The shoot was inspired by native beauty of different world cultures and ethnicities, by exotic features of the model and beautiful long hair. Thank you to the amazing team!
Ethnic beauty photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim
Makeup/Hair: Diana Mejia
Styling: Tasia Cole
Model: Charmaine San Pedro
If you have property in Toronto, GTA or within 2 hrs from Toronto, that could be interesting as a photo shoot location, it could be a nicely decorated house, a cottage, a farm, a garden, or maybe you own a business, have an office, a workshop or a studio (not a commercial photo studio) that has a potential as a photo shoot location suitable for fashion, commercial, lifestyle or other concepts, and you would be interested in offering it for a photo shoot, I would appreciate if you could give me more details, its location and photos.
Please also let me know if you would be willing to offer it in exchange for photographs or prints for your personal use or for your business, or a reasonable hourly rate.
If you are a model or you want to be a model, or maybe you don’t want to be a model but you are a photogenic person who would like to have a professional shoot, feel free to contact me with your details and a couple of photos (headshot and full body), or a portfolio link, if you have one.
I am always interested in new faces, even if you don’t fit into my current projects, I would like to keep your info on file for future shoots. Please understand that I might not be able to answer to everybody interested, but I promise to look through all your submissions and keep the selected ones on file.
Different ethnicities are welcome. Genres I work in include fashion, beauty, glamour, body parts, erotica, lifestyle, business, health and fitness and more.
Not commissioned (creative) work will be done on TFP basis and you must be willing to sign a model release. If you are under 18, your parents must be willing to sign a model release for you.
Look forward to your submissions!
If you by any chance have an interesting location for a shoot, please read this post:
To owners of photogenic locations
As soon as I posted the ‘Tea party’ photo shoot I felt it’s necessary to mention its sister shoot I’ve done in 2010. Both of them have food and fashion as the main elements of the concept, but that’s probably where the similarity ends. This is one of my most favorite photo shoots to date. I love the dramatic historic feel of it. This is where fashion and fine art meet.
‘The feast’ photo shoot. Photography © 2010 Alex Maxim
Makeup: Beatrice Jean
Hair: Irina Lavrega
Model: Cait MacLachlan
Tea party with a beautiful asian hostess Josie at a table served with desserts and accessories. The settings took a few hours to create but it was well worth it. Thanks to the help of everyone involved, we managed to pull it with impeccable quality. The edible part of the set didn’t last long after the shoot.
Tea party photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim
Makeup: Beatrice Jean
Hair: Dat Salon
Model: Josie Lee
Milliner: Blair Nadeau
Should I mention that I love water? It’s always different, magical and beautiful, especially when there is a beautiful woman lying in it. I was quite curious myself as to how far I can push it in order to create a large variety of looks, from natural to almost surreal, within just a few hours of a single shoot. Thanks to the amazing team, it went pretty far 🙂
Beauty in water photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim
Makeup/Hair/Nails: Delia Lupan
Model: Richelle Coomey
Autumn nature at Killarney Provincial park, Ontario, Canada. Landscape photography.
Lake George before sunset and at sunrise. Photography © 2011 Alex Maxim
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Killarney Provincial Park autumn scenery lake George 2
Killarney Provincial Park autumn scenery lake George 3
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The concept of this shoot was to show natural beauty and sensuality of our model Charmaine without indulging into any heavy makeup or retouching techniques.
Natural beauty photo shoot © 2012 Alex Maxim
Makeup/Hair: Delia Lupan
Model: Charmaine San Pedro
Ukraine, Kiev. Photos © Alex Maxim
After two and a half years of waiting and worrying, I have received my immigration visa. It was night of December 2007, when after a 12-hour non-stop flight, I finally arrived to Toronto. What a beautiful night that was. A dream come true.
The next morning brought us a snow storm. I’ve never seen so much snow in my life. Warm welcome from Toronto 🙂 I wish we had as much every winter.
It was love from the first sight. The country, the nature, the people. I haven’t had a single disappointment since and never looked back. Yes, it wasn’t easy to start everything from scratch. Feeling like a first grade student, learning new language and culture, meeting new friends and exploring new places, I found this process very enjoyable.
Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada. Photos © Alex Maxim