Well, truth is I’m not the most fearless person, and if I’m being real, real honest with you all I’m far from it. Growing up, I’ve always struggled with fear. Fear of getting sick, fear of the unknown, fear of what people will think of me, fear of failure… let’s just say you name it, and I was afraid of it one time or another.
It’s not something I’m really proud of or like to admit, and ironically, I’m pretty fearful of posting this for all you to read. Fear has held me back from more things than I’d like to admit, and well, I’m getting pretty tired of it. 🙈
SO, here’s to taking little baby steps to conquering my fears (with a whole lot of prayer haha!). There are some exciting things coming up, that I cannot wait to share with you all! Some things, that I wish I would’ve done a long time ago!
It's official. Amazon is coming to Long Island City. The repercussions of this will be wide. To start, let's get it out of the way: LIC is not prepared for this sudden influx infrastructure wise. Most of the new housing within LIC falls under luxury or high end, and most of the new Amazon workforce will probably live elsewhere in Queens and Brooklyn. This leads to the second problem: subways. The 7 train is woefully underprepared and service is already strained. Flushing and Jackson Heights are perpetually overcrowded, and having another neighborhood on the line with density will really push it to its breaking point. The G train, already shortened and overcrowded, will have to be expanded. The E and F lines will also have to be evaluated. There's no easy way around it. Also: the Governor waxing poetic about how much money this will bring should be taken with a massive boulder of salt. New York needs as much money as it can get, and I wouldn't bank on Amazon to fit that bill. Housing is already scarce- and Queens is in store for its uneven boom.
We need to really rethink our policies. Honestly, if I was mayor I would have taken the city on a self sufficient path. Investments in Mass transit, renewable energy, and sustainable development. Our problems are found in Albany and Washington- our solutions are homegrown. Land trusts for housing, reducing our dependence on Albany and Washington, focusing on sustainable and decentralized economic growth is the key to a secure New York. We've already set the stage for the problem of tomorrow.
Taken on November 13, 2018 on a Motorola G6. #newyorkcity#newyork#queensny
love looks all kind of ways, but I think we can all agree on the way it makes us feel. this ceremony was so special to me. I was booked to document it 2 days prior, super last minute — but the universe knew what she was doing when she put me in a room with so many strangers. the love in that room. all the hugs and tears — man, those are the exact moments that make me feel so at home in what I do. Thank you @_johanamendez for thinking of me when thinking of what you wanted to gift your beautiful family for this beautiful occasion. My heart is still so full.✨
Alfonso & Ines’ Intimate borough hall wedding ceremony is finally on BEE-SERENE.COM and I’m so excited about it!
the link is in my bio! If you check it out, let me know what you think! 🖤
Happy Tuesday, y’all! Sick at home today with a SECOND round of strep in three months, can you believe it? UGH. On the plus side, took the extra time at home today to go through some old photos. This one was taken at the very first concert I ever took - Kate Nash at Irving Plaza in NYC. I had only just purchased my camera, was only on photography class 2 of 6, and took no less than 600 pictures in the first 3 songs 😳 Fake it til you make it, I guess! 😅 Even though sometimes I wish I could go back and redo this shoot now that I know so much more about how to work my camera 🤦🏻♀️, I’m still really proud of the shots I took, and they’ll always be some of my favorite. I just love the colors and @katenash is one of my favorite singers/characters on @glownetflix so it was a true honor to have her as my very first concert photo shoot! And check out those sick threads by @rebirthgarments !✨