May 14, 2013

Poseidon shoot with Oncewed

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This is probably one of my all time favorite editorial shoots I’ve shot. Everything just seemed to have fallen into place. Working with my good friend Joy Thigpen of course was the highlight.. Love her aesthetic, organic touches to all things beautiful, her passion and of course her heart..

Images shot on Fuji 400h in the day and at sunset and sunrise shot on Kodak Portra 800. Processed and scanned at the BEST lab in the world Richard Photo Lab. I mean hello look at the color!!! ack!!!

creative direction + styling: joy thigpen  //  hair + makeup: elle german  //  film processing:richard photo lab  //  1st gown: matthew williamson’s parachute gown  //  2nd gown: claire pettibone’s sparrow  //  3rd gown: samuelle couture’s crystal  //  4th gown and veil: claire pettibone’s crescent and fairy queen veil  //  5th gown: kevan hall designs // wax crown: adorned event design


  1. Juliet Mckee

    So very beautiful Jose, the light is incredible. It’s warmed my soul on this cold wet day in England.

  2. Chad Morgan

    Well, those girls are hard to look at. Jeez. As always, beautiful work.

  3. Jade Sheldon

    Heartbreakingly beautiful, Jose and Joy!

  4. Lindsey Parent

    I love this dress and was wondering the designer?

May 13, 2013

Italy Workshop 2013

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So excited about the Italy Workshop I will be hosting at the STUNNING Villa Cetinale in Sovicille, Italy. About 25 min. from the gorgeous city of Siena. Registration is NOW open!!! go HERE for more information or to Sign up.

The line up of guest speakers are out of this world, including.. Laurie Arons of Laurie Arons Special Events, Shira Savada real weddings editor of Marthas Stewart Weddings Magazine, Kate of Flower Wild Design, Mar of Team Hair and Make up, Joel Serrato of Joel Serrato Films, Brian of Richard Photo Lab and more.Workshop is sponsored by Kodak, Cypress Albums, Adorama, Richard Photo Lab and more..

All film will be provided for all 3 days of shooting, Richard Photo Lab will provide processing and scanning at a discounted rate all other sponsors will gift you some fun products..


  1. Jade Sheldon

    There is no place in the world quite like Italy. Hope to join you there someday…

  2. Emily Heizer Photography

    So jealous! I love that area. I haven’t been to Sienna, but I have been to Lucca and it’s stunning. It’s a trip of a lifetime for any photographer and worth every penny, I am sure!

  3. Pauline

    This is so great. The villa is gorgeous and I would love to join and learn from you and the other guest speakers.
    The only consolation is that I’m in Tuscany in September.
    Looking forward to that too.
    Cheers, Pauline

  4. Diana

    This is really a very lovely & dreamy place for living.

    Best regards, Diana from Germany

May 9, 2013

Morocco on Hasselblad x-pan

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  1. Kina

    Incredible. How do you ever decide which to hang in your house?

  2. Jason

    Nicely done Jose – I love the first image the most, but as a set they seem a little deamy, magical. Morrocco Rocks, and same goes for the x-pan.

  3. Josh Gruetzmacher

    Why is everything you shoot so good? I love these!

  4. hannah

    incredible, gotta get me an xpan!!

May 7, 2013

Cortnie and Donny Beach Wedding

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  1. rich

    so unbelievably elegant and beautiful. amazing work jose!!

  2. Life with Kaishon

    Beyond gorgeous.
    I don’t have any words.

  3. Adelena Whittaker Rooney

    So incredibly gorgeous! You really captured the essence of the day. Bravo!

  4. Canvas & Canopy

    Thank you for capturing our stormy sea and foggy day to absolute perfection! :)

April 4, 2013

Antonia Family


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click play to view this beautiful Film my husband Joel created for this sweet family.


  1. Life with Kaishon

    What a beautiful family Jose. You captured them so beautifully. I know they will love them always.

  2. Juliann

    Radiant family. Your photos capture them beautifully!

  3. chandra | oh lovely day

    beautiful family. beautiful photos. could elodie be any cuter?

  4. Anastasiya Belik photography

    Solarly, with love … Perfectly!