Look who is back for the third time, Lorell. Yup, we collaborated again on another photo shoot. What I love about shooting with Lorell is that every shoot is different. First shoot was down in Midtown Miami at night, the second was down on Key Biscayne and this one we were dealing with old school Rolls Royces and Bentleys from Vantage Autos in Miami. So ladies and gentlemen enjoy the ride as I guide you through the shoot with Lorell.
It would only be right that I photograph Dean and Jenean’s maternity shoot after doing their engagement and wedding photos. It is part of the natural progression of things and who am I to stop the natural progression? They couldn’t have picked a better day to shoot as well. Sunny skies and cool breezes were on tap for us that day. A recipe for a great time and even better photos.
A boudoir photo shoot is an intimate experience. Your subject is there, vulnerable, posing for you. Showing an intimate side of themselves that very few people will ever get to see. As a boudoir photographer you have to capture that intimacy and vulnerability in each boudoir photo shoot that you do.
So there are times when I like to do things I’m not suppose to. Don’t ask me why. Maybe it’s the thrill; maybe I’m crazy. Yesterday was one of those days. I’ve had an idea to have a Miami fashion shoot with the lovely Lorell inside the abandoned Miami Marine Stadium on Key Biscayne and lucky for me, she was up to being as mischievous as me.
Taking photos is difficult enough but trying to take maternity photos in the middle of summer in Miami is just brutal; however, Kia and Hayward were up for the task. The humidity was no joke that day. Thank God I suggested we shoot around 6:30 in the evening. I don’t even want to begin to think what a midday shoot in that sun would be like.
After many false starts, I was able to finally finish the Firehouse shoot with Camille Kaye. Let me tell you we absolutely killed it. I can honestly say we all had a blast with this shoot and it is by far and away the best work I’ve ever done. Camille is amazing and when she gets into it or gets excited then you know we’re about to do some craziness and have fun doing it.
So initially I was going to wait later on the week to post a blog update about the Benedict’s wedding this past weekend, but we’re all still talking about it today on Facebook and I was like why not just keep the conversation going. Where do I begin? The ceremony was great, but the reception was a party for the ages. I just hope I captured it well enough to tell the story of how much of a good time we all had. If you didn’t have a good time at this wedding then you have no soul and are destined for a boring and uneventful life.
When I first was about to photograph the talented Camille Kaye she let me listen to some of her songs so I could come up with ideas for a shoot etc. When I heard one song, “Ring Di Alarm”, I had this idea for like a fire truck or fire house type of a shoot. Yesterday we made that idea a reality, even if it was a brief reality.
When people think about their wedding day they think of bright, sunny skies and perfect conditions, but for Dean and Jenean they literally had to weather the storm before they could say, “I do.” Knowing these two, nothing was going to stop them from becoming husband and wife not even a South Florida afternoon storm that dropped a copious amount of rain onto their outdoor wedding. You could have them run through hurdles, around obstacles, over mountains and through the woods and they would end up where they both belonged, together with each other.