Belo Horizonte, MG Brasil is not known for fashion, and certainly not for swimwear, but its scenery is spectacular. Waterfalls abound within an hour or so from downtown, so quick jaunts out to shoot on location are easily accomplished. And whom better to have as a model than Isabelle Fontes, as Belo Horizonte is her home town.
Vizcaya Swimwear provided the bikini selections. Vizcaya Swimwear is located in Miami, which has a large enough Brazilian population nearby.
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Miami Feathers is a company that does elaborate outfits, which have been seen in several motion picture productions, such as "Behind the Candelabra". Additionally, their products have been used by well-known performers, such as Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo), Beyonce, and Katie Perry.
Shoot was requested to show off the outfits' colors, with a selection of samba outfits included. Plain grey background was chosen to help bring out the colors more, along with lighting that highlighted the details and colors. Brazilian model Jessica Wiese was chosen and Marisol Moyse was brought in for makeup and hair.
Vizcaya Swimwear is a Miami based swimwear company that does a variety of designs, including some seen in beauty pageants. Rather than shooting strictly beach photos, the decision was made to use a variety of backgrounds, including the rocks, to help bring out the colors of the bikinis.
From time to time, world travel is in order without a specific client. This trip was spent in the beautiful town of Oia on the island of Santorini, Greece. From gorgeous sunsets to the unique architecture, Oia offers a wide range of shooting possibilities.