I had the pleasure of shooting with Malaika Muindi last Saturday at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. It was actually my first time visiting the garden after living in Brooklyn for 2 years ... #DontJudgeMe 😣 ... but I don't think we could have picked a better setting for the look we were going for. Despite there being no flowers in bloom (we realized we were a couple of months late lol) the garden offered a variety of different backdrops and lighting scenarios for our shoot. Malaika just recently got her first professional headshots done with another photographer and was looking for something a little more casual and editorial in nature; more or less the type of photography you'd see accompanying a celebrity feature in a magazine. So with that in mind, I wanted to capture her in a variety of different poses and work her into the environment as much as possible.

Take a look and let me know what you think! I always love to hear your feedback and if you like what you see reach out to me so we can book your next shoot. I have open availability the next few Saturdays and depending on your schedule might even be able to squeeze you in during the week.

P.S. Keep an eye out for Malaika on Season 2 of Sarah Jessica Parker's new HBO comedy series "Divorce" this fall. 👀 #ShamelessPlug

For all the photography junkies out there all the images were taken on my Nikon D3300 with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G prime lens.

Wardrobe: ASOS / Jewelry: Kali Wordbird Kreations