It’s been a while since I’ve wanted to shoot something summery and sultry to add a few sun-kissed photographs to my portfolio. The first step wasn’t difficult – it had to be an outdoor pool. Therefore, we turned to Hotel Quintessence in Mont-Tremblant for breathtaking views and luxury facilities.
I wanted to be able to harmoniously combine both water and sky in the photographs. Luckily, on the day of the photo shoot, the weather was playing in our favor by giving us brightness and heat as well as an abundance of clouds which added contrast and created a lavish ambience in the photos.
Selecting the swimwear didn’t take up much time. We all know and love the sleek, elegant and stylish designs from the Canadian swimwear line Marina Marina.
My trusted team of professionals did a fantastic job. Everything was top-notch, the day was incredibly enjoyable and we were all pleased with the photo shoot.
The talented make-up artist Annie Bessette greatly succeeded with the challenge she was presented with. The model’s skin had to have a luscious, bronze tone, reflecting the heated atmosphere of the day. The precise make-up for every look was executed perfectly. Additionally, each look was embellished with designer shoes and jewellery provided by Holt Renfrew. Wearing Jimmy Choo’s for black look and Christian Louboutin's for color look, the color swimsuit was accessorized with sunglasses by Gucci and ring with earrings by Kenneth G. Lane. As for the black swimsuit, the sunglasses were by Tom Ford and necklace with earring by Marni.
The model Lamyae (MONTAGE Agency) was excellent! The swimsuits looked stunning on her lustrous tanned figure. Lamyae’s atypical beauty completely charmed me. Her plump lips and prominent cheekbones showcased pure finesse.
To slightly enhance the natural light, I used one studio light Profoto with a stripbox and grid. The camera was Nikon D700 with lenses Nikkor 80-200mm f 2:8 and 24-70mm f 2:8, light disk.
The high end retouching beautifully finalized this successful project.
Big thanks to Varvara Kameneva for her assistance and to everyone who devoted their time and effort!
As of now, I can say that my team is working on a multitude of new projects of which we will tell later on!
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Photographer and retoucher Alesya Kornetskaya www.kornetskaya.com
Model: Lamyae @MONTAGE
Makeup artist, hair and styling: Annie Bessette www.anniebessettemakeup.com
Assistant: Varvara Kameneva
Designer: Marina Marina www.marinamarina.ca
Jewelry and shoes: Holt Renfrew www.holtrenfrew.com