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Clothing Designer

Summer Vaughn Swimwear

Posts: 13

Oceanside, California, US

Feb 13 13 06:29 pm Link

Model

Paully S

Posts: 23

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I looked at these swimsuits from a buyers perspective so here it goes:

1) In the second set of photos, the model's hair distracts from the top on the Right hand side- as a buyer, I want to see the whole picture.

2) for catalog shoots, I would want to see a little more life/ light in the photos. I think putting the swimsuits against the harsh black background is kind of distracting from the fun designs and such.

3) dont worry about the models body- I commend you for going with someone that is healthy- you are targeting regular women anyways!

Feb 13 13 06:34 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7956

Imperial, California, US

Yes she is a bit soft, lacking muscle tone. Gorgeous young lady though!

Feb 13 13 06:37 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7956

Imperial, California, US

DP couldn't find the first one.

Feb 13 13 06:39 pm Link

Model

E e v a

Posts: 1724

Nashville, Tennessee, US

That isn't back fat. That crinkle in the side is just the skin when she posed. It has happened to me before when I pose too far to the side or curve my body without elongating. Pose problem, not weight problem.

Feb 13 13 06:41 pm Link

Clothing Designer

Summer Vaughn Swimwear

Posts: 13

Oceanside, California, US

Feb 13 13 06:44 pm Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7249

New York, New York, US

I think it would be better on white, make it brighter and show off the swimsuit as well as the model.

Feb 13 13 06:49 pm Link

Model

Paully S

Posts: 23

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I think if you put her on a dark background, then zoom out a bit more- I just feel like I can't see the whole suit in one glance. Id on't know if that made any sense-

Feb 13 13 06:50 pm Link

Clothing Designer

Summer Vaughn Swimwear

Posts: 13

Oceanside, California, US

Feb 13 13 06:50 pm Link

Clothing Designer

Summer Vaughn Swimwear

Posts: 13

Oceanside, California, US

Feb 13 13 06:55 pm Link

Photographer

Images by MR

Posts: 7779

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I think swimsuit should be shot outdoors next to a pool or on the beach.

Just my thoughts ~ MR

Feb 13 13 06:56 pm Link

Clothing Designer

Summer Vaughn Swimwear

Posts: 13

Oceanside, California, US

Feb 13 13 06:57 pm Link

Clothing Designer

Summer Vaughn Swimwear

Posts: 13

Oceanside, California, US

Feb 13 13 06:58 pm Link

Photographer

David M Russell

Posts: 1134

New York, New York, US

Marin Photography wrote:
I think it would be better on white, make it brighter and show off the swimsuit as well as the llama.

Concur.

Feb 13 13 07:04 pm Link

Photographer

Little Ginger Lamb

Posts: 62

Atlanta, Georgia, US

The model and I have a similar bodyshape, so I'm not going to nitpick her weight. (Also, THANK YOU for making D+ swimsuits. Seriously hard to find bathing suits for my chest size.)

I agree with everyone that said the dark background is really harsh. It's almost like a school photo background? I'm also not in love with the model's pose on the top bathing suit. I can't really see the way the bathing suit "hangs" with her arms raised like that. That pose makes it difficult for me to tell if the bathing suit might be appropriate on me or not.

Feb 13 13 07:12 pm Link

Clothing Designer

Summer Vaughn Swimwear

Posts: 13

Oceanside, California, US

Feb 13 13 07:23 pm Link