One day I just got a crazy idea of just brining a model down with me to the Bahamas, I immediately posed the quested on social network without even thinking about the logistics and Amber inboxed me overly excited and was more than interested. This would be the beginning of a new endeavor of shooting foreign friends in my homeland.
Amber and I talked about it for months, weeks and then eventually days. For the shoot I contacted LaVonne who had a very unique style about her so we looked at the pieces that we would use to style her in. Amber assured me she could do her own hair due to the fact she does styling in the US however, I had to find a makeup, Dario was more than interested in jumping to the opportunity I would have been his first time applying make up to a Caucasian model. We planned for a super early shoot so we could shoot for the entire day until sunset.
The shoot was epic! I was especially excited that I would have been using natural light for the entire shoot. I was able to utilize the sun to reflect and diffuse for the model with the help of a few of my good photographer friends Vado and Gerad who had makeshift reflectors which I experimented with throughout the day.
Creative Director: Leo Creary
Model/Hair: Amber Quinn
Swimwear Designers: Dklypse Swimwear & Poesidon Ave
Wardrobe Styling: LaVonne Alexis/ShopTheCC
Make-Up: Dario Deveaux
Grips: Vado Culmer & Gerad Smith