/ the photo blog of chaz cruz

my name is chaz cruz and I am a photographer splitting time between san diego and NYC. my specialties include weddings, fashion and lifestyle portraits. this blog is named after my obsession with "the office" and of a lovable character named creed bratton. he writes about his random musings under a blog titled "creed thoughts," so I thought I'd do the same and name it "chaz thoughts." so please, browse around and don't forget to leave me a comment or two.

June 16, 2010

Last month in New York, I had a photoshoot with Ruby Veridiano, a media personality from Oakland/NYC. She is one of the most inspirational women I have ever met, you can see it through her personality and all the hard work that she does. Did I also mention that she is one of the top 3 finalists for the head blogger position for Alicia Keys website, She’ll find out if she wins the position in a few days, so you can lend her support by clicking on this link and comment on one of her blog posts.

Her idea for the shoot was a “glamour girl in Bedstuy,” so I headed over to Brooklyn and with the help of makeup artist Eileen Lei, we proceeded to go around the neighborhood and make Ruby’s vision a reality. Check out some of my favorite photos.

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  • love them! great photos, you captured all the right Ruby moments :) Can’t wait to use these for press shots, especially when we announce Ruby’s hired ;)

  • Pamela P. says:

    What vegetarian delight were you cooking up in that cheetah lingerie number you have on?!?!?! Or maybe the question should be: What would you have been cooking for up for someone special? Love all the photos! Super hot!!! So proud of you!!!!!!!

  • may says:

    Wow…i love all the shots. Love the outfits, especiallly the last ones. sexy outfit for the kitchen

  • Abel says:

    These photos are utterly amazing! And Ruby is amazingly beautiful

  • Donna says:

    Slurp!! Damn, you lookin super fresh!! I miss you! holler baller!!! xoxoxo!

  • Emily says:

    LOVE the b&w shots. I’ve never been to Brooklyn, but it looks like you captured the vibe perfectly! :)