To me spring starts March 1st, and I'm ready for some warm weather and some beach shoots! Towards the end of February we caught a break and had a very nice day it was around high 70s and we thought we'd thought we take advantage and head to the beach for a shoot!
So we headed off to the beach ready for a fun day and some sand, only to find the beach was still closed : ( it opens back up march 1st I guess they agree with me when spring starts : ) So we drove 45 minutes and the models are in bikinis and oiled up with full hair and makeup ready to shoot and the beach is closed. What were we gonna do?!
As I said before photography is mostly problem solving and critical thinking and I wasn't going to give up on our shoot, so I got to thinking about what we could do. Then I remembered there's a marina near by and I knew I could make that work it would also be different. So we headed to marina! Everyone was still feeling uneasy about the whole situation but I was actually excited I knew I would get awesome shoots and the water and boats would make a great backdrop.
After a few shots I think everybody started to see that these were gonna be awesome shots and Tequila and Keshia loosened up and we got into a nice flow. Even though it was warm outside it was extremely grey and overcast which is normally great for shoots but in this particular case it left the images very flat. I needed to add some serious colors in post in order make the photos appear like it's the middle of spring/summer.
As resourceful and creative I was to get these shots I had maxed out all different places to shoot pretty quick. So alayza had the idea to go to the pool nearby at the hotel. So we loaded up the car and headed to the hotel pool, and I bet you can guess what happened next it was locked!!! lol It was crazy but Alayza talked to very kind lady at the front desk who let us into the pool. So we got shooting at the pool which I had never done before, I was excited and nervous and dove right in (pool pun)
This was very fun and unexpected day of shooting with a lot of twist and turns. I love days like this, I feel like these are the kinds of situations that help you grow as a photographer going outside your comfort zone is a sure fire way grow and develop (photography pun) but it's officially march 1st and beach is back open and I'm ready for another beach shoot!
Model// Keshia & Tequila
Hair// Quiana Dixon
Makeup// Alayza Casey
Photography// Deon Casey