Sunday, September 7, 2014

Texture was the feature of this Seaside Fashion shoot with Alexis

When styling this shoot I was looking to contrast Alexis's gorgeously smooth skin with some texture both with what she would be wearing, as well as the accessories.
My favourite of which is the wicker basket bag that I had scored in my hunt for things that lived and breathed natural colours and textures.
Alexis's strong connection with the camera brings an intimacy that I believe helps make contact with the viewer, and I must admit I think is an important component of an image's ability to stand out from the mass of photographs that fill our day.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Just Add Water…..Swimwear Shoot by a Waterfall created by stormy weather.

I was shooting with a new African model, Mary, and had loaded up with all our planned clothing and accessories, when I drove past a favourite location, just to check out conditions. We had plans to drive on, until this rush of water, a mini waterfall, enticed me to change plans.
The old proverb "That Man plans, and God laughs" does not often apply to me, because I'm always ready to seize upon a fresh idea when the God's throw potentially great stuff my way.

I know that these days, many young models like to shoot something they have seen before and like to do, but I'm open to see what comes my way, while on the way, to whatever. After all the original plan is still doable on another day, so all is good.

To say that it was a cold day is an understatement, but Mary had both the courage to give it a go, and the foresight to see it would be worth the effort.
After all haven't we all heard the old adage-"no pain, no gain". And then comes the satisfaction that you did well and turned a cold grey day around and into great images.

Mary was rewarded with just enough soft sunlight that made her already great skin, glow.

Makeup by Monique from Fab Faces