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Thursday, December 11, 2008

make it work


in times like these you have to improvise, adapt, overcome. this year we have broadened our horizons and learned quite a bit. on our latest outing into the wilderness beyond being san diego wedding photographers, we dipped our photographic toes into the unfamiliar waters of fashion photography and, as katy perry said, we liked it. :)
this was not just any fashion show. it was a SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE class project and a benefit for the KID ANGEL FOUNDATION. the location was san diego's first tapas bar, La Gran Tapa.
the show was amazing!
you may not know it by just watching, but fashion shows are super fast paced. luckily april and i got to mingle a while before the show and get some cool back stage shots of the calm before the storm. april even updated her blog (i know, right) with some of her images. click here to take a gander at her shots.





































claire, dmarkis, and justin, the make-up and hair stylists from RICHARD JOSEPH SALON in san diego did an incredible job. they were all uber cool and super easy to work with. if you want your hair and makeup to look awesome, hire them. today. they straight up rule.



























































































i want to thank melody, her mom barbara, and everyone that helped to make this show a success. we appreciate you providing this opportunity to step outside our "safe zone." april and i had such a wonderful time i think we're hooked. we'd love to do more shoots like this. so much fun!




85 comments:

Julie Cruz said...

BAAAAAAAAXXXXTTEEERRR!!!! These are bad ass....and holy schyza your daughter rocks. Looks like you've got yourself a permanent second shooter!! Awesomeness!

Shyla said...

AHHHH!!! i love it! its like crack in my veins

...not that I would know what thats like.

Josh said...

It's always fun shoot stuff you've never shot before. I love the way you used the available light in a lot of these.

erica sergio said...

ok "fashion show, fashion show, fashion show at lunch" is mine & my husband's favorite thing to say. also, these photos are killer. duh.

metrophoto said...

wow! love all of these! awesome documentation guys =)

Sentimental Visions Photography said...

These are freaking AWESOME!!!! I've always wanted to be behind the fashion scenes....very artistic and pure! Everything you do is phenomenal!
~christina

Leslie Roark Photography said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! So.. the next time I visit the Sand Diego area (It was last January) we MUST get together!

stephanie said...

Your whole stinking family has mad talent! SO jealous, but am always inspired every time I visit! Rock on Baxters!

Serena said...

what an awesome event to cover! love the fashion!

brianna said...

Always love what you do!

Leah Simmers said...

suuuhweet! seriously Sweet! This is totally your calling!

Enoch Photography said...

Honestly... I googled Friggin' Totally Awesome Photography and Ohana Photography was the #1 hit. Love this post you guys... a realism to all the shots. You guys are so good. //enoch

Christine Farah Photography said...

I think you seriously found your calling! These photos are super ridiculously rad!!

Kara May said...

These are insanely incredible!!!! WOW - I love them - felt like i was there. Amazing work!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Tim Gunn would be proud ;-)

Christopher said...

First off, I have been in this bar (maybe a few too many times) and love it. 2nd, I love the BW processing. It brings everything to life in a captured still.

Just great!

Studio222 Photography said...

You're both crazy fabulous. Come to florida and hang out with Nate and I. :) I mean, it's no Hawaii, but we're pretty cool.

jenna said...

These are fricken FABULOUS!!!!!! I love the ad feel they have to them so high fashion!! Awesome stuff guys as always! What a great cause too!

Mastro Photography said...

Baxter! You rock!! These are fabulous I love, love love the shot from the back room of the two girls sitting on the couch!! And the one of the blonde with her hair all crazy-so real! Demarcus was awesome!!
Thanks again for coming out to the show. I know it was crazy but soo fun.

Jennifer Lea Photography said...

Fun, fun! The snow is nice- I do like the 'seasons'...but by March I will trade ya! I need a camera fix by then. I go thru some major withdrawals-hahahaha! When it is below 32 degrees- we do not even leave the house-ha! You have a lovely weekend too and soak up that beautiful sunny Cali-weather! Thanks for stopping by my blog! My poor child and all the pictures I take-wink! Jennifer in Ohio

Sylvia Borgo Photography said...

Love your work! And I'm never going to get tired of saying that! Way to rock the event!

Chris+Lynn said...

Awesome event & killer shots! Love that fifth one - it is stunning - keep staring at it!

Heather said...

I love the feel to all of these pictures! Beautiful work, as always. :)

amy wood said...

holy crap- these rock so much- makes me feel all special and warm inside like i was right there in the middle of it! great job as usual. hey, are you changing your logo permanently or just for this specific post? i like it either way.:)

Deb Tracey said...

How fun is this!! Great coverage! Have I ever told you how much I love your cake-smashing pic of you cute kids, on your blogger pic? Have a great weekend :) deb

Amanda Suanne said...

sooo cool! How fun was that?

Brandi said...

Fierce! :P I love these. It's combining two of my favorite things! Fashion + photography.

peggy said...

Wow incredible! I feel like I'm looking at some ads in fashion mags. That second to last shot in sepia looks like it's from an old Humphrey Bogart movie. Fabulous!

Lorelei said...

fashion show! fashion show! fashion show at lunch!! haha sorry, couldn't help it :P

Awesome set you guys!!! Seriously Ace!!

Jessica said...

Stepping outside your comfort zone is always a scary thought. You rocked it though and you can't tell this was your first fashion shoot. I am a beginner so I feel that anxiety everyshoot. Promise me it goes away!!! LOL!

Amazing!

Tammi Nowack Photography said...

Totally bitch'n.
I can't even pick a favorite, although that first shot of the exterior building is pretty stunning.
Fantastic job!

kymberli q. said...

Wow! These are amazing! Almost makes me want to try it. You guys killed this!!

Araxi said...

I flippin LOVE these!!!! You killed this from the shots to the processing!

Ricki Ford said...

Dude you should have all kinda magazines calling you to use these I love everything about them.

Sentimental Visions Photography said...

I keep looking at these, I just love them!!
~christina

ONADA Photography said...

wow this imagery is stunning!!

Michelle Guzman said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

Val McCormick Photography said...

Awesome shots! How fun and especially love the shot of the two models on opposite ends of the super cool couch! Are you guys making it out to WPPI. I plan on going and also visiting my munchkin in Palmdale for an early bday celebration. His bday is March 5th ;-)

~Hugs~
Val

Mary Marantz said...

OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH I LOVE them!!! NO, I LURV them!!!! They are so full of vintage Parisian yumminess!! Makes me want to eat a baguette!!! These ROCK!!!

Tiffany Rushforth Photography said...

these are SOOOOOOOOOO Fantasticly amazing!!

Molly red fly studio said...

Wow! These are great! My fav is the one with the two ladies sitting on the couch with the selective coloring. Great work!

Beautiful Moments Photography said...

Uh OH, these are so good someone might steal you away from us! Me like very much :)

cassandra m said...

Those gals reading the magazines look like fabulous Hollywood Movie Stars from the 50's...I love the behind the scenes photos. AWESOME. I love the b/w series in these...very NICe!

Mark W. said...

Great stuff! Loved the peeks backstage!

Marlin Munoz said...

Always rockin the funky fresh images my friends! I also dig the new font your using on your images. Very bold, love it! It was great seeing you at the Kissmas Party!

Rachael Earl said...

SO much cooler than your average fashion show shots! I'm convinced you can pretty much do anything and do it well.

Staja Studios said...

Me likey!!! That first shot reminds me of cuba meets scarface! Is this a new logo, or did you switch the font up just for this shoot? It has an edgier feel to it?

Shii said...

Nice work! These are great.

Amy Clifton said...

The backstage shots are freakin' phenominal! Is there anything you can't do??? :-) Love the tight shot of the girl fixing her shoe and the two girls on the couch. Hotness! You definitely made it work.

Lindsey Marie said...

Freakin' Cool, Guys! Awesome!

Jaime Hough said...

Love these shots!!! Love the blue dress - totally pops! Phenomenal.

Kricia Morris Photography said...

OMG I love it! It was edgy, urban, grungy, fantastic! Awesome job!

C.J. Scott said...

WOW! I love how old school these images feel!!

Sarah said...

K.I.L.L.E.R.

ksenija said...

i really love these images... you completely get a feeling as if you were right there experiencing it all with you guys! awesome!

Wai Reyes Photography said...

Oh wow! It's like reading a magazine! :) Beautiful job, you guys!

SceneOne Photography said...

You guys amaze me! Great stuff!

moraima (mo-RYE-mah) said...

well if this was your first try at fashion i would say you did pretty good, i really like the backstage shots!!!
and thank you for stopping by my blog and for the comment!!!!

erica said...

I LOOOOOVEEE that first shot. These are so impressive, great work

Cathy and David Photographers said...

You guys did an awesome job on these. SO freaking cooooool. :)

Paul said...

Awesome shots David. I really like the black+white and PJ photos

Eric Foley said...

Hey man, these are insanely ridiculous! Every single one! The PP on these are sick, please share a few secrets!

Hanssie said...

What fun! Love the feel of the backstage pics!

Heather Thorne said...

some of these look like they came straight out of W magazine! Love the processing. Just perfect.

AHS Photography said...

officially jealous!! so superly duperly awesome!

Daniel Galang Photography said...

Style rox.. I'm lovin the fashionista status and stylistic stuff.. Seems like you are actually in a comfort zone - not outside of it! Total Rockstar shoot session ya'll..

Ginger Murray said...

These are so fun!!

Laurie said...

great to see the fab. behind the scene shots... and the end fashion work..
Can't tell you don't ALWAYS shoot fashion!
great work...

Dawn Malone said...

You guys rocked another one!

Bethelyn K. Photography said...

wow! these are so editorial and glam. loving, loving it.

.E. said...

So totally awesome... It looks like a blast.

Stephen Grant said...

These are super high energy! Love 'em! The black & whites are killer -- reminds me of Robert Frank from the '50s. You go, man!

Blair Van Bussel - So Cal Photographer said...

These are HOT!!! Love the vintagey style! Ohhhhhh and that light in the first picture, so delish. Love them all though! Very hot stuff.

rowena said...

I love this! Rocked the fashion world Ohana style! yayah!

Adrienne said...

These shots are super cool! I love seeing all the behind-the-scenes goodness - so exciting!

greta, smitten photography said...

you made it work alright! i love ohana times a million billion trillion!! the vintage-y processing is super sweet. i can't stop looking at the one of the guy in the glasses at the red door! it looks like a real deal vintage hollywood shot. keep up the awesome work!

Lisette Price Photography said...

Wow, wow, wow just WOW! I love #4 and #5. You guys so awesome! I love it!

Jeanette Sanchez said...

Love the editorial feel of these, just awesome!

Kenzie Shores Photography said...

oooooohhhh, I love fashion shows! awesome awesome awesome :)

Ruby said...

there;s nothing i can say that hasn't been said already!

truly remarkable work!!!

chris stewart said...

i dont care what anyone says this session i found awesome cause it felt grungy and dirty and vintage and so many other things it is amazing. Great job guys.

One Love Photo said...

Utterly perfect post process. These are REALLY AWESOME---extra special combination of awesomeness with the models, location, lighting, colors, processing and photographer's eyes !!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!!!!!!~!!

Barbara said...

I am in love love love with these images!! I love especially the getting ready images- amazing! I love tapas so I'll have to make a trip down to SD to try them out. AMAZING work!

Mike Richards said...

Wow man, just reminded why you are one of my favorite photographers in the WORLD!

Keep it up man!

oneshotbeyond said...

This shoot looks like it was all fun! Very superb work!