Bec + Mike : Sneak Peek

Thought I’d share this especially sweet moment…I absolutely loved photographing these two.  More in a bit! – CM

 

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Island hopping in the Philippines

 

Last month I spent some time in the Philippines visiting some relatives, checking out some of the best beaches I have ever seen, getting sunburn, people watching, and generally enjoying the hiatus from my fast paced life.  I also overdid it with the delicious Filipino cuisine, I’ll have to save the food photos  for later, and yes there are more of those than I care to admit.  But for now, here are the highlights! – Cheers, CM

1. Philippine Airlines (though we flew ANA air which I highly recommend) || 2. Beach shots in Boracay || 3. Motorbike chaos in Boracay  || 4. In front of Ka Lui restaurant in Puerto Princesa, Palawan  || 5. Tagaytay  + Palawan || 6.Busy street in Puerto Princesa, Palawan || 7. On the ferry from Manila to Corrigedor Island || 8. Corrigedor || 9. Volcano view, Tagaytay || 9. Ka Lui, Puerto Princesa, Palawan || 10. Boracay

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Our friends at Shoten Studios made us a video!

Cheyenne Mojica Photography from Shoten Studios on Vimeo.

Huge thanks Shoten Studios, you did an amazing job!

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And introducing Janie!

Almost a year ago I was asked to shoot maternity photos for this lovely family. So I was thrilled when I was invited back to shoot photos of their little one, Janie!    How adorable is she?  I honestly think she felt like she was the one entertaining me instead of the other way around, I found her so amusing and funny.   She was all smiles and very curious about the camera she kept reaching out for it like she wanted her turn.    Something tells me we might have a future photographer on our hands?  -CM

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Sneak Peak at Janie’s Portrait Session

The last shoot we did together was when she was still in her mommy’s tummy. So many sweet moments captured on this shoot. Can’t wait to finish prepping these photos so I can share them already! More soon! -CM

 

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Museum of Modern Art, New York

No matter how many times I’ve been to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, it always manages to remain impressive.   I am enamored by this  space and always feel like I am walking into a gigantic funhouse with staircases criscrossing in plain sight but that seem to lead nowhere.  It’s unique interior layout makes for some interesting shooting angles, so the shooting options are endless.  You can shoot from a really high floor and look down below (don’t drop your phone or camera!) or straight across onto another balcony or in the case of the last photo, across the courtyard into another part building.  Although if heights is a problem for you, don’t look down over the balconies, they’re quite high.  I am terrified of heights, but the fear is diminished when peering behind a lens, which makes no sense to me, but hey it works! ….. Happy Friday! -CM

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Tumbling along

Bet you didn’t know I had a tumblr page.  Apparently I didn’t seem to know either… since I seriously forgot about it.  Well I’m happy to say that after over a year of neglect, I’m reviving my tumblr account.  I initially created it a few years ago to visually document everything like I always did, pre-instagram.  You can find me there for a glimpse behind the scenes, since I tend to use this blog to showcase finished shoots and for client work.  Cheers! – CM

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Stylized Elopement Shoot in Long Branch New Jersey

These are my favorite images from the stylized shoot we did in the fall.  The trip I took to Greece  this summer was still fresh on my mind and I was hoping to wrap up the last few warm days with this low-key elopement shoot I had been envisioning for quite some time.  Each sunset bathed frame was my way of trying to hold on to one of the most amazing summers I’ve had.  This shoot took place in Long Branch New Jersey, my first time to this beach and also weeks before super storm Sandy swept the area.  After seeing Sandy’s damage to this area on the news, it was hard to believe this was the same beachfront community.  Like many super-storm Sandy victims greatly affected, it will take some time to get back to normal and I wish the community all the best for a speedy recovery.  A big thanks to my models Kerri and Charlie as well as Shōten Studios for filming for bits and pieces for an upcoming video. -CM

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Sneak Peek : Elopement Shoot in Long Branch, New Jersey

A quick glimpse at this stylized shoot in October, weeks before Hurricane Sandy.  More to follow – Cheers, CM

 

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Engaged | Kathy + Jason

From the marina where Jason proposed to Kathy, to the track and field of Old Bridge High School where Kathy ran track and where they both went to school and first fell in love,  to the color coordinated t-shirts they wore as a throw-back to their high school days, the details for this shoot were so near and dear to their hearts.   Even as they were describing the locations to me before having met them, I knew right away it would be a great session.  Then as I was editing these photos, I couldn’t help but think of one of my favorite songs “You and Me” by Penny and the Quarters.  It was so perfect and fitting I couldn’t imagine any other song for their slideshow. Congratulations you two! Cheers, CM

 

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