my amanda + the lovely FLOAT pasadena

it had been a while since my last portrait session with my dearest amanda and i wanted to shoot something that captured one of the things that is special to amanda and i. of course coffee came to mind, the hours we spend drinking it together, the amazing friends we've met over coffee and of course how jacked we get on coffee together and by the end of our day, we're talking so loud and so fast we're yelling at one another. so we ventured over to pasadena to the awesome coffee house/ice cream float/sandwich shop called FLOAT. i had heard about them from my friends at Handsome because they are brewing their beans. FLOAT is fast becoming one of my favorite new spots to bring friends, enjoy a delicious cup, eat a sandwich and serve as my mobile office. amanda and i were so blown away by Iris - who is the awesome owner - by how she and her co-workers are so friendly, accommodating, down to earth and fun. i have to say that going to a serious coffee shop can at times be annoying, as we all know. some think that they have to be condescending and uptight when brewing good espresso. i have never, ever understood that. the trick is to find the place that brews the sick coffee and delivers the most hospitable and amazing service. if you live in LA, stop by and say hello to Iris and her crew. it's fun for the whole fam damily; you will not be disappointed! enjoy these special shots of my beautiful friend and Iris's beautiful shop... i also think that this might be the start of something awesome for me - shooting various portraits of people in the best coffee houses all over LA...


p.s. happy  mother's day to amanda, one of the most kickass mothers i know. you truly are a huge inspiration and model for me. 

1 comment:

Tabasom said...

I LOVE these photos! Made me want to jump on a plane and come there to try out this delicious looking coffee! Nicely done.