Late last year I was asked to create a full set of content for the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort. We, that is my team of visual professionals, worked day-and-night for two weeks to capture architectural shots, details of the property and lifestyle photography. We worked with a local production company and top-flight lifestyle models, created scenario setups and storyboards for the films we would create. It took two weeks of preparation working closely with the property’s amazing marketing team to plan schedules, book models, find local aerial drone operators, arrange the right kit needed to execute the shots and fly-in the team of professionals for shooting the content. All of this planning, plus a bit of good luck with the weather, as the area had been hit by a hurricane two months previously, came together and we delivered the content as briefed.
Below you’ll find a few examples of each of the areas we covered. Most of which can now be seen on the properties website… Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
First up I’d like to show you the lifestyle video we made of the resort, filmed over three day’s, such a great team of people worked on this.
The first set of images below showcases the architectural photography, some taken from the air, others are multiple exposures blended to create high dynamic range images, and some are single shots.
The best thing about shooting in Miami is you can be 100% certain you are going to get beautiful sunrises and sunsets every day, it was just a matter of picking the right location. I think we got it here.
Taken from the 29th floor of the hotel, we shut down the Sunset Pool and got our model to dive into the pool to capture this unique view. I was using the Sony A9 at 20fps which allowed us to capture the exact moment you see here.
The biggest challenge of the week was the blue windows the hotel has and trying to capture both the glorious colours of the sea as well as expose for the interiors. We achieved this by taking multiple exposures (5 x 1 stop difference) and blending these in post-production and also using a white balance card so we got the correct colour for adjustment later on.
The view of the sea and beach along with the blue of the tiles in this space made for creating a great image to promote this area.
Credit’s to the Team: Dominic James – Photographer and Creative Director, Ben Marlow DoP film, Alexander Mandiola Prestige Aerials, James Grindel First Assistant, Cristina Mantilla WCP Collective, Tanya Salami Assistant, Elite Models, MP Mega Miami, Next Models, Juliana Gonzalez Hair & Makeup. Models: Sandy Kacura, Jamee Stein, Sabrina Cabreja, Thais M. O Martin, Vanessa Escote, Stephanie N, Charlie Sheerer.Client-side: Paul Nash, Roxana Medina, Zachary Felter