All can glitter, if you make it gold

After my surgery, I was eager to plan something in New York. I have been thinking about this concept all throughout my recovery period and knew that Yasutaké Kosaka was just the man to pull of this amazing hair concept.

He created two amazing wigs that were absolutely beautiful. It was wonderful to do a street shoot again, I don't think I have done one since I was in school. I think the people of New York definitely got an eye full when our team walked down the street. It's not ever day you see a beautiful girl in a shinning gold wig! Well maybe less out of the ordinary in New York.....

Blood Milk Jewels that we used for the shoot.

Wardrobe layout 


Yuko Nakao dressing Muse Model Andrea Sheffield
Hey New York! We roll with our heads in boxes

We get a little weird after a long day of shooting! 

Look out for the published images in Esthétique Magazine issue 8.

Miss Mass to Miss USA

My very last shoot in my studio loft, it was a little emotional for me. To help you understand I have to explain that Jesse and I had been packing and disassembling our things for the entire day before the shoot. I began to notice that we were not on schedule to leave the following day because we just had so much to do, as a result I ended up continuing to pack through the night and into the morning without sleep.

Alida D'Angona and her coach Rafa Delfin arrived early so as I go the studio ready sent an S.O.S to the amazing Rose Fortuna to see if she could bring me some much needed caffeinated energy. ( I think this was the day that I turned Rose on to "Red Eyes.")

The shoot was wonderful and I had such a great time shooting Alida, she is a natural in front of the camera and genuinely sparkly individual! We talked, took pictures, and laughed, the perfect last shoot in my tiny studio.

My last studio set up, sparse but beautiful

Relaxing a little before everyone arrives

The lovely early morning light coming through my studio window

Everyone having a laugh before the first look, Donald Trump is watching over us in approval!

I think Raine is really intrigued by Mr. Trump

Alida D'Angona wears that crown like a rock star!

Pardon my tired appearance, I really had so much fun!

  Ps: After finishing this shoot I continued to pack up the apartment and proceeded to not sleep again. I caught a 2 hour nap in the early morning before throwing the last few items in the UHaul and driving to Maryland. I have never had so much coffee in my life! ( Yes Jon Lee, I consumed even more coffee than I did while printing my portfolio. At least this time it was good coffee ;-)

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Everything is magic

   The photo shoot that almost never was! I literally didn't know until 10 minutes before our location call time whether we would have permission to do this shoot. Luckily everything came together and everyone involved was gracious enough to go with the flow!

  I had previously done an amazing shoot in this historical house with model Christine Keenan and was dying to get back into the location before leaving Boston. It ended up being the best match for a shoot with Rich that I had been kicking around ever since the Idee Fixe editorial we shot together. Rich is a true renaissance man embodying the roles of actor, model, author, magician and I am sure many more. 

  The idea behind the shoot was  to see the man behind the mystery so to speak. The illusion of a man who deals in such; The practicality is magic and the magic is in the mystery of how it comes to be. 

Gatta love when you get to prop a shoot!

(Rose Fortuna doing some light work on model Rich Manley)

I think Rich was born to be primped!
(Model Rich Manley and Stylist Amanda Maciel Antunes)

(Model Rich Manley and I, we were both wishing that we could buy this house!)

("Quick everyone hold a prop!")

....It will be so Magical when you get to see a glimpse of the images!

My Dazzeling Dolls

  So between Rose Fortuna and I we could probably fill a house with random things and accessories we have saved for possible shoots, that's just how we are. So we decided we had to do a shoot revolving around the idea of childhood "dress up" and in all of our prop pack rat glory we dove into our closets! 

  I really loved how these images came out, they have an air of playfulness and youth that was completely what we wanted. The girls were fantastic and Rose even did the makeup with slight smudging to mimic that "play time" look.

And yes, she did make that Lisa Frank banner look fabulous

If you look real close you can see our mountain of props =)

Fake myspace image with our fiesta nails

We are novices in the art of quick nail removal

I made this fabulous nail set for the shoot, and yes I still rock them on occasion

Tessa Morrissey, Rose Fortuna and Rachel Hurst

I think Tessa, Rose and I were separated at birth. Your attitude inspires me girl, I might just make this picture a poster.

* Stay tuned to for images from the shoot!

Out Of Line Editorial

    I first met Faye Hurley when we were both students and working on our final portfolios, Faye's graduation collection was wonderfully whimsical and a true delight to look at.

   We lost touch and a few months ago got in contact again and she informed me that she was working on a collection of jewelry and wanted to finally work together. After much brainstorming and fun chats we decided to step out of our collective comfort zones and pair her jewelry with an explosion of bright colors and patterns!

 I have to say that this experience may have been a turning point for me and led me to a love affair with color.  ;-)
Follow the link below to New Brahmin for the full editorial

It was a clean studio day!

Faye adjusting Ruth's outfit, and Meeka being our lovely prop dog ;-)

"Just trust me on this one guys, lets attach her to the wall."

Faye, Ruth, Rose, and I


I Recently did a shoot at this amazing house in Manchester by the Sea. It was easily the most breath taking house I have ever been in. There was statues, spirals staircases, and secret passageways galore!

I haven't quite finished up the post work but I wanted to share a few snap shots of the big crew we had that day.
Rose Fortuna, Jeri Evan , Rich Manly, ME, Cynthia August, Janet, Nina Van Brunt 

Rose Fortuna, Jeri Evan , Rich Manly , ME, Cynthia August, Janet, Nina Van Brunt

The connecting hallway in the house, I wish I could wake up to this every morning.

(Rose and I were pretty into the secret passageway that lead to the bathroom. SO AMAZING!)