We were busy bees this month…. Lester was all over the West Coast this month, racking up frequent flyer miles as well as taking thousands of photos. Here’s a super awesome panoramic shoot of Downtown Seattle he did. Click on the pic to see its full-size glory:

I did two shoots this month for the Malaya division — First up was Aliza. You may remember her face from last year as Lester did some outdoor headshots for her modeling portfolio. I wanted to take a crack at her in a studio setting, so I emailed her and had her come in. We managed to plow through several different looks and had a blast. Here’s my fave of the shoot:

I have been literally dying to get out of the studio and do a nice outdoor shoot, so when the weather was nice last Friday I co-erced DCPG Junior (aka Rina + Zernan) to do couples portraits at a local park. It was so nice to finally take natural light photos and Ri + Zern are so freakin cute together:



walk in the park

Also, quick welcome to Stephanie, who joined the Malaya styling team (which up until then consisted of just Rina. haha) bringing her awesome hairstyling skills with her. She did the hair for Aliza’s shoot and incidentally is the person who cut my hair as well. Thanks, Steph!

Malaya styling team

I know you read the title of this post and were like, what does any of this have to do with Jabbawockeez?? Read on… DCPG is a Goodwill Sponsor for an upcoming local hiphop dance competition, hosted by Str8 Hiphop Entertainment, LLC. Tricia, the event’s director, told me that Jabbawockeez (winners of America’s Best Dance Crew) will be making a guest appearance! Me and the boys can’t make it because we have a shoot scheduled in Richmond, but if you go (which you should!) be sure to say hello to Rina and Zernan, who will be covering the event in our place!


That’s it for now. We’re off to the Sandy Puc’ seminar tomorrow as well as shooting some interiors and exteriors for the Westin BWI while we’re there. No rest for the weary…

Preview for June:

Winston + Hazel’s engagement shoot
Exterior Retail shoots
Happy birthday to Cordie!
Malaya Mania: Sam, Jennibeth, Elaine + Paulyn (aka the Boo Shoot)
My birthday!

– Ciesther