Month: October 2012

A Preview: M. Dot Design Studio Spring 2013

A Preview: M. Dot Design Studio Spring 2013

‎M. Dot Design Studio Spring 2013 Shoot. Model: Catherine Yoon (Model/Singer) MUA: Regarding Makeup Hair: GGhairART

Peter Palchinsky’s Principles

Peter Palchinsky’s Principles

First, try new things. Second, try them in a context where failure is survivable. Third and final essential step, react to failure.   From “Adapt” by Tim Harford.  

Introducing Nicole Tan

Introducing Nicole Tan

About a year ago around late October 2011, I found Nicole’s portfolio online. Maybe it was Facebook or Model Mayhem. I was supposed to meet up with her at Cal Poly Pomona since my family lives in Diamond Bar, but I cancelled my meeting with her. I think I was having a really bad day and had tons of errands to do for the family, but nevertheless we kept in touch for the next 12 months. We finally had our first shoot ever after waiting for so long. And of course, we might as well make the most out of it, for who knows when we might shoot again? The result? Thirteen looks in less than 12 hours. After the first round of shots, I knew she was going to be my new favorite muse!

Here is a preview of the first look.

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Behind the Scenes with M Dot Design Studio Spring 2013 Shoot

Behind the Scenes with M Dot Design Studio Spring 2013 Shoot

Here are some of the behind the scenes with my shoot with M Dot Design Studio for Michelle’s Spring 2013 Collection. We shot six looks altogether, with models Catherine Yoon and Nicole Tan. This was one of the shoots I was very excited about, especially because 

Just to Let You In On A Secret

Just to Let You In On A Secret

This dog always makes me laugh. There were times when my team and I would be presented with a problem. And I would just stare at the person presenting the problem with a blank stare. Of course, not for long. Eventually we as a team 

Lovely Lovely Me

Lovely Lovely Me

Perhaps one of my favorite commercial / lifestyle shots I’ve ever taken. This one was for jewelry e-commerce site LovelyLovely.me, which you should check out by the way. We shot this back in August, with models Natalie Peel and Jewel Pi. I really love how it turned out. I had some last minute help in styling by my friend/stylist Elaine Wu (Falosophie). We strolled around the Union Square area and just had a blast shooting. Jewel and Natalie were a good pair, and definitely were easy models to work with.

 

Streetstyle: Blogger Reesa

Streetstyle: Blogger Reesa

My (impromptu) shoot with Reesa from Casualandfabulous.com in North Beach. It was one of those coffee meetings turned photoshoot. Pretty much expected from some of those that already gone through the process. My favorite part of the session was when Reesa told me she’s never