We just wrapped up our first photoshoot. It was a great experience with such a great team!
The goal of the shoot was to create new photos for our website, create a lookbook, a brand video/commercial, and social media content. To accomplish this, we gathered a great team of 2 photographers, a videographer, 10 models and a producer and an amazing crew. With our small budget, we were able to bring together a team filled with friends and supporters who truly just wanted to be a part of this growing brand. As a testament to our values, the shoot really brought a sense of community.
On our team, we had Paul Olaechea, a fashion/lifestyle photographer based out of Los Angeles, Brian Feinzimer, photographer for Getty Images, LA/OC Weekly & KCRW Radio and photojournalist also from Los Angeles, and Geoff Boothby, filmmaker and member of production company Shark Pig based out of Los Angeles as well. For our talent, we had amazing breakdancers Ingel Catindig, Lynkz (Josh Romero) who dances for Insomniac, and Robin Olive with Placid Fluidity, who also doubled as our stylist. We also featured the LA-based DJ, DJ Smiles Davis, aerialist/dancer, Mariko Saito with Acrolibrium Entertainment, skateboarders Michael L and Chris Chiu. And to round up our talent, we had the filipina beauties, Mitzi and Gabriela, and our great friend, Sean “Stretch” Simmonds.
A special thank you to Tomas Verde, for providing the studio space Lucky 13 creative, props, helping hands, and creative insight. And a big warm hug to our Mandy Hobmeier for co-producing the shoot. Without her, it really would never have come out as wonderfully and put together as it did!
We can’t wait to share what we were able to create!