Here’s a short and sweet outfit shoot that I did with Miami fashion blogger Nicholl Vincent during Miami Swim Week. This was at the SLS Hotel in the midst of one of the most humid days that weekend. Check out her blog post for more details of her outfit: Tribal.
I’ve been dying to do a swimwear shoot on a beach. San Francisco beaches are way too cold and windy for a proper swimwear shoot to happen. I thought of doing it in LA this summer, but then since I was going to Miami, I thought I might as well make it happen in South Beach. It couldn’t have been more perfect than having my favorite Brazilian model Paula Newlands be my muse for the day during my trip for swim week. I took a break from hanging out with my blogger friends and decided to hit the beach with Paula. I remembered going into the water with Paula, and she urged me on to get in and feel the water. I was amazed at how warm and pleasant it was! She made me vow to dip into the ocean after our shoot (which I did, it was so fun!). I will always love South Beach! This is my second time and it will always be one of my favorite beaches! Hope you enjoyed the shots!
I always love finally meeting people after being friends with them on Facebook/Instagram for many years. In this case, Olivia and I first met through Model Mayhem, but we kept in touch via Instagram and Facebook for the past 2 years or so. And we finally met in person during my trip to Miami for swim week. What most people don’t know about Olivia is that she’s also a PhD student too! Beauty and brains is definitely a deadly sexy combination! During our shoot, my camera and lenses started to fog up. I blamed it on Olivia. But we both realized it was because of the extreme changes in temperature when we came out of the air-conditioned hotel and into the super humid/hot beach. So we ended up shooting at my hotel balcony at the Shore Club, which turned out wonderfully after all.
Hope you enjoyed the shots!
Back in June, I did a quick shoot with Trang (aka @trangspage on Instagram) around Union Square. It was my first time shooting with her, but the moment I met her, I knew we would get along very well. Even though we were pressed for time, we pulled off lots of amazing shots and also had a lot of fun doing it. Hope you enjoyed the shots! Be sure to check out her blog post for more details and photos: [SF Strolling].
P.S. We just did another shoot this past weekend. Can’t wait to feature them soon! And it’s definitely NOT shot in Maiden Lane this time.
It’s been almost FOUR years since I last shot/saw my favorite Brazilian model Paula Newlands! This was a very special reunion, especially since I got to see her in her home state (Florida) this time around. Let’s just say the tropical weather makes for perfect swimwear shoot conditions. We did four looks that day and shot around South Beach and in my hotel room at The Shore Club (my new favorite hotel of all time, by the way!). Now that I think about it, she’s the very first model I got to shoot in three different cities: San Francisco, LA, and Miami.
Hope you enjoyed the shots! More to come!
It’s been awhile since my last update, but things have been hectic ever since I took off for Miami Swim Week last weekend. It’s my first fashion week in Miami, and I must say, I had such a blast! Definitely one of the most memorable times I’ve ever had! I made lots of new friends and most importantly, I spent some quality time with my fav Miami blogger / bae Ria Michelle. We’ve been planning to meet up ever since she visited San Francisco last July for Outside Lands, and it was finally time we got to hang out and shoot! I was also joined by my dear friend Judy who flew all the way from LA and planned this trip with me too. I’ll be posting more later on, but thought I’d share a couple of shots from the early part of my trip! First show I got to see was Poko Pano!
Throughout the shoot, I thought Karen pretty much floated in her outfit. Hence the title “Float” – just like her tattoo! It’s been three weeks since we last shot together, I miss shooting with her! But great news, I’ll be doing a shoot with her two weekends from now! Enjoy these shots! This set is one of my favorites with her! Check out her Youtube video for more details!
Here’s a set I haven’t published yet that I shot of blogger babe Elaine Jung during my visit in LA. This one is totally summer in your face! I wish we could have shot this in Miami, but Beverly Hills wasn’t a bad choice at all. Hope you enjoyed the shots! Don’t forget to visit her blog post for more details of her outfit: Beverly Boulevard.
Karen aka IAMKARENO and I shot a series of monochromatic looks a couple of weeks ago. This was the all black look that she styled. We found a pretty cool section in Potrero District consisting of burgundy walls that matched well with her outfit. It was a short and sweet set since we were trying to catch the daylight before sunset. Hope you enjoyed the shots! Check out her YouTube video from this shoot: Monochromatic Summer Dresses Lookbook.
This was the second look that Jules and I did during her visit to San Francisco. Yerba Buena Gardens during the golden hour was the perfect setting for this Charlotte Russe floral skater dress that she wore for the shoot. Did I mention we were lucky that the weather was perfect? Because recently the weather in San Francisco has turned to winter wonderland (okay not really, but it’s in the late-50s/early-60s). Sorry for the rant, but now all my other bloggers are freezing during my recent shoots. I’m also itching to go back to LA so I can regroup with Jules for another round of shoots! She’s one of my new favorite bloggers to shoot! Hope you enjoyed the shots! Check out her blog post for more details: [Pink Coral].