Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Editorial
A husband-wife photographer team from Menifee did a promotional shoot with Marisa Quinn, who will appear in the upcoming “Twilight” sequel.
Mike and Stephanie Gines, the couple who make up BLINKit Photography, held the shoot two weeks ago at the historical Kammeyer Ranch in Corona.
Another shoot with Judi Shekoni, who will also appear in the film, is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7.
The photos will serve as promo material for the actors and be used in magazines, newspapers and other publicity materials, said Mike Gines.
The photographers, a fashion and hair designer and a jewelry maker spent all day on the shoot, putting together six separate looks.
The studio making the “Twilight” films barred them from using anything too Twilight-looking due to copyright issues, so the couple decided to use a Latin fairy tale as a theme.
The tale, called “Blanca Flor,” is like a Spanish version of Snow White, Mike Gines said, only the protagonist puts on a necklace rather than biting an apple and changes into an evil princess instead of falling asleep.
So, the different looks recreated scenes from the tale, Stephanie Gines said.
They started during broad daylight with a white outfit in a lush, green part of the property. As the sun went down and the sky darkened, Quinn wore a black dress and they moved the shoot to an unkempt part of the property.
The location was ideal: it spanned several acres and had a variety of backgrounds, Stephanie Gines said.
The couple holds shoots as often as possible in the Inland Empire to promote the area they call home, Mike Gines said.
“We try to shoot most of our stuff in the IE. I want to support the Inland Empire,” he said.
The couple has been in business for two years. They began doing videography for the state during Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s speeches. They then moved onto fashion photography.
That’s when they grabbed attention.
“ ‘We like your avant-garde style,’ ” was a common response, said Mike Gines.
“(Quinn) wanted edgy,” he said.