Recently I had a photoshoot with my dream team. Why a dream team you might wonder? Because it is the right combination between talent, professionalism and fun! A couple of months ago I did my first photoshoot with Miss Teen Universe: Lotte van der Zee. We hit it off right away! Not only is she one of the kindest and easy-going models I have met so far, she is also insanely beautiful! Everytime I am with her it is so much fun and I get reminded by what a great person she is.
As a fashion photographer I deal with arrogant, unprofessional and self important models all the time. They tend to think that everybody’s world revolves around them but they forget that I actually deal with a lot of people on a daily basis and can not give everyone attention every second of the day. Working with Lotte is always a breath of fresh air. Reminding me that the good people are still out there, no matter how amazing they look. She is a true example of humbleness and she is so fun to work with!
Another part of our amazing team was Cillie Rigters. Dutch people might know her from her vlogs with Dutch celebrity Robin Martens. I know Cillie from our hostess work and we have worked together a couple of times before. I love working with Cillie. She is very fun to work with and I consider her a friend of mine! She always helps me and gives me the best advice. Even though she is very busy, she always makes time to chat with me and help me with things.
We wanted to do a very colourful shoot but the weather wasn’t really in our favor. It was really rainy and dark outside. Fortunatly Cillie was there to help with some lightning! I used my Canon 6D Mark 2 and a small lamp that Cillie was holding for me. I wanted to use a flashlight but I am happy I didn’t because it would have changed the entire vibe of the shoot. In the end I do like this lightning because it is very different from my usual photography and matches Cillie’s style of clothes.
I adore Cillie’s style. We both love sparkeling and bright things so there is a really good match with our styles! For this shoot she brought so much amazing clothes! I can’t wait to share it with you, so without further ado, a part of our colourful shoot: