Several months ago I put together a spring floral beauty shoot using the Pantone colors of the year. I coordinated this tropical and citrus fruit shoot the same day to try to get something that would work for a summer theme as well.
You can get a sense of the creative process I went through from some of my inspiration pictures and concept ideas out of my mood board below:
I wanted to keep the makeup dewy and fresh for summer, so I kept the skin clean and mostly just tried to play up the makeup colors in subtle ways to complement the colors of the fruit.
Also, it turns out working with fruit presents some of the same challenges as working with live florals—I went to at least 4 different stores the day before looking for fruit that was in season, the right color, and with as little imperfections as possible.
On the bright side, we got to munch on amazing fresh pineapple, watermelon and citrus in between takes ;)
Photographer: Chaz Wheeler
Model: Paris Warner