In the past few months, we have developed a great friendship with fellow photographer Honey Gueco. Whenever we meet others who share the passion and dedication to photography and fashion that we have, we like to take the opportunity to learn from each other. Honey is a budding fashion photographer who, despite having started relatively recently, already has developed an extensive portfolio. What we embrace in her photography is her use of natural light to capture beauty in people, fashion, and settings because it is so different from our typical style of using multiple strobes.
When talking one day, Honey and ME decided to collaborate and produce a photo shoot together in our studio, The Wonderful Space. With four models, two hair/makeup artists, and two photographers, it is amazing how the style of each photographer can shine through in the finished product. To see her photos from this shoot, check out her Flickr page.
When hair/makeup artists Carolina Elizabeth and Carmina Camps, they got straight to work on the models while Jason and ME set up the lighting. Since it was a beauty shoot, we used the Broncolor Para FB 300 to accompany the key light with fills on each side as well as subtle contrast on the right. Meanwhile, models Carolina Bavio of Seven Model Management, Nuria Plaza of Sight Management, Irina Zabalotnicava of UNO BCN, and Irenne La of Francina Models underwent their transformations.
After seeing the combination of softness, strength, and femininity in their eyes and poses, a concept began to whirl in the minds of Jason and ME. The final edition of the photos would be appropriately paired with the lyrics of Helen Reddy’s iconic “I Am Woman.”
It was such a wonderful experience to shoot with Honey. Thank you so much, and to all the crew and models involved!!!
Also, watch Helen Reddy herself perform her amazing song, which has served as a symbol of strength for women and girls all over the world for almost 40 years!