Crystal and I have been wanting to collab for some time and last week we made it happen! Also found out we live down the street from each other say what?! I really enjoyed working with her again, she's amazing! We met up in Claremont Village and took a stroll around to choose from some beautiful spots in the area. Check out her page at @crystalreymua
I'm a big fan of art, for this shoot I decided to use the ready and available back drops in the Art District in Los Angeles. I reached out to Make up artist Madison Dizon/ @beautybymadisonrose and Model Rebecca DePalma/ @rebeccadepalma with this shoot idea. We only had an hour to shoot and I was worried that we wouldn't get enough shots in, but an hour was plenty of time to get some amazing shots in! I was accompanied again with Cari/ @capturesbycarii so give her page a look to see her images of this event!
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee, these days working a full time job and shooting on the side and editing late into the night has me consuming a lot of it! For this shoot I got together with some friends and decided to meet at a cute little coffee shop in the Los Angeles area. Weird Wave Coffee Brewers opened up less than a year ago and think they're going to do create in their little community.
I teamed up with Make up Artist Priscilla Miranda/ @mzpris_ba and Model Alix Mendoza/ @_therealdrewcarey_ to put this awesome idea together! I also invited Carii/ @capturesbycarii to get some shots in, so check out her final images also!
SO, I decided to put an Instameet together with friends that I've met on Instagram, Photographers, Models and Make up Artists. I was stressing out for weeks, I've never put an event together in my life, and I'm an anxious introvert, pretty sure I lost some hair over those planning weeks. Of course everything went great and I'm so happy with everything that everyone had to say about it. Looking forward to planning more Instameets this year! Check out my friends links to see their work, I had so much fun creating with you!
Roger Hidalgo/ @rhidalgophoto
Mandy Castillo/ @mandycastillophotography
Umesh Puttegowda/ @indianswift
Kaleb Thompson/ @kalebthompson3
Models & Make up Artists:
Model: Angela Sauer/ @angelasauer - Who did her own Makeup!
Assisted by Dani Badeau/ @bad_dani_ella
It was a cold and drizzling night, and my friends and I decided to go light painting at Mt Baldy. It took a lot of trial and error and these are a few of my images that I got!
After my TGS meet (see previous post), I went from LA to Pasadena to meet with my friend Tia @aspiritualnature to shoot my recently engaged friends Phillip and Sneha. It was one of the most fun shoot I've ever had, I've known them for a while so that was easy, but I didn't realize how fun and cute they are with each other *insert heart eyes*.
Also check out @aspiritualnature to see her images!
2018 was kicked off with a meet up with The Gypsy Shack! Got to meet with the CEO Alex Morehouse/ @chiefwolfblood and work with the amazing girls from the TGS collective. Going to these Meet ups and Instameets has really given me the practice to improve my portfolio. I recommend every starting photographer, even model to go to portfolio building events to get images some amazing images! Check out my photos to see what I shot!