Take Out Kidz


When I first heard the idea of doing a photoshoot for CSA's hip hop dance group Take Out Kidz, I had a vision in mind. For as long as I remember I knew I wanted to do a group shoot of my friends, Annie Leibovitz Vanity Fair style. So on a warm sunny Saturday afternoon we drove up a long windy road and found ourselves amongst the most idyllic rolling hills in San Luis Obispo. Catching glimmering moments of golden light during my favorite time of day as my favorite dancers pranced around the hills dressed to the nines...the shoot was nothing short of magical.

This shoot wasn't like anything I'd ever done. It was crazy and it was challenging, but it turned out to be one the most fulfilling afternoons I've had in a while :) Thanks, everyone, for being beautiful and letting me order you around and smizing into the sun and dodging cars driving up the road and making magic happen with me. And of course, Trang, for planning everything. You're fabulous!

Photography: Sophia Liu

Assistant/Second Shooter: Luis Descanzo