Casually Up North w/ Alyssa B by Calvin Enzo

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Hey everyone,

Happy Sunday. Its been a while since ive done a write up with a post so I decided to do that today. Its been an incredible but extremely busy 2 months.  Although I haven't been able to write and keep up with this blog but i feel blessed to be overwhelmed by the workload from my photography.  Im currently on a new project that I hope to reveal really soon in the next month or so.  Anyways today, I wanted to bring out this set I shot with Alyssa while I was in Vancouver last year.  I had rented out this cool space for a few hours for our shoot. I loved the casual vibe from this place with lots of natural light filling up the space.  Alyssa threw on this lingerie set from Bluebella and I felt that it went really well with the place.  It was a pretty dope location overall.  Check out the set below and enjoy the rest of your sunday!

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Valentines Day w/ Ayla H by Calvin Enzo

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Hope everyone has something special planned with their loved ones today.  I wanted to keep this post short and sweet.  This was a set that I created with my friend Ayla.  It was themed for valentines day and we just kept it classic with heart balloons and had one of her puppies come in for the shoot.  I wanted to stray from anything too sexy and just wanted a fun vibe for this photoset.  Check out the images below and have a great day!

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Breaking Hearts w/ Andi N by Calvin Enzo

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Im normally not a fan of themed shoots but sometimes creating something simple is all it takes to get the point across.  While shooting with Andi, she had the ideal of something simple for an almost valentines themed concept.  It was just a simple red lingerie set with some roses.  I liked the idea as it wasn't overly cheesy and I was able to create a moody set from using my windows at my place.  I liked how the set came out as the mood throughout the shoot was just really chilled and effortless.  This time the way i shot, it was more out of my norm as I normally moved around but I had Andi change up her poses while we used the windows as a backdrop.  It was just fun to create something dope without having to overthink the concept.  Anyways I hope everyone enjoys this set, as it has shown that sometimes you just need to keep it simple and it'll all work out.

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Nostalgic Feels w/ Andi N by Calvin Enzo

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Ever since I have came back from my travels overseas, Ive been test shooting with friends at my apartment.  I wanted to try to create some different imagery at my place that i haven't done in a while.  One of the things, Ive learned throughout the years is to utilize what you have and make it different each time.  It had been a while since ive used this set up in my apartment so i thought i would give it a go with my friend Andi.  This set had a very nostalgic feel to it from the setting to the editing style that Ive applied to it.  Reminds me sort of how I first started when I got into photography to produce a film and lifelike feel to the pictures.  Anyways check out the set below and let me know what you think!

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Portrait Sessions w/ Brittani P by Calvin Enzo

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One of the few things Ive been trying to expand this year is my portrait sessions.  I like to challenge myself to at least try a new style of photography.  Im mostly into more natural light photography but recently ive been inspired to create some flash studio style photography.  I reached out to my good friend Brittani to help me on this and just to see what we could create.  We captured a few pics during our session which i felt turned out pretty well.   Check it out and have a great day!

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Finding Inspiration w/ Amanda R by Calvin Enzo

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Sometimes you get inspired by an image or an idea and you want to recreate it.  While I was in dubai, I was viewing the Saint Laurent 2018 SS Campaign which was a series of black and white photos of Kate Moss and a few other big names.  I loved how simple it was yet just super dope.  I remember that a few months back my friend Amanda brought up how she wanted to shoot black and white photos and i thought this would be a good opportunity to do this.  I contacted Amanda when I got back and we set up a date the following week and shot this in my studio.  I had the idea to use the window as the backdrop as I like manipulating the light from the windows as it creates a soft feel.  It worked out really well and was happy how it turned out.  We shot 4 different sets in 30 min.  This set was one of my favs and Ill release the rest later in the month.  Anyways enjoy the set, I shot with Amanda below and have a great weekend.

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Collaborations from Up North w/ Tayler J by Calvin Enzo

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Hello Everyone. Its been a busy new year already. I took a week off from photos and posting just to reset my mind and to really see what I wanted to accomplish this year.  During around this time last year, I completely stopped shooting to rebrand myself and to start to fine-tune my photography and decided to be more in control on the creative side.  The set I am releasing today was actually shot back in april of last year.  This was the first shoot where I styled and coordinated with make up artist and other stylists to come up with this concept.  I reached out to my friends in Canada that ran the social media platform Just Breezies and told them my idea.  Ive always worked really well with Just Breezies so it was a no brainer when I reached out to them and they were happy to assist on my project.  We linked up with one of the models they've shot with name Tayler.  I loved her look as it was what I wanted for this classic car lingerie style shoot.  I teamed up with Revossa Fashion to have them provide some of the jackets and scarves we used in this shoot.  Overall i felt that the project was a success and we definitely got alot of good shots.  Tayler was extremely easy to work with and it was a pretty fun shoot.  Check out the set we did below and enjoy your week!

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Taking a Step Back w/ Mikayla by Calvin Enzo

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Sometimes you just need to step back to see your work in another perspective and from that you can see what changes needed to be made and so forth.  As I continue to shoot over the years, I find it beneficial to do this every once in a while to make sure I am always progressing.  Earlier this year, I took a break from doing shoots and really broke it down to see where I wanted to aim for in my photography.  I was reaching out to friends and getting their insight and in the end, I found what I really wanted to do.  

Today, I wanted to bring out a set I shot back in June this year while I was in Vancouver.  I wanted to travel to a new area and expand my reach.  I reached out to Just Breezies during my trip to Vancouver since this was their home city and wanted to see if we could collaborate once again.  Over the years, we've frequently collaborated on numerous projects but have yet to meet.  For this set,  I chose a very cozy spot that I had rented out for the day.  The place had very good lighting as it had lots of windows so alot of natural light was in the room. We shot this set in the kitchen and kept it pretty simple.  I wanted to see how Mikayla worked so it was more of a warm up set for us as we started to shoot.  She threw on this simple shirt and we started to shoot away. Check out the set below and over the next few weeks Ill be releasing the sets that we shot.  Have a good weekend.

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Creating Emotions w/ Andi by Calvin Enzo

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Im currently in Dubai right now on multiple projects so I'm based here for the next 2-3 months depending on what I am needed on.  I find it interesting how sometimes taking a few steps back could turn into a leap forward.  I am growing accustomed to the environment and the people here. I am also having fun learning the culture and meeting with some friends.  With that being said I wanted to bring out this set I shot with Andi before I left.

I had some downtime the week of my departure so I decided to get a suite out of the W Hotel that was part of the SLS hotel.  With my previous test shoot with Journelle, they were happy with the outcome so I reached back out to them to have another set sent out for my shoot with Andi.  I had previously reached out to Andi before but due to some complications she wasn't able to shoot but this time it worked out and I'm glad it did.  Being able to do test shoots with people that are open to your ideas are very beneficial.  It was fairly easy to shoot with Andi and we got through our sets pretty quick.  I wanted to create this set with more moods and feeling with the sun setting in the room I was able to do that.  Ive never talked about how I edit my photos but I normally look for music that would inspire me to create the mood.  I was listening to Ty Dolla $igns new album specifically the track "Side Effects" for this photoset.  I don't know why this song stood out to me but i replayed this track over 10x as I was editing this set. Anyways check it out for yourself and hope you enjoy this set.

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Round 2 w/ Maria by Calvin Enzo

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Whats Up Everybody?  As I am preparing for my trip to Dubai this week, I started to begin looking through my past photoshoots that Ive done this year.  I remember over the summer, I had made a few trips to LA.  During one of these trips, I was able to link up with Maria once again.  We decided to do a few sets with one of the spots that I was staying at in Santa Monica.  We decided to use this yellow lingerie piece and shot it in the bathroom.  I really liked the simplicity of the decor of the bathroom and thought with the lingerie she was wearing it would really make her stand out.  It was good to create with Maria once again.  She was familiar with my shooting style so it was really easy to work with her.  Check out the set below and have a great tuesday!

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Test Shoot Segment w/ Bri H by Calvin Enzo

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Its been a while  since Ive last posted here so I wanted to bring this set I shot last week with Bri.  I haven't done a test shoot in a while as Ive been busy with other projects and shoots.  Ill try to keep this blog up to date and also on my social media as well.  

Last week, I had a room at the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas.  I decided to reach out to a few people on a last minute notice to see if they wanted to do a test shoot with some stuff that I had received from Journelle. Bri was fortunately available within the 48 hour notice so we got together the next day to create this set.  Bri had done one previous shoot but it had been a while so I was surprised at how naturally it came to her as we shot.  I felt we used the room pretty well and created a dope vibe throughout the set.  Check out the set we created and have a good weekend!

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Back to the Concrete Jungle w/ Sabrina by Calvin Enzo

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Hello Everyone. Its been a while since I've last posted.  Honestly, the time has flew by this year and its been hard to keep this blog up but Im going to try to keep this updated now.  I had decided to start my rebranding so for 3-4 months, I stopped shooting content while I started to brainstorm and planned out my new direction and what I was going to do with my photography.  With that being said,  I was in New York this past july during fashion week to visit some friends and just get back in touch with my "roots".  NYC has always been my go to city whenever I feel like I'm "stuck" in my life.  The city is called the concrete jungle because everything is "real" out here.  People don't bullshit you and they will tell you straight up and not sugarcoat.  There isn't any ifs, ands, or buts just straight up with you.  

During my time in NYC, I reached out to Sabrina to do a shoot while I was there.  We had met while going out with some friends a year ago.  Coincidently, she wanted to explore modeling so the shoot worked out perfectly.  For this first set, we just went casual with the bodysuit and shot this look at one of the office spaces in soho.  The vibe I wanted to capture was just something chill and nothing too serious.  She was relatively new to this but Sabrina did great as I was able to snap and capture the moments while we were there.  Check out this set below and expect more updates.  Might even try to revamp this website in general. Who Knows?

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Chicago to Vegas w/ Ro by Calvin Enzo

Today I wanted to bring this set I shot with Ro when she first moved here to Vegas.  We originally linked up in chicago for our first shoot and pretty soon after a few months later she moved to las vegas.  We decided to do another shoot at my place this time.  Ro decided to keep it simple and just threw on a bodysuit.  At the time, I had never used my place for shoots so I decided to shoot it towards the stairs and near one of the windows.  I like manipulating the light from the sheer curtains to create a soft feel through the photos. Anyways check out this set i shot with Ro and enjoy your wednesday!

Valentines Part 3 w/ Christina & Joelle by Calvin Enzo

For the last of my Valentines Series,  this was sort of a spur of the moment type shoot.  Recently,  I had contacted my friend Christina to see if she wanted to shoot and we came together with this idea for a VDay/Lingerie Shoot.  This year I've been experimenting different styles of photography and started to use flash in some of my shoots.  One of my main reasons why I got into photography was because of Danny Steezy in LA.  Everyone does the flash style Photography but no-one captures it better than he does.  Overtime this has been proven true.  I truly respect his style and work.  Definitely one of the best.  Anyways Christina came over with her friend Joelle one afternoon and we decided to shoot this set.  I wanted to capture fun vibes between 2 friends and they had fun as well in this shoot.  The set went by pretty fast and we got a bunch of good shots.  Anyways check it out. This is a bit different for me but I'm glad i got a chance to create this with friends.

Valentines Part 2 w/ Victoria N by Calvin Enzo

Happy Valentines Day to everyone. Whatever your take is on for this holiday just spend it with someone you care about. Im currently on the way to Chicago as this is being posted to visit some friends and just want to be surrounded by good vibes.  Anyways for today,  being that its valentines day, during my time in LA, Victoria and I came together for some Valentines Day Ideas that I wanted to create.  Ive always liked creating with Victoria because she is always very open to the ideas I have and each time our sets turn out very well so it has been a very complimenting working relationship with her.  For this time, I wanted to use rose petals in a shoot and being in LA they have a flower district where you can get fresh rose petals for a good price.  Don't ever cut corners on an idea.  I felt like I could have found fake flower petals but the real ones look way better. The colors are more vibrant and so forth.  Anyways the studio I had rented out had this white tub and the room was perfect with the wooden floors with lots of natural light coming in.  This set was definitely fun as I got to work with one of my favorite make up artist Julian which has been a while since we last collaborated.  It was like a reunion of friends more than a photoshoot.  Okay ill stop rambling but check out this set and have a great holiday!

Valentines Part 1 w/ Celine T by Calvin Enzo

This year I wanted to focus on more themes and to create imagery from the themes.  Most theme shoots are really cheesy and for the most part is very rarely executed well.  So I decided to take a stab at it for Valentines Day.  I really wanted to do a classy and elegant shoot with roses.  I got the idea to find a black cocktail gown and to use roses in the shoot.  I wasn't trying to go over the top so I wanted to find a plain background and execute the idea.  I had hit up my friend Celine while she was still in LA for the shoot.  I felt that she had a good look for it.  I haven't really worked with any stylists so I spent a few days looking for a black dress that would go with the theme that I wanted to create.  Since its my idea then I figured I should try to find the right clothes for the shoot. Normally and most photographers just tell people the general idea and would leave it up to the model to get the right clothes.  Anyways Celine and I got together one evening to shoot this look together. I really loved how everything came together and the mood was perfect in what we were going for.  Anyways hope everyone enjoys this set.  

Newport Piers w/ Diana M by Calvin Enzo

Currently overwhelmed with deadlines and new sets and celebrating my birthday.  Its been a mission to update this week.  To start the weekend off, I wanted to show you this set that I shot with Diana last october.  I remember at the time when we were planning the shoot, I was shooting a lot of indoor sets so I wanted to do all outdoors for a change.  One of the sets we shot was at the Newport Pier.  I had never used this location before so I thought it was a good idea to explore a bit and see what we could come up with.  The location wasn't too crowded when we shot so we I got to use the area pretty well without having to worry about people in the shot.  I had fun shooting with Diana as she had a very cheerful and easy going vibe so it was a pretty easy shoot. Check out the set we created and have a great weekend everyone.

Always Hotter in Dallas w/ Colleen by Calvin Enzo

Keeping up with my posts, Today I wanted to show this set I shot with Colleen while I was in Dallas.  I went to Dallas for the first time last year and got to link up with Colleen while I was out there.  One of the sets we created, was this pretty rad pool set.  The pool layout was pretty dope and immediately I had ideas to use the whole pool area rather than focusing just the pool itself.   I like how the apartment complex we were at was surrounding the pool so it provided a great background and shows how vast the place was.  I had fun taking few of these shots before we made use of the other pool areas.  Anyways enjoy this set and have a great start of the week.

Downtown SF w/ Ellen R by Calvin Enzo

One of the fun things I do with my photography is traveling to different cities to shoot with different models.  I like exploring new cities and meeting new people.  Not many photographers travel and are more known to their own city.  Networking is essential these days so I use my photography as an outlet for me to do so.  I was able to visit San Francisco for the first time last year due to my friend Tommy moving there for work at that time.  I didn't realize I had some friends from back home that moved there as well so I was able to get reacquainted with some of them while I was out there.  During my visit, I got to link up with Ellen on a shoot.  We decided on a location somewhere downtown SF.  It was a nice little space that we had and for this set, we decided to use the common area.  It was a nice cool afternoon and sort of breezy so we had the windows open and it just provided a very relaxed mood for our shoot.  Anyways check out the set we created while I was out there.