Miami Fashion Photographer Kate Benson | Behind-the-Scenes Zacasha Shoot

Last week I shot the 2015 campaign for Zacasha, a wonderful upscale bohemian-style jewelry company. My intern Marina did an awesome job filming the shoot and my assistant Kristin put together a video of the behind-the-scenes. It was a wonderful day with a fabulous team; from the designer Jennifer to her assistants Melani and Leah, from the models Laura Fernandes and Eilie Bennett @ Next Models Miami to the hair and makeup artist Virginia Le Fay, from the gorgeous necklaces and bracelets to the carefully planned outfits pulling from personal collections and Island Girl Miami, everything ran smoothly and we ended up with some truly amazing shots.
Here is the video. Enjoy!

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Zacasha On Model Shoot

On Monday we had an on-model shoot for Zacasha, fabulously elegant bohemian necklace and bracelets. The shoot went really well. Jennifer, the designer, and her team had put together some great wardrobe choices for the carefully selected pieces we were to shoot. The models were fantastic and the weather was great (except for a little too much wind). We shot on location at the beach in Hollywood, and then at a private residence nearby. Here are some of the behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot.

The private residence had a wide variety of areas to shoot in.

It was a great day and we have loads of amazing photos to sort through. We’ll share some when we finish processing them.

A huge thanks to everyone who made it run so smoothly: Jennifer – the designer Melanie – her assistant who also modeled for us Leah – Jennifer’s daughter who also modeled for us Robin – the owner of the restaurant we used as our “home base” at the beach and the private residence Alex – our “gopher” Marina – our intern Laura and Eilie – the models.

Advertising Photographer Miami |Kate Benson | Donald J. Pliner Shoot

Daniela, a model I worked with years ago, contacted me recently requesting high resolution files from a shoot we did for Donald J. Pliner back in 2011. I spent some time looking in my archives, searching for the exact images she wanted. It was a lot of fun revisiting old photo shoots from years past. Thankfully I am organized in my file-naming, so it didn’t take too long to locate the photos she needed. Here are some of these images:


I also came across this cool group shot that was used in a general marketing email blast for Donald J. Pliner:

Wallpaper Wednesday

Two weeks ago I shot for the Girls of Absfuel Calendar. Absfuel holds a contest on Facebook where each month girls submit their photos for consideration. At the end of the month one girl wins a contract with Absfuel and is flown to the Fontainebleau  Miami Beach has a photo shoot for the Absfuel calendar.  The first 3 winners came down and we had an amazing day shooting them. The shots that made the cut for the calendar are top secret but this is one of my favorite out takes from the shoot. I hope model Ashley Brooke (who is meeting with a few agencies down here soon) likes the shot as much as I do!

Wallpaper Wednesday

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).

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