My trips are so much more than just an opportunity to shoot in a location, they are intended to provide a unique and emotionally memorable experience – A Paul Buceta experience if you will. If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve seen or heard about them.
They are as good as you imagine them to be.
I have been told on numerous occasions my shoots are so much more, that they’re an entire experience, and I couldn’t agree more. For those having worked with me before, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I have a big, over the top personality and work very hard to not only make you comfortable, and create amazing images together, I aim to make your experience something incredible. I constantly show you the images as we go to confirm just how great they are turning out. One of the most common things I hear at shoots is, “I can’t believe that’s really me!”
By the end of the shoot it’s a good bet we’ll become friends.
My very first pool party happened funny enough, at my house. I had invited a few close friends and took pics around the pool during the festivities. After sharing the images I was inundated with emails asking to be invited to my next pool party.
The following pool party in 2005 was in the Caribbean, and since then I’ve lost count of all the various parties and countries we’ve travelled to. I often invite other photographers to join us in making the experience all the greater. One party was featured in it’s entirety in an issue of SESSIONS Magazine.
SESSIONS Magazine Download
You can download a copy of that issue here. (Large file)
Videos created at past parties.
My biggest party included a group of 85 people! It may have gone a bit overboard admittedly, so to make the parties more intimate, I now cap the amount of people that can attend.
LAS VEGAS TRIPS
Over the last 11 years I’ve also been shooting a lot in Las Vegas.
There were so many reasons worth going to Las Vegas that it simply evolved on it’s own thing. While there, I found the shoots had a different feel to them, the models were more carefree and the Vegas lifestyle seemed to permeate the images. What’s more, the parties and adventures I was experiencing needed to be shared. As a result, I began hosting group invitationals. These invitationals are more than just a short shoot, we all spend the weekend together building friendships that last long past the trip. You’ve seen the way Vegas can be in movies and I do my best to provide exactly that.
I invite models I have already worked with as chemistry and appreciation play a big part. My last trip to Vegas was 20 strong and it was a weekend to remember with sky-diving, off roading, VIP parties and of course images capturing both individual and candid moments. You can see more from that trip here.
Everyone that attends this party agrees that it’s a life changing experience. In fact, my first Vegas Invitational for 2017 sold out in just 3 days. If you want to be considered for the next one, let me know.
Some of the invitationals are for ANDIVERO Magazine’s Angels in Paradise Project with many of the images showcased in an issue.
While I’ve been at this for over 13 years my shoots are as exciting to me as day one. I work very hard to make sure my models feel like a superstar. From one hour shoots to full getaways, you can be certain you’ll leave on cloud nine along with kick-ass images.