I’m back in Alabama following another Spring Break Calendar Shoot.
It was a challenging week in Panama City Beach, Florida. First, the college kids were extremely challenging to find on the beach and in public spaces following the city’s ban on having alcohol on the beach during the month of March; hordes of spring breakers could be found drinking on their motel balconies, which seemed even more dangerous. Additionally, we faced the impact of a winter blast that had highs in the 40s and 50s during the middle of the week. There were a couple of models who wanted in the calendar badly enough to slip on their bikinis and brave the cold.
On Friday, when temperatures finally reached the upper 60s, we had a loaded day with 12 models to shoot. I cannot share any of the images I got from the photo shoot (why buy the calendar if the photos are already on the internet for free?) but I did do separate photo shoots with the staff models during the week. I had to do something — sitting around the hotel waiting to get models and accommodating weather was making me antsy.
Hoping I get to shoot again with these beauties. One is based in Chattanooga and another will be doing an internship in the scenic city this summer, so fingers crossed. A third is just a short drive (relatively) in Atlanta. The fourth is based in Florida but travels the Southland a good bit, so maybe maybe…
Absolutely adored this year’s staff models. They faced a huge challenge scouting coeds to shoot for the calendar, so props to them for trying. They were a lot of fun to be around. Their energy made me feel like a younger man, and we shared many laughs in spite of the miserable weather and the city handicapping our model search with the drinking laws.
I did the above shot in our hotel at Comfort Suites in Panama City Beach, Florida. Great place to stay and the staff were great, especially the young man who referred a couple of great local models who were his friends.
I’ll post when the calendar becomes available for retail purchase.