A New York Fashion Week Adventure

I’m excited to share one of my recent adventures with you. This past September, during New York Fashion Week, I had the pleasure of working with the stunning Lavinia. Lavinia and I have met multiple times at Miami Swim Week and New York Fashion Week, and we’ve always wanted to break away from the runway shows for a unique shoot around Manhattan.

Our Exciting Plan

Manhattan is a treasure trove of iconic scenery, and Lavinia is always game for a bit of adventure with me and my team. This time, we set our sights on Times Square, a place known for its dazzling lights and vibrant energy. We wanted to capture something truly spectacular, so we planned to shoot Lavinia in some large, dramatic dresses right in the heart of all the action.

The Gear and Setup

For this shoot, I brought along my trusted Sony A7III camera with a variety of lenses to get the perfect shots. To manage the bright lights of Times Square, I used a 6-stop ND filter, and we had my Godox AD600 light and a small 28-inch octagon light filter to ensure Lavinia was beautifully illuminated. My wife, Teresa, was with us, taking video and keeping an eye on our gear—she’s my rock on these shoots, always making sure everything runs smoothly.

The Challenges and Thrills

Times Square is always bustling, and this late September evening was no exception. It was incredibly crowded, adding an extra layer of excitement to our shoot. We had a small window of time to work, but that just made it more thrilling. Plus, we had a special surprise: Lavinia was featured on one of the main billboards in Times Square! We kept an eye on the billboard while we were shooting, which added a fantastic element to our evening.

The Star of the Shoot

Lavinia is nothing short of amazing. She’s from Romania, with a deep, sultry voice and magical green eyes that sparkle with intelligence and mischief. Her physique is always on point, thanks to her dedication to competitive bodybuilding, swimwear modeling, and runway fashion. Despite the chaos of Times Square, Lavinia was completely at ease, even changing outfits right in the middle of the crowd!

The Experience

Shooting in Times Square was a blend of chaos and creativity. The crowds, lights, and energy of the location brought our vision to life in a way that was both challenging and incredibly rewarding. Seeing Lavinia’s image on the billboard above us while we worked was a surreal and proud moment.

A Photographer’s Reflection

Working with Lavinia is always a highlight for me. Her energy and elegance shine through in every shot, making the photos truly special. This shoot in Times Square was a perfect example of why I love what I do—capturing extraordinary moments in iconic locations with incredible people.


Thank you for reading about our New York Fashion Week adventure! If you’re looking for a photographer who loves to capture unique and vibrant moments, feel free to reach out. Whether it’s a fashion shoot, a special event, or anything in between, I’d love to work with you and create something unforgettable.

A New York Fashion Week Adventure