It took quite a while, but we were finally able to get our hands on the angelic Francia Marie! Her exotic looks, captivating eyes, and all-natural 32C cups on a slender, five-foot body (we love boobies, you do the math) caught our attention immediately, so we knew we had to try and get her to shoot with us. Must be the half-German half-Filipina genes, because most girls don’t look this good without paying a hefty fee to the local plastic surgeon.
A shoot was originally scheduled about two years ago, but Francia took a year-long hiatus from modeling to concentrate on some different projects, including fight choreography, acting, and producing music. We thought she had forgotten all about us until we received a follow-up email a few months ago. Naturally, we jumped at the chance and started working out a schedule with her.
We get a lot of flak here for mostly doing glamour shots involving half-naked ladies, so for Francia we wanted to prove that we’re not one-trick ponies here at Madlight Media. 😛 Our shoot took us through the amazingly diverse landscape that Downtown L.A. provides, in an effort to find a location suitable for a fashion look. We settled on the train yard and a rooftop location in the heart of Downtown, but it was no easy task; fending off bums, police officers (for “trespassing”), and security guards while trying to just get a few shots in- but it comes with the territory when shooting guerilla style. Although we spent a lot of time getting chased around more so than getting any shooting done, it was easy to get great pictures thanks to Francia’s amazing ability to look natural all the time. Most importantly, she was a blast to work with, fun, and genuine with her conversations.
So was the two year wait worth it? We definitely think so, and we hope you do too!
If you’d like more of Francia Marie, visit her website at http://www.wix.com/findfrancia/marie
*Special thanks to Carlos Gonzalez for the location scouting, Mikhail Nava for doing the heavy lifting, and of course Francia for being game and following us through our misadventures that day. Also special shout out to the Urth Caffe in the Arts District for having the best turkey burgers ever made and being a cool rendezvous spot. And the officer who allowed us to continue shooting despite our trespasses. 😛
Photographer: Dave Luong
Makeup/Hair: Francia Marie
Assistants: Carlos Gonzalez, Mikhail Nava