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Gordon Rush Collaboration

Before heading out to my East Coast trip a couple of months ago, I purchased my first pair of Gordon Rush shoes and it opened my eyes to what shoes should strive to be like. A timeless/classic look that use only the best materials, I was completely blown away by how well made these shoes were. Reaching out to San Diego based company, Gordon Rush, I had proposed them the idea of collaborating with them on taking photos for their social media pages. Welcomed right from the beginning, I've had the incredible opportunity of photographing some promotional work for this company. The staff couldn't have been any nicer and I'm very thankful for them letting me photograph their incredible products.

Aside from working with Gordon Rush, I had the help of my incredibly talented friends: Matt Sheppard & Breanna Sankey. Matt modeled two of Gordon Rush's shoes (The Devon Boot & The Hastings Dress Shoe) and Breanna styled the shoot. My friends since our days at WWU, it's always a pleasure working with these two on developing a concept for the look and then effectively making it happen. I highly recommend checking out Breanna's fashion blog and her instagram out too!

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Gaby Borromeo: Snoqualmie Falls

It was Easter weekend and my friend, Gaby Borromeo, was back home for a little while and it was great seeing her again. She is one of the most talented people I know and is an incredible singer that is currently residing in New York. We had talked about doing a photo shoot sometime and Snoqualmie Falls was the perfect location. The forecast was rainy (which is to be expected in WA), but Gaby was totally down for anything and was a trooper.

We arrived at Snoqualmie Falls and with the help of my assistant and Gaby's cousin, Michelle, we all hopped over the fence and made our way down to the base of the waterfall. If you haven't ever been to Snoqualmie Falls before, I highly recommend it. It's an incredible sight and is the perfect spot to take a photo and show off to your friends.

Once we reached the waterfall, the rain was drizzling ever so slightly. The sun was lighting up the clouded sky making for a light overcast day. If you know me, I love this type of light for photography because it casts such even and flattering light on your subjects and environment. Gaby and I started walking around and taking photos and after awhile, we were fortunate to come across some beautiful lighting. The sun broke through one of the clouds and for a couple of minutes we took advantage of it and got some really dynamic images with Gaby standing on a rock. After those photos, we called it a day and it was perfect timing too. The minute we start heading back to the car, it started pouring down.

I'm stoked on how these photos turned out as I have been working hard on my portraiture and post-processing. These images were processed using a new method of mine with the help of VSCO. An incredible piece of software that simulates a lot of the classic films from Kodak, Fuji, Ilford,  and many more.

Anyways, I invite you to check out Gaby's music and see what she's up to! She's the type of person that can always brighten your day and is working extremely hard to fulfill her passion for music. It's very inspiring and I wish her all the best.

Twitter: @gabyborromeo




Here are some photos from our shoot:

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