Many months ago I shot for WAGW again and consecutively photographed for three campaigns! It’s always a pleasure working with Kryz, Jackaye and Diane Uy. They are all such a pleasure to work with–professional, lovely and generous women with of course, an inborn flair for fashion.
I don’t have any decent BTS photos coz I lost the ones from Kryz and Kaye! Saaaaadness. You could have seen my super assistant who is also my beloved brother from another mother and the many many clothes WAGW stocks up when they shoot.
Anyway, you can click on the corresponding titles of the campaigns and it’ll lead to the whole collection. These are a few months late already so some may not be in stock anymore.
Olga Moriles. One of the easiest girls I have shot to date. So pro.
Ika Empleo and Kaye Homecillo.
Kaye Homecillo. I remember that she had such a sweet smile.
make-up: Pops Capul
Full FB album [here]
models: Alex Lorenzana & Ayana Jimenez
concept/styling/wardrobe: Kryz Uy of WAGW
photos/lighting/post-processing/direction: Anne Lorraine Uy (me)
I have to say this has been one of the funnest challenges in photography I’ve ever had. I learned a lot from this particular job, plus experience points for me in fashion photography. As all of you may notice, I have made more conceptual shoots than fashion ones so shooting a catalog this way was something entirely new to me.
For one, I was able to borrow John‘s lighting stuff (triggers and flash) to give a go at being the lighting master myself. Thanks loads btw for trusting me with them, Borga guy!
Secondly, this photoshoot entailed me to shoot 50 outfits as fast as I could! I remembered the last fashion shoot I had with Details ByDetails which took 8 hours/5 outfits and said to myself that I’d try to make things faster for everyone. XD
I had fun directing both Ayana and Alex in relative to the standard with the pegs Kryz gave me. It wasn’t difficult at all since they were both so good at posing and projection!! I was really happy I got to work with such a great team.
Stylist and model Kryz had all the accessories laid out on the table for easy reach.
Overall, I think it went well. We started shooting at 10AM and ended at around 3:30PM if I’m not mistaken. Five hours/50 outfits is now my newest record! Haha
Set-up behind the scenes. Alex was still having her make-up and hair done.
As with the theme, I just have to say that it’s such a funny coincidence that both Kryz and Yanyan’s themes for me have the word “Sophisticate” in it. When I asked Kryz for their name on the set, I immediately told her, “You and Yanyan are really bestfriends. I shot ‘Chic Sophisticate’ for Yanyan and now I shot ‘Vintage Sophisticate’ for you.” Hahaha! But turns out her sister, JackKaye was the one who chose the name though.
Ayana looking like some hot doctor during World War II.
And I have to admit that I had one of those “what a small world” moments with Kryz. My older sister and her eldest sister were actually seatmates during high school since we both have the same family name “Uy” and seating arrangements were by last names. I showed my sister how Kryz is now and she was like, “Wow she’s all grown up already! I remember her when she was so cute and little with the bob cut.” Aweeee..
Perhaps Rose knew she was about to enter Titanic and tell a tragic story.
You can order all the outfits online [here] but you can also find them in all What A Girl Want outlets nationwide: Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, LimKetKai Cagayan de Oro & Robinsons Galleria Metro Manila. Oh and like their facebook page [here]!
If you still don’t find any reason to go to a WAGW boutique, I have to tip you that they’re actually having a BIG 75% SALE starting tomorrow til October 31! And if that’s not amazing enough, if you visit and print out the coupons on Kryz‘s and Yanyan‘s blogs, you’ll get another PHP100 off. Awesomesauce.
Last but not least, belated happy birthday to the sweet, pretty and kooky Ayana Jimenez! She turned 18 last October 2. *hearts~*
Spot the secret artillery.