12AM… At this time I should of ate, and went to sleep after a long day of shooting right? Wrong… The knock on the door only told me one thing. It’s my last shoot of the day. The thing is she’s not even from Washington. She took the first flight out of one my favorite cities. Straight from New York, this is Gracie Kayy. Continue reading
It’s been a hectic day so far. Back to back shoots, and the night was already here. I have yet to explore Washington to do my street shooting, but at this rate we might run a hour in downtown Seattle. But really who needs to go around when Seattle’s very own Shay Bella is right there. Let’s do this!
I was running a bit behind, but there was one model that I was hoping to shoot during my trip. I hit her up, and she was able to make it the same day. Say hello to one new up and coming models from Washington, Christina Arana.
It’s hard to find models that have a natural pose. It takes time to practice, and find their look. My original plan was to shoot Shay Bella, but because of some time conflict, I had to wait a bit. Instead Shay brought a friend by the name Mari King. I had some time to kill before my next shoot, so Mari decided to get dressed and get in front of the camera. I started firing away. She moved smooth and elegant. I asked her how long she has modeling for. She smiled, “This is actually my first shoot ever”… Wtf…. This is Mari King.
Finally had some time to recover from the hectic day one I had in Seattle. Kinda wanted to sleep in a bit more, but we had to get our day going. Monique was one of the first models we had from the day. She was really out going, and great to work with. She even brought her own crown to the shoot. #Queen.
It is a challenge every event strives for. How do you make your show better than your last? There is a quote “Treat my first like my last, and my last like my first”. Blox Evolution has just done that and even set the bar higher.
The day was finally coming to a end. Day one with all these shoots done. Ever get that sudden burst of energy when you are exhausted? Well it came through the moment Ivy walked in. Check out Ivy…
Yea I thuoght my day was over. But it wasn’t… My bed was just right there, but the day kept going. This Seattle trip was only on day 1 still, and I was exhausted. Luckily Merari gave me a break… Kinda.. Well I couldn’t.. Seeing Merari I just wanted to shoot more. Check her out.
We finally get back to the hotel, only to find out… I only have 15 min to shoot one of the models I’ve been wanting to work with since I began. But sometimes you gotta work with what you have. But seriously at this time I was exhausted… I just needed sleep. But it’s hard to sleep when you have Stephanie Lazaro around.
After finishing my shoot with Neena, we had to rush out to the local park to meet up with Ashlee Sem to do a quick shoot before returning back to the hotel for our next photoshoot… I really just wanted to sleep at this point. I got to Angle Lake park, and the sun was starting to hit it’s “golden hour” I decided to lay on the grass… My eyes are slowly shutting… I can feel relaxation about to hit… “WAKE YOUR ASS UP! We only have 15 minutes!” – Ashlee
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Finally well rested… Back at Anime Expo and ready to go. First on the line up is to get into the Artist Alley, and knock it out as fast as possible… I made my way through the West Hall into the South where the Artist Alley… Seriously who named this place the Artist Alley…. It was a damn city! This is gonna take a while… Here goes Anime Expo day 3!
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I have no clue why I do this to myself. Pack at 12AM, stay up getting all the gear ready til 3AM, stay awake for no reason til 4AM and then start the drive to Los Angeles by 5AM… Mentally exhausted, and body wanting to just shut down, I have no reserve energy. At Fanime I was able to get some sleep at least, and I was ready to go since it was one of the biggest Anime conventions in Northern California. But since I was so busy I didn’t get a chance to enjoy myself. So I told myself, “I’ll go to Anime Expo and make up for it”. I honestly didn’t know what to expect since it was first time going to one of the oldest, and most established Anime conventions in California… As I arrive to the LA convention center, I realized how big this really was… What the Shinto… What the hell did I get myself into… This is Anime Expo 2016…
(The story continues…) we landed early in Seattle just so we can go downtown and do a bit of street shooting… With all our luggage… It wasn’t a really good idea, so the lovely Zoey Lee picked us up and brought us to our hotel in Federal Way. Finally time to relax. Until the front desk just told us that I couldn’t have the room… ummm wtf… It was already 2PM and our first shoot is set for 4. But luckily Zoey pulled the clutch and scored us a room near the airport. Now finally time to rest… Well not really.. cuz Neena just got to the room, and decided to stay on my bed… Fine I’l shoot… Everyone, this is Seattle’s Neena Rey.