Tuesday, January 17, 2012

VIP Exclusive Reunion Fashion Night

VIP Exclusive Reunion Fashion Night Models and Affiliates 2012

On Saturday January 14th, VIP Exclusive Fashion celebrated 8 Years in the DMV with a Reunion Fashion Night at Panache Tysons. The beautiful and stylish restaurant welcomed guests in from the cold and guests warmed up to pictures and networking with other guests. When it came time for the runway show, everyone was in anticipation. It was an exciting experience taking in the fashion show and watching the models walk the red carpet runway. It was a night of fashion, reunion and networking.

Host: Leslie Weston
Music by FOtiFO
Makeup Artists: Alyssa C Cosmetic Maven, Josett Valdez
Hairstylists: Lara Bridger, Simon Bechara
Clothing Designers: Estella Couture, Lili Forrest, Semaj Clothing/Bernard Jackson/Bumpb Johnson
Thanks to the VIP Exclusive Models
Sponsors: Panache, Epic Sedan Service, Two Mundos, MediaFashionLife.

VIP Exclusive Owner Terrance Shaw

Photos: © 2012 Vithaya Photography - Portraits, Fashion and Events
Photos can also be viewed here: http://smu.gs/zT0DfP

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Taking a Chance, Getting Out There More

January 7, 2012 - Yesterday was the First Friday of the Year! Obviously the start of the new year is a prime time to make a good start of things and even take some risks. I submitted three images to the B&W+ RangeFinder Alternative Photographic Processes Contest.

There are a panel of judges and there are nice prizes. There's also a "People's Choice" vote which is a section apart from the rest of the contest and the votes will not influence the judges." Even if I don't win, it's good to try and get out there. I'm celebrating photography in these pictures, loving the black and white beauty of it all. I've posted the three images that I submitted here on my blog. Out of the thousands upon thousands of photos I have in my archives, I decided to go with a few fashion images.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Promising New Year

January 1, 2012 - I spent New Year's Eve at an event called Big Night DC in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor on the Potomac just inside of Maryland. Big Night DC is touted as the largest and most incredible New Year's Eve gala with 200,000+ square feet of space with 15 themed party areas, 6 dance floors, an incredible lineup of bands, world-class DJ's, first class cuisine and a huge Midnight celebration.

I was also at Big Night DC last year at the same place and it was just as enjoyable. There are so many people that come out to this event and it feels crowded. The good thing about National Harbor is that it's easy to get to and there isn't much traffic going to or leaving there, and there are huge parking garages near the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

I was roving around all over the Big Night party areas yet near Midnight I figured the place to be was in the party room with the live bands playing. There was a countdown there and when Midnight hit it was like a ticker tape parade in the air while the masses of people cheered. I had a very productive year in photography last year and 2o12 looks promising as I want to do things differently with my direction in photography and make better decisions and get better results.