We arranged this birthday bikini shoot to celebrate Chiara’s 30th. Instead of usual girdles and corsets, she modelled a couple of rather nice red bikinis, brought back from a “factory outlet” in Strasbourg. This shoot was intended to be pure self-indulgent fun. However, even off-duty, Chiara is a professional and she did not want to be photographed with any unwanted bulges. Birthday or not, models should always keep their tummies tucked in. Especially when there is someone nearby clicking away with a camera! And poses should always look natural and easy – even when they are uncomfortable and difficult!
So, throughout the shoot, she regularly checked her posture in the mirrors and performed plenty of her delightful figure-shaping exercises. All of which I was able to capture on camera. It also gave her the opportunity to experiment with her brand new camera. Meanwhile, I photographed her with my trusty Fuji S2, from a variety of unusual angles. Brilliant fun!