Sometimes showing a little more skin is nice… sometimes seeing a little more skin is nice.. My friend / actress Paola Menacho and I decided to do a photoshoot that allowed for both… Continue reading


We like to dress up. We like to take pictures. We make people pretty. model: Stacey Jackson / hair & makeup: Janna Velasquez / styled by: Stacey Jackson and Sharlene Durfey

Cappadocia Rocks..

I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about Cappadocia before this year. It’s such a beautiful place to visit. The people are friendly and the food is delicious! Plus they make their own wine..… Continue reading


Located in the center of Turkey is a region called Cappadocia (or Kapadokya)… it was the reason I decided to travel to Turkey in the first place. The region is geologically and visually… Continue reading

Istanbul / Fashion part II

On my last day in Istanbul, I got back together with Asli Jackson for a final photoshoot. She called on model, Nurcan Ibrahimoglu. Along with the help of Argun Jan Bestepe (the designer… Continue reading

Istanbul / Fashion

I did it! I got out of the country again! I had itchy feet for MONTHS.. finally I decided on Turkey! My first stop, Istanbul. It’s so refreshing to get out of the… Continue reading

Are you young, fabulous and broke?

I think we’ve all been there… I believe I am still young and fabulous.. working on shaking that last bit. I was recently asked to go to Big Sur to photograph Young, Fabulous… Continue reading

The Plumed Serpent

Gosh… I have some talented friends! And I’m the lucky one that gets to photograph what they’re good at.. Recently my friend Daniella White participated in a pop up boutique at Foundtrack on… Continue reading

Estrella de Moet

My good friend Janna Aurora Velasquez, makeup artist on many of my past photoshoots, was recently celebrated by Moet & Hennesey for being an up and coming Latina artist in her field.. to… Continue reading

For shame…

I’m saying this to myself… for neglecting this blog. It’s not like I haven’t been taking pictures.. if you follow me on Instagram (username “secession”) you’ll see that I’m always shooting, even if… Continue reading