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Lisa Gabriel Photography


Lindy Lins makeup


I don’t really talk much about my relationship because I feel that there are some things that should be left private but I think the time has come to show a little bit more about the man that stands behind me through everything. I practically had to beg Dean to be in this shoot with me and eventually, he came around. In a way, I’m actually quite glad that Dean isn’t really into social media because it gives me time to depart from it when I am in his company. He doesn’t really like taking pictures or being in selfies but it is one of the things I love most about him.

Being in this industry, it’s so important to find someone that understands your lifestyle and is not insecure. I cannot afford to give him my attention all the time and he understands and respects that even though it has taken quite some time but don’t tell him I said that. It has taken some adjustment but he has learned that my phones battery life directly correlates with my mood so he ALWAYS lets me charge my phone first even when my phone is on 73% and his is on 5%. He now makes long sentimental Instagram posts that I secretly wait for. He has also learned that any sort of trip with just us two quickly turns into a photoshoot of some kind and with that being said, his camera skills are now amazing. He has also been patient when I zone out to edit an Instagram picture and pretended to notice the difference between two images that look almost identical but somehow different.

I chose to shoot at Club Mykonos because it represents a lot for our relationship and aesthetically, it just works. We had so much fun even though, at first Dean was a bit shy and awkward. After a while, he got the hang of it and actually started to enjoy it even though he would never admit that to me. Hopefully, he will agree to be in more posts in the future. Did you guys enjoy having him in this post?

Lisa Gabriel Photography (book here)

Lindy Lins Makeup (book here)

Tauriq Ajam Visuals (book here)



Topshop shoes & crop | Skirt from Cambodia | Edgars denim jacket




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