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Chaz Cruz

A while back, I met with one of past brides, Keri, to chat all things creative. We talked about her passion project that she created with her friend Shelby, which was about creating an outlet for brides who just wanted more options when it comes to wedding wear. So Ceremonia was born. We had the same vision of vintage inspired weddings with a modern twist, so we put together a team to showcase some of the exclusive collections that they handpicked from Brooklyn based designers. So last month, we met at 501 Union to photograph the collection as well as just have some fun. I teamed up with Keri and her team (Eva and Tim), hair and makeup artist Kelsey Olivia, models Abby and Noelle, as well as my photo duo Sheena and Justin. Check out some of my favorite shots below as well as the exclusive collections on the Ceremonia website. At the bottom of the post is a link to Justin's blog, which has some awesome behind the scenes shots from the shoot.

the top 20 / songs + photographs

Chaz Cruz

I compiled a collection of my twenty favorite photographs I took during 2010. When I looked back over my work at the end of the year, these were the images I were drawn to the most. I can still remember the feelings I had when I took these, it ranged from euphoric to heart-wrenching. I decided to pair them with twenty of my favorite songs from 2010, while all the songs were not created last year, these are the songs that were my biggest inspirations to keep enhancing my life and my photography. A lot of this work I haven't blogged yet, so look for the full sets coming soon, enjoy the photographs and enjoy the music.

ytaudio(lCUvgwIvbzk) Houstatlantavegas - Sonnymoon

ytaudio(1a3dmgpAIGc) Summer Holiday - Wild Nothing

ytaudio(90ipyWYO3LM) Zebra - Beach House

ytaudio(164yaEvIGcw) Wet Cement - The Morning Benders

ytaudio(lUT5RK51-c4) It'll Be Better (Francis & The Lights Cover) - Alex Winston

ytaudio(nEHlpqejj6g) Feel it All Around - Washed Out

ytaudio(2LfKBP7Q_PM) Blessa - Toro Y Moi

ytaudio(WUedGjAbbf0) This City Ain't the Same Without You - The Foreign Exchange

ytaudio(WACkePEYj-U) All Around - CEO

ytaudio(sMgO235XsEw) Silver Tiles - Matt & Kim

ytaudio(x7Zs2vXxSUE) Island, IS - Volcano Choir

ytaudio(x2RKb3VNAOo) Awake My Soul - Mumford and Sons

ytaudio(fIQlusm5QJw) Unforgettable Season - Cut Copy

ytaudio(Wmmy9Q0bMGo) Two Doves - The Dirty Projectors

ytaudio(BqXnzqB1sik) You're Going Back - The Tallest Man on Earth

ytaudio(W-ENipUB8NI) Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap

ytaudio(hujyBO-6o-k) Who Knows Who Cares - Local Natives

ytaudio(XZvOeknTW2M) I Remember - Yeasayer

ytaudio(qA0CTDEggzs) High Hopes - Onra

ytaudio(RQKD-ftwqCM) To the Lighthouse - Memoryhouse

street etiquette

Chaz Cruz

I'm finally back from new york and wanted to post up an entry with the stylish duo that make up street etiquette, Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs. I met these two at self edge in new york and when they walked in, I knew I had to work with these fellas. they were recently featured in GQ as well as urban outfitters online, their style is amazing, they bring back style inspired by vintage photographs. we focused on the saddle shoe for our shoot, so after photographing them I definitely want to pick up a pair for myself. definitely check out their website and enjoy the photos and a big thanks to shannon sturgis for photographing along with me.