I would be remiss not to mention that Catalina's hair and makeup were done by Jonathan Rebolledo.
Today was unusually hot and humid, even by Miami standards, so the first shot in the black one piece was done early, then we shot the lingerie inside. Cat really wanted a picture in the black shirt dress, so I reluctantly agreed to go outside once more. Luck was with us and I was able to find a white background with some interesting architectural touches which was in just enough shade to prevent harsh shadows.
Tough business here. There are some really gifted photographers working in South Beach, and Catalina had had the good fortune to work with one of them before I met her. It was a great picture by another photographer working in Miami that brought Catalina to my attention, and as a result I referred Catalina to a number of my commercial clients. All of my work with her up until today was catalog and advertising silliness (paying silliness, but silliness non the less). I felt badly that the best pictures she had to show were taken by someone else, and so today I had the opportunity to justify her working with me. Strange, when you work with someone like Catalina there is a special pressure I (and I assume others) feel to raise the bar in her portfolio. Part of what makes photographers working in markets like New York, LA, or Miami better at what we do is that your work is constantly being measured against that produced by other really talented photographers.
Catalina is a beautiful girl who has a wonderful gift for expressing her personality in front of the camera, Jonathan worked his magic, and so naturally....... I take all the credit. (Hey, even a blind squirrel finds a nut occasionally!)
Fish the Blind Squirrel