Grace, portrait of a dancer

When the weather is bad outside you gotta find somewhere indoors that still works for dance. Instead of booking a regular studio I reached out to my friends at Petworth Crossfit and got things moving from there.

Grace is a professional dancer and certified yoga instructor. She also happens to be a fun, a badass, very easy to work with, creative and amazing in front of the camera. Enjoy some of my favorites below.

Push down to go up, Lauren

My photography journey presents me with the opportunity to meet truly amazing and inspiring people. I recently had the fortune to photograph Lauren and we created something beautiful. We originally spoke about a ballet shoot but had a somewhat impromptu photo session due to the warm weather and we flowed organically from there.

I've taken the liberty to quote her from one of her ever so inspiring posts.

In dance, there's a principle, used usually to teach levity in grande battement, but it's true of all balance and extension.

Push down to go up. Use the floor to rise away from it. Connect. Extend. I think true self-actualization and the power to make a difference in the world comes from deep consideration of
the other while striving for the ultimate dismissal of the others' evaluative judgment. Moving forward only with being and speaking what's true, and never forcing others to see what you wish they would."

Lauren W.

Fashion with Amanda at National Gallery of Art

Amanda Finesse - Entrepreneur, fashionista, model.

First outfit:
Top - Charlotte Rouse
Pants - Missguided
Jacket - Rachel Zoe
Shoes - Sam Edelman

Second outfit:
Bodysuit & Skirt - Missguided
Shoes - Go Jane
Watch - Mark Jacobs

Third outfit:
Pants - Oviel (her own brand)
Top - H&M
Shoes - Louboutin

Food Photography - Yekta Kabobi Restaurant

This week I had the amazing opportunity to be commissioned by Yekta Kabobi Restaurant to help with their new website design. Specifically, I was responsible for doing their food photography. Maybe it's because I'm a foodie but while food photography is not as "exciting" as weddings or dance photography, I find it an extremely satisfying job. 

Not to mention, most of the time I do get to sample the goods.

Just a few faves below including a quick portrait the owners (Sougol & Sahel) and manager (Adrien).

And yes, I highly recommend making a reservation - the food is amazing.