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Underwater Fashion Shoot for Essentielle Magazine

Underwater Fashion Shoot for Essentielle Magazine

Steffen Binke Photography is proud to show off our latest work, a Cover and 4 page spread for Essentielle Magazine and the Lingerie Fashion Labels Sublime Seduction & AIMA DORA Lingerie.  This shoot came with a few hurdles to jump, but having the privilege of working with such professional models, you can see the outcome was well worth the effort.

Underwater Fashion Portrait


We arrived at the luxury hotel in the east of Mauritius to meet with our models Louis and Veronique for our photo shoot.  It soon became apparent to us that swimming pools in Mauritius are rarely deeper than 1.5m, so this was our first challenge – to find a another pool to suit our 1.85m male model – a change of location was required.  

Underwater Fashion Portrait


Wondering if we would ever find the right location, we finally stumbled across a private villa owned by the Oscar nominated director of Identical Pictures, Mr Alex H.  His pool, was located in Gand Bahia, one of the most exclusive bay areas of the island.  Finally we have the location.. what else could go wrong?? 


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The pool was a much better option to what we had found, but it had dark tiles and very little visibility. With the sun missing, a storm on its way, and the water surface reaching the models chest we needed to adjust the shoot to overcome these obstacles. With our models enthusiasm coupled with their brilliant form, we worked through our different themes from the mood-board and got the magic happening.  Finishing the shoot in 4 hours, just before dusk, we felt we had captured something special, something truly unique, but still felt apprehensive about the final results.


Underwater Fashion Shoot Lingerie Portrait


Back home in Australia with the pressure of the impending deadline, we only had 2 days to edit.  Fighting jetlag and a sick baby we finally delivered on time. As it turns out, the obstacles we faced were a blessing in disguise.  The dark tiles, and the lack of sunlight, brought a certain kind of mystery to the shoot.  Working with such professional people, who can easily adapt to their surroundings, made the day very relaxing with lots of laughter thrown in for good measure.  We are ecstatic with the results, and we hope you like them too.


Underwater Couple Fashion Portrait Lingerie


We would like to take this opportunity to thank Alex H from Identical Pictures for generously offering his amazing home for us to use, your hospitality is much appreciated.  Also, a massive thank you to our models Louis and Veronique, you were both such a pleasure to work with.


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With 2015 already in full swing we hope to hear from you in the near future when we’ll have our upcoming Valentine’s Day Giveaway for 3 lucky winners. It will start on the 12th – the 13th of February 2015 and all you need to do is visit our Facebook Page – register and select out of 3 different photo-shoots ( Maternity, Babies & Kids, People ) the one you would like to win. The 3 winners will receive a Free Underwater Portrait Photo Shoot & One Metallic Paper Print 8″ x  12″ inches valued $170.

We also hope to see you at the Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s EXPO in Brisbane’s Convention Centre from the 19th – 21st of June 2015.


If you don’t win and would like to book a session with us please fill out our contact form and if you like to stay informed about our work, adventures and specials please sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you 🙂

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