Over the years we have had the great privilege to work with many clients on their bikini and glamour calendar projects. Nothing is quite as much fun, or as much stress as photographing 12 or more beautiful models, all on the same day in several different locations.
Bikini calendar photography is always a huge production that requires perfectly timed logistics. Arriving early on location, getting our equipment vehicles parked and offloaded. Getting each calendar model through makeup, hair styling and wardrobe onto each set in time; moving the lights, reflectors, scrims, stands, tripods and cameras; this just the start.
Then quickly tuning in to the creative director to deliver their vision, as well as quickly adapting to each model’s personality to bring out her individual look and strengths onto the screen; all this happens in rapid succession, model after model, from sunrise to sunset, and when you pull it off and you see the results, its one of the most satisfying genres of work that we ever do.
Here are some behind the scenes images from ourbikini calendar shoots and should give you an idea of how we pull it off.
We recently had the most amazing shoot with teen model Samantha on location at the Bonnet House Musuem and Gardens located just off Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. We got the most beautiful images of her and she is already using her images to get the word out to all the local modeling agencies. She was such a pleasure to work with her and hope to do so again in the near future.
We recently fortunate to work with Spirit Airlines on location at Fort Lauderdale International Airport shooting their latest ground crew uniforms, and later in studio shooting their newest pilot and flight attendant apparel.
As can be expected, obtaining permits to shoot on the tarmac at an international airport is not a simple process. After obtaining all the security and insurance clearances, the shoot went off without a hitch. Shooting on the airport taxiway was a unique experience for our entire team, and we got some amazing shots.
We are thrilled to have photographed the cover of the January 2012 Muscle & Body Magazine. Our star fitness model is Melih Cologlu who won the 2011 Natural Eastern USA Men’s Physique Overall title. Our images of Melih were also featured in three internal pages in the magazine. Congrats to Melih for the title and the cover.