It feels I been MIA for a while on here…Damn!! lol. Well I’m back and been trying to get back up shooting more with new people. The best part of it is being able to make new friends! That’s one reason why I love what I do lol. Anyways, meet Alex! This Texas beauty is fun to be around…trust me the shoot was fun lol! She’s hella down to earth, easy to talk to, and is a NATURAL at modeling!!
In the beginning, I could see she was tense, then as we progressed through the shoot, she became more relaxed and opened up more. Looking through the photos that night, I could see the stages of nervous to chill lol. She had mentioned to me the day before the shoot that she’s just starting up. For our first shoot, I didn’t wanna do too much guiding (I did end up guiding her through at some points lol) so that I could see how she does and if she’s just a natural at this. Then what do you know?! She surprised me and I knew she didn’t need much guidance haha.
I wanted to change up the scenery from what the team and I normally do. What I had in mind originally was to do something street (which I love shooting) but I had a feeling the team wanted to shoot something different lol. I had no story line for the shoot, no theme because I couldn’t think of anything. My mind drew blank so it was just a “normal” shoot. During the shoot though, little bits and pieces of ideas came to mind of how some parts of the video should go so it wasn’t totally “theme-less” lol. It turned out to being a (if I HAD to name it) nature-ish vibe…..continue reading
I have no idea why I missed this set and didn’t post it in the order I had intended while in Bali. But here it is. I think this was the 2nd to the last day before we left. Just hanging out by the pool and relaxing. Check the photos out here or click on the photo above.
Here we are in Bali! Of course y’all know we had to shoot while on this vacation. The place we’re at is super nice and so many hot spots to shoot at. It’s a gold mine for photos/videos. This was all shot this morning after breakfast. After shooting we took advantage of the pool because it’s hot af here too lol. Click the photo above to see the rest of the set or click here. I’ll be adding more to this set and updating daily of everything we do on our vacation. Check out my journal too for misc. vacay stuff. This is just the start of it! Oh and if you like the bikini Shaz is wearing in the photo, you can get one in multiple colorways here.
This is Jessica Sunok. An upcoming model who’s making a name for herself and I should add she’s coming up quick. She’s a winner of both Spocom Anaheim and Tuner Evo Philly bikini competitions. I mean I wouldn’t doubt her winnings. She’s friendly in person and easy going too. She’s hella professional and obviously ain’t a stranger in front of the camera. After the shoot, one of my homie’s that I shoot with, Kalen, brought up the fact that Jessica resembles Selena Gomez. I never thought that before meeting her but after going through and editing her photos, I could see exactly what the homie was talking about lol. So if you ever get to work with Jessica, she’ll be the closest you’d get to meeting Selena Gomez if you don’t ever think you’ll actually meet the real Selena Gomez lol!
By the way, did you know Jessica’s a HUGE sriracha lover?! See her photos & video and also get to know Jessica a little bit more by clicking the photo above or clicking here!
Over this past weekend, my girlfriend’s family was back home on the island, from WA, where they reside now. We did a whole bunch of fun stuff while they were here and for the last weekend, they rented a beach house out in Makaha. It was a tropical getaway. I didn’t want the weekend to end! The view was great too so we had to take pictures while we were there since we probably would never go back there anytime soon! Check out the set by clicking on the photo above or click here. I’ll be posting a bit more in my journal touching on some things from the beach house. So look out for that!
For those living in Hawaii, have y’all heard about AMMDI aka Aloha Made Me Do It? Wait why am I even asking that question?! Of course y’all heard or seen that brand at least once. If you’ve been living under a rock or just play games all day and have no clue what AMMDI is, it’s a local lifestyle brand from Hawaii making waves through social media and even possibly a store near you! Reason I’m bringing the brand up is because of this woman right here! Kerah is the HBIC of that brand! She’s currently a fashion major at HCC (Honolulu Community College) and has plans of transferring to FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in LA to expand her knowledge and skills in the fashion world.
I first met Kerah through my partners, Brandon (BSV) & Kalen (kshotz), on one of AMMDI’s swimsuit shoots. Prior to that, we only chatted lightly through instagram after she saw some of my shots I did with other girls that were sporting one of her 1 piece swimsuits. Then the team and I helped a bit with another shoot for her line and after that I thought, “why haven’t I ask Kerah yet to shoot?” So I asked her one day and she was down for my ideas and here it is!
Wanna see what we cooked up for this shoot? You’ll definitely wanna see the video too! Click on Kerah’s photo above or click here.
This bubbly spirit is Skye aka Kaululani. I don’t even wanna think about or type out her whole name because 1) it’s hella long lol and 2) when she said her full name in person, I got lost in the Hawaiian language like I was back in elementary school just starting to learn about Hawaiian studies lol. Anyway, she reached out to me after noticing my previous shoot with Michaela. I love meeting and working with new people, especially when my work does the advertising for me lol. Right off the bat when we met up at the location, I could tell she was gonna be super chill and fun to work with. Very professional at what she does but also playful that the shoot wasn’t strictly the sound of the camera going off. Get to know more about Skye by checking out the rest of her feature by clicking her photo above or clicking here.
This is Stephanie, aka @mermaidsirenity, one of the mermaids here on Oahu. What started out as a hobby turned into her full time career pleasing people with her mermaid looks and charm at hotels, kids parties, and special events all over the island! I connected with her through instagram, we linked up, and turned out this awesome feature with not only Stephanie herself, but also her husband who came to help out and eat the food I brought from @honolulukitchen lol, and also my team who got footage on video, @brndn.scott & @kalenkeahi. Nothing but chill vibes all afternoon spent at the beach.
Check out Steph’s feature by clicking on her photo above!