I’ve been enjoying shooting Holiday Looks this month, and Whitney’s red festive holiday dress was one of them! We shot this at City Hall on an early Sunday morning while most people in San Francisco are either sleeping in or having brunch with their friends. Check out Whitney’s blog post for more details of her outfit: Britt + Whit: Festive in Red. After shooting with Whitney, I also shot Britt’s holiday look: Britt + Whit: Party Dress.
The funniest thing about shooting on Maiden Lane is that I always have a feeling that I would run into someone I know. And I did! While shooting with Julie (Pretty Please Style Guide), a friend of mine said hello. And the week before, I ran into another blogger. Earlier this year, I did several shoots on Maiden Lane that I got called “the Maiden Lane photographer.” After that, I took a hiatus from shooting on this alley. But I can’t help love this spot for it’s photogenic characteristics. I was mesmerized by Julie’s outfit in this shoot, she transformed a scarf into three ways, one which is a poncho look. Check out her blog post for more details: Bundle Up!
Here’s another look that I shot with fashion blogger Jessica Ricks of Hapatime during her visit to San Francisco. I tried to take Jessica to certain spots in downtown that wouldn’t bring too much attention to our shoot. Nothing annoys me more than random guys catcalling my bloggers/models during photoshoots and interrupting my workflow. This vibrant red coat just screamed for attention! Luckily we shot uninterrupted. I was able to get some nice sunlit shots of her in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Union Square crowd. The funniest part of the shoot was when I asked her where her coat was from. When she responded that it was from Zara, I look across the street and realized we were shooting right in front of Zara! Hope you enjoyed the shots. Don’t forget to check out her blog post for more details of her outfit: Red Rules. Also, in case you missed it, the first look that we did prior to this one: Downtown San Francisco.
This was the time I took about 900 shots of Bryn Newman all over Noe Valley. I don’t know what came over me during that shoot but I couldn’t resist taking tons of photos of Bryn’s outfit. I am pretty sure it was a mixture of her cool outfit and the scenic spots that Noe Valley had to offer. This neighborhood has become one of my new favorite locations to shoot by the way! And I’m excited to explore it even more! One of our photos also made it on the Steven Madden Instagram – which is so awesome for Bryn! Hope you enjoyed the shots! (P.S. Here’s a preview of another look we shot this past weekend: Post-Stormageddon)!
I remember this moment when Ariana Lauren asked me how to spell “everything” in the phrase “All Black Everything”. I casually told her it was “err’thang” which I’m pretty sure is the correct ghetto-fabulous way to spell it. We shot this around SoMa, right near a freeway entrance which was kind of a bad idea since so many guys kept honking and hollering at Ariana during the shoot. Nevertheless we took lots of good shots and you should now check out her blog post for more details of her outfit: All Black.
During Thanksgiving weekend, I was able to sync schedules with Ellen V Lora despite the holiday mayhem. We first met in the Arts District at Urth Caffe over a cup of their famous green tea latte. This was also a departure from our usual shooting grounds on Melrose Place (which was actually a nice change). It was fun exploring new spots all over the Arts District. I also found out that it only takes 35mins (without traffic, duh!) to drive from Diamond Bar to the Arts District, so I might shoot there more often. Ellen always brings the best in me during photoshoots since she has killer style and amazing poses. I’m always blown away look after look. We kept shooting till the daylight ended and managed to shoot four looks. Can’t wait to share with you the others! Check out her blog post for more details: the beginning of the end.
This shoot was during the time Elizabeth Keene visited me in SF. On her last day, I showed her the area around Nob Hill and Union Square. She definitely got a good workout going up and down the hills while wearing those caged heels. I couldn’t help but watch and shoot her while she worked way up those hills. This was definitely one of my favorite looks during her visit. Don’t forget to check out her blog for more style inspiration!
This was one of my favorite looks from Jyo of Cuppajyo and definitely blog worthy! We shot her holiday look just a block away from Dolores Park with amazing warm weather. Nothing says “Holidays” like a glittery skirt! Her look was also featured on Stylelist.com on how to wear plaid this month! Also check out her blog post for more details: Holiday Lookbook.
Shooting my favorite blogger on my favorite street is always going to be one of my fondest memories. This is a look I shot of Ellen V Lora on Melrose Place right before sundown. I’ve never seen anyone who styled overalls look this good! (Click here for more details of her outfit). What I love about Ellen is that she makes everything she wears look good, and also make the look her own. Hope you enjoyed the shots! We also did a new photoshoot session with four more looks that you’re going to love. Stay tuned!
Ally is new to the blogging scene, but she already impressed me in front of the camera. It usually takes me a long time to prepare new bloggers with posing techniques, but Ally was already a natural with posing. I normally prefer to work with bloggers who know how to pose because it takes away time having to train them. It was a pleasure working with Ally and I look forward to working with her again.
Check out her blog post for more details of her outfit: http://www.allygong.com/2014/12/femme.html.