Let's Go To The Mall :D

This was the first time I've shot at a mall and this was actually done at the beginning of June. Vishu (@zofocl) had reached out to me on Instagram wanting to do a shoot together. I appreciated that he wanted to meet me first to see if our personalities would work well together. This first meeting definitely helped me feel comfortable for when we did do shoot. We had gone to Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton to shoot for a couple hours and it was really fun! Enjoy the pictures, xx

Vishnu -  https://www.zofocl.com/  |  https://www.instagram.com/zofocl/


Your girl is back with a super overdue post. I turned 24 in the month of February and decided last minute to do a mini shoot by myself. Proud of how it came out! The backdrop is just different colored plastic table covers and I bought the one piece body suit from Forever 21. Hope you enjoy the pictures and please excuse the dog hair lol (:

What did you use to take your picture?
- Google Pixel 2 on 10 second timer
- Goose Neck Holder on the balcony

What did you use to edit?
- Facetune
- VSCO Cam


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Meeting Mike and JayCee + Insecurities

I have been on a "meet and greet" streak this year - meeting a handful of people I've befriended over different social networks. I've known Mike (@mikelouie_) for over a decade and finally just met him along with JayCee (@djrychuu) who I've known for about a year. Personally, it didn't feel like meeting them for the first time. Probably because I have interacted with them so much via the internet. So anyways, we grabbed lunch at the Westfield San Francisco Mall and were going to casually shoot around SF. Mike did an awesome job, especially since he ventured out from what he usually focuses on which is landscape photography. Click on his name to visit his website and check out his work! His website will open in another tab.

Now you're probably wondering what kind of insecurities I had this day. For one, when I meet someone that I've known via the web first, I'm always nervous that I might not meet their expectations (whatever that may be) and end up disappointing them. I don't feel like I try to pretend to be more than I am or try to portray myself differently online. It mostly stems from not wanting to disappoint someone I hold in high regard.

The second insecurity I had was something that unexpectedly came up. JayCee had randomly invited Cass (@badcass__) halfway through our day. I've never met or talked to her before. I am not opposed to meeting new people, but I become very shy. JayCee had no idea and probably still doesn't unless he reads this, lol! We picked her up right as we were going to find a place to shoot around SF. I was a little apprehensive when I saw her walking towards the car. Her outfit was so well put together and she looked so cute! And then here I was, wearing a dress I got 7 years ago and boots from 5 years ago. Made me wish I would've put a little a more effort into my outfit, but it was the eclipse that day and I was watching it with my boyfriend on NASA's livestream so I didn't have time. On top of that, I don't have quite the clothes selection I had before I moved into this apartment.

Honestly, I wasn't as comfortable at the mini photoshoot as I could be. Although I shouldn't have, I felt awkward posing in front of, Cass, someone who has such a following on Instagram. She was really nice and I'm glad I met her however! Her style is impeccable and she even makes her own clothes. Totally wish I knew how to sew. But if you get a chance, definitely check her out as well.

Ultimately though, if someone I didn't know doesn't end up liking me, I really don't care so I don't know why I get so shy and anxious when meeting new people. But it's definitely not as bad as when I was a young child. My parents said whenever someone I didn't know said hi to me, I would start crying and that I would always hide behind either one of them, lol.

Until next time!

xx, Elsie

Instagram Links:

Mike | JayCee | Cass

Site Launch

Hey everyone! I'm so excited that you're reading this. I've been wanting to launch my site for the longest time. If it weren't for all the support I was receiving, I don't think this would have happened, so it's all thanks to you. 

So what plans do I have for this site? Well, I've been wanting a place where I can blog, build a portfolio of my modeling, bring together my social media and have a professional business contact.

I really hope you will all enjoy the content that I will be putting out. But if you find it's not your cup of tea, no hard feelings. (: