Brigitte Dale Photo Shoot

by Lan Bui on February 9, 2009

 Brigitte Dale

When is a rainy day a bad day for a shoot??? Never, that is what we learned.

I’m sure you already know who Brigitte Dale is. If you don’t… she is Yahoo! Video Best Internet Personality of the Year 2008, a triple century video blogger (only 18 more and she will be quad century) who now video blogs for ABC Family; and three words I would use to describe her are awesome, beautiful and fun. First I’ll touch on her awesomeness.

We had scheduled a full photo shoot of Brigitte two weeks in advance without even thinking of the weather. I mean… we live in southern California!!! Come on!!! Sun sun sun all day long every day. I practically never worry about weather. On the day of the shoot Vu and I realized it was raining pretty hard, and just as we started talking about it Brigitte text messaged me asking if we were shooting rain or shine. What did I say? Well, I can’t make her get sick by shooting the rain; Our first instinct was to cancel the shoot. For one, we have never done a shoot in the rain; second, neither of us can remember any photo shoots we have seen done in the rain; third, we would be jerks for making her do her shoot in the rain. But then we got to thinking… this is a truly unique chance to get some extraordinary photos. I call Brigitte back and it turned out she loves rainy beaches and is completely up for it, even after I threatened that she would get sick. Brigitte is awesome.

Next, Brigitte is beautiful. Well… I don’t need a story to prove this one. As you can see, she just is.

Lastly, but not at all the last word to describe Brigitte, she is fun. We had a non stop good time, from the time we met up through the shoot and through dinner, we never stopped joking and laughing.

So, as it turned out all the fussing over the rain was for nothing. As we drove up to the shoot it was raining harder than I have seen in months, but just as we were walking out to begin the shoot we saw perfect puffy clouds and a bit of blue sky. Finally, just as we began to shoot, we had one of the most majestic sunsets I’ve seen.

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Brigitte Dale

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Brigitte Dale

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-Lan

  • http://sarahlane.com/ Sarah Lane

    Gorgeous!!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Sarah Lane, Thanks Sarah!!!!

  • http://sarahlane.com Sarah Lane

    Gorgeous!!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Sarah Lane, Thanks Sarah!!!!

  • Karen Squires

    Absolutely breathtaking!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Karen Squires, Thank you. I’m so glad we were able to get that nice sunset!

  • Karen Squires

    Absolutely breathtaking!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Karen Squires, Thank you. I’m so glad we were able to get that nice sunset!

  • http://www.hockeybuzz.com/ eklund

    fantastic! wow. what great shots. captured Brig very nicely.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @eklund, She is awesome. I’m glad you liked the photos.

  • http://www.hockeybuzz.com eklund

    fantastic! wow. what great shots. captured Brig very nicely.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @eklund, She is awesome. I’m glad you liked the photos.

  • Blargal

    You picked a winner here. I subscribe to her on you Tube,she certainly has a style…

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Blargal, I love her videos too!

  • Blargal

    You picked a winner here. I subscribe to her on you Tube,she certainly has a style…

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Blargal, I love her videos too!

  • Adam C

    You guys inspire me! Amazing photography!!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Adam C, I’m glad you really like the photography! It is very nice to hear such a great compliment.

  • Adam C

    You guys inspire me! Amazing photography!!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Adam C, I’m glad you really like the photography! It is very nice to hear such a great compliment.

  • http://www.photogen-inc.com/ eliesa

    This first shot is BAD ASS!!

  • http://www.photogen-inc.com eliesa

    This first shot is BAD ASS!!

  • http://www.aarondieppa.com/ barbara ( soon to be dieppa)

    Love that sky!!! What a great shot!! I always love the sky after a storm. Beautiful!

  • http://www.aarondieppa.com barbara ( soon to be dieppa)

    Love that sky!!! What a great shot!! I always love the sky after a storm. Beautiful!

  • http://www.jenberry.com/ jenberry

    You caved. you let her have a coat.
    RAD. Both of em.

  • http://www.jenberry.com jenberry

    You caved. you let her have a coat.
    RAD. Both of em.

  • http://www.nashd.com/ kevie

    UH…..bad frakking ass!….i would have done exactly what you guys did and just go for it. FTW

  • http://www.nashd.com kevie

    UH…..bad frakking ass!….i would have done exactly what you guys did and just go for it. FTW

  • Bobby

    Wow, when I saw the video I thought maybe the pictures wouldn’t be as great because of the weather….I was wrong they look AMAZING…!!! Having a beautiful subject does help I am sure…they came out so cool…great job guys….and of course..Brigitte…

  • Bobby

    Wow, when I saw the video I thought maybe the pictures wouldn’t be as great because of the weather….I was wrong they look AMAZING…!!! Having a beautiful subject does help I am sure…they came out so cool…great job guys….and of course..Brigitte…

  • http://vanbussel.blogspot.com/ Blair Van B.

    These are way rad . LOVIN that sunset! and she really is beautiful!
    But I have to say…. I would LOVE to see what you guys could do with some rain. Tell ya what….. next time we get rain , Ill let you take my picture ;)

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Blair Van B., Great choice of words! Let us… subliminally makes us want to more!

      • http://vanbussel.blogspot.com/ Blair Van B.

        @Lan Bui, I’m just saying…..you might as well! Im not afraid.

  • http://vanbussel.blogspot.com Blair Van B.

    These are way rad . LOVIN that sunset! and she really is beautiful!
    But I have to say…. I would LOVE to see what you guys could do with some rain. Tell ya what….. next time we get rain , Ill let you take my picture ;)

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Blair Van B., Great choice of words! Let us… subliminally makes us want to more!

      • http://vanbussel.blogspot.com Blair Van B.

        @Lan Bui, I’m just saying…..you might as well! Im not afraid.

  • Ellis

    Great shots. Your talent is to be commended.

  • Ellis

    Great shots. Your talent is to be commended.

  • http://tinasteelelindseyart.blogspot.com/ Tina Steele Lindsey

    I found this site via Art Palaver blog, who did an awesome piece about you guys. Clicked on the link he provided, found he wasn’t kidding. Great work here.

  • http://tinasteelelindseyart.blogspot.com Tina Steele Lindsey

    I found this site via Art Palaver blog, who did an awesome piece about you guys. Clicked on the link he provided, found he wasn’t kidding. Great work here.

  • http://www.cameracruise.com/blog Carl Reid

    Awesome shots!!! You guys are wizards with the lighting.

    Regards,
    Carl

  • http://www.cameracruise.com/blog Carl Reid

    Awesome shots!!! You guys are wizards with the lighting.

    Regards,
    Carl

  • http://www.curtiscopeland.com/ Curtis Copeland

    Wow! Your talent as photographers is amazing. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  • http://www.curtiscopeland.com Curtis Copeland

    Wow! Your talent as photographers is amazing. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  • http://blog.jeromeparadis.com/ Jerome Paradis

    Very impressive guys!
    These photos are magnificent!

  • http://blog.jeromeparadis.com Jerome Paradis

    Very impressive guys!
    These photos are magnificent!

  • Steve

    hey,

    Lovely images – really beautiful!

    I was wondering what vid camera you used for the short ‘making of’ doc? Or are you using a very impressive long lens add-on type thing? (the shallow focal death is great!)

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Steve, Thank you. We shot that with the Canon 5d Mark II and the Nikon D90. The shallow depth of field is a result of those cameas.

      • Steve

        @Lan Bui, HEY AGAIN!

        I’m thinking about buying the D90 – would you recommend?

        And how do you guys feel about the movie feature? worthwhile or a novelty?

        • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

          @Steve, short answer – HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

          Longer answer – This BTS video of Brigitte Dale has a bunch of clips from the D90, if you look at our Veronica BTS video you will find a bunch of clip from the D90… or the KISS party video was all shot on the D90!!!

          KISS video link: http://thebuibrothers.com/blog/2008/12/kissmas-party/

          So, yes we love using the D90 and if that is in your budget then go for it!!!

  • Steve

    hey,

    Lovely images – really beautiful!

    I was wondering what vid camera you used for the short ‘making of’ doc? Or are you using a very impressive long lens add-on type thing? (the shallow focal death is great!)

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Steve, Thank you. We shot that with the Canon 5d Mark II and the Nikon D90. The shallow depth of field is a result of those cameas.

      • Steve

        @Lan Bui, HEY AGAIN!

        I’m thinking about buying the D90 – would you recommend?

        And how do you guys feel about the movie feature? worthwhile or a novelty?

        • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

          @Steve, short answer – HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

          Longer answer – This BTS video of Brigitte Dale has a bunch of clips from the D90, if you look at our Veronica BTS video you will find a bunch of clip from the D90… or the KISS party video was all shot on the D90!!!

          KISS video link: http://thebuibrothers.com/blog/2008/12/kissmas-party/

          So, yes we love using the D90 and if that is in your budget then go for it!!!

  • http://daynah.net/ Daynah

    The colors in these photos are brilliant, Impressive work Bui Brothers! :)

  • http://daynah.net Daynah

    The colors in these photos are brilliant, Impressive work Bui Brothers! :)

  • Kelley

    Awesome shots! I applied for the SAMe Good Mood Blogger…but I was LATE! Booo hoo. I LOVED Brigitte’s video for the contest.

    Great idea on how to get votes! I want to find all of your stuff and read it and watch it. Love your personality. I was hoping you’d win—love your quirky personality and positive ways.

  • Kelley

    Awesome shots! I applied for the SAMe Good Mood Blogger…but I was LATE! Booo hoo. I LOVED Brigitte’s video for the contest.

    Great idea on how to get votes! I want to find all of your stuff and read it and watch it. Love your personality. I was hoping you’d win—love your quirky personality and positive ways.

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