Posted on 10 November 2012 | 2 responses
Happy New Year! Today was the first day of the Georgia Hmong New Year. It was a fun event with lots of people and the best part is, my aunt and uncle from MN are in town! Last weekend I spent 1.5 days working on our outfits for today’s event. It seem like the outcome of the Georgia New Year is getting bigger and somewhat “better” each year. I remember the first Georgia Hmong New Year I’ve ever attended was when we moved to Georgia back in 1999, it was a very small new year with hardly anything nor any booth, now, there are a few booths and vendors. I also remember not many people come, not even the people living in the states were all there, now, there are many people from out of states visiting Georgia during the festival. Anyways, below are a few photos. I’ll upload some more later.
Above: my mom with all her girls which includes my sisters and I, my lovely niece and sister in law. Rye is wearing the outfit I made her, she’s adorable!!!!
the 4 outfits I made last weekend for us girls.
us sisters. Hlee likes to make those ugly faces, please excuse it! lol
Posted on 6 November 2012 | No responses
Guess what??? I got my very first Canon L series Lens!!!! Not exactly the lens I wanted but for the price, I am very glad I purchased this lens! I will have to make time to do test shoots on this new lens!!! I cannot wait to start buying more L lenses, when I can afford them! Sadly, they are so expensive!!! I’ll slowly but surely invest in them!
Posted on 21 October 2012 | 10 responses
So much to do, so little time!!!!!!! I have worked on this paj ntaub since earlier this year, maybe June, it has been completed a while back, but I just haven’t found the time to sew it together into an actual outfit! I’ve been slam with papers, homeworks, readings and all these crazy school related stuff that I just have not found the right time. It is still sitting with all my paj ntaub waiting to be touch again!
This year, I have not made myself a new outfit while this one is still waiting so I may just not have anything new to wear this year at the Hmong New Year. I decided that I’ll work on this one after the Georgia Hmong New Year, I’ll make it for the Fresno New Year since I will be flying out to Fresno California this December. But for now, I decided that I would like to show you guys my progress although this progress isn’t much progress either.
The Georgia Hmong New Year is in 3 weeks and I still haven’t gone back to finish Rye’s outfit either. I’ll get to it before the GA HNY. Slowly but surely!
Posted on 20 October 2012 | No responses
Here is the last of the ladies from last week’s photo shoot, my cousin Emily. Emily’s theme was originally “vintage” but I pretty much failed at that so it turned out to just be a photo shoot of Emily as herself, well not really, but it was just Emily. I will share more photos as I work on them, sadly, I have so much homework and so little time, I haven’t gotten to working on them.
Posted on 17 October 2012 | No responses
Mali was another beautiful model who was truly photogenic! Her theme was Bohemian, I somehow got very obsessed with the “Bohemian” style. I find it super elegant and just different. Mali had very light skin and dark hair and it was perfect for this style for her. I was hoping to go for a very “fall/autumn” look but sadly the area we went to wasn’t as “fall/autumn” as I have hope for. The leaves here are slowly turning but not fast enough although some areas are turning quicker than others. Either way, I was very satisfied with Mali’s session, the problem I have left with her pictures are editing! There are so many photos to edits down! For now, enjoy the ones I have up!
Posted on 16 October 2012 | No responses
This shoot was something different I did. I wasn’t too sure if it would work, but it did, in a way. It wasn’t exactly how I had hoped for, but over all it did turned out great. I wanted it to be a little different but I’ll keep aiming for it to be exactly how I wanted it to be.
Posted on 15 October 2012 | No responses
Here is another model from Saturday’s shoot. Pa was very photogenic and her theme is completely different from Wendy’s theme. Like I said, 5 girls, 6 themes. Pa’s theme was “fall/autumn”. Sadly, it was still a bit too early and this part of town has not started to change color yet, hence, the background of the first photo. But I was still able to shoot some great images of Pa! There are many more photos that I’ve yet to edited. I will try my best to get more images up, I can ensure you, there were many great photos of Pa!
Posted on 14 October 2012 | No responses
Here’s one of my model from yesterday’s shoot, Ms. Wendy. She was great! A very beautiful model and very photogenic! I am not done editing the photos yet, but here are a few of Wendy’s session. I’ll post more photos once I get to them. For now, enjoy the ones I’ve already have of Wendy! Enjoy!
PS: Wendy’s theme was masquerade, I wanted to experiment with something new and dark, just because I haven’t experiment with that before and also, I have a think for masquerades. Wendy was wonderful with this dark theme.
Posted on 13 October 2012 | No responses
Myself and a few girls went out for a photoshoot today! Will post them up when I finish editing them. It was a pretty hard shoot because I only have one day for 5 shoots. It’s 5 different girls with 5 different themes in one day, one location. It was challenging but fun! I think the hardest part about today’s shoot was the walk back from out location to the car. We had to walk a trail with lots of steps. For now, here’s a sneak peak at ONE of the themes.
PS: call me crazy but I just recently found out that I can actually use my 7D’s built in flash to wirelessly trigger my 430 EX II. say what??? Oh heck yeah! Glad I found out before this shoot, it was truly great knowing it!! First time I experiment with my speedlite! I will continue to experiment with my speedlite until I master it!
Posted on 7 October 2012 | No responses
I am finally done with Ryla’s Hmong outfit, well almost done! I have to redo the side of the shirt but since I have to study for my midterm, I will have to save that and fix it next week. As long as I fix the shirt before the Georgia Hmong New Year, I should be fine. Ryla loves her outfit, especially the xaus (Hmong necklace). Last year during the Georgia Hmong New Year, I bought Ryla a xaus and also a Hmong dress since I knew I wanted to make her an outfit for this year! I am glad I decided to buy it. I am still debating if I want to make her a hat, Ryla doesn’t like to wear hats or have anything on her head so I am more leaning towards not making her a hat.
Below are three photo of Ryla in her new Hmong outfit that I have made. It’s not the entire outfit, I am missing the red slash that ties around her waist. I will have to go buy fabric for that. But overall, I am very happy about the turnout of the outfit, Ryla loves it!