Saturday, 30 January 2016

Beauty Shoot with Aliana

It was week 4 of a photography challenge that I am participating in and the topic for this week was "Headshot".  I decided to do a beauty shoot and asked Aliana to be the model.  I'd recently shot with her and loved the way her face photographs.   I searched for some inspiration images and found two looks that I liked.   I asked Afroditi to do the make-up and she blended both inspirations into this one look.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Crazy Hair

The head pieces and dresses in this shoot were created for the Evolution Hair and Beauty show which occurred in July 2015.  The dresses were created by Chineza Augustus (Sevhn) and the hair pieces by Cindy Roberts (Salon Viola). After seeing the show I wanted to shoot the collection, but unfortunately my summer was already fully booked and then I went on a break from September to December.   Fortunately when I started to plan some shoots for the Christmas holidays I found out the dresses were still available and the hair pieces were still intact.  

Cover photo by: Maria De Braga

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Gold with Sophie Adams

Sophie mentioned that she would be on island over the Christmas break so we arranged this shoot.  As I already had whitespace studio booked for Karina's shoot we decided to double up and shoot Sophie in the same session.  Sophie and Maria came up with the concept, which was a beauty shoot using gold make up with gold leaf flakes.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Studio Shoot with Karina

This shoot with Karina was my first shoot since taking my usual 4 month break during the football season.   When I asked Karina if she wanted to shoot when she was home for Christmas she asked if we could do a studio shoot.  She gave me some inspiration images that were very simple and clean.
We chose some simple outfits and kept the colour pallet to black, white and grey.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Studio shoot with Alize

I'd had Alize on my "models I want to shoot" list of a while, so when I booked the studio to shoot Josie I decided to double up and shoot Alize as well.  We came up with two very different concepts and rather than posting them in two separate blog posts I'm going to combine them in this one post.  The first was a sportswear shoot with the intention of capturing Alize's beautiful  lean figure and long legs.  The second concept was a colourful beauty shoot giving Maria the opportunity to go little crazy. We ended the beauty shoot with a bit of a bondage theme :D

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Josie's first studio shoot

This is another shoot from August.  I did so many shoots during the summertime that I'm still working through the backlog.  I have one more to go.
I first met Josie at the 2013 photographer/model meet and greet where we did a quick test shoot.  At the end of that day I made a short list of six new faces that I wanted to shoot in the future, Josie obviously was one of them.   Fast forward to the 2014 and I was now working a lot with Maria, I mentioned Josie to her and I'd totally missed the DeBraga connection, Maria informs me that Josie is her cousin.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Studio shoot with Karissa

I first shot with Karissa in May when she was one of the five models that took part in the London Calling shoot.  I loved the way she photographed and asked her if she was interested in doing another shoot toward the end of the summer.   I had whitespace studio booked for a morning in August, so I doubled up and shot Tiara's shoes shoot and this shoot with Karissa in the same session.  It was a quick shoot lasting less than an hour.  We kept the concept as a simple sexy jeans shoot.  Maria did the make-up.

Contains Implied Nudity

Monday, 7 September 2015

Tiara Style

I did this shoot with Tiara during my stay-cation week in mid-August.  When discussing possible concepts Tiara suggested that she style a shoot based around a collection of shoes that she owns.  She used her own eclectic wardrobe to come up with all these weird and wonderful looks.
We did the shoot at whitespace* studio and Maria did the make-up.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

As the sun goes down with Rochelle

Rochelle contacted me several months ago and mentioned that she would be home for several weeks around cup match and wanted to shoot.  Its been a couple of years since we have shot together, although last year I shot her windows collection but she was the designer and stylist on that shoot not the model. Rochelle came up with the concept for this shoot, which was loosely based on a image she found of a model crouching in water, wearing bright colors and an Asian style hat.  

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Hotness Part 2 - with Yuki (NSFW)

This is the second part of the shoot I recently did with Yuki.  To finish up we decided to do an implied wet look shoot.

Its probably not worth writing anything else, I'm sure you've probably skipped to the images already.  LOL

Contains Implied Nudity

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Hotness Part 1 - with Yuki

In the summer of 2014 Yuki and I had made plans to do a sexy style shoot based on FHM covers.  However, our calendars never aligned and the shoot was put off to this summer.  We finally got together a couple of weeks ago at whitespace studio and created something kind of hot.
We shot several different looks, two thirds of the shoot was the FHM inspired looks which appear in this blog post (part 1) and then the last third of the shoot we did a wet look style shoot which will be posted in the near future (part 2)

Friday, 14 August 2015

Beauty Shoot with Sophie

Maria and Sophie wanted to do a beauty shoot so Maria came up with the concept which had a bright and fun vibe similar to a teen magazine.   She then sourced all the clothes and accessories from online stores and was then responsible for styling the hair and doing the make-up.

The shoot was done at whitespace studio, the lighting was a standard beauty lighting with a 30.5" Mola beauty dish and 2x3 reflector.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Adolfo Sanchez Collection

I'd seen Adolfo's collection at the International Designers Fashion show and loved the dresses and wanted to shoot them.  A couple of nights later whilst shooting the Evolution Fashion Show (the main event of the Bermuda Fashion Show),  Anthony Wade informed me that he had been asked to shoot the collection early the next morning and asked me if I wanted to share the shoot with him.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

2015 Swimsuit Series - #6 Novah Swimwear

I first saw the Novah swimwear brand on Instagram back in 2014.  I finally realised that the owner and designer was Bermudian, Madeline White.   I messaged Madeline and asked if I could loan some of her outfits for my 2015 swimsuit series.  Madeline, who lives in the UK, was back on the island as one of the designers featured in the Local Designers show of the Bermuda Fashion Festival .  
We arranged the shoot for the Wednesday after fashion week and decided to use models that had walked for the Novah collection and selected Sophie and Karina.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Crystal and Sydia - Fashion Shoot

As part of the Bermuda Fashion Festival there were several international models visiting the island.  Amir had told me that Crystal and Sydia, who are agency represented models from Jamaica, would be here and available for a shoot if I was interested.  Of course I was interested !!
The shoot took place on Friday morning, the girls were at Salon Pink for hair and make-up at 4.30am.  Pinky and Rinelle were styling the hair and Maria was doing the make-up.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Aminat - Fashion Shoot

The Bermuda Fashion Festival 2015 kicked off on Monday 6th with the Hair and Beauty show, but for me it started two days earlier with this shoot with celebrity model Aminat Ayinde.  Aminat is signed with Ice Models (SA) but is probably best known for her TV appearances in ANTM (cycle 12) and Project Runway All-stars (season 2).
A month before the shoot I had been chatting with  Amir X and he had mentioned that he was bringing to Bermuda several international models, one of whom was his good friend Aminat.  So I asked Amir if there was any chance he could hook me up with a shoot.  Fortunately for me, Aminat was coming to Bermuda earlier than all the other guest celebrities and had some free time.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

2015 Swimsuit Series - #4 Brittney

If you follow my blog you will have noticed that I tend to do repeat shoots with more experienced models, but also like to mix in shoots with some new faces.  Generally when I choose to shoot a new face I consider their prior modeling experience and portfolio images.  This swimsuit shoot with Brittney was unusual in that she has no prior modeling experience whatsoever.  I decided to ask her for a shoot based entirely on her facebook pics taken by friends and family, which are quite gorgeous.

Friday, 17 July 2015

2015 Swimsuit Series - #3 Siairah

I've had a busy 10 days since my last blog post.  There was the Bermuda Fashion Festival with 4 shows and I also had shoots with some of the international models that were here for that week and also several local models too.  I didn't have time to edit any shoots until yesterday and now have quite a backlog that will keep me busy for the rest of July and beyond.   This shoot with Siairah was an early morning shoot that we did on Angle Beach which is just east of Horseshoe Beach.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Yaya Apparel with Riley and Karina

I've been wanting to shoot along Cemetery Road for quite a while, I thought that the Belco buildings and high wire fences would make for a cool backdrop for an urban wear shoot.  The urban wear I had in mind was Yaya Apparel by Omejae Goater.  Like most of the my recent fashion shoots,  I saw his collection at the Capital Fashion show earlier this year.  So I reached out to Omejae and asked if he still had any of the clothes from the show and whether I could borrow them for this shoot. 

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Beauty Shoot with Riley

When discussing possible concepts for the shoot Riley had mentioned that she would like a beauty shoot similar to the wet look shoot that Maria and I did with Sophie Fraser Smith in January.

Maria also wanted to do a creative concept so she created an amazing head piece out of flowers picked from her backyard.

Contains Implied Nudity