Month: August 2010

Christin Mills & MUA Ignacio Maciel Shoot

Christin Mills & MUA Ignacio Maciel Shoot

I finally got to work with the very talented makeup artist Ignacio Maciel after not seeing him for several months. Bay Bridge traffic was terrible that day and delayed our shoot by two hours since our model Christin was stuck in traffic.  Ignacio wasted no 

Jessica Benson Shoot Part II

Jessica Benson Shoot Part II

I love working with model Jessica Benson so much that I invited her again for another shoot within one month from our last shoot. This time we went for the monokini concept. My beloved MUA Sarah Dean was there to do Jessica’s make up again. 

Angel Phillips Vintage Shoot

Angel Phillips Vintage Shoot

I did a collaboration with stylist Angel Phillips for this photo shoot last weekend. She had a handful of vintage dresses she collected since high school and been waiting to put them to good use. We had a fabulous model from Denmark, Hanna Helena, the talented MUA Christine Chen and hairstylist Noelle Lynn, and my wonderful photography assistant Mike Polce on our team. Jody Humes also added some firepower to our shoot by contributing jewelry from her own collection!
We were also joined by Bandit, which is Angel’s pet dog, who followed us around all day during the shoot. (Fun Fact: He is also a BananaRepublic.com model. Look for him in the women’s section of the website!)
Bandit would fight over Hanna for attention. He would even jump in with her during the shoots!
Bandit looking to see the action. 
Christine doing makeup on Hanna.

Noelle working it! 

Noelle is very helpful in my shoots, always checking to make sure the hair does not get in the way of the shots.

Mike Polce and Bandit became really good friends that day. 

Angel fixing up Hanna’s dress.

Hanna always threw a smile or two in between shots. 

Meet Angel. 

Here is a preview!! 
Check out Christine Chen’s Blog about this shoot as well! 
Maria Rinkaririka

Maria Rinkaririka

This was a shoot I did with a model from Russia, Maria Rinkaririka, who was on vacation in San Francisco. I had the privilege of working with her and a fine team consisting of Jessica C. Lee as our makeup artist and my photography assistants 

Catherine Yoon: Red Dress

Catherine Yoon: Red Dress

After our swimwear shoot, Catherine and I decided to do a shoot of our own with her own wardrobe. She immediately chose a red dress that a friend gave to her. The dress looked amazing and provided a great contrast with the dull beach background. 

Swimwear Shoot with Catherine Yoon & Natalie Angela Designs

Swimwear Shoot with Catherine Yoon & Natalie Angela Designs

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.

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The weather was nice and sunny, the beach was not as crowded. Definitely a great season to do swimwear shoot!