A LLAMA FARM...
It all started with this image...on a llama farm. Yes, you read that right. A llama farm. It was one of the moments in my life that was divinely designed and aligned. In all honesty, that weekend was meant to be a weekend of escape because it was the year marker of my dad moving to Heaven. I decided to leave LA for a weekend in nature. There was a llama farm that rented out cabins on their property. I pulled up to my cabin on the llama farm when a woman who was also staying on the property approached me. She asked if we were allowed to go into the llama pens. I went to check in my cabin. It was golden hour and ✨I just so happened✨ to have all of my camera equipment and decided it would be a great time to take some photos of the animals.
As I was walking back to this woman, a camel approached her and she began petting it. It was such a beautiful scene, I captured the moment on my camera. I went up to her and asked if I could send the image to her. She replied back with: "Yes! I'm a model. Would you want to do a photoshoot right now?" Absolutely, I did! As we began talking, I found out she was repped by one of the top model agencies. We did a shoot on the llama farm and it began a new friendship and a new journey into fashion photography.
I'd always loved editorial fashion magazines and loved photography. But it was there on that llama farm that a seedling of a dream started to become reality. From what was meant to be a weekend escape became a start of this beautiful new journey.