Art inspiration from my grandparents

Art inspiration from my grandparents

This summer when I was in my town of Trieste, in Italy, I had the pleasure of visiting an exhibition entitled 'The Secret Rooms of Vittorio Sgarbi'. Sgarbi is a famous Italian art historian and art critic. He always liked Trieste for his art and historical inheritance, and we were lucky enough to have him showcase part of his private collection and art foundation in our city, including a large segment of artists from Trieste itself. Between such artists, he acquired and displayed paintings from both my grandmother and grandfather; Mirella Schott Sbisà and Carlo Sbisà. 

Walking the walk of a boudoir photographer

Walking the walk of a boudoir photographer

I finally got the courage to publish the photos. My main drive in doing so was to show a commitment to my clients and to overcome the worry about attracting attention and being noticed. It’s unusual for me to be placed on the other side of the camera lens and the experience helped me to appreciate a lot of the concerns that my clients must often feel.

Styles for beauty portrait photoshoots: elegant and natural

Styles for beauty portrait photoshoots: elegant and natural

Like Coco Chanel famously said, “simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”. Having grown up in Italy and admiring our Italian fashion, I connect deeply with this statement and I try to apply it when choosing outfits or advising on styles for elegant and classy photoshoots.  We aimed to keep the style for this shoot simple and classy. The first outfit consisted of a nice flowery body and a floaty skirt, gold earrings and a summer hat. 

An editorial photoshoot with a Cigar-Loving-Dandy

An editorial photoshoot with a Cigar-Loving-Dandy

I love to get to know and photoshoot people with a great passion in their lives. I’m interested in the stories and love capturing the passion they exhume within my images. Alex is one of these people, with a great passion for cigars and fashion. He used to be a successful bar manager and bartender in Serbia (placing 2nd in a bartender word cup) and then expanded into cigars and eventually moved to Las Vegas. You can now find him at La Casa Cigars in Tivoli Village.  

Styles for beauty portrait photoshoots: romantic bohemian 

Styles for beauty portrait photoshoots: romantic bohemian 

Boudoir does not equal fancy lingerie; for a beautiful, personalised and classy photoshoot you can choose many different styles. One of these styles is a romantic bohemian style, or boho-chic. The essence of bohemian style if free floaty dresses, flowers and other elements of nature and a focus on other materials such as leather and silk. We loved this shoot because we were able to incorporate cream color and ivory outfits with a peachy flawless makeup by @Tirzagrantmakeup of @getreadyagency. We chose a mix of silk outfits and light floaty skirt with a cropped top, perfect for a summer look. Bohemian style should give the impression of ease and care free, so why not adding some movement to the skirt too and some fun! 

Country style photoshoot with Horses 4 Heroes

Country style photoshoot with Horses 4 Heroes

Last week I went to Floyd Lamb Park, in the North side of Las Vegas, to see a family who volunteers at Horses for Heroes.  The park is really nice; with traditional buildings, a couple of lakes and greenery, it is a great spot for family time and relaxation. On site there is the Horses for Heroes ranch. I learnt that the charity aims at providing affordable riding opportunities for heroes and their immediate families: veterans, military personnel, as well as other heroes in our communities including, but not limited to, nurses, special needs teachers, first responders and more.

Outdoors fitness photoshoot near Red Rock

Outdoors fitness photoshoot near Red Rock

When visitors from other States are interested in outdoor photoshoots I am overjoyed. I love showing Las Vegas' beautiful natural surroundings and creating photoshoots that are both an adventure and an exploration. Furthermore visitors remind me how lucky we are in Las Vegas to enjoy a great climate for a large part of the year, with sunny skies and bright colors. 

Kelso sand dunes - California beauty outdoor photoshoot

Kelso sand dunes - California beauty outdoor photoshoot

The sand dunes were the set for the story of a princess in starting on her own adventure. We created a sophisticated outdoor photoshoot in California's Kelso sand dunes by Martina Zando Photography , with the elaborate feather headpiece from Theoddportraits, clothing from Gypsy05, jewelry from desertdaisyjewelry and hair by Vlad. 

Metallic Desert Collaboration Photoshoot

Metallic Desert Collaboration Photoshoot

I’m very excited to publish the photos from the Metallic Shoot, a fantastic collaboration of a group of creative, talented and amazing ladies! 

 

Concept/Styling/Design: Nostalgia Resources  |  Hair/Makeup: Ruby Finch Salon  |  Model: Katrina May  |  Photographers: KMH Photography, Taylored Photo Memories, Martina Zando Photography  |  Assistant Wardrobe Stylist: Rachel Luke  |  Dresses: Free People