Kai and I first met, oh maybe 3 months ago. He had recently moved to San Francisco from of all places, Hawaii (!!!!), to pursue his dream career in modeling. I had newly relocated myself from all places, Washington State. And when you come from Washington State, Hawaii is like HEAVEN! Well, at least for me. I love going to Hawaii and wish I could live there, but for the time being, visiting will have to do. :) Ok... back to Kai. Our first photo shoot was down at the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building. The images came out wonderfully and photographing Kai helped me to become a better portrait photographer, especially since I was just starting out. And, come to find out, the photos I took of Kai helped him out in getting in with a modeling agency. :)
Fast forward to this last week. Kai had messaged me on Facebook about some ideas of a fashion shoot in the city. He had pulled some outfits together and we ventured out into the city, with his lovely friend, Nicole. We did some street shots near Union Square. Kai had a fancy outfit to wear, which included a black bow tie. We were trying to figure out where we could go and I decided we must go to the Westin St. Francis. I felt kind of funny taking pictures inside a hotel that I was not staying at, so I went to the concierge desk, with my camera in hand, to ask permission if I could take some images inside their hotel lobby. When I approached the concierge, he began talking camera techy talk naming off all of my gear. It made me smile. :) I asked him what kind of photography he did and he said he just did it as a hobby and then he gladly gave me permission to photograph inside the hotel. We took some indoor shots using ambient lighting. Some shots turned out better than others, but I was still very happy with how the images came out! After finishing up our shoot inside the Westin St. Francis, we went right into the middle of Union Square. It was so much fun! I did feel kind of like a fashion photographer! Here are a few images taken during the shoot. I think you will enjoy!
Kai thinks I should get into fashion photography.... what do you think? I think it would be a lot of fun!
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