I had the privilege of meeting and working with Javi to come together to connect and create. First, I knew Javi and I would get along instantly by his music selection. As we shot in Old Town Alexandra, Javi was prepared with a little Bluetooth speaker attached to his belt so that the music could keep the shoot light, fun, and relaxed. I absolutely love and appreciate when photographers do this. Anyone who spends less than 5 minutes with me, knows how much I love to sing and get groovy with it. Music instantly melts any nerves I may have and brings out my fun, natural self. The shoot itself was incredibly fun and I had the best time getting to know the man behind the camera. I immediately knew that I wanted to continue shooting with him in the future even before I saw the photos, just because he and I work very well together. (Check out my last post featuring more of Javi’s work.)
I saw the finished product. All I could think when I saw the photos was, “Oh dang….Javi’s got talent!”
His work is absolutely beautiful! (As you can see…) I was downright ecstatic over the photos! Javi can do anything from videography to weddings, commercial work to sports photography. You name it, he can do it! Javi and I also experimented with CTO gels which was incredibly fun for me to watch how everything worked and see Javi get artistic and creative.
Javi and I got together last week for a second shoot at the National Gallery of Art here in D.C., and you all better hold onto your hats because this shoot came out INCREDIBLE, thanks to Javi’s keen eye! If you check back next week, I’ll have the big reveal up on the blog.
My blogger bestie, Kait from Basking in Burgundy, was the one who inspired the mix of leather and embroidery. Even though my blogger bestie lives on the other side of the country, she still has a huge influence on my style choices. I love you, Kait!