I have had a profile on the site Model Mayhem for a while but I haven’t met too many models on it.  I have used it mostly when I have been out of town to find people but off the top of my head I can’t really think of any local New Yorkers I have shot off there. I still check out the site once in a while and a few weeks ago I came across a girl named Yesenia. She had a natural beauty to her and I knew when I saw her I really wanted to shoot some soft found light stuff with her since I am trying to use my flash a lot less and I still hate the burden of lights.  I also wanted to play more with my 50mm 1.4 lens. I hit her up and she seemed really into the idea of shooting with me so we made plans.

The day we set to shoot I was really sick.  I had already broken one meeting which I almost never do so I knew I couldn’t skip out on her again.  I didn’t really have a location planned anyway so I figured the best thing to do would be to try to shoot in my apartment.  I have shot here before and I didn’t really want to use my place again but I didn’t really see any other options.  There was some light coming in the window that I thought I could use so I stuck her in the very corner of my living room and I sort of laid my sick self down on the couch and shot from there.

Originally I didn’t think I loved any of the photos and I still really want to shoot with her again but after I adjusted the color balance of a few of them they began to grow on me.  They are obviously a lot different than the drunk girls in bathroom shoots most people expect from me so I hope you like these shots.  Let me know what you think in the comments.

Click here to see all the nude pictures of Yesenia hanging out in my apartment. They are of course NSFW.

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Comments (9)


  1. January 4th, 2011 | 11:29 am

    these are beautiful, great lighting really soft and warm and a nice change from your usual shots (which i also enjoy)

  2. January 4th, 2011 | 11:32 am

    Thanks a ton. Glad you liked them. I have some more natural light/ soft focus stuff coming soon…

  3. January 4th, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    Dude, amazing job, dotally different than your usual bathroom stuff. She looks a bit like a young Rosario Dawson and you caught her natural beautiy.. It’s sexy and intimate, not drunk pornlike and dirty. Do more of these and totally shoot her again

  4. January 4th, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    Not sure if I should take that as an attack on my previous work, but thanks sir…

  5. Scott
    January 6th, 2011 | 7:41 pm

    She’s gorgeous, and she has the body of angel. Thank you so much for sharing these.

  6. john
    January 8th, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    You captured her well, IMHO. Yes, please do more natural light stuff – and I’ll second the request to shoot her again – what a beautiful smile. But don’t stop the drunk girls in the bathroom – those are great.

  7. January 8th, 2011 | 3:48 pm

    You will be happy to know then that I shot 3 more girls in bathrooms last night…

  8. February 4th, 2011 | 12:36 am

    Beautiful-change can be good, and downright naturally gorgeous-as these photos show!

  9. June 13th, 2013 | 8:34 am

    Yesenia talks back, in five videos:

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