BikiniTeam was hired by swimsuit designer Renay Wells to shoot her latest collection for her label Miss Maneater Swimwear during our 2017 AsianTour in Stilts Calatagan Philippines. Despite getting off to a slow start the first day of shoot due to massive construction causing traffic delays as we traveled to the resort, the overall experience was stress free. The models absolutely loved the swimsuits too.
“Hands down my favorite brand in the bunch,” stated Mary Kaitlin. “Unique designs, different than any suits I’ve shot in, great quality, comfortable, and I felt great and confident in each one! Renay has a true gift, this brand is one I will continue to want to shoot in.”
Our very own video host Tyler Suess took time out to model some of the swimwear.
“I enjoyed shooting for Miss Maneater,” stated Tyler Suess. “The line is upbeat and fresh! The styles are both cute and sexy. I loved a lot of the designs!”
Finding the right look for each of the girls fell on Wells who made sure each piece was a perfect fit.
“This super sexy swimwear is a head turner for sure,” stated Lindzay Lee. “I did get the pleasure of wearing the leather look and lacy red but my fav was the one piece designed to look like lava. Not only was the swimwear hot but Renay who makes these pieces was such a sweetheart and can’t wait to work with her again! Maneater is no joke any man would drool over these pieces!”
Pashence and Kristie teamed up for their shoot. They enjoyed the swimwear so much we had to hold up the shoot so they could share them with all of their IG fans and followers.
“Miss Maneater bikinis were made for my curves,” stated Pashence Marie. “I was gifted a red one piece that I absolutely loved! It was perfect and I felt like a Baywatch babe the second I put it on!”
“Miss Maneater swimwear was F I R E,” stated Kristie Taylor “I can see myself and women breaking hearts all over in these amazing designs! When I say this line is unique I truly mean it. The quality of the material and the hand- made patterns are to die for!”
“All of the suits from Miss Maneater are so colorful and sexy,” stated Courtney Newman. “My favorites are the super hot one pieces in a bright color because it still shows a lot of skin and accent your glow!”
The other key ingredient in delivering such high quality work is the photographer. We were stoked when Master fashion photographer Mike Prado agreed to come on the tour and bring his unique talent to the team. Mike had his hands full the entire week making sure he got all of the hot designs that Renay brought for her catalog shoot.
Finding the right location for the shoot is half of the battle. Mike’s eye for making the most of every photo opportunity really showed.
“This was my first time shooting with Mike,” stated Katie Allen. “I had heard so much about him and everyone was right. He has this vision and knows how to perfect it in literally minutes. We went hunting for a new spot to shoot and within minutes had one of my top photos of the trip. His talent is insane and I literally can’t wait to see the rest of his images and to shoot again with him!”
“I’ve known Mike long before the trip and I think it goes without saying Mike is someone I love working with,” stated Mary Kaitlin. “He is an extremely talented photographer, and I always love my images with Mike. You can always count on him to come ready to get some great photos and not be disappointed.”
Mike was slammed all week with photo shoots for each of the looks but he took it all in stride. He’s got a “no quit” attitude. Especially when he has a beautiful model in front of him.
“Mike was pretty busy the whole week shooting for Miss Maneater but we were able to get a couple looks in between sets,” stated Tyler Suess. “I really want to shoot more with him in Jamaica for the CaribTour. He’s very easy going and gives good direction…but he kept making me bring him a beer.”
“For these shoots he gets what he needs and doesn’t mess around,” stated Lindzay Lee. “He made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera and I know I will get great shots with him! We also got one sunset shoot in the last day and def made the most of what we had and he was def a trouper for getting in the mucky water with the sea snakes and coral. Wish I had a video of that! And on a side note the beer series was pretty awesome. Definitely fun to be a part of that… Mike if you need a beer I’ll be more than happy to get you a bucket so you don’t ask me again.”
Getting the look for each shot that makes both the client and the model happy takes a delicate balance. Mike hit a home run this week with all of the models and Renay from Miss Maneater.
“Mike worked his butt off each and every morning during the 2017 AsianTour,” stated Pashence Marie. “We got some amazing shots during our sunrise shoot. We shot 8 different looks in less than two hours! We had perfect lighting and a perfect location.”
“Mike is amazing to work,”stated Kristie Taylor. “The missions he would go to get us to a great private location has always been a postive with Mike. You know you’ll always get a one of a kind location and shot when working with big sexy!”
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