Elle

Elle stuns us with her natural beauty, big eyes, voluptuous lips, fiery hair, and drop dead gorgeous body. In person she is such a cute, happy, playful gal, and the moment I put the camera in front of her, she transforms into a deep sultry vixen. Elle really knows how to move, I don’t have to talk much to get perfect results with her. We have great chemistry. You might just see a peek of her true personality in the video below.


Kyla Throwback

I’ve had the extreme pleasure of photographing Kyla over the past four years, watching her transform from an innocent face to a seductive siren. The photo shoots have alternated between Miami and New York, from a hotel room to the beach, from my studio to a Brooklyn loft. No matter how she looks or where she is, her true playful and down to earth personality always shine behind the camera, and I love just hanging out with her. She will only blossom into a more confident and sexy woman with the coming years.


Mija in the Sun

Mija takes on a softer and more sensual look under natural light and messier hair. There’s something about platinum blonde hair glowing in the warm sunlight that makes a woman look heavenly. There is no better way to have a dream model pose for you than naked rolling around in bed.


Mija Studio

Mija is a gorgeous model from Czech Republic who travels around the world and found her way to my studio in Jersey. While most of my models may seem tall, Mija is really one of the tallest at the same height as me without heels on. If you ever wonder what a perfect ten Sports Illustrated or Victoria’s Secret model could look like under their clothes, guess no more. Catch the behind the scenes video below.


Summer White with Aria

This is my favorite set of Aria, all in white. This is also her most playful look, who wouldn’t want to wake up next to this? We transition from a white wall and white t-shirt to nothing but a sheet over our heads for some heated fun. It’s harder than it looks, it can get quite suffocating having a session under bed sheets, but who’s complaining when it’s Aria? Enjoy the last video ever produced of this goddess from way back in 2007.


Pro or Amateur?

I get asked often whether or not my models are professionals or if I like to work with amateurs versus experienced models. There are obvious advantages and disadvantages to both, but if I would have to pick one, I am usually more excited to work with someone with little to no experience in modeling given that she has visible potential. Before I list my reasons why I would choose either one, it would be best to explain my type of work. I prefer my style of photography to be intimate and feel more personal, almost a boyfriend perspective rather than a studio session. I want the audience to feel as if they are actually there playing with a real woman. I want the chemistry and interaction to be palpable. I don’t want the model to feel distant as if she were above and beyond the reach of the audience. Simply put, I want the girl-next-door feel.

When working with an experienced model, it depends what field of modeling she fits into. My least favorite type are fashion models, they have memorized ten fashion poses that are usually unnatural, sometimes uncomfortable looking, or simply just trying too hard to look different. A fashion model’s job is to make clothing look good, not their own body. Granted, if a model has the ideal height, face, and body structure, she can make any pose look good, however it still won’t convey a sense of intimacy in the photos that I am looking for. No matter how hard I try to direct an experienced fashion model to be more natural and playful, the poses are so ingrained into their muscle memory that they fall back into them and I just shake my head! On the other hand, if the experienced model usually does glamour or any other sexy genres, then I’ll shut my mouth and let her take control of the session and I become a trigger-happy-puppy. She will know how to flirt with the camera, how to tease with her outfit, and enjoy being suggestive with her poses. An experienced model in the same genre as the photographer’s interest make the session go by incredibly fast and efficient with guaranteed results.

When working with beginners, it’s always a gamble whether or not this model will truly have potential in front of the camera. The true test is when the shutter starts clicking and the model is required to start moving fluidly and interacting with the photographer. All beginners need some warm up time, some women require only thirty minutes while some might need additional future sessions. My evaluation for every model on her potential varies greatly on what I think of their looks, attitude, and personality. I might give some women more chances than others. It does seem like a lot of investment is required in terms of time and energy to work with a new model, time spent coaching and directing her. Notice I used the term investment. Being a model’s first photographer leaves a huge impression on her and usually gives me priority for future work if I make her feel beautiful, sexy, and comfortable. This is true throughout the photography world. I’ve ran into models that will not shoot intimate portraits with anyone else other than their “personal photographer”, just as I have models that are exclusively mine. An experienced model might work with me only if I can trade her final edits or if payment is involved. A beginner who is looking to build her portfolio will be my muse for the time being and I can pursue my creative path without the pressure of delivering a final product. We are all possessive in some ways. To summarize, the best things about a new model is the exclusivity of their time and image, and being able to mold them to how I work as a photographer.

I believe both experienced models and inexperienced models both have something to put on the table, and both are a gamble sometimes, so I don’t restrict myself to one group. I really just want to find the next model that I can share amazing chemistry with and really blow the audience away with spectacularly intimate photos that other photographers haven’t captured of them. I’ve had plenty of bad experiences, but each one is a learning process to better filter out future potentials, and the amount of amazing women I’ve created incredible work with far surpasses the forgettable ones.

Cassie is a true testimony to my philosophy. Treat the women you work with respectfully and generously, and you will build a special relationship that will be rewarding in your career and personal life. I was Cassie’s first photographer many years ago, and even though she doesn’t look a day older or an ounce less stunning, she was a timid and shy model during the first session. She eventually jumped into the glamour modeling world and has built a great amount of experience with many photographers while sharing an occasional shoot with me during that time. Since then, she has been concentrating more on her career and less focused on modeling. I am the one she’ll call up whenever she’s in the mood, and I can proudly say I will always be her photographer and she will always enjoy the freedom of being in a state of undress and feeling beautiful in front of my lens. Every second I’ve invested in her from the first day to the end of the last session hasn’t made her more of a professional or less of an amateur, it has made us into the ideal artist and muse pair.


What Happens in Vegas

Here are some leaked images of what happens at a Vegas bachelorette party! Maybe that’s not what really happens when there are a bunch of girls in a hotel room, except when you add me into the mix, I will make it happen. So don’t let your next Vegas memories be a bunch of boring sorority-sister-hands-on-hip poses with a drink. Let’s do something you’d get in trouble if your boss finds out.


Aria in Black

Aria is looking stunning in her black lace lingerie on this royal maroon and gold bed, thanks to Bed Bath and Beyond’s Super Set package! You can get comforter, sheets, pillow covers, and extra fake pillows that all women love in one convenient package to transform your photo set. Aria came to shoot at my old studio a second time after the first session, and it only got hotter. I can’t say enough how perfect her body is and how her hair is unbelievable. When she lets out a cute playful smile, it just makes you melt. Don’t miss the bonus video below!


Angela in the Garden

You might recognize this garden of wild weeds, hanging branches, bamboo trees, and angels prancing in the field. Angela is at home here dancing around in the sun in cute little summer dresses and a few intimate pieces, feeling one with nature. You can thank her for coming down from heaven to visit for a few moments.


Follow the Sun

In the morning you arrive, the glowing fire merges from you and I am warmed by you. You spend the few hours nourishing the forest with your light, planting your life deep in the roots. When you dissolve into the earth, darkness follows until the next morning when I wait for you to return.


Jade Vixen

Jade Vixen is well known in the corset, fetish, and latex world. I’ve seen her work for many years and always though she was gorgeous with or without any of the crazy outfits. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to finally work with her after many years of admiring. She brought her own designer lingerie and gave me an up close and personal look into her world. The flawless makeup was done by Jennifer Kang at Brush’d Beauty.


Emily’s First

It’s hard to believe a gorgeous woman like Emily hasn’t modeled before, but even better for me to be her first! Her blue eyes are so engaging, perfect nose, seductive lips, and bombshell blonde hair belongs in any Sports Illustrated or Victoria’s Secret magazine. Let’s hope we squeeze in a few more sexy shoots in the future before she gets signed!


Yayoi BLACK

Let’s take the same camera setup from Yayoi’s WHITE series and put her on a sexy satin black sheet. We’ll bring out her darker side with American Apparel lingerie, and a sheer bodysuit for her to tug and pull while her hair is in a perfect mess. The advantage to this camera setup is you can take it literally anywhere, even the shower.


Aria

If I had to pick one of my all time favorite models, Aria would be on top of the list. She is a Canadian native who came to shoot at my studio back in 2007. These are re-edited photos of our first of two incredible sessions. Her face is sweet and sexy at the same time with a bubbly personality, with hair that extends all the way down to her perfectly round butt. She is curvy in the perfect places, a very sexy little package. If she had continued modeling I would have easily taken her all over the world.


Yayoi WHITE

Let’s have a quick and dirty session with Yayoi. Grab the 5D, 40mm pancake lense, and a Speedlite for a light weight setup, where it’s really just you and the model, a one-on-one interaction. Yayoi dances for me, she takes it off for me, she flaunts for me. The sexy white tank is from Urban Outfitters, just two panels of fabric tied by a few strings on the sides, hot. I love anything that is ready to fall off at any moment, it makes you anticipate her next move.


Caroline in the Garden

I met Caroline while I was coaching a fellow photographer my tricks of boudoir photography, and I loved how photogenic she was so I had to ask her to model for me. Caroline has the sweetest girl-next-door look with an amazing long and curvy body that screams to be shown off and not covered in long dresses. Of course this is where I come in! This was our first official shoot together at a location from AirBnB, a secluded backyard with no neighbors. At first glance the property seemed messy and unusable, but we found nooks and crannies combined with a telephoto lens to blur out the background to magically produce a beautiful picture perfect backdrop to get naked in. She told me how it felt so free to have this intimate session outdoors in the beautiful weather with nature. I am incredibly proud to have broken Caroline out of her shell and looking forward to future shoots together.


Here Comes the Bride

She wakes up early in the morning, gets her hair curled, lashes on, pretty pink lipstick, a little blush, and some sparkling pearls. Instead of putting on the wedding dress, she puts on a white corset, white panties, and a garter that any guy would want to catch. It’s a bridal lingerie that is a very sexy complimentary set with the dress. When it all comes off, she teases with a darker seductive set, and ends playful and casual. I try to express the pretty, sensual, and playful sides of every woman with the range of outfits which help bring out all sides of their personality.


Megan From Above

Here is a session of the foxy Megan just having fun laying down below the camera. It still takes a lot of work to keep arched, twisted, bent, and looking natural when laying down. See the bonus Megan Loves to Dance video below.


A Slice of Sun

Sometimes you have to improvise your shoot based on what the environment gives you. I was excited to use my newly surfaced balcony, and the sun was at just the right angle where it only cast a beam of light down the center. This was the perfect place for the model to squeeze in, and the contrast between her black outfit and light skin created a great form to work with. It was important to bring out her skin texture as well as making the shadows very dark for a boost of contrast.


Splash Around with Elyse

Elyse shows off some of the sexiest swimwear from this season wet or dry. From a modern one piece, to retro two piece, to a barely there micro bikini, she really makes us want to jump in the pool to cool off. The awesome make up by @sabakandi.