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tanya & deric / when the smoke clears

Chaz Cruz

A forgotten dress led to some of epic photographs, that is the story of Tanya and Deric's engagement session. We met up on a Monday in San Diego and went around downtown, starting at the Sante Fe Depot, where Tanya spends much of her time taking the Amtrak down from Los Angeles to visit Deric. We hit up some dope spots around East Village and upon a clothing change, Tanya realized she left her last outfit back in LA. They had an engagement video shoot scheduled with my pals Ren & Rob the upcoming Saturday and I said I'd be down to shoot again but asked, "how about we throw in some smoke bombs?" So the next few days we planned it out, with Deric working for the Border Patrol, we had easy access to a field where we can use as many bombs as wanted. He also had access to some bombs and one we found out was actually tear gas. Haha, we learned a lot that day! The day was so fun and we came out with some of my favorite work and two shots were actually selected for Junebug Weddings Best of 2016 Engagements Honorable Mentions. Enjoy.

christine & ted / above the world

Chaz Cruz

What happens when you do a sunrise shoot on a Sunday morning in Manhattan? Nothing. The beautiful emptiness of the city streets is intoxicating. Plus, the light is gorgeous. I had the opportunity to share these quiet moments with Christine and Ted, we photographed around Christine's neighborhood of East Village and her coffee shop down the street. We then drove up to the Cloisters to take the in the views of the Hudson. Excited for their wedding next month in Brooklyn with the always fabulous Jove Meyer. Till then.