I do love variety in my shoots, but perhaps I have never taken this to this degree before! Perhaps on another shoot I might intentionally aim for an even closer portrayal of the Sara Moon style.
The above was shot last year on our third shoot, this time, in the sun yes, I hate shooting models in the harsh midday sun — but we managed to pull this one off brilliantly with perfect placement of the shadows to create a glamour short-lit loop lighting effect.
Thank you Sylph Sia again — these images will always trigger a positive emotion for me — the many memories I have of the setting sun on an Australian beach with the gentle evening sea breeze throwing up a mist to be backlit to remind us that there will be another day and we need to the thankful for what we have experienced and not to take it for granted.
There was a momentary slither of last light coming through the trees, and Sylph Sia managed to get up there and be perfectly positioned and posed to create this gorgeous image which has become one of my highest rated images on 500px.
Showing how much of an amateur I was when I first met Sylph, we arrived at the shoot location to set up and I found that I had left my flash triggers turned on from the previous shoot.
Nevertheless I still love his work.