Shooting for Miss Fashion 2014


Shooting models for Miss Fashion 2014

Charline Debacker

Charline Debacker

The year is almost over, time to look back on what we accomplished or better tried to accomplish.  I must a have shot dozens of models for fashion, lifestyle and glamour. The shoots that I favored the most are without any doubt the shoots for “Miss Fashion 2014”.

Miss fashion is a none profit organization run by Liesbeth Bruneel and Carin Nuyts.  The competition is open to female models from all over Belgium. They compete in multiple disciplines.  Each province has its own local election for the “Best Girl in town”.  Girls that pass will compete in the grand finale.  At the end  “Miss Fashion 2014” and “Young Miss Fashion 2014” was selected.

This year the honors were for Stephanie Ballet as “Miss fashion 2014”, accompanied by “Miss Young Fashion 2014” Romy Meiresonne.

I was more then pleased when Miss Fashion offered me to shoot the portfolio’s for the two provinces (OVL-WVL).

Models are free to select a photographer of choice.  I had the pleasure to  work with Femke,  Jeany,  Brenda, Charline, Stephanie, Romy, Kimberly, Evelyn, Nikita, Jana, Karolien,Mandy and Larissa.  It has always been my intend to make the very best out of each shoot.  We have been shooting in the Flashsplash Studio and on location. Below a short overview of the shoots

Femke: Classical studio shoot

A pretty young ginger head, rather quiet but a great model to shoot with. Being a rookie is not always that easy. Never the less she did a great shoot. At the end we decided to select a few heads shots .

Femke, Classical shoot

Femke, Classical shoot

Femke, head shot

Femke, head shot

Jeany Beeckmans: Wedding dress on location

Shooting in the studio is a lot of fun, however for this shoot we used the golfclub in Worteghem.   Jeany was dressed in a creamy white wedding dress. One of our favorite shots was the headshot with a veil and the Piano shot.

Jeany Beekmans, wedding dress

Jeany Beekmans, wedding dress

Jeany Beekmans, Piano shoot

Jeany Beekmans, Piano shoot

Brenda  Dezitter: Fifties on location

A lovely Brunette who arranged a shoot at the fifties store in the Nederlands.  We took off early in the morning for a long drive.  The fifties store is a great place for fifties mobilia .  Shooting was not  easy inside the store, as it was packet to the roof with stuff.  One of the favorite shots is the Coca Cola Girl and the Juke box.Shooting on location is very demanding; on the way back we stopped for a Whopper. That was so much fun.

Brenda Dezitter, Coca Cola girl

Brenda Dezitter, Coca Cola girl

Brenda Dezitter, Fifties

Brenda Dezitter, Fifties

Charline Debacker: Guns studio – Lingerie on location – Car on location

A long ledged blonde beauty, pleasant and always up for a practical joke. Charline had multiple sessions.

Guns & Knifes, a great theme with lots of preparation.  The shoot took place on set in the studio.  It was kind of fun to collect the guns, create the smoke . A great atmosphere with lots of fun.   One of the shots was used later with a different background.

Charline Debacker, Guns & Knifes

Charline Debacker, Guns & Knifes

Charline Debacker, Guns & Knifes

Charline Debacker, Guns & Knifes

Lingerie is a difficult topic that requires a level of trust between the model and the photographer.  Charline arranged the Sun studio at the coast.   What I do remember is that it was freezing cold in the studio. Goosebumps and blue flowers are your main enemy .  Never the less Charline did a great shoot.

Charline Debacker, Lingerie

Charline Debacker, Lingerie

Charline Debacker, Lingerie

Charline Debacker, Lingerie

Charline Debacker, Lingerie

Charline Debacker, Lingerie

Hot Rod,  a car shoot , a difficult arrangement as we had to move all the materials, the car (Glen Noyelle) and model to an abandoned village. Sneaking in and out of abandoned buildings has a certain level of healthy stress , especially while the police was patrolling .

Charline Debacker, Hot Rod

Charline Debacker, Hot Rod

Charline Debacker, Hot rod

Charline Debacker, Hot rod

Stephanie Ballet (Miss Fashion 2014), Halloween shoot.

The Miss Fashion organization requested a shoot with the theme  “ Halloween”  .

Stephanie, the Miss fashion Queen was the star of the shoot, a pure beauty.   A great team to work with Celina (Make up artist) , Michael (behind the scene), Ann (Styling).   The combination of a Gotic style and some creepy  attributes made it into a real fun shoot.  The dresses were provided by Boothill (Gent).

Stephanie Ballet, Halloween

Stephanie Ballet, Halloween

Stephanie Ballet, Aggression

Stephanie Ballet, Aggression

Stephanie Ballet - Miss Fashion 2014

Stephanie Ballet – Miss Fashion 2014

Romy Meiresone (Young Miss Fashion 2014), Halloween shoot.

Romy Meirsonne Young Miss Fashion 2014 teamed up with Stephanie for the Halloween shoot.  This very young lady is a very promising talent; she acted as a full pledged model. Creating fantastic shots and poses.  It is a stunning model with a great look, character and self-esteem.  I am sure we will hear more from Romy.

Romy Meiresonne; Halloween

Romy Meiresonne; Halloween

Romy Meirsonne & Stephanie Ballet, Halloween shoot

Romy Meirsonne & Stephanie Ballet, Halloween shoot

Romy Meiresonne - Young Miss Fashion 2014

Romy Meiresonne – Young Miss Fashion 2014

Kimberly ; Wedding dress on location.

This young lady opted for a wedding dress shoot in Brugge, not an easy shoot especially at mid –day with blazing sun and a sharp northern wind.

Kimberly; Weddingdress

Kimberly; Weddingdress

Evelyn Lindskog;  Studio shoot – Black Swan.

This class full blonde has a very pleasing look and character; we opted to make a few headshots in the studio besides a Black Swan shoot in the tower of the house. She certainly has a great expression and was easy to work with.  It is always fun to add a special shot and pose into a series.  So we did, the guitar shot.

Evelyn Lindskog, studio

Evelyn Lindskog, studio

Evelyn Lindskog, guitar

Evelyn Lindskog, guitar

Black Swan with Evelyn Lindskog

Black Swan with Evelyn Lindskog

Evelyn Lindskog - Glamour

Evelyn Lindskog – Glamour

Nikita van Damme:fashion shoot on location (Ename)

A very special model, with a unique will and character.  Shooting with a model that is at the same time photographer and model was kind of a challenge. Never the less Nikita played here role as model and refrained from the photographer role.  The shoot took place at the provincial museum at Ename.  A great place.  My most favorite shot is “ Jump”.

Nikita van Damme:fashion shoot on location

Nikita van Damme:fashion shoot on location

Nikita van Damme:Jump

Nikita van Damme:Jump

Jana Anfimova;  train shoot.

What a great model to work with, I picked here up at the train station in Brugge before we set of to the train museum in Maldegem.  I had rented the museum for the shoot.  Jana didn’t need much make-up as she wanted to look a bit dirty as if she was part of the railroad company.  Not an issue, I picked up some dirt and cool and rubbed it on the pretty face.  Shooting amongst the trains was kind of fun but very challenging, especially since I had no support team. Well done Jana.

Jana Anfimova;  train shoot.

Jana Anfimova; train shoot.

Jana Anfimova;  train shoot.

Jana Anfimova; train shoot.

Jana Anfimova;  train shoot.

Jana Anfimova; train shoot.

Karolien Van Hauwermeiren; Rain and Rock shoot

This tall and beautiful blonde/brunette requested two special shoots. I always enjoy when the model knows what she wants.  Setting up the rain shoot was not that easy, more so since it was winter and freezing cold.  I arranged a set in the barn, a 4 by 4 meter plastic sheet and 5 cm deep filled up with ice-cold water.  The rain was created with a sprinkler.  I pored warm water over Karoline before she jumped in the ice-cold rain scene, just keep here warm and to make it look real.  It was a quick in and out, with everything pre-arranged. In between the shots, a hot water food tub and a hot air blower.  I got cold just looking at it.   That is what I call a girl with balls.

Karolien Van Hauwermeiren; Rock shoot

Karolien Van Hauwermeiren; Rock shoot

Karolien Van Hauwermeiren; Rain  shoot

Karolien Van Hauwermeiren; Rain shoot

Larissa Walther; Africa shoot

A beautiful and joyful young lady with attitude and character. A  challenge to work with,  but very rewarding.  She selected “Africa” as a theme.  I collected some attributes and created the requested scene. Larissa did very well and the result was stunning.

Larissa Walther; Africa shoot

Larissa Walther; Africa shoot

 

Larissa Walther; Africa shoot

Larissa Walther; Africa shoot

Mandy Vandevelde; Beauty shoot

A lovely and tall  beauty . The intend of the shoot ” keep it simple”.  Mandy has natural charms and requires not much to make a shoot into a success. Shooting Mandy was a pleasure although she was a rookie , she did very well with so little .

Mandy Vande velde, Fashion shoot

Mandy Vande velde, Fashion shoot

Mandy Vandevelde

Mandy Vandevelde

I would like to thank the models for their trust and.  It was a very hectic and busy period, you can all be proud on the work you have done.  Not everybody can win, but each one of you is a winner in his own way.

Stephanie & Romy, thanks for shooting with me and enjoy the titel as Miss Fashion and Young Miss Fashion.

Liesbeth Bruneel,  thanks for your trust and taking care of the models.

I am looking forward to the next election, and hope to work with all of you again.

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