I had the pleasure of taking Celebrity Portrait’s for Lindsay Ellingson, A Victoria’s Secret Angel and Vogue Cover Supermodel this March. Lindsay reached out to me while planning her vacation to the Bahamas. She was looking for a photographer in Nassau who could capture fashion and editorial style portraits during her trip. The look was to be clean and timeless, focussing purely on Lindsay’s natural beauty.
We met at the Four Seasons Resort on Paradise Island, a luxury resort situated on one of the most spectacular beaches in Nassau. Funnily enough, we didn’t realize until the morning of the shoot that we recognized each other from our earlier modeling days. We had walked the runways together for a few Designers at Fashion Week years earlier. What followed was a fun trip down memory lane and a reminder of how small the world can be.
With nothing more than our beach bags, sunblock and my camera in hand, I set about photographing a range of images that captured the true Lindsay. I have found a new love for New York Swimwear brand Solid & Striped. The styles were classic, effortlessly elegant and could easily transition from a tropical island to New York or The Hamptons.
Lindsay needed very little direction when it came to posing, but I was still able to guide her into the best angles using nothing more than natural light. We ended up with so many incredible shots that it was nearly impossible to narrow them down.
The makeup look was minimal while adding just a subtle glow to her skin and eyes. Products used were from Lindsay’s cosmetic line Wander Beauty. Lindsay launched the animal-friendly brand after absorbing so much knowledge about professional makeup and skin-care during her career as an international supermodel.
At the end of a fun & successful shoot, we stopped for brunch at the Dune Restaurant which overlooks Paradise Island Beach.
Photography & Production: Robyn Damianos
Photography Assistant: Rasheed Pickstock