***EXCLUSIVE*** Photo Session with Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA
Miss Universe Pageant 2010 aired live on NBC and Telemundo on August 23rd from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. 8/5/10
On early August 2010 I got an email from the agency, can’t remember the exact message but basically it said something like:
“Jc, this is your lucky day, do you want to take pictures at some of the most beautiful women in the world?, if so let me know”
After reading it, I was like “really?”, but who are they?, I replied saying yes not knowing the full specs of the assignment, later that day got a confirmation from my photo editor saying that I needed to shoot 6 Miss Universe 2010 candidates and the current Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez – I was told I only have 5 minutes with each contestant, and of course the room was full of people, PRs, Hair Stylist, Make Up artist, assistants, etc – they booked a Penthouse at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, across the street from the Chinese Theater, I took my brother with me to assist me with lightning and some of my stuff, and boy he was in heaven.
When I got there, I got instructions from the main PR, I needed to setup my lights and wait… wait and wait, all the candidates where busy doing interviews for the press, I setup my gear:
2 Speedlites 580EX and 580EXII
Octadome from Photoflex
Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II
Then I shot one by one each of the 6 candidates and the current Miss Universe, here is the behind the scenes of Ximena Navarrete who a few days later became the 2010 Miss Universe from México.
It was a pleasant and intense experience, all of them were professionals and were easy to direct (most of them have years of professional modeling experience), hours laters when I was at home, had a really hard time selecting the very best images to submit to the agency.
– Eventually I will post more videos of the rest of the candidates.
Thanks for reading,
About Los Angeles Professional Event Photographer Jc Olivera:
Jc Olivera Photography has provided professional photography services to a diverse client base across the USA for over a decade. Based in Southern California, the agency specializes in high quality photographic work in the areas of: Editorial, Music, Corporate Events, Celebrity Coverage, Gifting Suites, Fashion, Children & Family Portraits, Headshots, and Food photography.