On family vacation, I couldn't stop myself from reaching out to Pensacola models to shoot on the white sand and clear waters of luxurious Orange Beach. I was able to meet up with Savanah and Helena, two models local to the area. Please go to their Instagrams and show them some love! Helena and Savanah
Savanah was on the first day. It was at this point I realized that I hate walking in sand and am horrible at it. I was brave(foolish) and only took my kit lens on the trip. So, using that and natural light with no reflector, I was out to shoot Savanah. There were no clouds in the sky and it was excessively bright. I was able to use the beach adjacent to my hotel. Hotel on the beach is, in my opinion, the ideal distance to be from the beach on vacation. Savanah was a gorgeous model and came with one of the best assortments of clothing to pick from. It made the whole shoots easy. She was even a good sport about finding "creative" ways to change on location.
Helena is french but looks like she was made for the Florida beach life. The pinnacle of the shapely cover model blonde, my first direction to her was to drop that, be more casual, be more candid. I wanted to show her having fun at the beach and enjoying herself. I think we ended up meeting somewhere in the middle with her bombshell looks still coming through.
Notably, Helena had a boyfriend(Wayne) who is a model. I was happy to oblige him with a few photos. It wasn't long before Helena started being the "hype man" for him. Very distracting. :-p
Hopefully, I'll get back out that way to work with more people in the pensicola region. Helena and Savanah were both wonderful.