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Fashion Shoot | Zanzibar, Africa

Last November, we had the privilege of traveling to Zanzibar, a beautiful island off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa, to photograph local designer Doreen Mashika‘s new line. Since 95% of what we shoot is wedding-related, fashion was something new and exciting for us and we did not hesitate to take on this challenge.

Doreen uses local fabrics and materials for her clothes and accessories, and her designs are highly inspired by local culture. In keeping with her style, she wanted the shoot to have local flavor, so we divided our time between the Mashariki hotel, the busy local market, the streets of Stone Town, and the beach.

Because we are not fashion photographers, we are used to relying on available light and unpredictable environments to make our photos, so this was actually right up our alley. We are very grateful that Doreen’s vision included us, and we had an absolute blast. Special thanks to her, models Diana and Roweleen, and makeup and hair artist Sebastine Pepler for making a perfect team.

Doreen will be updating her website with all the photos soon, but in the meantime, here is a selection of our favorites.

{22 Comments}

  1. nadine

    So amazing! I especially like the one of her in the doorway with the older men at the market. So good!

  2. sasha

    Great job guys!!

  3. David Buck

    Beautiful work!

  4. Adam kealing

    you two are so talented!!! This is beautiful and it’s so fun seeing your unique compositions and style in a different way 🙂

  5. Samara

    Omg guys these are stunning!

  6. Naomi Chokr

    You two absolutely KILLED It!!! I can’t wait to see more. This is AH-mazzz-ing! Love the colors, the vibe and unconventional fashion shoot.

  7. Shauna

    Absolutely brilliant guys… I’ve looked through them three times already.. Stunning.

  8. brandon wong

    #3 and 8 are something else. your talents go way beyond wedding photography!

  9. Corey Schwartz

    Wow! Beautiful models, beautiful location, killer photography.

  10. nat

    Love this shoot! absolutely love the market pics.

  11. Hannes Uys

    Its my first time on your blog and what a surprise. Absolute brilliance!

  12. Micah

    beautiful work you two! quite the departure and still so you!

  13. gwidge

    Beautiful pictures! I got a Doreen Mashika dress when I was in Zanzibar last year. Your pictures and the scenery do justice to her beautiful pieces.

  14. cidpa

    Fantastic job. Congratulations

  15. Fernando Colaço

    Fantastic photo. The blue of the dress sparkle from tons of tones of green and yellow/brown. The composition is great. Very good. Congrats.

  16. maria

    well done doreen,brilliant work,beautiful colours,i absolutely love,you go girl.

  17. daniel stark

    dang, these are tight! nice work you guys!

  18. manel tamayo

    Absolutely gorgeous pic !!! I love it

  19. William Antony Photography

    HEY GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY, GREAT WEBSITE, GREAT POST!

    fROM ONE PHOTOGRAPHER TO ANOTHER, I REALLY ENJOYED LOOKING through THESE photographs!

    WILL BE COMING BACK TO SEE MORE WORKS FROM DAVINA AND DANIEL!

  20. Manel Tamayo

    Brutaaaal !!! Awesome work guys !!! I love this fashion work and Zanzibar

Christine + Vikram | Cancun, Mexico

Laughter. That is Christine and Vik’s 3 day wedding celebration in Mexico summed up in one word. Nothing, not even when a rainy sky pushed their beach reception into one of the resort’s restaurants, could stop these two from having a good time. In fact, after a very wet Indian ceremony, they just took a dip in the pool, with Christine still in her very heavy sari.

The beautiful Dreams Riviera in Cancun played host to the multi-day affair, from the Vatna, where their enthusiastic guests smeared Vik with turmeric paste (mustard also found it’s way in there), to the Baraat, where Vik made his grand entrance on a horse. From start to finish, this wedding was an absolutely joy. We broke our record for the most photos we’ve ever taken and had the time of our lives.

The day after their wedding day (after Christine and Vik generously sent us to the spa for massages), we took a rocky ferry ride to Isla Mujeres for some portraits. We had suggested this location for its local Mexican feel, rocky cliffs, and proximity to Cancun, but having never been there ourselves, we were crossing our fingers that this location would be worth the trip… and it most certainly was!

Christine and Vik, we are so happy to have had the pleasure of documenting your epic wedding. We look forward to travelling to India with you sometime in the next few years!

As always, you can browse through our favorites above, and we invite you to take a look at their full slideshow by clicking HERE.

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  1. fer juaristi

    come on guys! this set is for wow.com love it! see you in a few days!

  2. NAOMI CHOKR

    EPIC INDEED!!! THIS WEDDING IS FANTASTIC! I CAN’T WAIT TO TALK ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS NEXT WEEK!!

  3. jkudish

    watched the slideshow, what a great wedding & photos!

  4. Quin Cheung

    oi! sooooooo goooooooood!!!! way to kill it D + d!!!

  5. arnau

    killer shots! I love all of them! congrats

  6. magali

    love the last one!

  7. molina

    this set is so good, it’s stupid. incredible. love it.

  8. cidpa

    Excellent shots. I love all of them

  9. luis

    Uaaaauuuuuuu!!!!! beautifull

Austin Workshop

We are excited to announce our only group workshop of 2012, in the very cool city of Austin, Texas. Come hang out with us for two full days; it’s going to be intense, but it’s going to be a lot of fun! We’re covering everything from composition, lighting, creative shooting… to pricing, marketing, and even portfolio critiques.

Hope to see you there!

Click HERE for more information and/or to sign up.

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  1. Steph MacKinnon

    ekkk absolutely would love to be a part of this… will see how January 2012 bookings go in Nova scotia 🙂