What makes a photoshoot successful?

Early March, I was offered the amazing opportunity to work with the creative team behind Hyde DC. (I think I pooped my pants a little bit when I saw one of my photos was chosen to be on their monthly catalogue, view here)

Too often, people think that those in front of the camera are what make the overall outcome successful – when in fact, it's the complete opposite. Everything behind and around the camera can affect the overall outcome; the culture of the team, surrounding environment, level of skill/professionalism and even the product. It's a blessing when I meet and work along side a team that can make me feel at ease in front of the camera – Thank you! 

Photography: Justin Nacua
Model: Tipo
Gear: Hype DC