Well this has been definitively the easiest and the hardest photoshoot I've ever done.
Bad bits first. It took over a month to organise. The unpredictable weather was the culprit of postponing it three times! first Noosa had storms, then we decided Byron was the sunny place, torrential rains in late November... so the logical thing was to do it locally in one of our Sydney beaches, rain, rain and more rain! and for those who are not familiar with the amount of organising required, there is the model that needs to be available (after selecting from a cast), work with the photographer's busy schedule and the hair and make up team, all need to be available on the scheduled day. Luckily with swimwear there are no hanging racks and steamers involved, so it can all be packed in a bag and carried.
Best bits to last. This is one of the most enjoyable shoots I've done. Our model Gabi Anderson was the sweetest, nicest girl and she looked great in all our pieces. Kal Reston, our photographer was a one-man-band kind of team. He had the vision sorted and did his own lighting. To make my life easier he prefers to shoot natural girls with no make up "only a bit of oil on the hair". So we all met at a little cool cafe in Brunswick Heads, I took my little suit case full of our swimwear and voila, all done in a few hours :)
Here at Seapia we love all things nature and all things fashion. A pretty hard combo to do right.
It requires about 6 different types of machines to make 1 piece of swimwear