10.05.2009

T.O.L. || Rap Group Photography in the Bay Area, California

T.O.L. is a rap group from California.  They flew me out there for their photoshoot and I took my family along for a mini-vacay after.  I will probably post some pictures of my babies' first time at the beach later (they loved it!).  

The guys of T.O.L. took me to various significant locations that they hang out at and grew up around.  
-------Little Side Story-------
California is too funny! People would stop in their cars and ask random questions while we were shooting, "What are you guys doing?" , "What's that?" (to my lighting equipment) or "Are you Samoan? Cause my daughter is pregnant to a Samoan but he's from Hawaii (*in a sarcastic tone*)" ......Like you can't be Samoan and be from Hawaii....ha ha!   Oh, one girl spit at the ground as she walked by because I smiled at her! LOL!    Then there was a little old lady on a scooter just driving down the sidewalk, not paying attention to us.  One of the guys said hello and she suddenly stopped her scooter and said, "Do you have a dollar?"  Too funny!  See if you can spot the old lady in the T.O.L music video below!  I'll give you a high five if you do! 


Well on to the pictures.  I had an idea in my head of a poker table scene, however I wasn't sure if I could pull off what I had envisioned....  but I think it's pretty close to what I had pictured.  


Another idea I had.... guys do this stuff right?? Play poker and dice? Woo...lucky 7, that's good right? I have no idea! ha!










Volo

Sunrize

Lil' Nee














14 comments:

touchthesky said...

I LOVE YOUR WORK!! YOU DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB!!! GREAT GREAT STUFF!!

{RL}Photography said...

Very cool Kayleen! LOOOOVE the poker shot :) The sneaker shot, yum! And the last pic is my fav :)

LOL@Cali, ummm...wow. I'm Samoan and was born in Hawai'i. However, I do claim O-town (Orem) now since I've been here the majority of my life-hollah! lol

Amazing shoot once again.

Dasl*it Photography said...

Great photo session.. The poker picture is the bombz.. But then again they are all great.. Your right about the Cali thing, gotta switch mind frames when you go over.. But thats what makes em Cali..

Brianna Phelan said...

These Rock Kayleen, very cool. I love the first three individual shots - very well done!

AhquinFotoz said...

Hey K, when you going to do your own workshop? Do you take any shadowers?? LOL... Great work!! I love it. You always bring something different to the table . I love the poker one....and I'm not a big fan of poker, drinking, or smoking either!! lol.

IzzieGuire said...

WOW!! Wonderful job! And unique! yes, I have guy cousins that play poker/dice for $$! :) And where in Cali were you @?!? I promise Newark people are pretty normal..Hayward has it's share of crazy people!! So brace yourself for Nov..hahaha :)

Pinky said...

holey cow! i love the first 2 shots! amazing shoot as always!

Dustin Izatt said...

awesome lighting and post processing, this is SUPER cool :)

Anonymous said...

Lil' Nee is HAWT! lol

ohana photographers said...

rocked it kayleen!!

Jenn Krogue said...

Amazing!!
typically i feel like this type of music style sticks with dark colors, and neutral color schemes. But you brought out vibrant tones that really gave them a great feel and brought out personality.

Cindy Schultz said...

I can imagine that the group is ecstatic with their results! You did a fantastic, creative job and the lighting and colors are great!

sanaejames photography said...

Um...totally loved the first shot. in love. awesome effects girl!

Seini Photography said...

In love with the poker shot! You rock girl:)

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