One would assume that photographing professional models for high-fashion editorials would be a world apart from capturing everyday people in his signature wedding photography. As someone who has lent my lens to both, I would say "not so". Tthe crux of any photoshoot—whether starring an Alexander McQueen–clad model or a bride in Vera Wang—lies in revealing the subject's inner glow.
There shouldn't really be a difference between photographing "everyday folks" and professional models. 'The photographer makes the actual difference thanks to how much of the genuine person they are willing to reveal.
Models are more than just changeable mannequins modulated to fit a client's brief. Models remain their own people, and the magic is found in the depth of their inner world—it may sound a bit of a cliché, yet it remains the greatest truth there is about successful photography of people.
Today, I feel I have crystallized my photographic philosophy into one purpose: 'To reveal the internal glow of people, and nourish human connection, with unfailing mastery."
Nesty Odina's exquisite custom design gown cut a striking silhouette against the azure backdrop of the French Riviera. The South of France provided a picturesque playground for this fairytale photoshoot, with its sun-drenched beaches and glittering Mediterranean serving as the ultimate scene-setter for this decadent design.
The gown itself embodied understated glamour, in a sublime combination of ivory silk and delicate Chantilly lace. But the pièce de résistance was undoubtedly the dramatic cerulean silk cape that trailed behind the model as she glided across the chateau, evoking a sense of effortless and theatrical sophistication.
Our model, Kamelia, commanded the shoot with quiet confidence and poise. The resulting photos are a tribute to timeless elegance and left jaws dropping behind the scenes. It's the kind of shoot that leaves an indelible mark and solidifies Odina's status as a rising haute couture star with an eye for the dramatic.
I travel the globe photographing life’s important events, weddings, and editorial shoots. I care deeply for each couple's love story as a worthy and unique piece of art. My photography is intimate and fashion-forward, with a painterly old-world charm, and infused with meaning and a sense of purpose.
I serve discerning clients from over 20 countries, and also teach remarkable photographers all over the world, aiming to inspire a new generation of artists to build thriving brands and use their Art as a platform for positive change.
My work stems from an overwhelming desire to advocate for empathy, empowerment, and the spreading of kindness. I hope that by showing all the goodness that exists in the world, I might help make the world a bit better, ever so slightly, because I can imagine nothing more powerful than two humans in love!