I’ve just started to go through this session, for fashion designer Basia Malinowska. How can you not love anything shot in New York City, especially with a beautiful model in Summer linen?
There is a reason the national flag of Finland is blue and white – and never is that more evident than along the Baltic coastline.
Here, model Heidi Moijanen is wearing a 60 year old Japanese wedding kimono (shiromoku) at a stretch of beach outside of Helsinki. Hair and makeup was done by Cemille Nismetdin and I was fortunate to have a great assistant in the form of Richard Hernigle. And he had his hands full not only keeping the lighting rig from blowing away a la Mary Poppins but also keeping the wind-damaged umbrella open enough to spread light onto Heidi.
And Heidi was amazing – modeling to perfection despite gale force winds and a frigid -10c along the sea. She’s also standing nearly knee deep in heavy snow yet still manages to look elegant.
Oftimes shooting in Winter can be a bit more difficult; but the beautiful soft feel of blues and whites truly make for extraordinary imagery.
Images from my session with model Hanna Kyyrö. Make up and styling by the extremely talented Lotta Eloranta.
I have to admit, it can be really refreshing to shoot adults now and then. This is Mari – and she is every inch the naturalist and environmentalist. I wanted these images to reflect that beautiful nature of hers – both inside and out.
Sure, you could put it away in a box and hope your daughter or daughter in law won’t be horrified by the ‘out of date’ style when it comes time to pass it on. Or, instead, you can put it to great use today and do a fashion shoot in unusual locations. Why not send it out in style by running it through blueberry bushes or floating it in a crystal clear Finnish lake.
And this last one was done with the Design Aglow True Romance Template 3