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Los Angeles | Cascarones – Mexican Wedding Tradition

Los Angeles | Cascarones - Mexican Wedding Tradition
I loved photographing this Los Angeles Mexican wedding tradition: cascarones. Los cascarones are colored decorated confetti-filled eggshells, which are crushed and sprinkled all over the head of the girl or guy that you’re attracted to and this tradition is meant to bring good luck.   Check out the special bridal shoot and cascarones feature on Mexic[...]

Amaaso | Your Eyes Have Got Me Trippin’

Amaaso | Your Eyes Have Got Me Trippin'
My new Ugandan jam is Radio & Weasel's "Amaaso," which means "Your Eyes," but overall the song is about a guy who sings about a lady whose eyes have got him trippin'. Unlike French or Spanish, Luganda, my language is a much more difficult language to translate directly into English because it uses lots of idioms. Which is why when I was translating the lyric[...]

The Gentlemen Wore Ugandan Kikoyi Shirts

The Gentlemen Wore Ugandan Kikoyi Shirts
This is one of my favorite photos from the shoot with both papa and baby wearing traditional Ugandan kikoyi shirts. My nephew Tendo was energetic all morning, listening to the birds, grabbing the leaves.  Then for a split moment, he sighed and snuggled up with his father.  Grateful I caught this fleeting moment since Tendo isn't much of a cuddler. A few week[...]

5 Things I do to Prepare for a Cultural Shoot

5 Things I do to Prepare for a Cultural Shoot
I have a few very exiting upcoming cultural bridal shoots in the next few months, so I wanted to share all the things I do to prepare for the shoot.  It's a lot of work but after it's all done, I've learned so much, but it feels so good to be that more knowledgeable about a new culture.   My goal is always to truly honor the customs and traditions in an authentic way.[...]