IMAGES by DENISSE BENITEZ
I remember the first time Denisse and I attempted to shoot this dress .. I was feeling so blah and I disliked every picture. Denisse says to me, I don’t think it’s you, the problem I think is the location..Why don’t we shoot this dress in the woods? Woods? I said, interesting. I’m not doing engagement pictures or a pregnancy shoot.. But for some reason I didn’t dislike the idea of being surround by trees and a dress.
It was freezing the morning of and my face can say it all .. I was so cold it was hard to focus but finally we got some good shots .. I remember one of the joggers asking me what the occasion was and I said just shooting my engagement pictures. Denisse looks at me liked I was crazy but in my mind I was like no .. Why should we as woman wait for a special occasion to do something special and have a nice photo shoot. Im in a relationship with myself, remember when Carrie had a bridal shower for herself? Only so that her friend would replace her Manolo’s…. pretty much me in a nutshell.. Engaged to myself .. I promise to love me and care for me and be the best to me .. Why do we have to wait for a man to make such commitment .. Why do we wait for a man to call us pretty or beautiful .. Why don’t we just look in the mirror deeply and confirm it ..
This pictures represent what I want 2016 to be, peaceful, filled with success and most important lots of work .. In a way I celebrate a year of working with Denisse and I’m embracing the downfalls of this year as motivation to work harder next year. Promising to myself that everything is going to be ok. Remember your creating a beautiful story for others to see …in the woods or not make it epic.
(Below the two pictured featured on Vogue, how cool & exciting)