I’m itching for that warm sunny summer days that only LA offers. This is a shoot with Catherine Yoon in Venice Beach.
I embraced blue. You should too.
Again, in no particular order, Ryan Chua’s Top Ten Photo Shoots of 2010.
5. Study Breaks – This was my first cover shoot and story shoot for a magazine! Study Breaks is a Texas-based college magazine. The editor, Jenny Baker, approached me to do a shoot for their “Guys Reveal All” spread in their October 2010 issue. I was more than happy to collaborate. We did the shoot at Hooters in Hollywood (right across the famous Chinese Mann Theater) with seven LA models. Our cover models are Jeremy Pascual with Catherine Yoon and Kathryn Trail. It was a very fun and interesting shoot. I let the models loose to recreate the male to female interactions in a bar & capture realistic moments for the spread. I started to regret that decision after some of the male models really did flirt with the female models, and it was impossible to get them to listen to directions. Nonetheless, one of the most fun experiences I’ve had in a photo shoot. My photography assistant for that shoot was Minda Wong.
Honorable Mention: Natalia Dominguez & Bruno – How could you not forget a photo shoot that involves a four-legged boxer / male model? Bruno was a very obedient male model (for the most part) and Natalia did an amazing job with both the modeling and styling for her own photo shoot. Brandon Leong was in the sidelines giving Bruno orders to pretty much “sit” or “stay” or “look that way”. Keke was our hair and makeup artist.
End note: It was a very interesting year. Lots of wonderful memories, met many amazing people and made lots of cool friends. Each photo shoot for me was a learning experience and there’s definitely plenty of room to grow in 2011. I hope you enjoyed my post!
Last summer, I spent a couple days in Los Angeles with model friends of mine. We were stuck in traffic (which was the norm) and I asked Catherine (who modeled for me in THREE photo shoots while I was down in LA) if she could sing us a song. Apparently she studies Italian Opera and she very much obliged to show us what Italian Opera is all about.
So… Can your model do this? My model Catherine can! =)
Click here for photos of my swimsuit shoot with Catherine.
I had an amazing time during my LA trip, and part of it was because of my wonderful experience with Catherine Yoon and Natalie Angela Designs. Catherine is a model originally from Arizona and is now in LA. Natalie Angela is a very talented and upcoming designer who is currently focusing on designing swimwear. We did our shoot in Venice Beach, which was a wonderful location for our swimwear shoot.