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THOSE ALMOST SUMMER VIBES //HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA\\

As we quickly approach summer, I am getting quickly pumped for the beach days, pool hangs and warm summer nights. To expedite all of those feelings, I jumped in front of Sierra Ashely Co's camera and snapped a few fun shots at the Pacific City Shopping area in Huntington Beach. I loved rocking these new pieces from Urban Outfitters and Forever 21. 

Photo by  @sierraashleyco

I thoroughly loved shooting with Sierra! She is high energy, positive, encouraging and innovative to work with. She genuinely loves to CREATE. Her passion for healthy living, creating memories and relationship is contagious. Shooting together was truly collaborative as we meandered through the shopping area looking for rad walls, cool plants and interesting corners to shoot. Not gonna lie though, there was a lot more talk about life and current updates than talk about the shoot, what angles to capture or any other specifics. Those are the best kind of shoots right?! You can check out her instagram (here)! Go give her some love!

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Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco
Photo by  @sierraashleyco

THE NEW ONES //RIVERSIDE, CA\\

There is a difference between the feeling of having support and the feeling of being believed in. From the moment I met photographer, Sarah Mireya (website here), I felt the latter. With her home base in Riverside, CA, Sarah is of the top trusted agency approved photographers and has shot many of the up and coming talent in the modeling industry. I was recommended to her by my management, and it was nothing less than an honor to work together with Sarah to bring to life some new, fun, fresh, and edgy photos from our time together.

When you shoot with Sarah, she has a few goals: make the talent feel as comfortable as possible & make it seem like a 2 hour shoot took place in 5 different places and took all day. She successfully accomplished both through the images you see here. It was fun witnessing her creative process come alive when she held her camera to her eye. She saw something in me and the images we were creating together that is unique and motivating. Half way through our time together she simply stated, "You can't turn back now, Cory, we are officially friends." In that moment, I felt welcomed, befriended and filled with ease. On this day, being in front of the camera, was less of a performance and more of a live piece of art. 

Thank you Sarah Mireya for your friendship, creativity and belief in my future. These images truly show the beauty in the art you create with new faces and I am excited to see what the future holds for both of our careers!

MODERN & MINIMAL :: STYLING THE PROJECTOR

Styled by  @hannypotter

Styled by @hannypotter

Styled by  @hannypotter

Styled by @hannypotter

Styled by  @hannypotter

Styled by @hannypotter

I had the privilege to work with the amazing Hannah Rich of Little Wing Styling on The Projector shoot last week - shot by Lauren Scotti. Hannah styled the shoot and contributed creative vision alongside the photographer that created the unique images you see here. Professional from the start of booking this shoot, Hannah was a pleasure to work with.

As you check out these photos, notice the modern and minimal style in my attire. Hannah loves a good 60s & 70s vibe, so her simplicity and vintage genre, went well with the vibe we were trying to bring to life. The all white look allowed the light from the projected images to really pop and the vintage "crane" button-up, really vibed with Polynesian inspired scene. 

Please go check out Hannah's website linked above! She is truly a pleasure to work with and comes with high recommendation from me! Thanks Hannah for your incredible expertise!

PHOTOS BY:: @laurenscotti

STYLING BY:: @hannypotter

Styled by  @hannypotter

Styled by @hannypotter

Styled by  @hannypotter

Styled by @hannypotter

Styled by  @hannypotter

Styled by @hannypotter

Styled by  @hannypotter

Styled by @hannypotter

Styled by  @hannypotter

Styled by @hannypotter

Styled by  @hannypotter

Styled by @hannypotter

THE PROJECTOR //ORANGE COUNTY, CA\\

What do you get when you mix a blank white garage wall with a simple computer projector? Well, Lauren Scotti figured out a brand new medium for some epic images.

This week, I was able to shoot with the well known photographer, Lauren Scotti (Lauren Scotti Photographer). Lauren has built her craft and platform to becoming one of the premiere wedding photographers in the industry and was recently listed on a prestigious list of the Top 100 Wedding Photographers world-wide! 

Her experience working with subjects on their most joyful day of their life, really shined through in our time together. She was amazingly gentle and creative with her direction, while she, herself, was dabbling in men's fashion for one of the first times in her career. It was a blast helping her make her vision come to life with these images. Along with the styling of Hannah Rich (Little Wing Styling), the final product of this incredible day, was nothing but jaw dropping. 

PHOTOS BY:: @laurenscotti

STYLING BY:: @hannypotter

Photo by  @laurenscotti

Photo by @laurenscotti

Photo by  @laurenscotti

Photo by @laurenscotti

Photo by  @laurenscotti

Photo by @laurenscotti

Photo by  @laurenscotti

Photo by @laurenscotti

Photo by  @laurenscotti

Photo by @laurenscotti

Photo by  @laurenscotti

Photo by @laurenscotti

Photo by  @laurenscotti

Photo by @laurenscotti

Photo by  @laurenscotti

Photo by @laurenscotti

Photo by  @laurenscotti

Photo by @laurenscotti