Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Couples Session in San Francisco with Crystelle & Kenny

My friend Kenny Kim is in town hanging out and i tagged along yesterday to shoot one of his friends and his girlfriend. They used to be models back in Chicago and just recently moved to the Bay Area. They were a blast and so easy to shoot. Here are some of my favorites, enjoy!













Crazy Kenny Kim in action on the edge of the roof 6 stories up.


Kenny trying to look cool for the super talented Anton Lorimer of Lorimerworks who was shooting his promo video yesterday too.

And last but not least, be careful when shooting in urban environments, keep an eye out for crazy bums!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gene Higa & Jose Villa Workshop in San Francisco

Yesterday i had the opportunity to attend the Gene Higa & Jose Villa's one day workshop. They are great friends and run their business very differently. Jose is all about being an artist as Gene is more of the businessman. I connected with both of their approaches as they talked about many topics including SEO, destination weddings, pricing, handling clients, albums, getting published, etc. I took many key learnings from both and look forward to creating my own blended business. Here are some of my favorite images i shot, enjoy.

Our location at Fourth Street Studios.


One of our two beautiful models Tyria.



Gene talking to us about posing and getting the best light and expressions from our clients.




Jose and his Contax 645, yes folks he shoots film!


Miss Caroline.




The group...

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Bouquet Provided by Mandy Scott, San Francisco

Gown Provided by: Amy Kuschel, San Francisco

Makeup for models by Maria Chang (Professional Makeup Artisty PMA), San Francisco