One of the funniest stories I have when working with models is this specific shoot with Hanna. We scheduled a swimsuit shoot with a local makeup artist and one other model. I was so nervous and scared for this shoot, it almost didn’t happen at all. Luckily, I got over my fears and worked with Hanna that day.
Fast forward a year later and I still love the photos that came out of this set. The colors and styling were perfect along with the fun vibe that everyone had at the pool.
Summer swimsuit photography with Hanna of Dallas
I truly believe there is a fine line between beauty and going overboard with this particular genre of photography. Swimsuit photography should be about the lifestyle and the beauty of the subject. I think I was able to capture this with Hanna. She moved very easily and posed effortlessly during the session. I was very lucky to be able to work with her. Check out the photos below.
What I learned from this set
Shooting this set was a huge challenge because I had no assistant and it was around high-noon. The sun was in full swing shining down on us and I tried to stay in the shadows of the building to control the highlights of the lens I was using. I was shooting wide-open on my Sony a7 with the Sony 85mm at F1.4, something I don’t regret doing, but I know better now.
I concentrated on more portrait style and close up shots, but I wish I could go back and get some wider shots and angles. Either way, I really like this set and everything that came from it.