In the last 5 days I’ve photographed, jewelry, shoes, an actress, a model, and an opera singer. There was no weekend for me. There wasn’t even time to think about it. Somehow, I managed to get the retouching finished as well on all but the Opera Singer (but we shot her yesterday so I feel like that is okay). Tomorrow I have two shoots booked, then two more on Friday. When it rains it pours doesn’t it? And since today is raining, and the shoots scheduled for today postponed, I will send this blog post out, cook something tasty that will take all day, and eat it with my friends tonight. Opening a window for Pintrest now, and enjoy the new wallpaper (it’s Ecaterina Andreev, the beautiful model I photographed on Sunday, she is signed with Elite Miami but heading to Milan very soon).
On Thursday, after I didn’t have time to put one up last week too. So I get an “F” at Wallpapers this month. Maybe your November is too busy also and you haven’t noticed. Or maybe you loved the Sedona, AZ wallpaper so much that you were happy to get it for an extra week. Well, I’m flattered. Here is another one for you to enjoy since you enjoyed the last one so much.
Although shooting on a Sunday afternoon with impending storms approaching is not usually my first choice, it turned out well last weekend. I let our subject (this time she’s a 14 year old girl) send me images that inspired her so we could match what she wants with my style. We came out with some incredibly different images. From a tribute to Herb Ritz on the beach to an Anthropologie catalog it’s hard to believe these photos were shot within 1.5 hours of each other.
More to come! Check back, as there was also a quick shoot in the studio before we left and another 2 location looks.
Yesterday Kate Benson took on Donald J. Pliner Spring 2011. In the beautiful Bill Baggs State Park we absolutely took over and cruised through the day shooting 21 different looks. A personal record. Despite passing clouds, the 80 degree weather cooperated and left only a few sunburns. One great thing about being a Miami photographer, I can shoot outside all winter long and it’s beautiful. Here are the behind the scenes photos!
Two AMAZING photo shoots today, both for Ocean Drive Magazine. Here are some sneak peaks of Tamara Galinsky (owner of Jet Set Pilates on South Beach) on the beach from this afternoon. She is amazing to photograph, it felt more like shooting a model than a portrait. I love it when that happens! Enjoy!
The start of December in Miami is Art Basel. It’s an amazing time of year to be here. Everyone gets their art on, hitting the galleries and exhibits featured all over the city. The magazines are no exception, most of them viewing the December issue to be the most important issue of the year for them. Along that note it is always an honor to be personally featured in the magazines. Ocean Drive Magazine for the second December in a row asked me to be in the contributors section. Of course I happily accepted their invitation. Take a look at how Kate Benson Photography | New York | Miami is seen throughout this months issue.
As the holiday season approaches things pick up here in Miami. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting some new shots of The Anglers Boutique Resort in South Beach. The night was beautiful and I am sure I’ll be visiting 660 for a dinner outside soon! Here’s a little shot from our photo shoot, the full photo and in action on their website.