Los Angeles swimwear photographer Melis Dainon model Berit Birkeland

La Isla Swimwear by the Sea

Los Angeles swimwear photographer Melis Dainon model Berit Birkeland
Los Angeles swimwear photographer Melis Dainon model Berit Birkeland

Pure White Light

 

As a Los Angeles swimwear photographer, I’m always looking for an unexpected setting. The shores of southern California are flooded with photographers cramming into the typical spots for editorials and campaigns. So much so that it can be hard to avoid getting someone else’s shoot in the background. So, we generally try to stay away from the herd and find quieter, more relaxed locations where we can enjoy working.

On this day, we snuck out to one of our top spots. It was chill as usual and we were with one of our favorite beauty teams, Garret and Michael, so it was an amazing day creating with friends. Everything came together that day, even if the weather did throw us a few curve balls. We went with it and had an amazing time working.

When Berit ducked under this tree to avoid a passing shower, I saw the potential for our signature light and I knew that our set was made. The pure bright white behind her mirrored the shape-hugging one-piece, her skin glowed beautifully, and her eyes sparkled. Within a few shots, we had the winning images. It was the quickest wrap that we’ve ever had on a shoot.

If you like this shoot, check out the other images from our showcase of Cacique Boutique.

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