One weekend when visiting the Buffalo History Museum, I noticed the cherry blossoms in the Japanese Gardens of Buffalo just outside of the museum were budding. I took note to try to come back in a couples weeks to see them in bloom. One night while driving home from dinner out, at Kuni’s sushi restaurant oddly enough, we spotted that the cherry blossoms were in bloom! At dusk right before the rain I took these photos.
One of the first nice days of the year meant the first hike of the year. A new hiking trail app pointed me to Akron Falls in Akron, NY just a short drive from Buffalo. It was a very short hike and very easy; a little trail in Akron’s park. But any trail that leads to a waterfall is a good trail in my book.
Tiki themed advertisements take two! A couple years ago I worked with clothing boutique Cats Like Us to shoot a tiki themed series of photos for print and online advertisements, this past year we revisited the theme at a new tiki bar. I love the cute and playful advertisements they put together with these photos.
This fashion accessory editorial was shot for and published in the October/November 2013 Issue of Auxiliary Magazine. It was fun just focusing on shoes and accessories, the makeup and hair time was cut out, and it was just loads of shoes from T.U.K. Shoes, Hades Footwear, and Fluevog plus some awesome leggings from Carousel Ink. It was hard giving these pulls back!
The great team behind Cats Like Us posed with their beloved cats for this holiday card that went out to their customers and vendors. They ended up printing a postcard which is a great marketing option as it means less postage and it can double as a flyer for promotion and networking. I love when companies take a personal and stylized approach to holiday cards. There is little point to sending out boring pre-made cards, they are forgotten almost instantly. But add a little creativity to your holiday card and it is a highly enjoyed and sincere thank you to clients and business associates.