It has always been a dream of mine to have an artist for a partner. When I got together with Madison Marie Models I was excited to learn that one of her dreams is to be published in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
So we began an epic odyssey of Bikini wearing photography.
We made a trip to an arboretum to get some golden hour shots. What is an arboretum? It’s a collection of exotic trees from around the world, the perfect setting for this world class beauty.
We’ve been studying poses from old books of photography and tried a variation of one we liked. For the photo above, Madison laughed and loosened up, infusing the pose with some authentic emotion, so that one became my favorite. What do you think? Below is a photo more closely matching the pose. Which one is your favorite?
These last two shots were also favorites. I love how the layers of foliage and shadow interact with the model. The colors have a nice contrast, especially the rosy tones of Madison’s skin.