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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

what do san diego wedding photographers know about fashion in las vegas? this!


every year about this time we join thousands of other wedding photographers from around the world and head to the WPPI convention in Las Vegas to see what's new in our industry, share and learn with other professional photographers, see old friends, meet new friends, and, if there's still time left, have a little fun.
this year I decided to add some fun right into our itenerary. i thought to myself, we know all these talented photographers and we’re all going to be in the same place at the same time… why not put a photo shoot together?!
that's just what i did.
i assembled a group of beautiful models, invited a handful of wonderful photographers to join us, and away we all went, out into the nevada desert.
the following images are what i intend to be the first of many. we enjoyed ourselves so much that i plan to include photo shoots like this into our plans every year from here out.
i want to sincerely thank everyone that came out and helped make this shoot a success. this was my first attempt at organizing something like this. i did hit a few speed bumps, but overall had a terrific experience. thank you all so much!
i especially want to thank the hair and makeup artists that came out.
Briana (Artistry by Briana), Amelia (Amelia Cline), and our good friend Carlie. i could not have even come close to making the models look as beautiful as you did. :)
well, that's enough of my jibba jabba.
these are all my shots (except for one) from our 1st annual fashion in the desert photo shoot. enjoy!
first up is ashley. her hair started out the day in victory rolls, but the wind on location took care of that in a hurry.







this is one of my favorite shots of the day







from the comic pages to real life, watch for the ashley action figure coming soon to stores near you :)




















































crystal jumped in and had a little fun with ashley, a la bettie page.










crystal also joined us the following day for an awesome theme shoot. (more on that soon)




dailazsae might have been one of the youngest models on location, but she is already well on her way to being america's next top model.
















dailazsae definitely gave raquel welch a run for her money with this raquel-esque shot a la One Million Years B.C.







dailazsae gets our gamer of the day award. you can't tell from these pictures, but it was just above 40 degrees at this location. the wind chill had to be down into the 30's. yes, that is snow on the mountains in the background. dailazsae was a complete professional and despite our offers to let her take a break and warm up a bit, she stayed out in the freezing wind. we heart dailazsae!













as we got into the afternoon hours amber joined dailazsae for a little fun with light.










we couldn't decide which version of this shot to put, so we put em both. kim likes a little heavier processing like the version above, and i like a little less like the version below.
bonus for you!
you get to pick which one you like :)




one thing is for certain, amber's look can ONLY be described as... fierce!
















leslie was rockin her red hair and her wedding dress. this was a little bridal fashion we could get very used to. awesomeness!




as if the wedding dress wasn't enough, leslie brought out this rad black tutu. who says 40 degrees is cold? :)



















here's the one shot that i can not claim as my own. april took this one of michelle. how awesome is michelle in this shot? off the charts awesome! she definitely won our most awesome hair do of the day award. if you'd like to see more of april's shots click here.




the super fun rylee had lots of different wardrobes and one terrific smile. she's just starting out in modeling and after this session she'll have lots of looks for her new portfolio. we wish you the best of luck rylee!




this shot pretty much sums up how much fun we all had. everyone was so awesome to work with. thank you friends! we hope to see you all again soon.





95 comments:

Jacob Bergmeier said...

HOLY LORD!!! Pictures galore. You guys rocked this like never before. Nice work!

Kayleen T. Photography said...

Dang these are fierce! I wanna be at Fashion in the Desert 2.0! My favorite is the close-up of daliazsae looking up at you. Did you have any problems with the models not showing up or anything? I'm planning a group shoot in Utah and am scared the models won't show up or something will go wrong.

Cathy Crawley said...

Oh yo, oh yo, work it Baxter's work it!!! You guys totally rocked it out of the park that day, I'm glad I got to tag along at the end of the session and finally get to see you in action! You are superstars!!!

robin said...

Completely gorgeous. Really impressive work here! Totally amazing. (Can you tell I can't even pick a fave?)

erica said...

LOVE THESE!!!! Hopefully I can join you at WPPI next year.

Tiffany Rushforth Photography said...

Ahhhhhmazing ~ I am so bummed I ended up missing it ~ You guys rocked these shots!!!!

Regina White said...

OH MY F-EN GAWWD! You guys! So I now know these have got to be my all time favs of your work. I have to come to Vegas next year and do this with you! I am such an amature but know you can kick me out of that league and into yours.
LOVE EM! Those models are

Melanie Watson said...

Wow!!!! Amazing images guys! Looks like one heck of a fun shoot! :) Looks like you guys definitely know how to throw a sexy party in the desert! ;)

Jen Rinaldi Photography said...

Ok, I'm totally jealous of this shoot and all of the amazing photos you got! This is the kind of work I love and need the opportunity to be able to do more like this.

I love your processing of these photos. It fits perfectly for the scenes!

THUMBS UP for such a wonderful job!!

Zak said...

Is there anything you guys don't hit out of the park? Seriously?? I can't even pick a fav! :) Superb my friends, superb!

Amanda said...

wow looks like you had a great time!! I actually shot Crystal while in Vegas! How fun!!

Nicole said...

I LOOOVE all of these! With every model, I was like "Oh, she's awesome!" But each one just kept getting better and better! I love the edginess. You guys rocked it!

Tawny said...

You guys rock the shit out of EVERYthing!! Man oh man! To be a pebble in your pocket!!! I'm drooling! These are beautiful! Oh, by the way! I like the more intense edit as Kim... sorry Dave! :-(

Meredith Williams said...

I can't even begin... This whole shoot is delicious! Amazing work you guys, your images keep getting sexier and sexier!!!

Can't. stop. looking. !!!!!

Brandi said...

Rad-tastic!! The first 'set' is my favorite, if you will, but they're all fabulous. I love the wind blowing.. Great stuff.

Blair Van Bussel - So Cal Photographer said...

These are freakin hot !! the..umm...9th one is my faveski!
So I cant wait to be part of this next year , but in the mean time I think you should plan a local thing, just sayin! p.s. I totally have that black tu tu.

Sylvia Borgo said...

Good Golly and a Holy Moly! Geeez-us! Amazing! Will you remember all the little people when you guys are shooting for Vanity Fair and Vogue?

Ruby Rideout said...

Flawless work David Baxter!

I'm glad I had the opportunity to work with you that day! Super ridiculous images here!! Wowwww-eeee!

Dexter Lo said...

BAXTER! Great collection of images man. So awesome being able to see through your eyes from this set.

nely said...

whoa! fabulous! very hip and fashion-y! you rocked it, baxter!

MICAH said...

HOLY CRAP THESE ARE MAD HOT!

SERIOUSLY MAGAZINE!

WHERE'D YOU GET THESE GIRLS? HOTTIES R US?

Shawn Kloster said...

Soooo awesome! The photos are great!! I wish I was there for that.

Erika McCauley said...

These are SO HOT!! Everytime I visit your blog, I'm blown away!!

Rachael Earl said...

3 + 4 are totally amazing! Wish I could have made it out to Vegas!

pam said...

OMG!!!You all are my fav photographers. That's all I can say. I'm speechless over these.

Candy said...

WOW! These images are FANFLIPPINTASTIC!! I soooo wanna shoot in the desert with you!

Erin Cady said...

Again, I have to thank you guys for putting this together and letting me tag along! Now I don't know if I wanna post mine! ;) j/k I'd go out and shoot with you guys anytime. I had a fabulous time!
David, these images ROCK. My fav I think is the high key of Ashley.. mostly because I know what it looked like out there! I was pretty much standing nect to you! :) haha. And the first shot of Dailazsae? Just amazing.... !

tammy said...

I came across your website while researching ohana in looking for a unique and meaningful name for my new cleaning company here in Alberta, Canada. I was taken away by the beauty of your photography. How lucky your clients are to have found you. If ever I am in your area I will be sure to make a point of finding a way to have you capture the unique personality of my own ohana.

Sincerely,
Tammy

Nina_VK said...

OMGoodness! These are fabulicious! You rocked it!

Josh said...

these look RAD!! I wish I could have been there shooting with you all :(

Hanssie said...

You guys make me look like an amateur! I'm leaving now before I get a complex.

P.S. I like the less processed one!

Tanya Perez said...

These look amazing!!!!!! :)

Gerald said...

These are amazing! I am so bummed that I couldn't make it! I should have known better than to miss a chance to shoot you!

Impressions said...

OMG...These are SMOOOKING!!! It's not possible to pick faves. You did absolutely fantasbulous job! BRAVO!!!

Cyndi said...

Wowza!! Awesome job! Sad that I wasn't there. I will have to plan on going next year. :)

jen harris said...

AMAZING!! Incredible! Wow! Sorry that we missed each other in Vegas :(

Dawn Malone said...

As always amazing! Yet, I am not finding a picture of my surfer. I believe you were going to find me one. hmmm. All these beautiful models, it must of slipped your mind. :p

Amy said...

These are pretty darn sassy.

Julie Ann said...

holy smokes! another amazing shoot! will i be seeing these in a fashion magazine soon? the first model looked like dita von teese...so elegant. as always, i am blown away...

oneshotbeyond said...

These have the "COMMERCIAL" vibe if anything out there does!

Hot, controlled, vibrant and so BOLD. Fabulous and so Ohana...so Vegas!

ashley valley said...

ALL i have to say is...OMG!!! Those pictures turned out f*&$#&g great! I cant wait to do another shoot like that again. Like i said before. It was the funnest shoot EVER! Thank you again. Much love to you and the family!

ashley valley - model 1029111

briana said...

They are absolutely amazing!!! I love all of them! I can't believe how fabulous they all turned out! Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you on this project! I'll be out in Cali next week, so if you ever need a makeup artist out there, please, please, please let me know! I would love to work with you and your associates again anytime!

Thanks,
Briana

lin said...

OMG, I love the first model. Especially the 3rd photo. Awesome job!!

cassandra m said...

these are insanely awesome. i have soooo many favorites and for so many different reasons. what an amazing shoot. so much personality, attitude and creativity...you guys continue to inspire and wow me. thanks for sharing!!!!!

Scott said...

Glad I wasn't there because my tounge would be filthy from dragging on the ground. You guys rocked it like never before! Great work!

Kelley said...

OMeffingG - you guys are blowing me away lately! Frackin awesome! Especially love the 3rd shot down and the first shot of dailazsae. But then I lost count :-) Awesome.

Al Quackenbush said...

You guys definitely rocked the border. These are superb! Great job with getting it set up, too. I can't wait to do a shoot with you guys. I think the images are fantastic, but the last two have great feeling and wonderful color. Awesome!

daniel said...

Hot stuff in the hot desert! Looks like you got a lot of models to go out. That's awesome.

Christopher said...

Is there anything else to say other than WOW!

ONADA Photography said...

OMG WOW!! I have to make WPPI next yr. you guys rock! The shoot is insane!

Sharelle said...

Fierce! These are all so hot. I love the styling.

erin kate said...

v cool shoot! i'm so sorry i wasn't able to make it. do it next year...i'll be there.

Ryel j said...

Um... looks like you know a lot!! This desert session just rocks my socks off. And my toes are cold now... So thank you!!

Adrienne Gunde said...

These shots are spectacular!! Thank you so much for inviting Scott and I along! It's one thing to get to see your awesome shots on the blog, but another to see you in action, and then see the killer results! Love them all!

Chris Stewart said...

HOLY HELLBATMAN!!!! Umm these are freekin off the hookie!!!! my gosh i think this is my fav session/shoot to date for you guys. The detail and angles and colors and flash and, and, and................i think i am gooing to fall over with just so much good stuff here. You guys are straight up now tell me fab!!!!!

Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) said...

Fantastic. Every one. Wish I coulda joined you. Awesome job, guys!
-E

Maya Laurent said...

Wish we could have tagged along! Totally worked it!

michelle cunningham said...

omg super wow! super bummin that i missed all this!

kymberli q. said...

Holy awesomeness!! There are way too many favorites for me to name them all! GREAT, great job! P.S. I like the heavier processed image if I had to choose - but both are great...if I hadn't seen the heavier processed one, I would have liked the other one just as much! Awesome work!

Cathy said...

Wow! Spicy spicy hot!! I love every single one of these!!!!

ksenija said...

um can we say SO FRIGGIN AWESOME?! looks like you all had a blast... and that one by April is out of control! love love love it all!

J.Stoia Portrait Design said...

Who knew could be so cold in Vegas! You guys rocked this fashionista shoot out the park! And the model dailazsae.. wow.... smokin'! I NEED HER BOOTS! So.. uhh if anyone asked where she got them.. please let me know!!!!

ally michele said...

(whistle whistle) sooo fun!! Sorry I couldn't make it this year but next year for shiz... great shots guys and thanks for putting that fabulous day together!!!! Loving you guys! Can't wait to see you in a week or so!! :) enjoy life till then!

greta, smitten said...

seriously?! these are so so SOOOOOOOOOOOO amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have like 47 faves, so i won't name them, but OMGGGGGGGGGGG. stop getting amazinger every dang day and let the rest of us catch up, okay?! :D

Val McCormick Photography said...

It's SOOOOOOOOOOOO killing me that I couldn't make the shoot! These are incredible and those models are SMOKIN' Hot!!! I can't even choose a favorite, they are all so AWESOME!!!!

Eric Foley said...

Holey Shmoley! These are ridiculous! I wish I could have gone too! You guys never cease to amaze me :) When are you going on tour???

JT Images said...

Wow, what a stunning set. The models, the lighting, the location, the composition! I am glad I found your site!

.E. said...

these are all fantastic.. obviously you know quite a bit about fashion.. :) great work I bet you all had a blast.

Chelo said...

FIERCE! I love Dailazsae. Love her!

Smokes- did not want my husband looking.

Dailazsae said...

I have shot a lot, but I will never forget shooting with you, and your team. This was one of the coolest shoots I've ever done. Your family is very sweet, you guys were all great! I loved working with you, and the pictures :) Thanks again!

Amanda said...

WOW! these are awesome! if you do another one of these next year, let me know!

Nataly Lemus said...

Absolutely amazing! Breathtaking!

Stephen Grant said...

Fantastic! I must have spent 20 minutes checking these out :) Insane work -- love the compositions, processing, the models! Humbling and inspiring as always, man. Wish I could tag along sometime!

Kenzie Shores Photography said...

WOW!!! ok, I'm speechless :)

Lorelei said...

damn!! soooo HOT and I am not talkin about the Vegas desert... these pics are smokin you guys... wish I could've joined at WPPI this year... next year I am determined!! :P

Betsy McCue & Jeff McCue said...

OFF. THE. HOOK. Awesome fantastic work, you guys! Way to rock the desert! PS: I totally want in next year ;-)

C.J. Scott said...

Wow...so many amazing shots!!! I love the intensely dark b&w post work...super awesome!!

Amy Clifton said...

I think my eyes are on fire. These are ridiculous!

Laurie said...

truly awesome fashion work!

Daniel Galang Photography said...

Smokin man... Complete heat once again. I'm sayin it - ya'll got a 'high-fashion' style ese. I love it - seriously love it.

Elena said...

I have only one word - WOW!!!!!!!!

viniciusmatos said...

Superb!!!! Stunning!!!! Amazing!!!! Beautiful!!! Outsdanding work my friends!

Marissa said...

WOW!!! These are seriously amazing! I love everything about these photos, especially the second and third shots of ashley. Looks like you did a great job of setting it all up and making it a huge success.

Leslie Roark said...

SEXY! Great job. These are SO fierce!!!

Mandy said...

Out of all of them, and they all rock you guys!, my favs are the last too. That model with the rainbow socks is just amazing and you totally captured her in the best light.

Becka Knight (Studio222 Photography) said...

Yummy! You guys rock my world!

paul said...

This images rock big time. I wish Sofie and i was in Vegas this year, hopefully we'll get together next year, keep up the good work

One Love Photo said...

Know that is so serious SASS!!!! Are you sure you aren't moonlighting for Vogue....

Lyndzee of EP said...

Ohana Ohana Ohana,, you guys rocked this shoot fo sho!! Lovin all the goodness that you have bestowed upon us. Keep on rockin!!!

Lyndzee*

Will Parris said...

it's a shame there are a bajillion awesome shots in there. too bad... seriously, frickin' A, so much good stuff! Saucy doesn't do it justice, but Saucy Burrito does. Uber Saucy Burrito, all amazing!

Holli True said...

Amazing!! You guys just plain rock!! I can only image how much fun you all had- I'm so jealous! :)

Staja Studios said...

Very Nice, I think I like three and four the best! The shadows from the veil in number three are sweet! Good job you guys.

Corinna Hoffman Photography said...

Wow, wow, wow, hot, hot, hot!! I especially love the ones with you guys using flash or some sort of lighting during the broad daylight session!! Super hotness!! Great job :)

PS--is my comment the 100th message to this blog post? :)

Kara Laws said...

Hi, you just found your newest blog stalker! :) I have been looking for shots from this Vegas trip. I knew there were some mad model sessions going on but I have only seen a few posts of them. It is amazing to me to see the different shots each photographer gets.

Great photos!

joshuadwain said...

WOW!!! These are amazing. Good Stuff!