This was a quick shoot that Kathleen Carla and I did right before she went to the Lana Del Rey concert last Friday in San Francisco. She looks absolutely lovely in this look. Check out her blog for more details: Inspirafashion.
We shot this right when spring started. When I saw Anna in this outfit, I thought Anna was basically spring personified. I can’t tell you how happy I was with the warm weather and colors around Yerba Buena Gardens that day – they brought her outfit to life. I hope you enjoyed these shots, they are my new favorites from this spring, not to mention an amazing spring dress!
I was lucky to shoot again with Linda Le (aka Vampy Bit Me) this spring! After we went through the wardrobe selection, I knew I just had to take her to one of my favorite shooting spots – The Cliff House! On a very nice warm day, Ocean Beach and the Cliff House (and even the Sutro Baths) are the perfect spots to hang out and shoot, especially since they are all in the same vicinity. Linda looked perfect in this dress from Charlotte Russe, the mint just goes well with the scenery. Oh did I mention she had a close encounter with being hit by a bird poop? I hate birds now. I got pooped on in a shoot with Lina Dinh two months ago, so I wasn’t too happy about birds that day.
Outfit shoots usually go a long way when you’re in the right environment (lighting, colors, background), so choose your shooting locations wisely! In other words, match the outfit with the environment! Hope you enjoyed the shots!
This was a set I shot with my dearest blogger friend Elizabeth Keene in Manhattan Beach. I was really happy with how the shots turned out, especially since we incorporated lots of colors in this shoot. My favorite shot was when I had Elizabeth nest herself in a fence of flowers, which blended well with her outfit. I hope you enjoyed the shots!
See more details of her outfit: A Keene Sense of Style “Jacquard in Blue”.
Photo advice: If you’re shooting around noon, shoot in the shade. That is, if you can find any shady spots!
So Kathleen Carla and I trekked to Dolores Park on probably one of the warmest days in San Francisco during April. We were astounded at the amount of people at the park that it almost felt like we were back at Coachella again. It also made the photoshoot a lot more fun since the crowd made it feel like we were back in the fields. Anyways, since we weren’t going to Coachella this year, we decided to call this shoot “Nochella”.
Check out her blog post for more details: InspiraFashion “Flower Power”.
I first discovered this wall of flowers in Manhattan Beach when I shot with Aimee Santos a year ago. I knew I just had to shoot here again, so when the opportunity came, I took Melanee Shale to this wall. It was the perfect setting for her spring outfit. Add in beautiful warm weather and shooting on a Friday (where there are less tourists around), and you’ll get the perfect capture! Check out her blog post for more details: Melanee Shale.
I realized I haven’t shared this photo set. But this was a fun shoot that I did with Lina Dinh of Love Between the Racks during her visit in SF back in February. She stayed in Union Square, so it was more than convenient to shoot in Maiden Lane. She was truly a pleasure to work with, and I miss her more than ever! I hope to see her again soon! See the rest of our shoots here: Love Between the Racks x Ryan Chua
I’m not sure if you know, but Elaine is the cutest blogger I’ve ever worked with. When I saw her title her blog post “Tutu Cute”, I was nodding my head in agreement. She’s definitely Tutu Cute on this photo series we shot at LACMA. Check out her blog post – A Romantic Fawn: Tutu Cute – for more details of her outfit! This also concludes our three looks shoot from March. I hope to shoot with her again!
On a completely unrelated topic, check out this article on 12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast. I just realized I don’t do any of those things and will definitely start doing them! Hope you will too!
I remember when I first did a shoot with blogger Melanee Shale, she was so afraid to show her smile. I encouraged her to smile more often because she looks more amazing when she does in her photographs. I’m really glad she listened since then because every time I see her smiling in our shoost, she radiates such positive feelings of happiness and makes her outfits shine even brighter. Hope you enjoyed this series! We shot this in one of my favorite LA neighborhoods – Manhattan Beach.
See more details of her outfit: MelaneeShale.com