Portrait Photoshoot Destination New Zealand
Not only am I super thrilled with the images we got out of this collaboration but it was also super fun and a delight to work with these talented girls together. They made my fashion inspired image come to life and handled a dark and difficult situation with glamour and grace.
Hope you all had a great start into 2016! I am certainly excited with many new possibilities for my business and travel on the horizon. Maybe I will be able to meet you and jointly plan on another amazing destination photoshoot? Portrait? Encore – Honeymoon photoshoot? Uhhhh can’t wait. My travel list last year had New Zealand on it and making the most of this AMAZING location meant doing a destination portrait session – a no-brainer for me. 🙂
After location scouting and abandoning my initial inspiration image to a slightly altered version because of circumstances, I am now glad I did. I left my original idea and instead I went with what was in front of me, and I am sooooo glad I did. Kimberley didn’t end up laying on the ground nor in water but was standing and I love how they came out. What do you think?
Here my inspiration fashion photograph:
And my fashion inspired portrait photograph:
But by all means, if you have a fashion photograph as inspiration let’s see what we can make out of it for your portrait photoshoot! 😉
The lush and green in contrast to my current country of residence (UAE) made me go for the New Zealand Fern and shoot a set of images with it. Kimberly nailed it! Can you believe she is not a model?!
After changing hair and makeup a little, the new location in mind was a waterfall. Little did I know we would end up there in pitch black after the clouds moved in and the sun did decide to set. 😉 The team still wanted to go ahead so we used our smart phone’s light so we could see where we were stepping and to set up my gear. I had previously figured out the ‘where, what and how’ etc but I had no daylight left and what my flashes could light was a different story. Then the dark slows you down dramatically: we needed to make extra sure that our safety and equipment was taken care of. So after many images and flash adjustments, four different images photoshopped together in endless hours of labour I am so excited to present this – I think – very cool shot! Envisioned slightly different – I didn’t think I would shoot this in the night – but VERY happy with the result!
So throw something impossible in front of me and just wait and see what I come up with. 🙂
Here is a shot with just one flash going off. It really was VERY dark.
And the final edit with the merged images and all nicely touched up.
After the incredible effort this great team deserves a huge shout out:
A big thank you to everyone for having me and making my idea come to life! xxx
A few behind the scenes shots.