Marie • Barcelona

Hola, hola!

What’s up everyone? All good?

I’ve been quite the busy bee in the past months since arriving in Barcelona – from adding new beautiful faces to my portfolio, working on some awesome photo projects I can’t tell you more about just yet, to meeting new people and discovering as much of Barcelona and the surroundings as I can.. oh, by the way! I’ve created a new blog completely dedicated to my travel wanderings that are not connected to my photoshoots and it’s called.. wait for it…  Where is Deea!

So for those of you that kept telling me to write more about my whereabouts – now you have a special place just for that! You guys know how much I love traveling so if you follow me there you’ll definitely be the first to see all the new content that’s coming up!

Now let’s get back to today’s subject! 😉

One of the first photoshoots I had after arriving in Barcelona was with beautiful Marie from Germany who was visiting here with a friend. We connected quite randomly via Facebook: she saw my announcement that I was heading to Barcelona and she wrote me! So glad she did, because I’m in love with how our photos turned out (and also with her freckled skin!)!

We fought the midday heat in the center of Barcelona while also trying to ignore a ton of tourists curious to see what’s going on. If you’ve been around here for a while, then you know how much I dislike shooting at noon! So if that’s a must, I always try to look for a shaded spot next to a building or maybe a park with rich foliage – this time it was the park’s turn to shade us.

I knew I wanted to include flowers in this session because in the days before meeting Marie I was absolutely obsessing with every pink bougainvillea bush I ran into. But the first bush we found at hand was a white one in the shade of a tree. Hmm.. this might work, I thought.

Oh, and it did so well! I fell in love with how the light was filtering through the foliage, how the model was shaded but the flowers were glimmering around her in the sunlight! I felt it all fell together so beautifully – of course that having a stunning model who posed wonderfully helped too! 😉

I was satisfied with our captures – I knew I had at the very least a couple of great ones to pick – but while leaving the park we bumped into a.. pink bougainvillea bush! HELL YEAH! Camera back on and let’s improvise the scene for a few more photos!

What I love most about this session is how different the location and light transformed an otherwise similar setup. The model was the same, wearing almost no make-up and having the same hairstyle. Still, the first set – in the white bush – looks more as a fairytale, whereas the second one – in the pink bush – has a sort of latino feeling in it.

And, bonus! I recored a new video featuring the retouching process that went behind the first set! I thought you guys might be interested in how I approached the skin retouching considering the freckles (which can make it more difficult). It also contains the color toning as it was all done on the spot, no actions used. Let me know what you think and what would you like me to feature in the future videos!


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