so i usually prefer to call myself a "photographer that shoots a lot of weddings", as opposed to a "wedding photographer". this is because i actually love shooting all kinds of things besides weddings, + would hate to be pigeon holed to that. so when my brazilian friend, Tiago, asked if I'd do some photos for this upcoming solo release... i was happy to shoot something different for a change, even though i'm currently swamped with wedding shoots... i also have never done a shoot in my own neighborhood, (that being bushwick, brooklyn) so i thought it'd be a perfect setting for what he was looking for. not too many people equate New York with surfing... but there's actually a pretty big surfing community here. (earlier this month there was a quicksilver pro competition about an hour from where i live) Tiago had a board in his van, having hit up the waves right before our shoot... so I thought it'd be fun to add in for some photos. Tiago's from Brazil... + was singing in Portuguese for our shoot... sporting his Locals flipflops + surfboard... made me think of that saying " you can take the boy away from the beach, but you can't take the beach away from the boy". anyways, i loved the laid back vibe of the photos we came away with + wanted to post something a little different today... enjoy.