Elegant beach wear and Piano shoot.

Iconic cover image of the movie "The Piano" has always inspired me to do a shoot with similar set up. With help from members we can make it happen, models wear Victorian era or wedding dresses .  Please try to bring as many as antique props possible, such as old bicycle , cargo boxes umbrellas etc.

To make this meet more inclusive for models, I made few changes. If Victorian or wedding dress is not available  any formal or elegant wear will do.

This is two part shoot: Piano shoot  and Elegant Beach wear. Both will run simultaneously .

Emphasis is  more on elegance, beach fashion wear. Yes I fully understand temptation to get in two piece bikini and jump into water is irresistible and to do that will be perfectly fine as well.

New photographers must provide id at shoot.

..Parents or legal guardians must accompany underage models at all the time during the shoot as non of the organizers are certified baby sitters. Exception to this rule: Models 16 years or older who are family friends of organizers  or previously attended shoots must have model release form faxed over or emailed  and a particular organizer  assigned as caretaker during the shoot.. 

We will have make up artist(s) for this one as well , contribution for makeup material will stay at $20.00 from photographers Only. All money collected goes to makeup artist(s) evenly.

Here is Google link to some dress images and ideas for elegant beach wear.https://www.google.com/search?q=elegant+beach+wear&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=EwxZU5iYMtPQsQTV2YDQCA&sqi=2&ved=0CFUQ7Ak&biw=1920&bih=933

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  • Higdon L.

    Thank Manny, you can reach me at [masked]

    August 6

  • Jon'sha K.

    Yes somebody, I do not remember who told me that they had the dress in there possession & that it would be returned to her. If anybody know any information please let me or Manny know!! Thanks

    August 6

  • Manny D.

    Lorena H our MUA loaned a wedding dress for shoot at this meet. Unfortunately it was left behind. If any of the members found it please msg her on urgent need basis.

    1 · August 6

  • Darryl A.

    To all models, I am still editing photos. Please be patient with me...I love photography, but hate editing...lol

    June 3

  • Oshan

    If anyone has pics of child model please send to [masked].....thanks again wonderful shoot

    June 2

  • Higdon L.

    this shoot was amazing and the pictures are getting better and better thanks Manny and every Model and mom and photographers that did this possible ;)

    3 · May 31

  • Jon'sha K.

    Lana! Can you please email me at [masked] please!?

    May 29

  • Gabby J

    I have the black umbrella (it needs to be repair and I will try my best) Marco, I think it's yours...let me know. I will take it with me the next meetup.

    May 26

    • Marco

      Yes it is! Thank you for letting me know.

      May 28

  • Crystal

    If any of the models want to add me on facebook so I can give you credit and tags on my photography page, my facebook is Crystal Muir-Shires.

    May 28

  • Kat S.

    Thank you, Manny, for putting together this lovely shoot. It was a positive first experience with the group for my daughter, Hope. As a director, I thoroughly enjoyed standing back and watching the creativity flow. It was a beautiful process.

    5 · May 27

    • Manny D.

      Please join us on up coming events as well , Hope is wonderfully talented kid.

      1 · May 27

  • Billy

    Awsome turn out
    thanks Manny, Marco, MUA, piano's mover guys & all the beautiful models...

    5 · May 27

  • Harsh M

    Special Thanks to Manny for making all arrangements irrespective of many challenges and having us shoot on a busy day. Looking forward for working with you more in future for these concept shoots. Hats off for the idea.

    4 · May 27

  • Darryl A.

    This was the first shoot I've attended for this group. It was great. Wonderful concept. Models, make-up, and wardrobe were very good, and the photographers worked well together. Please continue with the artistic concept shoots. They are hard to find. I know they are hard to do, but it is so appreciated. I personally want to say congrats and thanks to Manny and everyone involved. I'm looking forward to your next "crazy, wild, and borderline stupid idea...lol.

    8 · May 27

  • Richard P.

    The successful execution of this event is exactly where I like seeing the group headed, in other words, the Organizer doesn't need to be in control of and present at each and every event.

    3 · May 26

  • Ken

    I would have loved to have made this event. Manny hats off for pulling this off. This has to be the most complex set up ever for Shabby Chic. Putting a piano on a public beach on a weekend. That was crazy! Manny is a wild man! Really congrats to all involved.

    6 · May 26

    • Manny D.

      Ken thanks for compliments, I always ignored my family when they called me crazy, wild and borderline stupid. You confirmed it, it feels so good to be certified. By the way those who missed it I will set up another event like this again towards end of the summer break but at a bigger scale! How that sounds ?

      4 · May 26

    • Britta B.

      That sounds great Manny!!! I missed this one because I let the date for RSVP slip my mind, and by the time I got the email it was to late :-( looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

      1 · May 26

  • Manny D.

    Sybile Just helped me return trailer to Home Depot, this meet is now officially concluded.

    4 · May 26

    • Richard P.

      Based on the pictures I'm seeing, I'd say the party is just beginning.

      2 · May 26

  • Andrea B.

    The Photoshoot Turned Out Great , I Cant Wait To See The Pictures ♥♥♥

    4 · May 25

    • Manny D.

      How's your foot? I am sorry that happened and hope it heals soon.

      1 · May 26

    • Andrea B.

      my foot is healing thanks so much for everything i appreciate it ♥

      1 · May 26

  • Crystal

    There were 3 pieces of fabric left on the table when we helped take down. A white one, a blue one and a pink scarf looking one. Please let me know if these are yours.

    May 26

    • Sybile

      Hey Crystal - those are Manny's. Totally forgot them when packing up the piano.

      May 26

    • Crystal

      Ok Manny I have them and will get to you at next shoot unless you need to arrange to get them before then. Let me know.

      1 · May 26

  • Sybile

    Fantastically wonderful shoot everyone! I'm so glad we got to participate. Both my daughter and I really enjoyed this shoot! Looking forward to our next great event together!

    1 · May 26

  • Grady R.

    Thanks, Manny for setting this up and letting us play with your piano!

    3 · May 26

  • Manny D.

    I am still cannot believe that we pulled off this complex difficult project with amazing success . My special thanks to Sybile, Marco, Grady and every body else who believed in me .Being a Memorial day week end degree of difficulty shot up 100% Thanks to all stunning elegant models and MUA and equally matched talented photographers who made this happen.

    2 · May 26

    • Gabby J

      Manny thank you! This was fun, with a lot of variety and it happened because of your perseverance...and a lot of work! Thanks to all of you for the team work.

      3 · May 26

  • Jon'sha K.

    The shoot turned out amazing! Thanks for all who came out especially helping with the piano & tents. I know all the pics will be beautiful!!

    3 · May 26

  • Oshan

    Thanks everyone had a great time at shoot.....thanks to everyone who took the time to shoot Oshan......

    4 · May 26

  • Andrew

    Awesome shoot! Well worth the wait and anticipation! Parking was difficult, but we still got 3 solid hours of great shooting.

    5 · May 25

  • Richard P.

    Kudos to everyone who made this happen, especially Manny. I resisted the temptation to be "Negative Nancy" before the event, but I had my concerns about unfriendly locals unable to appreciate creative people who I very much noticed both times I was there.

    2 · May 25

  • Elizabeth A.

    This was super fun I'm so excited to see pictures:D

    5 · May 25

  • Crystal

    Thanks Manny. Great shoot. Thanks to Marco and those who brought clothes. Glad we found a second wind to make it after all. The piano was beautiful. Nice work on it.

    3 · May 25

  • Juanita B.

    Everyone was fantastic. El Jarfin Beach although a great location, they were not accommodating at all. Still, took some beautiful pictures. Thanks to the gorgeous models!!

    3 · May 25

    • Richard P.

      I'm not surprised by that at all. The locals seemed nosy and unappreciative the last time I was there.

      May 25

  • Gabby J

    Just FYI, I was able to park in the store...the guy is nice and has no big deal...but, You will have to walk...

    May 25

  • Oshan

    I am here there is a line for parking

    May 25

    • Andrew

      And like Manny said, there is some street parking farther away. I know its easier for photographers if we dont have to lug our gear for a mile

      May 25

    • Elizabeth A.

      Are we going to have a designated car drop off spot and then carpool to the beach?

      May 25

  • Manny D.

    On my way as well.

    May 25

    • Harsh M

      Hi Manny, I am on my way if i make it before you guys load it i will be happy to help unload.

      May 25

  • Elizabeth A.

    On my way, I should be there around 4!

    May 25

  • Brenda F.

    I have been called in to work, I am so sorry!!

    May 25

  • Oshan

    Yep just had the same issue all I can say to ask these people in these houses to park at there home my husband parked at the store

    May 25

  • Oshan

    Sorry it repeated my comment so many time I thought it wasn't going through

    May 25

  • Oshan

    Does anyone know where about we will be on the beach

    May 25

  • Oshan

    Does anyone know where about we will be on the beach

    May 25

  • Oshan

    Does anyone know where about we will be on the beach

    May 25

  • Oshan

    Does anyone know where about we will be on the beach

    May 25

  • Oshan

    Does anyone know where about we will be on the beach

    May 25

  • Oshan

    Does anyone know where about we will be on the beach

    May 25

  • Elizabeth A.

    We don't need to bring a copy of the model release form do we?

    May 25

    • Manny D.

      Its always recommended to bring one, You can down load it from home page. Go to menu, click on "more" then "files" an you will find it there.

      May 25

    • Elizabeth A.

      Do I need it if I've already done shoots with you guys before??

      May 25

  • Jon'sha K.

    Can I get the address for make up? Thank you

    May 25

  • Crystal

    If anyone else can go today..David and I will give up our spot. If no one can go from wait list we will come. But we're still in Bellville.

    May 25

  • Paul G.

    Sometime yesterday evening I got bumped to "going" status however I strained my hamstring yesterday while climbing stairs on the Battleship Texas shoot. I just got up to test my leg and I sure I'm not going to make it. I sure hate to cancel because this looks like great idea for a shoot. Have fun and I can't wait to see the images!

    May 25

  • Andrew

    Just a note for anyone that's not familiar with the area: Google lists the location as 500 El Jardin Dr, Seabrook, TX 77586. So if you're getting there via GPS directions and can't find the address in Pasadena, give that a shot.

    1 · May 25

  • Jarvis R.

    I know a few years ago they started charging for entry to non El Lago residents. Does the $20 cover the entry fee as well or are we paying for that separately?

    May 23

    • Jarvis R.

      Also making other photogs aware that haven't been to that beach that there is a fee to get in or park...

      1 · May 24

    • Tony

      Very true manny

      May 24

  • Manny D.

    My Big Big thanks to Sybile who helped me to pick up trailer from Home Depot , with her and her daughter, my son and my helper we were able to load up piano onto trailer and park it in garage . Events like these need group participation at higher lever, judging from response I got from almost 30 photographer is dismal. Certainly inclines me to make such future events on invite only basis.

    1 · May 24

    • Manny D.

      It is El Hardin Beach, 500 El Jardin Dr., Pasadena , TX (edit map)

      May 24

    • Manny D.

      Sorry, El Jardin Beach.

      May 24

  • Elizabeth A.

    I may or may not be able to get my pm shift off tomorrow:( it depends how busy we are at work, but because tomorrow is considered a holiday I couldn't get the whole day off. If I do get my pm shift off, I will be able to make it to the shoot on time. If I can't get my pm shift off, I'll have to go after I get off work so there's a chance I will be about two hours late to the shoot. How late are yall planning on doing the shoot until?

    May 24

    • Elizabeth A.

      Ok thank you:)

      May 24

    • Andrew

      I'm not working monday, so if you get there late and want to keep shooting, I'll stay. We won't have all the props, but shots after sunset can have an entirely different feel.

      1 · May 24

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