Franco Uomo Inspired

Let me first start with saying, if you have a man in your life that likes a good suit, you HAVE to go to Franco Uomo. They're located in San Jose at Santana Row and you won't find another suit with the amazing quality that they have. 

I first met owner David at a stylized shoot, and from there we've worked together on many new projects. Our most recent project was to get my husband fitted for his very own suit that he would then wear to the 100|OCT VIP Porsche Cocktail Party. Watching my husband's face as he got to try on a suit that was made with such care and quality and having it fit like a glove was priceless. My husband has quite a few suits, but nothing has ever come close to the fit and look of the Franco Uomo suit. 

Handsome, right? He felt like a million bucks and he sure as heck looked like it too! The following day we went to the cocktail party where Jake, as well as 3 other models, walked around in Franco Uomo suits and I got to photograph them all! Talk about a dream right!?

Male model wearing Franco Uomo suit at 100|OCT Porsche VIP Cocktail event in San Jose

This is probably one of my favorite photos of my husband to date. I loved the way he felt wearing this suit. He had this sense of confidence in his demeanor and this extra pep in his step that was so fun to see.

Male model with beer at a bar wearing a Franco Uomo Suit in San Jose, California

These are some of my favorite from the evening... and man was it a great night! The models were handsome, the food and drinks were great, and the company was excellent. All in all, it was a great event that I was honored to be able to capture. 

And take a look at those suits... I mean come on! So good looking.

I am so excited to have an ongoing partnership with Franco Uomo. Their quality and professionalism is bar none. So if you ever find yourself in the market for a solid, high quality suit, check them out and tell them I sent you. I promise you won't regret it.

Male models wearing Franco Uomo suits at Club Auto in San Jose at a Porsche event.

Suits: Franco Uomo | IG: @francouomo

Event: 100|OCT VIP Porsche Cocktail Party | IG: @100oct

Venue: Club Auto Sport

Models pictured: Jake Williams, Navid Golemohammadi, Michael Becerra, Tim McMullen, Justin Belcher, Iryna Korolenko


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52 Weeks: Stranger Inspired: Part 6

I met up with my friend Ewa at Wildwood Park in Saratoga to take some behind the scenes photos for her at one of her photo shoots. Ewa is the other one that I'm doing this challenge with, so we both knew while we waited that we should find a stranger at the park to photograph. 

That's when I saw a guy with his dog and knew that's who I wanted to photograph. So meet Scott and his dog Stella.

Man with dog at Saratoga Park in San Jose

I asked Scott about Stella and her story. Stella is an American bulldog and pit bull mix. She was part of a litter that was dumped with their mom at a vet in Pittsburgh, California. So two months later they adopted a little rescue bulldog/pit mix that they named Stella. 2 knee surgeries and 4 1/2 years later, she's still his best friend and a great dog. She has such a sweet demeanor and loved to be playing at the park. Thank you Scott for sharing your story of your sweet Stella. She's a beauty!