For my first test shoot in Atlanta, I shot with Alie Diaz of Click Models! It was a pleasure working with her, she was just so humble and great! I also had the pleasure of having Drew Lenale on set as my assistant that day too! We’re both growing photographers in the industry and he’s been a very big help while I was in Atlanta.
We had a few technical problems during our shoot, but we surely wrapped up well and quick!
This was my first time using gel lights and it’s awesome! Thanks to my mentor, Sylvia, I learned new way of using lights. Here are the few photos from my shoot check it out!
Model: Alie Diaz @ Click Models
HMUA: Monica Eung
Wardrobe Stylist: Lauren Ashford
Photo Assistant: Drew Lenale
Some of you might know that I’ve recently visited Atlanta, GA. With my stay there I’ve made some accomplishments! I was able to progress my photography work and gain more working experience. While I was in Atlanta freezing to death, I was able to work with amazing talents here. My friend, Jessica Castro, who lived here before but now lives in Los Angeles, was able to recommend me this amazing hair and make up artist, Jennifer Nieman, not only that, Jessica was basically like my booking agent. I really have to thank these two for helping me with booking models and being so supportive!
So below, are images I’ve shot of Jen Whitley of Click Model Management. I didn’t have a stylist for this shoot but luckily my friends Aisha and April wore the same size as Jen so I was able to pull from their closet, big thank you to them. Since the team were freezing to death in the crazy GA weather, I couldn’t let these shot go to waste, so I had to submit them to somewhere, and luckily it got picked up by Coco Indie Magazine.
By the way, this is my first publication, SO YAY ME! :D Just another one of my accomplishment this year! <3 Starting this new year right!
Here are some behind the scenes photo:
Model: Jen Whitley @ Click Models Management
HMUA: Jennifer Nieman
So here’s an editorial I shot a couple months ago. I really, really love the Asian inspired clothing, so my stylist was able to pull amazing looks for this shoot. I really loved the looks that we were able together from the hair, the clothes, and make up.
I’m super thankful for my friend Joncen flying out from AZ to even do the hair for me! Even though it didn’t get picked up but any magazines, I truly had a great learning experience from it! :D But you can check out the photos here.
BEHIND THE SCENES:
Model: Pilar @ M Model Management
MUA: Mymy Dinh
Hair Stylist: Joncen Phi
Wardrobe Stylist: Lillian Fu
Lighting Technician: Sylvia Gunde
Photography Assistant: Kevin Chu
I recently flew back to GA and one of good friends asked me to take some photos for her. I had a pleasure shooting my good friend Ruth. I used to shoot with her for fun and practice.
With the weather being so crazy, and me being sick. I finally found the day to actually shoot my friend without being sick and the weather was just right to go out. We traveled to different places to shoot, since we live in small towns of Atlanta, there’s not too much location to shoot.
Check out some of the photos I was able to snap of her:
It’s winter time, lets go to the beach and shoot! Being crazy, my friend Mason and I got to go to the beach to shoot in the middle of December as if the water isn’t cold already normally. It was fine though, because weird California weather, it was pretty warm that day so we didn’t have too much hard time, until Mason hopped into the water, but here are a few shots from my shoot with him. Check it out! :D
Awhile ago I had the pleasure shooting a smooth, easy going nursing graduation at Los Angeles Valley College. It was really great photographing the grads that walked across the stage and as they got pinned. They were all kinds of individuals, and it’s really cool to see them come together like a family for their graduation. So I felt very lucky to shoot their ceremony.
CONGRATULATION CLASS OF 2013! :D
A week before Thanksgiving I had the pleasure of shooting Hideka & Hiro’s wedding. It was the first wedding I ever shot, so I was really nervous, but it came out great with the help of Sylvia. I had a great time photographing a memorable moment !
Hiro and Hideka known each other ever since they were kids back in Japan. It was really great that they wanted me to shoot their wedding! They were just a fun couple to photograph! I also got the pleasure of meeting Hideka’s sister, Minami. She is a famous Japanese Pop Star in Japan! :D
Overall, I had a great time shooting the wedding, it was definitely a learning experience.
Happy New Year guys! Hopefully, you had a wonderful holiday! It’s been a great time shooting Eugenie this year! With her transition to new clothes and sponsors, her looks has been really amazing. Check out the new stuff!
Be sure to check out her blog:
So if you guys didn’t know, I’ve been picked up as a mentee by an incredible photographer a couple months back. She is probably one of the greatest person that ever hopped in my life, Sylvia Gunde. With so many talented and creative skills, she is my best choice as a mentor. Through her, I was able to meet amazing people who are in my life today. From her boyfriend, to my make up artist, and just a few other people who are just as amazing.
I truly love her ambition and her business skill level. She’s such an amazing person all around. Being able to assist her taught me so much. Even though I have horrible memory and assisting assets, she still pushes through and teaches me, and I appreciate that, it’s truly the only way I’ll learn.
We’re practically more like close friends but it’s good to have that relationship between us.
Happy Halloween everyone! Feral Creature and I woke up super early and traveled to the cemetery where Buff The Vampire was filmed, just to shoot this look. Thinking that there will be fog, we were sadly discouraged because there wasn’t any. Luckily, we still got amazing shots! Feral Creature is a very interesting person, so it was a cool thing to see her dress up for Halloween! I think this outfit/costume suited her well!
Hope everyone have a safe and exciting day!
Check out her post here:
Exploring new ways to shoot and spending a good time on editing pictures, I’ve been able to learn so many new things as any other time. I truly found what I’m passion about, and it’s definitely photography.
With this shoot, I was aiming for GRUNGE STREET WEAR. Being able to pull off the look was simple, but I really loved Tiffany’s look and she absolutely suit well with this theme I went for. Tiffany was a really chill and fun to work with model. Even though I don’t think this shoot is submission worthy yet, it was definitely a great test shoot to add to my portfolio!
I’m looking to go out of my comfort zone soon and shoot differently, so be prepare for my next shoot!
I had a great outcome with this shoot, and I really appreciate my two girls, my assistant, Sylvia and hair and makeup artist, Hikari, that helped with the shoot too!
Here are a few behind the scenes of this shoot!
What an adventurous month with Eugenie! She transitions slowly from Summer to Winter! The looks are looking great as usual! We were able to travel to different places in Long Beach this month too! :D Be sure to check out the blog!
Eugenie’s blog: http://feralcreature.com
OI! I’ve been so busy with school lately and I haven’t found the time to post my Insta-September! I’m finally 19 guys! This month was so fun and adventurous! I made more friends and traveled even more! Did I mention I started working with another model agency, Bleu Model Management! They’re super nice and have amazing looking models!
I started to cook more too, and as you can see it’s the usual eating game! I also started to video record for my friend Kat, from The Cavery! I’ve just been keeping myself occupy really!
October is here already, so I have many more things to come! I actually got a few shoots set up already! JUST WAIT AND SEE!
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I haven’t update in awhile because I’ve been busy but here’s a random post! Be sure to lookout for Insta-October.
We have two dogs in the house, and they’re the nicest dogs in the world! And when I say “We”, I mean my roommate. So I had spare time to take a few pictures of them, well more pictures of Nala than Luna.
The dogs enjoy laying in between my roommate’s legs when he knocks out on the couch.