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Steppie – Summer ’12 Collection [Look Book + Bts]

7 Nov

I’m currently aware that we’re finally in fall (it’s even begun to feel like it in LA) but I never posted about the shoot I did for Steppie’s summer line! I’ve always blogged about my (extremely fun) shoots for Steppie so it feels wrong to leave one out.

This collection brought in some new designs as well as some old designs that I shot during our very first Steppie shoot in Spring ’09. Still wanted to keep everything bright and fun but opted for a more industrial feel for this shoot. The planning portion of my shoots with Steppie is almost always my favorite part and I absolutely loved that we were able to shoot in a warehouse. The plain yet industrial walls and wall of paint cans were perfect. Thank you to Glad Rags Ink for making this a possibility!

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie(View more look book photos on Facebook)

We always have had great teams at Steppie shoot but so far, this one takes the cake. We had Joanna come out to solely do styling and I brought along two assistants to help with the set changes and to shoot behind the scenes. I think this shoot was the one that ran most smoothly despite the (quite big) hiccup! One of the hot lights I was using for the background ended up falling over and breaking halfway through the shoot (sorry again, Nao & Roxy) but we pushed on and made it work. Side note: I love warehouses and I love shooting in warehouses – options always seem endless. This experience was extra special because I walked in and the first thing I saw was a huge screenprinted Thrice flag. And then I saw boxes of L’Arc~en~Ciel and Dir en grey stuff (those are two Japanese bands I love). Apparently they screen print gear for a bunch of (good) bands. I’m a music junkie so being around all that was totally unexpected but very fun.

I am so happy with how the shoot turned out and I hope all of you Steppie fans out there enjoyed them as well!

Sylvia G Photography - SteppieThank you again to this amazing team! We couldn’t have had such a great shoot without you all. (:

Steppie – It still blows my mind to see how far you have come in such a short period of time (and how far you will go is beyond me). I am amazed every time I see a new collection of yours and am so thankful for the experiences you have given me through all these shoots. I believe in you and your company so much. ❤

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie(See more behind the scenes on Facebook)

FOLLOW STEPPIE:
Website: thesteppie.com
Shop: steppie.etsy.com
Facebook: steppie.panda
Twitter: @the_steppie

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Christopher Ian

20 Apr

Chris is a talented model that I’ve been blessed to work with on many different projects before. This guy is taking it to the next step and just moved to the Philippines to work in the Industry out there. Before he left he needed some more shots for his portfolio and he asked me to work with him on them.

I was actually the photographer at Chris’ very first shoot (for Steppie) years ago and it’s so amazing to see how far he’s come and how much hard work he puts in. I know he’ll continue to do amazing things and I can’t wait to see how he does in the Industry in Asia!

sylvia g photography - christopher ian

sylvia g photography - christopher ian

sylvia g photography - christopher ian

Designs by Steppie Fall/Winter 2011

28 Nov

I haven’t had a chance to blog Steppie’s Fall/Winter 2011 clothing collection yet so I figured better late than never!

Set up a studio in Steppie’s backyard and spent a long day shooting photography and video. Unlike in the past, this shoot we stayed in one location which made things run much more easily. We had a great group of talent and turned out some amazing photos (as well as an amazing video).

Check out these photos and don’t forget that today is Cyber Monday.. if you like any of the stuff, don’t forget to SHOP!
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Sylvia G Photography - Steppie
Sylvia G Photography - Steppie
Sylvia G Photography - Steppie
Sylvia G Photography - Steppie
Sylvia G Photography - Steppie
Sylvia G Photography - Steppie
Sylvia G Photography - Steppie
Sylvia G Photography - Steppie
View more of the look book on facebook!

Thank you Steppie for such a great opportunity again. It’s always fun to work with you and it’s definitely a different experience each time.
Thanks Jerrel, for being a fantastic assistant per usual. I couldn’t have done it without you and your buffness.
And thank you models for being SO fun! I look forward to working with you in the future.
Great job Naofumi with the video. It came out SO well!

Check out the promo video here!:

Steppie Winter 2010 Collection

28 Nov

There has been a lot of anticipation for Steppie’s new Winter ’10 collection which has just officially released yesterday!

Along with her release, she’s doing a promo that lasts until Mon, Nov 29th for 15% off her whole store! Check it out here.

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie
You can check out more photos in the Winter 2010 Lookbook.

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie(via Steppie)

Designs by Steppie: website / shop / facebook / twitter

Steppie feature in the OC Weekly

22 Nov

Steppie is currently featured in the OC Weekly, their website, and even featured in the table of contents! Of course, this means my photos have been published in the OC Weekly! Exciting.

I have yet to get a hard copy of mine, so here are photos courtesy of Steppie.
Be sure to check her blog update as well!

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie - OC Weekly

Sylvia G Photography - Steppie - OC Weekly

Also, finishing up editing Steppie’s new Winter ’10 collection so keep an eye out for those in the near future!

Designs by Steppie: website / shop / facebook / twitter

Steppie Clothing “I Am Ninja” Expansion | Fashion

9 Mar

Last week I did another shoot for Steppie, a talented and upcoming designer. She expanded her “I Am Ninja” collection with some new colored shirts and sweatshirts. Check out her store here. She has been doing lots of trade shows in LA as well as vendor fairs at different schools such as UCI and UCSD so keep an eye out for her stuff! Her clothes are cute and extremely comfortable and very versatile. Not only does she design clothing, she does artwork and all sorts of other goodies.

Steppie used to silkscreen all the prints on her clothing herself (pretty amazing, no?) but keeping up with demand and having options was difficult so she turned to a great company to help her out. These are the first that are done by them.

We did the shoot at The Lab in Costa Mesa. It’s more busy and urban than what we have done with her previous shoots, but it definitely matches the more urban feel of the colors from the expansion. It ended up being extremely sunny (when it was supposed to be cloudy) which made it tough, but we had so many great (and NEW) models. Jenny Ting came back to help out even though she was sick (she’s an OG Steppie model). Will, Chris, and youtube sensations Jenny Suk and AJ Rafael were all new faces and they did an amazing job. Big thanks to AJ who didn’t come out to model but ended up having to do a look for us.

Another big thanks to Kenny who was videographer for the shoot and my assistant.

Sylvia G Photography - Designs by Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Designs by Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Designs by Steppie

Sylvia G Photography - Designs by Steppie

Steppie @ Unique LA

9 Dec

On Saturday, I visited Steppie at Unique LA. If you guys don’t already know about Steppie, she is an amazing designer who sells all things cute on etsy. Seen tons of panda shirts around? Probably hers! She’s a friend from college and I also do her photos for her clothing line which are all over my website.

Since was selling her adorable goods so close by in LA, I decided to go visit and help out (as well as grab some great Christmas gifts). It was constantly crowded at her booth (can’t say that about everyone else’s), which was great to see. Of course, I came dressed in Steppie attire as did Jenny so we walked around the show so people can see Steppie’s clothes in action! It was fun and it’s always great to see how far your friends have come.

If you haven’t heard of her (or even if you have), check out Steppie’s stuff!
TheSteppie.com / Designs by Steppie

Unique LA - SteppieSteppie’s Booth

Sylvia Gunde + SteppieSteppie + Me

Sylvia G PhotographyI love how she uses my photos for little markers on the clothing rack! Such a smart idea!

Jenny Ting + Sylvia GundeJenny Ting and myself.. models for the day!

UCI Vendor Fair - SteppieThis is from Steppie’s booth at UCI’s Vendor Fair (which was right before Unique LA). Melly, Steppie, Me, Jennifer Chung, Jenny (one of Steppie’s models), Addie (one of Steppie’s models), and Julie.

(These photos are all Steppie’s because I didn’t take a camera anywhere!)