Thursday 28 June 2012

Rayneisha's Editorial Style Shoot at St Georges

When I discussed this shoot with Rayneisha she said that she wanted to do an editorial style swimsuit shoot.  She gave me, as inspiration, a link to the June issue of Vogue Spain which was a shoot of Juju Ivanyuk on a beach in various dresses.
Shooting Rayneisha is really easy, she requires almost no direction, her poses are always modeled from head to toe (to steal Tyra's phrase) and of course her face photographs beautifully.  This shoot was also made easier for me as Rayneisha took control of the styling, all I had to do was find the right location and figure out how I wanted to light it.

Friday 22 June 2012

Sherelle's Swimsuit Shoot

I did this shoot with Sherelle on Monday, which was a public holiday.  So it took a while to find a beach that wasn't jam packed.  We finally settled for Southlands which was still really busy but not as much as the public beaches.  I wanted to shoot at low tide, which meant shooting during the hottest part of the day.  The good thing about shooting at midday is the colours are always very vivid.  The downside however, are the harsh shadows and the tendency that the model will squint a lot. 

Sunday 10 June 2012

Gabriella in "Shifting Colors"

This shoot with Gabbi was inspired by a Greg Kadels colorful shoot for Numero #134 which featured a selection of trendy outfits shot in an urban setting with colorful buildings.

I've shot with Gabbi many times but this was the first time that we have done something with a more editorial feel.

We shot in the car park at Noah's Ark pet store.  Although its not colorful it had the architecture I needed to give the images the feel that they were shot somewhere other than Bermuda.  Post processing was then used to give the images the artificial/colorful feel that I took as my original inspiration.

Thursday 7 June 2012

Ashley's Visit Home (NSFW)


Ashley was back on the island for a couple of weeks and had contacted me back in March when I was scheduling my summer shoots.  We had planned to shoot on May 20th but the poor weather that lasted all week put pay to lots of shooting opportunities.  Fortunately the last remaining free day I had before she left turned out nice and sunny.
When we discussed concepts Ashley said she wanted images that portrayed aspects of Bermuda's beautiful beaches and were also to be a mix of sexy swimsuit, as well as some implied and topless sets.

Saturday 2 June 2012

Part 2: "Natural Beauty" By Christopher Vee

This is the second part of the Beauty Shoot that I did with Christopher Vee a couple of weeks ago.  Part 1 was a bold look with bright make up to match the Moroccan necklace, this shoot was the complete opposite with the aim to keep the make up very natural and simple.
The models Christopher chose for the shoot were Riley and Malyssa.  I shot with Riley a couple of years ago but this is the first time that Malyssa and I have worked together.

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