We first met Kristen when we covered the Miss Philippines California pageant last year. She made an impression on Kirin and I by being such a poised, quietly confident young woman. Kristen didn’t happen to place that day, but she is currently the reigning Miss San Diego Cities for 2011.
She contacted us not long ago for some new photos to update her portfolio. We jumped at the chance, because we knew working with her would result in some great images. But when we actually started shooting, she impressed us again by how well she was able to pose in front of the camera–she hardly needed any coaching at all.
Kristen is a Filipina-Hawai’ian–it’s funny, but she is the second Hawai’ian woman to approach us for portfolio shots. We hope this trend continues!
Enjoy the photos! Hair and make-up by the lovely Hope Phipps.