EDITOR'S NOTE: All pictures were taken at the beautiful house (and massive garage) of my friend SanDee. Margo changed her outfit 5 times and definitely got the most out of her hour portrait session! She planned it all without her husband knowing, he has a sweet surprise in store!
EDITOR'S NOTE: I am flying to Portland, Oregon tomorrow afternoon to do some pictures for relatives I haven't seen in 3 years! We're doing my cousin's senior pictures and some group shots of the whole gang too. Can't wait for lighthouses, autumn air, a sight of the Pacific Ocean and of course to blog about it all! See you next week!
EDITOR'S NOTE: Alejandro and Monica are a real couple, and as far as I'm concerned, the hottest. They had a wedding to go to that night, which Monica's black dress was made for. We were never caught by the guard, and due to cool temperatures, had the pool to ourselves!
I know you were expecting a Work Ready shoot today and I regret to tell you that is not what you will see when you scroll down. Then again, the post title gave that away, no? Rarely do I not post "Work Ready" on Fridays, but when it does happen I tend to blame it on busy weeknights and bad hairdays. Instead, I wanted to show you a new editing style I have fallen in love with. I'll let these speak for themselves.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The day of this shoot was a whirlwind. I got a flat tire in the morning and arrived 2 hours late to work. It stormed all afternoon and sun broke through for a 3 hour period and slowly started closing in at the time of our shoot. We worked fast and just when I was getting in my zone and starting to play around with the outside gardens, the sky turned black in seconds and the rain showed no mercy. They were ready to call it a wrap, but I insisted on doing a couple early morning shots (see above) just 2 days later.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This was my first portrait session that I used off camera lighting! I have only practiced up to this point with Rodrigo. Gladys was extremely patient, and as I predicted, a great model. We constantly had an audience while shooting outside. Even with fellow peers screaming her name and whistling, Gladys never broke face.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Fall has made its debut in Monterrey, and I happily slipped on my sweater dress and tights. I had a skip in my step all day, enjoying the breeze, and feeling the change of weather. Only to find out it was really 81 degrees outside. That's what Mexico does to you.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Bridal showers or "Despedidas" in Mexico are culturally over-the-top. It is common to hold one at a hotel or event hall. The Quinta Real however is pure social status in Monterrey reserved for the most elite and special occasions, with event rooms renting at $500 for about 3 hours.