Quinceanera / Sweet 16 Theme Shoot

Finally we are scheduling this event! :)
After a very busy winter at work, we are freeing up some time this Spring and are scheduling our 1st 'OFFICIAL' shoot this season ;-)

 

Great opportunity to add these type of pics to your PORTFOLIO!

We'll have a couple BOUTIQUES  providing a variety of dresses! Don't miss it! :)

We provide the models & wardrobe.

Make up: will be done at the location.

 

HAIR: models have to come with their hair ready.

PHOTOGRAPHERS feel free to bring equipment (flashes, studio lights, triggers, reflectors, Pocket Wizards), but we'll have a few setups ready to go.

We are also considering going outdoors if the weather is nice. So far there is some chance of rain however, some models are bringing their own dresses so they are willing to go outside and shoot if needed. There is a small park next door and we will also have a VINTAGE CAR parked outside for pictures :) again... this depends on the weather.

We will provide a Release Form from all models to photographers which will later be posted on this website under tab "More" / Files.

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Comments / Questions / Requests Anyone?

Post a COMMENT bellow and we'll reply to you in the comment area as well. Do Not email me directly please; I'm not checking my meetup email regularly.

 

MODELS Confirmed:

1- Kamila (confirmed)

2- Julia 1 (confirmed)

3- Madison (confirmed)

4- Selena (confirmed)

6- Azucel (confirmed)

7- Eugenia (confirmed)

8- Dilyara (confirmed)

9- Jenni (confirmed)

10- Genesis (confirmed)

11- Julia 2 (confirmed)

12- Viktoria (confirmed)

13- Mia (confirmed)

14- Miranda (confirmed)

15- Daisy (confirmed)

16- Lupe (confirmed) Bringing her own dress

17- Isabel (confirmed)

18- Alexandra (confirmed)

19- Dayaana (confirmed)  - Bringing her own dress

20- AND Christian ..... Our Chambelan  :) (confirmed)

 

MUAs:

- Sym (confirmed)

- Jocelyn (confirmed)

- Aretha (confirmed)

- Jessica (confirmed)

 

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MORE DETAILS

(everyone please read):


1) PARKING: there is FREE parking in the back of the building and we should be able to fit up to 20 cars. We will have to double par to fit more cars so please if you need to leave early make sure you park closer to the exit or on the street in front of the building (there is paid street parking available).

If you park in the back of the building, you will be given a piece of paper upon arrival where you will write your name and cellphone number, and put it visible on your dashboard or windshield. This way if you are parked behind someone, they'll be able to call you so you can move your car to let them out if necessary.

* ENTRANCE IS THROUGH THE BACK DOOR *

We are also talking to the bank next door to see if they'd let us use their parking lot.  This is NOT CONFIRMED yet, so please make sure you check with a member of the staff upon arrival.

Carpool if possible ;-)

 

2) PHOTOGRAPHERS / EQUIPMENT: We will be providing most of the equipment. However photographers are welcome to bring their own as well. We should have enough space to set up 6-8 studio sets, and one natural lighting setup by the window.

If we get to go to the small park (empty lot) next door, we will have space there for 4-5 setups outside, including one with a Vintage Car :)

PHOTOGRAPHERS: We ask of you to be respectful of other photographers while they are shooting. Once 1 photographer is shooting, please wait for your turn. If using a trigger, please one at the time. The lights will overheat if there are 2 people shooting the same set or if the same photographer is taking 20 pictures per second (exaggerating here) but it happens. Take your time, and please wait 2-3 seconds in between shots while using our lights, that way you also allow the models to change poses.  We'll appreciate you collaboration and teamwork ;-)

PHOTOGRAPHERS ARRIVAL TIME: Not earlier than 11am unless you are bringing equipment. If you are bringing any larger equipment you may arrive as early as 10am to set up. Also if you'd like to take 'preparation & make up' shots you may arrive around 10:30am ish.


3) DIRECTING MODELS: Half of our models are really young so they are new to photoshoots & directions. Please be patient and direct the poses as you'd like, but making sure they are comfortable with it. Also show them the pictures as you take them, so they can correct any pose right on the spot.

The other half of our models are more experienced and they know what they are doing :) but they are always willing to take direction if needed.

 

4) MODELS / MUAs

 

Please arrive between 8-9am.

We would like to allow enough time to get everyone ready by 11am

MUAS:

We will have several tables available so just pick your station and set up. You will have a full table to yourself. We have plenty of chairs, but we don't have 'high chairs' so bring one if you'd like.

We should have 4-5 models per MUA.


MODELS:

The dress will be determined by your size. We will assign you a dress upon arrival and the makeup artist will decide on the make up based on your dress color.

If you are bringing your own dress, let me know as soon as you arrive to hang them properly.

MODEL'S HAIR: models have to come with their hair ready.

If you need help with hair, come extra-early and bring your curly iron or straightener, hair spray, gel, hair accessories, and bobby pins with you. We will NOT be able to do curls on location unless you do them yourself while waiting for makeup, and we'll help you style it.

DO NOT LEAVE HOT TOOLS ON TOP OF THE TABLES!!!

They have a plastic cover so it will melt. Make sure you turn them off, or leave them on the floor.

 

ACCESSORIES / SHOES:

Bring several pairs of high heels - different colors. You don't know what color of dress you will wear so make sure you bring some neutrals. Sandals & pumps are good / any height.

Bring any accessories, flowers, jewelry, earnings, crowns, anything you'd like to add to your pictures...

We will have a few crowns available there, so please come to me to assign you one if available. ALL ITEMS given to you MUST BE RETURN at the end of the shoot to me. Please don't just leave it on the table, return them to me personally.

 

DRESSES CARE:

Dresses MUST HE HANDLE WITH CARE. They are borrowed and new, so they shall remain that way. When walking with the dress, YOU MUST PICK UP the whole dress and specially THE TRAIN (if any) and you should DO NOT DRAG THE DRESS on the floor at any time.

Dresses from the boutiqus SHOULD NOT BE TAKE OUTDOORS unless the dresses' rep says is ok and MODELS MUST VERIFY with me first before going outside. If the dress ends up dirty in any way, the MODEL WILL BE RESPONSIBLE for any DRY CLEANING involved and will deal with the boutique directly.

If you are bringing your own dress, you can do whatever you want with it. Make sure you let the photographers know that you own it, so you'll be ok going outside with it ;-)

 

FOOD & SNACKS:

Please feel free to bring your own food and snacks.

We will be providing some water, but we will not have space for more stuff, so please make sure you bring something to eat so you don't starve to death :P

 

LIABILITY:

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST ITEMS!

You are responsible for your own stuff, so please keep it together in one place or with you at all times.  Do not bring any valuables; leave money, IDs, Credit cards in your car. We've never had any incidents, but we have to make sure everyone is on the same page.

 

FINAL DIRECTIONS (EVERYONE):

- Please be mindful of the place we are using and keep it clean.

- Don't move things before asking a member of the staff.

- Do not enter rooms that are not open to the public.

- Take your garbage with you.

Usually at the end of each shoot we have to stay an extra couple hours cleaning up coffee cups, empty water bottles, and pieces of paper everywhere. Please let's leave the place as we find it.

 

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Agenda:


* 8-9am: Models / MUAs / HS arrive

* 10am: Photographers w/equipment may arrive

* 11am: All photographers are welcome to arrive

*  11:30 am: Photographers' Orientation in studio area. Check in with David for directions.

*  12-4pm: Shooting time!

*  5-7 pm: break down & cleaning

 

This is an estimated agenda. You may arrive anytime, and you don't have to stay for the whole thing; you may leave at any time. Models are required to shoot at least a couple hours after they are done with makeup so we make sure you get enough pictures.

 

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By signing up for this workshop and being on the RSVP list you accept all terms and conditions above. If you have any further issues please ask a member of the staff.  If you do not agree with any or all terms above, please update your RSVP.
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More Questions?

 

Please ask a member of our staff. Our assistant organizers are:

- Marlon - Coordinator (Models / Photographers)

- David -  Equipment Coordinator

- Rene - Co-organizer  (708)[masked]

- Nathaly -  Organizer  (773)[masked]

 

Looking forward to seeing you all and have a fun time!  :)

 

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  • Jenni O.

    The shoot was so awesome! I loved it. Thank you Nathaly for allowing me to participate!!

    1 · May 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was a pleasure working with you, Jenni! Thanks for attending and I look forward to working with you in the future.

      May 29, 2013

    • Jenni O.

      Thank you Steve! It was a pleasure meeting and working with you as well! Thank you for being patient with me... :)

      May 31, 2013

  • Merci

    I have to say there is a lot of talent here :) I am excited to be part of this group.

    May 30, 2013

  • Pooria K.

    Dear Models and MUA
    Would anyone of you be interested for photo shoot on this Saturday or Sunday ?
    I have no specific idea or theme in mind right now but if you have some ideas then let’s work on it or we just use our creativity at the phoot shoot to come with some interesting ides or if you are MUA and want to have some headshots of your new makeup style then we can ask one of our beautiful models and do photo shoot.
    Unfortunately I don’t have large place for indoor photo shoot so we have to shoot outside or if anyone has a place and willing to share for photo shoot then we can shoot indoor and I will bring background and 2 lights.
    Thank you Nathaly for letting me using your meetup page to post this, I really appreciate it.

    You can send me message in the meetup page or to my email address
    [masked]
    Thanks

    May 30, 2013

    • Aretha Renee M.

      I'm available Sunday

      May 30, 2013

    • Merci

      I have a full weekend of other activities. I'm out. :(

      May 30, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    Thanks all for coming!!!! We had a great time with you all ;-)

    2 · May 29, 2013

    • Kamilla

      We, indeed, had a great time, just like in any other meetup that you organize, Nathaly! Thank you! Also, thank you for all photographers and worked with and to Sym, who did my makeup! It was a pleasure to work with everyone!

      1 · May 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was a great shoot, Nathaly, thanks for organizing. Dilyara and Kamilla, it was a pleasure working with you both! Also, thanks to all the MUAs and the other models: hope to work with you all again!

      1 · May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I worked with models; Christina & Christopher, Selena, Lupe, Kamila, but unfortunately I am missing the name for the model in the orange looking dress, I apologize. I have Aretha Renee as the MUA for Christina and Selena. I have Sym as the MUA for Kamila. I am missing who did makeup for Lupe and the model in orange. And I don't have info for hairstylists. I try to list all info in the metadata of my pictures so if someone could supply that information, I would appreciate it, as I am working on my edits. Also, I don't see model release forms anywhere, did I miss them? Good first meetup with this group, and I will make sure to network more with mua and stylists next time. Nice meeting everyone.

    May 28, 2013

    • Aretha Renee M.

      Hi Michele, I did not do makeup on Christina. I did on Selena

      May 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will correct, thank u

      May 28, 2013

  • Merci

    Thanks for helping tag some of the models. I also need help tagging the MUA's to the models. Thank you all.

    May 26, 2013

    • Kamilla

      Merci, Sym did my (Kamilla) and Dilyara's makeup.

      1 · May 26, 2013

  • Merci

    Thanks for setting up the shoot. I posted a picture from each of the girls I shot. Hope they like them. :D

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Kamilla

    It was another great shoot. Met many new people, had a chance to see the old ones. A special thanks, as always, to our beautiful Nathaly, who has the best organizing skills and is always so helpful and thoughtful. Thank you everyone who participated! The entire team was great!

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Aretha Renee M.

    Hello, well-organized meetup. Thanks Nathly for your hard work and keeping us abreast of the details for this shoot. I didn't get a chance to meet with the photographers. Please don't forget to give credits to us MUAs. The models I worked on are the following: Madison, Selena, Diana, and Lauren. If any photographers use Dropbox, please send me hi res pics to my account [masked]. My Facebook page is www.facebook.com/ArethaReneeMUA, personal page www.facebook.com/LawDiva. MM#[masked]

    Thanks, look forward to seeing the pictures posted on here

    2 · May 25, 2013

  • Pooria K.

    Very good meetup Thanks every one. special thanks to Nathaly and David.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • julia

    Great photoshoot! Dresses were amazing!

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Genesis V.

    I loved working with everyone! You all are so friendly and easy to work with! Thank you for making this a pleasant experience! I can't wait to see the pictures!!! -Genesis

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not bad for my first studio shoot, even with minimal equipment. Models were great and a pleasure to work with.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    **** ENTRANCE IS THROUGH THE BACK DOOR ****

    May 24, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    Boutiques: Princess Palace, MODAS, and Celia's Boutiques

    May 24, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    Feel free to bring any props u d like for the models

    May 24, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    Yes, we have 5 fabric backdrops on to of that and 1 white paper backdrop for a catalog look like

    May 24, 2013

  • david s.

    I plan on bringing at least 2 fabric backdrops, Black and White. I may bring a white/grey paper seamless also.

    May 24, 2013

  • Jocelyn M.

    Amazingly thorough directions. Thanks!

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    Please MODELS / MUAS / PHOTOGS make sure you read ALL the information above. Everything has been explained there, so make sure you read EVERYTHING before asking any questions... We are taking the time to write & explain step by step and simplify it as much as possible, BUT YOU NEED to do your part and READ it PLEASE ;-) Thank you!

    May 24, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    Models, we need confirmation from all of you. If your name is not showing as confirmed up here on the list by Friday at noon, we WON'T HAVE A DRESS FOR YOU and you'll be taken out of the list :-/

    May 24, 2013

  • Kamilla

    I am upset that not every photographer understands what TF means, and there are the ones who have not given me any pictures at all, or only gave one photo. It doesn't matter how many photographers shoot at that date, every photographer should take a responsibility of delivering the photos to the model afterwards. I am not going to point the finger to those who didn't give me a single picture from the Marie-Antoinette shoot, and only one picture from the August Bridal one, but this person knows who he or she is. I understand that people are busy and I am not bugging photographers to have the pictures done asap. I always ask to take their time, because I understand that they don't get paid for it and probably have a priority over paid jobs. I allow it a reasonable time. However, it's been about 8-9 months since that shoot and I haven't received a single picture, and I don't think it's right. We, models, take bunch of time preparing for shoots, but do we have to beg for the photos?

    May 24, 2013

  • Kamilla

    Hello everyone! This is going to be a great shoot and I am looking forward to have a pleasure of working with and meeting you, guys!

    There is a concern that I have. I want everyone understand what TF shoot means. It means 'time for photo" or "time for prints", which implies both the model and the photographer to act professionally, so both can benefit. Google it for yourself if you are still not sure. If you know what it means, but are not ready to fulfill your part - don't waste people's times. I can't talk for others, but everyone who has worked with me knows that I treat TF shoots very seriously and always come prepared (hair, makeup, outfits, accessories, etc.) Moreover, I always stay till the last moment to allow every photographer a plenty of time to shoot.

    May 24, 2013

  • david s.

    Photographers, If you have lighting and backdrops that you wish to bring and share, please do. We are setting up at least 4 sets for work and we have three lighting packs for sharing. We are sharing gear as with the lighting and would appreciate anything that you can contribute. Please reach out to Nathaly-Kim, Marlon or myself if you have questions. I will set up a single mono-light set and a three light (Speedotron pack) set to start.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Tammy B.

    I am over the age requirement should i still come

    May 23, 2013

    • marlon c.

      Thanks Tammy no need to come there will let u know again for our future shoot..

      May 23, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    Models, again. For the new participants that we haven't work with yet... We can see your pics in Meetup, but we cannot see your age there. This shoot REQUIRES a young look. YOU MUST LOOK or be between 14-20 years old. Please keep in mind that this is a SWEET 16 shoot and we want to keep it as REALISTIC as possible. Models with a "younger" look will have priority at the time of the dresses selection. ..... We'll have other theme shoots coming up, so don't worry ;) plenty of shooting opportunities, but please keep in mind that this shoot has an age/look requirement. Thanks for understanding.

    May 23, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    WE NEED MODELS CONFIRMATION PLEASE ;-) post here or text me!!![masked]

    May 22, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    MODELS, could you please send me a text with your NAME / PHONE NUMBER and EMAIL to my cell[masked] please?
    Thank you !!!

    May 22, 2013

  • Matt Yarbrough, J.

    Is Friday, May 24th to late to pay and reserve?

    May 20, 2013

  • Brandon B.

    Looking forward to networking with everyone and capturing some great shots this weekend!

    May 22, 2013

  • Sabrina M.

    Hi all! Is there still a need for hair stylists for the shoot?

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Pooria K.

    I would love to share and would love to learn from each and every person and i will respect your time and your photo shoot by not jumping over your shoulder an distracting your model while you are shooting and i would expect same thing from you other photographers.
    I hope that was not too much to ask, having said that i am sure we all will have very good photo shoot.

    May 16, 2013

    • Nathaly-KIM W.

      Hi Pooria, we should have a 1:1 ratio between models and photogs so far. Nothing to stress about ;-)

      1 · May 16, 2013

    • Pooria K.

      Thanks, i am sure its all organize :) I cant wait for it

      May 16, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    We should have a 1:1 ratio. So far 10-12 photographers RSVPed... 12-13 models... Lots of time for one on ones :)

    2 · May 16, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    We'll have more models than photographers... that shouldn't be an issue ;-)

    1 · May 16, 2013

  • Pooria K.

    This sounds very interesting and i am sure we all will have good time and nice photo shoot. I know this meetup is to build portfolio, networking, meeting other photographers, learning and sharing ideas which all are great,focusing on building portfolio please note that It's important to build your portfolio with images you can honestly say are your own and that demonstrate techniques that are repeatable within the parameters of your skill set. so i think we all as photographers needs to respect each other time while shooting one of the models and not jumping over each others shoulder and trying to snap and take a picture without knowing what are the exposure setting on that specific light setup in case of shooting indoor and more important thing is with that behavior we are distracting the model, she will get confused where to look and listen to which photographer for posing and etc

    May 16, 2013

  • Merci

    I'm all, set how many photographers are coming?

    1 · May 16, 2013

  • Jessica R.

    Hi, I'd like to participate in this project as a MUA.

    2 · May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so excited, looking forward to meeting everyone

    May 16, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    Models, if we haven't worked with you already, please UPDATE your MEETUP profile PICTURES (to more than 2 pics including headshots & full body) because we are aiming for a very young look so we match our "Sweet 16" theme ;) ... thank u

    1 · April 16, 2013

    • LauraDajoraite L.

      Kim, since this is "Quinceanera / Sweet 16 Theme Shoot" will you have new models about that age or the usual crew? Thanks.

      1 · May 14, 2013

    • Nathaly-KIM W.

      Models ages range from 15-25

      May 16, 2013

  • Olga

    Nathaly- I will not be able to join u. I am very sorry, but something came up that day

    May 15, 2013

  • Ganesh

    Sorry i wont be able to join this time as I have to work that day!

    May 14, 2013

  • julia

    Hey Kim!
    Just checked list of models participating in this shoot And didnt see my friend's name Victoria!
    Please confirm that she is on a list.
    I already told her and she is very excited,i really dont want to disappoint her.
    Thank you

    May 12, 2013

  • Brionte

    hey guys my name's Brionte Ariel I'll like to be one of the models, If theres any room.

    May 2, 2013

    • marlon c.

      we dont have any spot for the model right now.

      May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's parking going to look like it the location? Is there going to be space around the building or am I going to need to pay to park a lot? If I need to pay, what's the fee? Thanks

    1 · April 26, 2013

    • Nathaly-KIM W.

      Free parking in the back of the building for up to 20 cars. Street parking also available in the front

      April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good to know. Thanks!

      April 27, 2013

  • Widia V.

    What time you guys start Photo- shoot?

    April 26, 2013

    • Nathaly-KIM W.

      Models start time 8am. We should start shooting anywhere from 11:30-12 ;)

      April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to to my first shoot with 1800-Photographers and meeting all of you. Should be fun!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Maegan R.

    Thank you for selecting me. So excited. What is the next step following being chosen now?

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • Nathaly-KIM W.

      We will post more details as we get closer tu the event ;)

      April 27, 2013

  • Sherrie M.

    P.S. I'm an African American model. 5'5" 110lbs. What are the requirements for the models?

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Khadijat B.

    Hello I am interested in modeling in this shoot if there are still spots available.

    April 25, 2013

  • Nathaly-KIM W.

    MUAS fo far: - Antoniya

    - Cristina

    - Sym

    - Jocelyn

    - Aretha

    April 23, 2013

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