I'm always on Instagram, daily every hour on the hour liking photos and commenting here and there. I waltzed onto Plus Model Magazine's (@plusmodelmag) instagram page and stumbled across a gorgeous image, my jaw dropped. It was a beautifully melanin enriched plus sized goddess, I couldn't believe it. I liked the photo and stared at it for a few minutes. So i courageously lept into her inbox with a message asking for her email so we could talk about shooting. She informed me that she was currently residing in Tennessee but she was planning on being in California during the summer months. I have never been to California, the west coast was completely foreign to me but that didn't stop me from making plans to come to California to shoot with her in August. Over the course of the next couple months myself, Nassali and Giselle Melrose planned our shoot for the upcoming summer. Before we knew it, the date was the following week and we were preparing to go. So on August 22nd at 5:45am we headed to BWI airport to catch our 7:35am flight to Denver then to LAX. What along plane ride this was but let's fast forward through the countless pretzels, cookies, cran apple juices and tequilas and get to LAX. Nassali was kind enough to pick Giselle and I up from the airport, and we headed to get Tacos in Manhattan Beach. I remember it like it was yesterday:
"DON'T FORGET THE LIME, YOU CAN'T EAT THE TACO WITHOUT LIME"
After we ate the tacos and burritos we headed to park and start the shoot. We came next was such a beautiful sight and I'd rather share in photography format.
The full Spread is available in the recent work!