This time were working with Alyssia! This was the first time working with Alyssia and we were excited to work with a new model again. She's a youngster, I want to say 19? It's always funny to see what songs are foreign to younger people we had a early 2000s playlist going and I had to change it lol.. I like to play music during shoots like most photographers but finding a playlist that works from age 15-55 is pretty hard. Sometimes I just go with pandora I can be hit or miss a lot of times. It seems like for most people whatever was big when you were a teenager is great zone music wise or current pop songs.
Million dollar smile, a smile can be a huge asset to a model everybody loves a smile, but surprisingly a lot of models can only do the serious sexy face or look aloof and mysterious. Seems like the more well rounded models are these days the more they work but I'm no agent so don't take my word ask some models. Smiles are great for business too. You want to look approachable and trust worthy above anything else, It's some very interesting studies on smiles and election results for public office. Long story short you look competent and trustworthy when you smile and that's usually what wins votes in local elections.
Alyssia killed everything we put her in and did a great job with beauty as well and she's only 19 I'm excited to see where her modeling takes her. It's always great to work with talented young people full of potential it can have a way of keeping you inspired yourself. And last but not least Alayza did an absolutely amazing job on makeup and styling, Shes upgraded her whole kit and it really shows in her work. All in all another great shoot hopefully we can get Alyssia in here again for another shoot!
Finally made my way to south beach! And it did not disappoint Will Smith told no lies. Alayza and I like to travel a lot and we hadn't been to Miami and I've always wanted to there. It was amazing the water and sky was beautiful, so all I had to was put Marisol and Tiffany (our travel buddies) in front of my lens and I knew I'd get some great stuff.
This shoot was very bare bones I didn't want to be stuck hauling around gear all day and I couldn't fit a lot in my carry on bag lol It was the same with Alayza she couldn't take all her makeup so she just packed all the essentials. We made it work but Miami was so beautiful it wasn't very difficult.
I definitely plan on going back, the beach isn't the only place to shoot in Miami the whole city is a photographers playground. The architecture is modern, and it's a very colorful city its easy to find exoctic colored buildings. So next time I'm out there I'll explore some other locations for our shoots. It was a beautiful city and we had a great time there I mean we went out on tuesday and I would've thought it was Saturday, Miami turn up every night and them drinks are strong as hell lol
Model// Tiffany & Marisol
Makeup// Alayza Casey
Photography// Deon Casey