USS American Victory Photo shoot

When: Sunday March 23rd 11:00 - 5:00 pm
- Check in Models & Makeup at 11:00 am
- Check in Photographers at 12:00 pm
Where: 705 Channelside Drive, behind the Florida Aquarium
Cost: $30 for photographers. MUA and models free
Parking: You can park at the Florida Aquarium parking, and make the trek behind the aquarium. Its a gigantic historical ship. You can't miss it.

Schedule: 11:00 MUA/models check in
                    12:00 - 12:45  Photographer check in
                    12:45 - 1:00    Assign groups
                    1:00 - 4:30     Photography time
                    4:30 - 5:00     Clean-up; we must be out at 5!

What to bring models: Models must be 18+ this is to protect the club, the venue, and MINH. Bring comfortable shoes to walk between shoots. if you have any period clothes bring them. (there will be ice bottle water provided in the MUA/Model changing room)

What to bring Photogs: $30 fee. wear comfortable attire. the internal of the ship can get warm/hot. sensible shoes. pack your gear to travel light and mobile. many of the location will require climbing stairs! bring snacks or water if your  going to be staying for the whole shoot. you can setup light stands and larger modifiers on the top deck but be careful of the wind. the winds can pickup and you can say good bye to your modifier as it takes a swim in the channel. we have had it happen where photographers lost equipment to the wind.

@Check-in: See Minh, sign in, pay your fee, sign the wavier. MUA's and models, sign in, sign the wavier and head up to hair/makeup. Everyone heads up to the top deck where well gather, go over rules, safety and break up into groups.



Information on the USS Victory can be found below.
http://www.americanvictory.org/

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  • Rick A.

    Thanks to Minh, the models and everyone for making this a great event! It was terrific! To the models: I uploaded photos last night and this morning. Sorry for the delay. I was knocked out with the flu for a few days last week.

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Jesse

    Anyone missing a solid black bra from this shoot? Was found in dressing area during cleanup. Just message Minh, Marti, or myself if you think its yours.

    April 7, 2014

  • Mike M.

    Hey all, just now getting photos uploaded. Been one hell of a crazy week. Sorry for the delay. I have not forgotten about it!

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Marti N.

    TOP 3 of each model you shot in the main folder please!!! The rest go in the model's personal folder. If she doesn't have one, just let me know. Thank you!

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Donna W.

    Oh my my I had an absolutely awesome time! It was organized perfectly, thank you Minh for such a great job! And oh my gosh, our models were to die for, drop dead gorgeous! I can't wait for the next photo shoot!

    3 · March 23, 2014

    • Donna W.

      Brenda you are so welcome! You are a knockout, beautiful inside and out! I'll have your photos ready in a couple of days. Looking forward to seeing you again!

      1 · March 24, 2014

    • Brenda Q.

      Thank you so much! It was so much fun! You are such a sweetheart and I can't wait to do this again! :D

      March 26, 2014

  • Kristi

    I have been looking at all of these pics and they are all beautiful! Can't wait to see some more!

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Raymond B.

      LOL!

      March 26, 2014

    • Marti N.

      Hahahaha, Jesse!

      March 26, 2014

  • Tatiana P.

    I'm new to this website/app as well as the group so sorry if I'm late in saying I had a fantastic time! Can't wait to do it again. Thank you to everyone!

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Jesse

      Tatiana. If just using the app. Its limited. So you may need to use a web browser to get all features.

      2 · March 25, 2014

    • Tatiana P.

      Thanks for the advice!

      March 25, 2014

  • Raymond B.

    Excellent event and location with amazing models, outfits and makeup! Thanks Minh and everyone who helped put this together!

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Jessica M.

    Perfect venue, organizers, mua's and photogs. Very professional. Had too much fun.

    4 · March 25, 2014

    • Marti N.

      Thanks for coming to play!

      March 25, 2014

  • Brenda Q.

    Big thank you to Minh for organizing this, to the makeup/hair artists for making me beautiful and to the photographers for creating beautiful art with me!

    5 · March 23, 2014

    • Rick A.

      Thanks to you Brenda! You are great to work with and a lot of fun!

      March 25, 2014

  • Marti N.

    PHOTOGRAPHERS - please let me know if your model doesn't have a personal folder for her photos. Tag a few photos so we know who is who. If you can't tag them, just put their name in the comments. Thanks again for a great shoot!!

    March 24, 2014

    • Marti N.

      Michelle L, Melissa M and Kristi all have folders now. Let me know who is missing!

      1 · March 24, 2014

    • Marti N.

      You have one Deanna!

      March 24, 2014

  • Jeff T.

    Minh, you (and Marti) knocked it out of the ballpark on this shoot!! The venue, models and dress were absolutely fantastic. I took a little over 600 shots and just posted a few, but will be posting shots to the models' folders for weeks :) Thank you for your perseverance on securing the approvals for the ship and for all your work.

    March 24, 2014

    • Marti N.

      If was all Minh - and he did a fantastic job! Glad you enjoyed it. I saw you got some great shots!

      March 24, 2014

  • Michelle L.

    Can't wait to see the pics

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Michelle L.

    I luved it but I had to leave for work. :(

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Nicole Desiree H.

    Very well-organized and fun. I loved doing hair and makeup for this group, as well as getting the opportunity to model!

    3 · March 24, 2014

  • Helga J

    It was such a great shoot. Thanks so much for the models - you were just AMAZING. Especially my model Angela - so awesome to work with.

    1 · March 24, 2014

    • Marti N.

      Helga, thanks for the heads up. Her folder is there now!

      March 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      ☺️

      March 24, 2014

  • Jesse

    We will be bringing a tin wash tub and bubble bath. Also a old wash board. Getting in the tub will require a smaller model. But two ideas. Vintage bathing suit with bubbles in tub on the deck of ship. Or washing clothes with the wash tub and washboard doesn't require a bikini or a smaller model. We had the girl at the feed store get in the tub to make sure she fit. :)

    1 · March 22, 2014

    • Clark J.

      Honestly when i read this I thought you were a bit daft... then when I saw it I realized I was the stupid one, lol. The tub "made" some of the coolest pictures of the day! Props for the visionary props :D

      3 · March 23, 2014

    • Carrie

      Usually the silliest sounding ideas are the ones that create the most enthusiasm. Never judge until you see the vision on the other side of the camera.

      2 · March 24, 2014

  • michele

    I had a great time many thanks to Minh for invited me!!!!!! im looking forward to seeing everyon next event!!!!!

    2 · March 24, 2014

  • Walt

    Great shoot. I had a blast and the models were all excellent.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Clark J.

    Had a blast, made new friends, took amazing pictures... can't wait for the next meetup! Many thanks to Mihn for a wonderfully conceived shoot!

    2 · March 23, 2014

  • Jill

    I had a wonderful time! Thanks everyone for making my first meetup amazing. And thank you Carrie for the beautiful hair & makeup!

    2 · March 23, 2014

    • Carrie

      You are very welcome! Glad you liked it!

      1 · March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    SO MUCH FUN!!!

    2 · March 23, 2014

    • Jesse

      It was nice meeting you.

      1 · March 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You too!!

      March 23, 2014

  • Jessica K.

    Loved the shoot! Thank you so much to all the photographers for being so nice. I thought everything ran smoothly- I think it was a little hard to stay organized just because the ship was such a labyrinth that it took forever for a message to reach everyone. I know I got lost a few times haha! I'm also so excited I got to bring my little seester along to this one. And a few of my moxie sisters too!

    5 · March 23, 2014

  • Kaila Rae A.

    So much fun! Thank you for having us! I can't wait for the next one! Did anyone happen to see or pick up a pair of men's Adidas slide on sandals in the dressing room? They belong to my fella :)

    1 · March 23, 2014

    • Carrie

      Minh has them

      March 23, 2014

  • Jim M.

    Fantastic Meetup. Thanks to Mihn, all the organizers, makeup artists and to a wonderful group of models.

    3 · March 23, 2014

  • Brenda Q.

    Had a blast ! Thank you for having me! :D

    3 · March 23, 2014

  • Carrie

    Minh, thanks so much for organizing this! You did a fantastic job! And thanks for the fan, had my own little air conditioned room.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Marti N.

    Great shoot today with lots of new faces! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. The makeup artists and models really kicked it into high gear with some fantastic looks. Please extend a hearty "Thanks" to Minh for getting this put together. 5 star meetup without costing anyone a lot of money! Great teamwork!!

    4 · March 23, 2014

  • Kristi

    Thank you everyone for an awesome day! I had a great time and everyone was super nice. Look forward to seeing you all in the future!

    ~Kristi~

    3 · March 23, 2014

    • Marti N.

      Thank you for coming out! You looked amazing as always!

      March 23, 2014

  • Priscilla

    I'm here just trying to park :)

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Anthony N.

    Having a few vehicle issues I won't be able to make it :( have fun everyone!

    March 23, 2014

  • Brenda Q.

    Yay! I'm here, just parked! Anyone else here? :)

    March 23, 2014

    • Jesse

      Your an hour early. :) over archiver.

      1 · March 23, 2014

    • Brenda Q.

      Haha too excited!

      1 · March 23, 2014

  • Clark J.

    We weren't sure if we could make it, but we found a hotel last night, so me and my "better" half will be there! Nikon...

    2 · March 23, 2014

  • Nicole Desiree H.

    To all Models: If you have your own fake eye lashes, BRING THEM. They look awesome and dramatic in photos. Also, if you wear foundation, please bring it/wear it so that skin tones stay consistent. I will have dark and light bobby pins, but if you have some, bring those also. Props are always good too! I'm bringing sailor hats and some hair accessories that we can possibly incorporate. Looking forward to being your hair and makeup artist! Feel free to let me know of anything specific that you would like style-wise. I adore this decade!

    3 · March 19, 2014

    • Kristi

      I think I got some eyelashes.

      March 23, 2014

    • Kristi

      Yes I do! Bringing them

      March 23, 2014

  • Kaila Rae A.

    I put +2 but I just had +3 more want to join for models. Two guys and one girl. Is it too late? We can come dressed and photo ready so a total of +5 models

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • minh i.

    I hope you feel better, Justine.

    March 22, 2014

  • Kristi

    Looking forward to this! I will bring what I have for clothes. I don't have much as far as Pin-up so if anyone has anything that will fit a derby girl it is much appreciated :)

    March 22, 2014

    • Carrie

      I'll be wherever the mua's are setting up.

      March 22, 2014

    • Kristi

      Yay! lol!!!!!

      March 22, 2014

  • Jessica K.

    Hey guys, I've heard some i4 traffic horror stories today from megacon. We might want to find some alternate routes to avoid i4 as much as possible. Maybe 41 to the causeway or 75? Just a suggestion!

    March 22, 2014

    • Gordon M.

      MacDill Air Fest is tomorrow - 300,000 expected... might be a bit of traffic :-(

      March 22, 2014

    • Carrie

      Take 60 into channel side.

      1 · March 22, 2014

  • minh i.

    I want to thank the very talented Nicole Desiree Hays of www.cirqueville.com entertainment for coming on board and providing her MUA services to the USS American Victory photo shoot. I'm looking forward to working with her!

    3 · March 18, 2014

    • Nicole Desiree H.

      Thanks so much for having me. Vintage looks are my forte!

      5 · March 18, 2014

    • Kristi

      Yes! Thank you!

      March 22, 2014

  • minh i.

    Reminder if you have period clothing, bring it. we have a very limited supply of it and nobody is wearing my dress.

    2 · March 21, 2014

    • Carrie

      I will be dressing my models in vintage apparel. I'm not bringing everything though. I will bring a few extras if I have time. Too much work lugging everything upstairs if Noone will commit to wearing it.

      2 · March 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have lots of period clothing- dresses hats gloves shoes but I would need help. Like Carrie said I'd need someone to commit. I'd be more then glad to share!!!!!

      1 · March 22, 2014

  • Doug T.

    I have a young woman who would like to model, has done so professionally in the past. She has no period clothes Size 7 dress size. Can anyone help out? If this works out for her, she would make a great addition to our group. Thanks.

    March 11, 2014

    • Carrie

      Doug is your model still coming? I can bring few things if she is

      March 22, 2014

    • Jesse

      Any additions still need confirmed through Minh and they need to sign up.

      March 22, 2014

  • Brenda Q.

    Does anyone need a model that looks like me lol
    I am very short (5ft 1in)

    2 · March 19, 2014

    • Marti N.

      Welcome Brenda! If you are I've 18 and willing to work with photographers at all levels of experience, you are indeed needed!

      1 · March 20, 2014

    • Brenda Q.

      Thank you everyone! Looking forward to making beautiful art with you!

      March 22, 2014

  • LaShaun P.

    Sorry, something has come up and I'm not going to be able to attend tomorrow. Y'all have a blast for me too.

    March 22, 2014

  • marcia

    Hey Minh! Sounds Awesome!! See you Sunday. :)

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • minh i.

    Please NOTE: If you have a +1 and have not replied to me to make provisions. We have already closed RSVP to this meet-up. If you are bringing a VAL as your +1 you will be responsible for paying the entrance fee $10 for your Val, and there conduct. Photographers who are RSVP'ed and paid will be issued a band identifying this and that they understand the meet-up's rules and abide by them. Models will only be photographed by properly identified photogs. Its important that this goes by the numbers if were to ensure the models are treated right and they get the photos they have coming to them. We also want this to work orderly so we can come back to the USS Victory.

    We want this to be fun, but it has to be orderly so nobody gets taken advantage of.

    3 · March 21, 2014

    • michele

      is it too late to +1 now?

      March 21, 2014

  • minh i.

    What great turn out for this. I will be closing RSVPs now and drawing up model/photographer teams. I will also be emailing out the photo shoot details again. Please be sure to read it in full. This will save on the confusion.

    thank you.

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Jessica M.

    Hello, everyone! I'm excited about this event. I will be attending as a MODEL and I will be bringing a prop/model. My +1 served in the Navy and has agreed to wear his uniform and come along as my prop. I just wanted to run this by you all as he won't be going as an individual model, he and I will be a pair. I think that will be fun. See you all then!

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Raymond B.

    Is my pop-up changing room needed?

    March 19, 2014

    • Christopher K

      The weather report said it was going to be windy Sunday afternoon.

      March 20, 2014

    • Kevin s.

      I have a pop up changing room I will bring as well.

      March 21, 2014

  • Rick A.

    Looking forward to this! (Canon shooter)

    March 19, 2014

  • minh i.

    Michele, Glad to have you join us on the USS Victory You will get the details form me shortly about the photo shoot.

    1 · March 19, 2014

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