When I found out I was going to have the opportunity to work with Melissa Goodman (@militiaaa) and Tim Adam (@timmy_tommy99), my mind instantly began to turn. I knew right away that I wanted to do something related to the ocean with these two SoCal beauties but definitely didn't want to go the classic surfer/beach bombshell route. Instead, I wanted to push the boundaries a little and see what we could do! After looking at Tim's body of work I began to flashback to old "Cold Water" perfume ad's that I had seen in the early 2000's featuring gorgeous men jumping into the ocean in their jeans. There's something so beautifully juxtaposed about people being fully clothed in the ocean, so, after conferring with Melissa and Tim (who were instantly on the same page) I decided we would mix higher fashion with vintage pieces and create this Seaside Rendezvous!
Melissa is wearing a vintage slip dress that I picked up a few weeks back with the express purpose of shooting wet. I have to admit, this look came together better than I ever could have hoped, these two are on fire!!
These two really brought the heat, even when simply sitting against the seaside rocks.
The wet look above was the last of three looks that we shot on this killer day. We also focused on a couple of other fashion looks that we shot in areas that can be found within walking distance this La Jolla beach. This bodysuit and oversized tux coat look was a fun play on a Pinterest inspiration and the faux hawk was all Melissa. It pays to have a model who is a great MUA as well!
This last look was just a classic look - with Melissa in Alexander Wang and jewlery from Roxbox. We kept it simple in order to compliment Tim and his sharp suit.
This shoot was such a blast to be a part of, and one of those amazing times when you get to see your vision come to life in ways you never imagined! A huge thank you goes out to Melissa and Tim for being so amazing in this shoot. Be sure to go check them out and give them some love, they are both too good to miss!
Be sure to check back in a couple of days, I will be back with my next post featuring the stunning @mynameissiix and our newest 90's inspired Elision Magazine publication!