The Recap: Los Angeles Portfolio Building Experience

The third stop on The 2017 Portfolio Building Experience Tour took us to Southern California! It was our 2nd time visiting Los Angeles and we went from a beach side cove in 2016 to a swanky roof top with views overlooking the entire city and beyond. The Airbnb where we stayed for the weekend was quite impressive with ceiling to floor windows in both the living room and bedroom, definitely not a bad way to prepare for an editorial photo shoot.

As our creative team arrived at the location we could tell it was going to be an amazing day because they had all worked together before and if they hadn't they definitely ran in the same circles! Our Stylist, Nick laid out his wardrobe as our model, Lexus was getting prepped by make-up artist Chante and hair stylist Candi.  The weather in L.A. that day was mild and sunny, a perfect combo to shoot on the roof top!

The theme for the shoot was high-fashion street wear and Nick hit the nail on the head and completely understood the direction we wanted to go in. We love switching up the themes with each city we go to so as to always bring a unique and exciting perspective so no one can ever get tired of the same thing! We are truly blessed to get to work with such talented and professional creatives to help us bring the vision together so when the photographers walk on set, they are immediately impressed and excited to network, share and shoot!


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you. I had an amazing time and I really look forward to working with you again. Hope you had a fun trip and I can't wait to see all of the photos.  -Lexus
It was a pleasure meeting and working with you, looking forward to next time! -Candi

The energy on set was lively and we are truly grateful to Yolanda, Tyeal and Ericia who came all the way from Virginia for joining us and investing in The L.A. Portfolio Building Experience! There was a true sense of community, as we all helped the other get the perfect portrait! To be able to come together, build and relate with other women of color photographers and videographers is incredible and we are so humbled that we can continue to facilitate that in major cities around the world! NYC is next on the Tour and we are truly looking forward to a 3rd experience in the big apple!