The Madrid Wedding

A couple months ago, I was blessed with the wonderful opportunity to shoot my first wedding with Mariel & Keone Madrid.  The love that surrounds these two is astounding, their happiness was absolutely contagious. I think everyone that attended could agree with me! The whole day was filled with love and joy, and I am honored to have captured it.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day, as well as some shots from my amazing second photographer, Leo Cabel! For better quality images, go here.

**If you plan on using any of the images above, please ask myself or Leo before doing so.  We would greatly appreciate the acknowledgement**

Thank you, and hope you enjoyed!

Nicole Lewis (www.dancingshutter.com)  

sneak peak of Keone & Mari’s engagement shoot! on Flickr.

Here is one of the last shots of the day. Hence the weird/dark lighting on their faces. but it was such a blast photographing these two. They were so easy to work with, and the love they share for each other was so radiant. I look up to both of them in so many ways - as dancers, as artists, as role models, and as people. And I know hundreds of others do too. I am just beyond blessed to have helped them in capturing the beginning memories of the next chapter of their life together.

Stay tuned for more, I am editing as you read this!


Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena, CA

Went shopping with my little sister over the weekend, we’ve been wanting to go to this flea market for a LONGG TIME and finally made the trip! It was basically a huge vintage/antique heaven. I think we bought enough levi shorts to last us a lifetime. It was burning hot and overwhelming, but SO worth it. We will be back next month =]

Lighting & Portrait Final Project

Model: Katherine Andrews

Lighting Assistant: Rex Delefkaren

I am no fan of appropriating or mimicking other artist’s work, but for our final project in my Lighting and Portrait photo class, we had to find 3 photographs to mimic to the best of our ability. And let me just say, it is WAY easier to create from your own ideas rather than copy somebody else’s. But I guess it was good practice lighting wise, paying attention to formal composition, etc.  So here are two of the three photographs!

The artists of the original source imagery are Kareem Black (top), and Peter Hapak (bottom) - I don’t have online links to Hapak’s image because I got it from a magazine. Both artists were inspired by Guy Bourdin - which is one of my all time favorite photographers! So all the credit goes to these three amazing photographers (and my model, Katherine, and lighting assistant, Rex)… I had a fun time with this final photo assignment, I’m going to miss this class! :(