A Siren's Awakening

I recently had the chance to shoot a most beautiful model: Carolliny Mendonça of Wilhelmina Miami. She is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and we came to know each other through a friend we had in common from an agency in Buenos Aires. She was looking to update her bikini portfolio, and one doesn't have to look too hard to realize that you can't just pass on an opportunity to shoot a model this beautiful. While we did take a number of shots in bikini, I also wanted to take some shots with a more editorial feel, so we thought of putting her in a dress and shooting her in the water. They are definitely some of my favorite photos and Carolliny has the kind of charm and professionalism that you always hope to find in a model.