I pull up to her house that sits in the roundabout of a quiet, clean neighborhood south of Nashville. She steps out in a tank top and loose shorts, casual. In Colombian Spanish she tells her family who I am. I courteously say ‘hello’ and we walk upstairs to her room to choose a bikini for the day’s shoot.
Polka dots. High waists. Cat-eyed sunnies. She tells me she has a pink pool float.
We talk about photography and what we want the final images to look like, but mostly we talk about love. Something about most South Americans I’ve met breathes a fiery passion, and Camila is no different. She has an ability to amplify her emotions into poetic conversations about heartache, change and hope, and before I know it I find myself spilling secrets to this charming, vivacious girl and…a dream team is born. A friendship is made.
You may have seen the shoot I did with Camila a few weeks ago, but this is something else entirely.
POOL DAZE. Summer’s not over yet.
Shot in Nashville, Tenn. Swimwear is model’s own.