The most fun in any photoshoot is when you get to collaborate with the best talents the industry has to offer. Here, in this shoot, we have:
- two absolutely stunning models, Charisse and Milena
- our gracious host, Jinza Jin who owns the amazing couture bridal line at 2040 Union Street in San Francisco
- our lovely Janice Daoud whom I can't have enough praise of
- the most talented hair stylist, Mikel with a fantastic personality!
- Of course, our Paul Ferradas who is always there to help
What's this shoot for? How about for all our portfolios? Is that a good enough reason? WE ALL THINK SO!.
While I am at it, I got the chance to try out my new toy, the latest little photo gear from Profoto. The tiny little, Profoto Acute-B 600R battery
and of course, its equivalent Profoto Acute-B 600 w/s lamp head
. I'm not even counting the modifiers and this tiny light bulb made me bleed $3k. Ouch! And I'm actually thinking of buying 3 more
sets of these? Hahaha. Michael Soo's lofty goals.
Talk about finances, I'm leaking
... gushing money this month. My credit card bill came yesterday and even though I expected it, I still fainted for a few minutes before I ran and played with the lights again. I think I need help. Know a good therapist, anyone?
This is probably one of the main reason why a photographer charges a few pennies extra for their services.
On the bright side, this little sucker is an amazing pack. Possibly the lightest gear available in the market! 10 measly pounds!!! I could see myself pocketing the long term medical savings when I turn 70! That's where the savings will roll in by the millions!!! Oh yeah!
I really enjoy commercial, high fashion couture shoots for a few damn good reasons. I can't do the statistical type of shoot where I take 1000 shots, hoping for 1 great shot. I'm the type of guy who wants to take 10 shots, expecting 5 phenomenal shots! That made me really suitting for commercial since most companies only want 1 to 10 great shots and use it for anything from advertising, packaging to websites, etc.
I think we got enough out from this shoot to last us a while. Then again, we're doing a beauty shoot the day after tomorrow. I guess I just can't sit around long enough without fidgeting. ;)
- Michael Soo
Labels: bridal, charisse, couture, high fashion, janice daoud, jinza jin, milena, photography, photoshoot, San Francisco, wedding