I had the pleasure of attending the 2015 MAXIM Halloween party in Beverly Hills, CA.
I Received the invitation to attend both MAXIM Halloween and Playboy Halloween parties. I could not go to both and was extremely torn, so I had to weigh my options. I had previously been to parties at the Playboy Mansion, but have never been to a Maxim Party. I accepted the invitation to the Maxim Halloween party and was put on the VIP guest list.
Getting to the actual party was quite a journey. I had to arrive at a public parking garage where at least 600+ other models waited in line (in full costume haha.. It was definitely a sight to see!) to check in. You are then directed to a party bus to transport you to the Maxim Halloween Estate. For security reason they do not allow anyone to drive their personal cars to the estate. Everyone is given a bracelet and the bracelets are checked multiple times throughout entry into the party.
I was lucky enough to have friends and ties with the Australian production and modeling brand “Babe Method”. Babe Method was the official videography and photography company for the Maxim event. I was able to go behind the scenes as “staff” and fortunate enough to not wait in the line with several hundred models during check-in. Babe Method made sure their girls were one of the first buses to arrive at the estate and walk the red carpet.
The party started around 7:30pm and continued to well after Midnight. Guests were entertained by dancers, fire breathers, contortionists, jugglers, a giant haunted house (I was too scared to go in it haha), and a complimentary buffet and open bar.
Joshua Paull is a Tampa, Florida based photographer who uses mainly natural lighting to capture incredible images. As you can see the lighting is soft, natural, very light/subtle editing, and has an overall great composition.
We ended up shooting in Malibu, California on one of the most breathtaking beaches I have ever stepped foot on. There was about 1/2 mile of deserted beach with about 30 various rock formations and 5 small caves. very secluded and minimal people. The water was about 65 degrees and contained several shades of blue. I cannot stress the visual beauty!
We shot for about 2 hours. Joshua is very proactive and time efficient. Within 24 hours I started receiving my final images, which is almost unheard of due to the lengthy image upload/ processing steps and editing time. I was more than pleased with our work together and am excited to work with him again in the near future!
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I recently arranged an extended stay in LA, California for the months of October and November 2015.
Upon arriving to Los Angeles, my first photoshoot was with Steven Pressler Photography. Steven exceled at headshots and was fun to work with!
The studio overlooked the LA Fashion district and had full length windows taking up two of the four studio walls.
Steven Pressler is often known for his work with the retail brand GAP. It was an honor and pleasure working with him!