Ocean Club 2014

Ocean Club Resort

Ocean Club Resort

Tropical Imaging and I teamed up again for another great shoot at Ocean Club Resorts.  I look forward to these shoots every year as they are a couple of the friendliest resorts on island with the most helpful staff.  If you are looking for a reasonably priced, casual, and perfectly located place to stay in Providenciales, look no further. Check out at the fresh facelifts in a few of the units!  We will be back soon to photograph the new balconies and other renovations.

Ocean Club 2014

Turks and Caicos Gourmet Safari 2014

gourmet safari event at the Shore Club

gourmet safari event at the Shore Club

Last fall I met with Karen Whitt about styling for the 2014 Turks and Caicos Gourmet Safari.  I was expecting this November event to be held somewhere special on property at the beautiful Regent Palms Resort  The previous year I had heard rave reviews from guests describing the elaborate set-up at the spa.  Imagine my shock when informed there was to be a surprise in store for, not only the guests, but the entire staff, in that they planned to host this elegant evening at a construction site!   We planned a site visit to the Shore Club to evaluate. I arrived in my work boots and dutifully put on the assigned hardhat before entering.  As I cautiously stepped over rubble and rebar,  I  must have thought of every negative imaginable.  How on earth would guests in gowns and stilettos manage it, let alone enjoy it?  As I was collecting my arguments against the idea, Karen continued to sell it.   Referencing the safari style and the element of surprise, steadying herself amongst the concrete and construction chaos in her typical work dress of heels and high fashion.  Once we climbed a few flights of stairs and soaked in the gorgeous view I began to see why the Hartling groups wishes were to hold the event here.

Shore Club fireworks for the Gourmet Safari

Shore Club fireworks for the Gourmet Safari

As the photos above can attest, it did turn out to be a magical night!  Kudos to the Hartling group and Karen who took the risk in doing something unexpected and insisted on a unique experience for their guests.  It may be the first and last time I have to climb scaffolding all day to decorate but it was well worth it!  We all are anxious to see the Shore Club project completed. I look forward to seeing this exquisite render below turned into reality and the wait is soon over!

Shore Club render

Baby GAP shoot

Baby Gap baby's first moments

Baby Gap baby’s first moments,little firsts shoot, Turks and Caicos Productions, North6Productions

Last November Turks and Caicos Productions teamed up with North6 Productions, this time for Baby GAP.  Watch the little firsts video here

Baby GAP, Little firsts shoot, Turks and Caicos Productions, local casting

Baby GAP, Little firsts shoot, Turks and Caicos Productions, local casting

I had the opportunity to cast some of our beautiful local babies for this client.  Evan, the precious pictured above, thanks to her mommy being a photographer and a laid back awesome mom at that, got to spend quite a lot of time with us on set.  Nothing like a newborn to steal the show!

Baby GAP, Little firsts shoot, Turks and Caicos Productions, local casting

Baby GAP, Little firsts shoot, Turks and Caicos Productions, local casting

Aisla was called in last minute. Luckily she fit the clothes perfectly and was such a sound sleeper that she didn’t move a muscle when the stylist smeared the frosting on her face and hand for this first birthday snooze shot.

Baby GAP, Little Firsts shoot, North6Productions, Turks and Caicos Productions

Baby GAP, Little Firsts shoot, North6Productions, Turks and Caicos Productions

It’s hard work being a baby model!  Luckily we had booked a few local nanny’s, my very own Nenette was nicknamed the baby whisperer after she lullabied eight babes back to back into dreamland.

Baby GAP, Little Firsts shoot, North6Productions, Turks and Caicos Productions

Baby GAP, Little Firsts shoot, North6Productions, Turks and Caicos Productions

I never thought the potholes in Leeward would ever be needed for something useful!

Baby GAP, Little Firsts shoot,  Turks and Caicos Productions, local casting

Baby GAP, Little Firsts shoot, Turks and Caicos Productions, local casting

The “tiny sprout” above is our local Lea, who just so happens to be the niece of one of our favorite production assistants!

Baby GAP, Little Firsts shoot,  Turks and Caicos Productions, North 6 Productions

Baby GAP, Little Firsts shoot, Turks and Caicos Productions, North 6 Productions

Bring on the babies Baby GAP, we would love to welcome you back!

Photographer: Stefano Azario

Stylist: Jet Vervest

 

Joana, James, and Julia family portraits

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At the tail end of 2014 I was asked to style for a family shoot for one of my favorite island bloggers, Joana of MYSEASTORY.  Anyone who has met this Portuguese hotelier turned blogger and who has seen her lovely photographs, can see she she has a great eye for color and composition.  Chanelle from Brilliant Studios, and I set out to capture

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As some of the photographs were intended to be used for a holiday card sent to far away friends and family, we decided to give the “Greetings from Turks and Caicos” a literal go!  This map mural at Ports of Call is a great photo opportunity.  We started very early to get even sun exposure on the mural but a hot spot had to be quickly remedied with a makeshift scrim of cardboard boxes found in a nearby dumpster.  Julia must have thought it quite strange, me holding this floppy, uncooperative flattened box as high over my head as I could reach!

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Now that we had demonstrated the where, it was time to demonstrate the who and the what, and what Turks and Caicos is most known for is the beach of course!

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This family is lucky to live a few steps from a gorgeous stretch of Grace Bay Beach.  I love this palm tree framed boardwalk with thick mariners rope swags.

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Their daughter Julia was just on the verge of walking, such a special time to document!

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Look at that smile below, can’t you just hear the giggles?!

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Joana had found these adorable reindeer antlers, which needed the distraction of singing “wheels on the bus” to try to keep on Julia.  I love capturing these natural moments with parents, those sweet looks of adoration.

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As you can see Julia was far more keen to have a nibble on those antlers than to wear them.

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As her husband James headed to work, we finished the session with mommy daughter time.

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It was important to Joana to capture a few of Julia’s favorite toys, as well as her nursery.

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This is one chic baby room!  And I can’t take an ounce of styling credit for the above still life, that was exactly as it looked when we opened the door to Julia’s room.  That’s Joana’s color and composition talking!  Each item unique and special; from the art to the toys and books.

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What a nice morning!  Thanks for letting us be a part of cherishing this special time with baby Julia.

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