Play With Fire – Tickets to 50 Shades of Grey – The Rules!!

Hello bloggers…

I’m very proud to present to you a collaboration between yours truly and one of the most amazing chefs I know Chef Adrianne.  It’s a book meant for couples to interact in the kitchen and together create and experiment with aphrodisiac recipes while seeing some of my sexiest black and white images.

The book is now available on Amazon.com.  Click here for the direct link to see the book

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Our VIP Launch dinner will be at her Restaurant on 2.12.15.  Each guest will enjoy a 5 course meal in her amazing restaurant, red carpet, sexy music and a copy of the book autographed by both artists.  For tickets to our Launch dinner party please call 305-408-8386

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We have been fortunate enough to be able to give you a chance to go see 50 Shades of Grey in a VIP premier at Cine Bistro on Friday February 13th.

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Below are the rules on how to play.

This is strictly an Instagram contest and thus to participate you must have instagram and follow us.

Want 2 tickets (2 winners, 4 tix total) for the 50 Shades of Grey VIP Premier 2.13.15 @ Cine Bistro, an autographed copy of #PlayWithFireTheBook, Open Bar, and an AMAZING swag bag? Here’s how to PLAY….with fire!

Book trailer: http://youtu.be/9fCMQpZPaQ0

In simple terms…follow, repost, hashtag and repeat frequently and you will have a fair chance.

In order to enter you MUST do the following

1  Follow @AlainMartinezPhoto
2  Follow @chefAdrianne
3  Like the picture above
4  Repost this with all its text
5  Our text may NOT be edited from your repost
6  Add #PlayWithFireTheBook to your re-post

2 winners of 2 VIP tickets each will be randomly selected on 2.11.15 and the selection process will be shown on social media. Alain Martinez will give away 2 tickets and Chef Adrianne will give away 2 tickets for a total of 4 tickets (two separate winners)

Upon selection we will check if the winner followed ALL the steps above and if not we will select a new winner so follow the rules

On 2.11.15 your IG profile must be (at least temporarily) public for us to see if you met all the criteria. It must remain public for 24 hours after to show the transparency of this contest.

These tickets will only be valid for the VIP premier at Cine Bistro in Miami Florida on 2.13.15. You may participate from ANYWHERE in the WORLD but the tickets will only be valid in Miami. Thus the winner will have to travel to Miami or transfer the tickets to a lucky friend who ALSO followed the rules above prior to 2.11.15!

Cine Bistro is a 21 and over establishment but you do not have to be 21 to enter this contest. You may transfer your tickets to someone over 21

Related info: this is a separate event from the red carpet book launch dinner. The book launch is on 2.12.15 at Chef Adrianne’s. For tickets for that event call 305.408.8386

Play With Fire is now available on:
www.amazon.com

www.chefadriannes.com

www.alainmartinez.com

No purchase is necessary. These tickets have no cash value.

Good luck…I’m not going to tell you to play nicely!!!

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I hope our fans and followers enjoy the book as much as we enjoyed making it.  It’s truly a work of love and art.  Enjoy!!!

Taking a moment to say thanks…

Hello bloggers…

Thanksgiving (besides being my wife’s favorite holiday) is day to slow down and take a moment to appreciate what we take for granted every day.  I for one sure am guilty of taking many things for granted on a daily basis.  We all have challenges and hardship in our lives at different levels and sometimes they keep us from seeing the positive around us.  I’m a firm believer that if you focus on the positive and quickly discard the negative you’ll quickly realize that your blessing far exceed and outweigh the challenges and it will give you the energy to move forward and weather any storms that may come.  However, I’m not here to preach, I’m here to tell you a few things that I’m thankful for.

First and foremost I’m most thankful for my two adorable boys and the wife and mother that gave them to me.  Nothing comes close to the joy they bring me and for that I’m eternally thankful.

I am very thankful for having a big fat Cuban family that loves me and supports me.  With their support I feel like I can conquer anything in life.

I am thankful to have the honor to be a godfather to 3 amazing children.  It’s a blessing to have them in my life.

My entire team without whom I could not do any of what I do on a daily basis.  They are all really amazing and I feel blessed to have them make my work shine.

The art that I chose as a profession.  I’m thankful for this profession every day.  We touch so many lives every day and we are part of so many families’ histories that I could not be more honored and feel more blessed to have chosen this profession.

My health, which I do NOT take for granted and I’m thankful to have it to be able to enjoy my children.

YOU.  You all are really the reason why I’m writing this post here on my blog instead of Facebook.  You are the reason why I strive to get better every day and create new concepts and ideas.  You are the reason why I stay up late and wake up early, why I risk my butt sometimes doing crazy shoots, why I take all my gear when I go on vacation.  Your love for my art has become an addiction that keeps feeding my creativity.  For your support, love and appreciation I am extremely thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Alain Martinez Photography Joins Susan G Komen in the fight against Breast Cancer

Hello bloggers…

Philanthropy has always been a priority at our studio. Helping others is a civic duty that all of us should take more seriously, and believe me when I tell you, when you help in a cause that doesn’t benefit you directly, YOU as well as the people you help all end up winning. In our latest philanthropic involvement we helped raised over $100000 for children in need and it was fun too!!! Check out this link for some pictures and story of the event.

Today we join an equally great cause, one that affects our main clients — women.  We just joined Susan G Komen in the fight against Breast Cancer and we need your help.  Here’s how you can help a survivor friend and a great cause overall.

Our studio has pledged to donate our time and creativity to create empowering and up-lifting portrait sessions for cancer survivors, and with their friends’ help raise money to create awareness and continue searching for a cure.  Wanna help?

Friends and family of each survivor are asked to donate toward Susan G Komen foundation and depending on the level achieved by each survivor she will be eligible for a photoshoot at our studio based on the bracket below.  No donation is too small or too big, and multiple people can donate toward one survivor’s photoshoot until October 31st.  The proceeds will go directly to Susan G Komen foundation

Pink Ribbon ($100 – $200 raised)

45 minute session with Alain Martinez Photography
DVD with images
8 artist’s favorite images retouched

Pink Fighter ($200 – $300 raised)

1 hr session with Alain Martinez Photography
Survivor plus family included in the session
DVD with Images
8 artist’s favorite images retouched

Pink Power ($300 – $400 raised)

1 hr session with Alain Martinez Photography
Makeup and styling included
Survivor plus family included in the session
DVD with images
8 artist’s favorite images retouched
1 8×10 signed portrait





REMEMBER TO WRITE IN THE NOTES THE NAME OF THE SURVIVOR THAT YOU’RE SPONSORING

We will have a team walking the race on Oct 19th if you want to sign up and join our team please do so using the link below.

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Thank you in advance for your generosity and donation toward this effort that affects so many women.  Once again the proceeds will go to Susan G Komen Foundation.

I promise you that in 1 hours or less I can change this person’s life positively.  Will you help me help others???

Happy Valentine’s — Here’s Another Story About Mine

Hello bloggers…

On behalf of our entire studio I’d like to wish all of you a very sweet and filled with love Valentine’s day.  Every year I post a “throw-back” picture about me and my Valentine’s.  And it seems that I have material for quite a few years more given our shared passion for both travel and photography.  Here’s this year’s Valentine’s throw back moment.

This picture was taken in Prague in 2005, one of the most beautiful places we have been to.  We were on our way to Italy to shoot a wedding but stopped in Prague first for a few days and we’re so glad we did.  We fell in love with the only city not affected by World War II, its architecture and its beautiful people.  One night we were walking by this bridge and we seemed to be the only people in the world, literally.  So naturally, like I’m sure every other couple does (lol), I took out the tripod and set up for the camera for this beautiful shot that will forever remind us of that beautiful night in Prague.

I hope this loving picture brightens up your day and it inspires you to call anyone you love and say just that.  “I love you”

Happy Valentine’s to you all!!!

Hello 2013!!! Can I clone you 2012?

Hello bloggers…

I cannot believe that 2012 is over.  It felt like it was just yesterday I was writing the last post of 2011 and setting some goals for 2012 and here I am today “day later” doing the same.  I have to say that 2012 has been an amazing year and I was telling my wife yesterday that I feel it has been the best year of my life.

Some of my goals from last year were: teaching this beautiful art, continue to travel the world, do more studio portraiture, help those less fortunate, and above all spend more time with my family.  I’m sure I’ve read this in a book somewhere but it never sunk in until right this second when I realized that setting up these goals to help, to teach and to give undoubtedly brought ME back more than I gave.

This year we were fortunate enough to teach this art to photographers across the world, and while doing so we traveled all over Europe and Norway where life-long friendships and timeless memories were created .  We were also part of a big relief effort to help hundreds of victims of hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.  And the goal that brought me back the most was spending more time with my family.  I took my wife and my son Parker EVERYWHERE I went, and I am so glad I did.  Looking back now I cannot imagine having spent that time away from them two and being to all those places by myself.  Seeing my son grow and not having missed any of his milestones has been priceless and I feel so rich to own those memories and to see my son as close to me as I am to him.  Of course none of this would have been possible without the best mother and wife a man can ask for–my wife Angie who is cooking another stud for me due next year!!!! She’s the support that makes it all happen and without her I’d be lost of in the woods. I love you baby!

I didn’t blog everything I photographed this year, even though I shot some of the best stuff in my life, there are just not enough hours in the day.  Once again this year I picked the best from each session and looking at this gallery with 277 images makes me wonder if the month really has 30 days and the year really has 365 days.  This means that I had a camera in my hand 87 percent of the available days in my working year.  I can’t even fathom how that is possible but enjoy the gallery below with some of our best work from 2012.  The images are in no particular order whatsover, and there are DEFINITELY a lot of boudoir images there so use viewer’s discretion please.

Of course we all need a certain dosage of pain to keep up grounded and to remind us to appreciate the things that truly matter.  My grandmother passed away a few months ago.  She lived a long healthy life of 92 years and I’m so glad I got to meet her and all my other grandparents. Since she’s watching me from above I dedicate this post to her as I am sure she passed being a proud grandma to all her 6 grandkids.

Enjoy these image and have a happy 2013.

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I hope you enjoyed these images as much I enjoyed taking them.

And as far as my goals for 2013: 2012’s <== DITTO!!!!