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Summer Hues – L’Officiel Magazine Middle East May Issue (English & Arabic Editions)

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My recent shoot “Summer Hues” was recently published in L’Officiel Magazine Middle East. The weather was wonderful albeit very windy with a clear blue sky. The clothes definitely show the wonderful clothes of summer and we were privilege to have brands like Roberto Cavalli and Versace to name but a few! Makeup involved a bright blue eyeshadow that was highlighted in the hair with blue acrylic paint. Hair was a combo of crimped and curls to withstand the winds.

I had a great team working on this shoot. The talented Katie Cousins (hair and makeup), the sweet Sleiman Dayaa (Styling), the lovely Visna who was our model for the day and my assistants Evelyn and Werner Muller.

Lighting was mainly natural light with a large silver sunbounce which proved tricky holding up in the wind. There were times we were nearly taken into the water trying to hold it!

Thanks guys for a great shoot! Photography / Art Direction  - Belinda Muller Styling - Sleiman Dayaa  Hair & Makeup - Katie Cousins Model - Visna ( Bareface) Assistants - Evelyn Garcia/ Werner Muller

Thanks guys for a great shoot!
Photography / Art Direction – Belinda Muller
Styling – Sleiman Dayaa
Hair & Makeup – Katie Cousins
Model – Visna ( Bareface)
Assistants – Evelyn Garcia/ Werner Muller

Here are some behind the scenes shots from the day’s shoot!

Getting into position for the shot.

Getting into position for the shot.

Waiting patiently before the next shot.

Makeup and Hair Artist Katie Cousins putting the finishing touches to Visna’s hair.

Poser Slimi

Stylist Slimi poses in a Roberto Cavalli kaftan. Very fetching!

Captured Vivacity (Marc Jacobs Daisy Limited Perfumes) – L’Officiel Middle East May Issue

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I recently shot an advertorial for Marc Jacobs “Daisy Eau So Fresh”Limited Perfumes Collection for L’Officiel Middle East May Issue. Since the Daisy perfume collection were to be the dominant feature we had to show it in all the visuals, stronger the better they say! The Daisy fragrances have a light fruity and summery feel to them, perfect for Dubai summer heat, exactly what the name says.

My favorite of the Daisy collection

My favorite of the Daisy collection

After our meeting with our client, HAVAS PR ME, Chalhoub Group, we decide to shoot at my home. The weather was still very pleasant and we had the bonus of having a huge Banyan tree for shade. I was privilege to have a great team who worked with me on this shoot. Our lovely art director for L’Officiel Magazine, Samar Sadik, Ieva Nemciauskaite, who was responsible for hair, the Bourjois team who was responsible for makeup, the talented Sleiman Dayaa responsible for the styling and the adorable Eva from Bareface Models.

Lighting consisted of mainly natural light as well as a Profoto ringflash with a Profoto B3 battery kit.

Here are some behind the scenes photos from the shoot.

Our lovely model Eva been prepped for the shoot

Our talented art director, Samar Sadik

Flowers been attached on the gate for the shoot!

Assie intrigued by the lovely Eva among the flowers

Slimi adjusting the Marc Jacobs bags and perfumes

The "Flower Child" Sleiman Dayaa

Had a great time with a lovely client and creative team! Thanks guys!
Photography – Belinda Muller (www.belindaphotography.com)
Art Direction – Samar Sardik
Styling – Sleiman Dayaa
Hair – Ieva Nemciauskaite
Model – Eva ( Bareface)
Assistant – Evelyn Garcia
Brand – March Jacobs Perfumes
Client –  HAVAS PR ME, Chalhoub Group

L’Officiel Magazine Middle East – Jessica Michelle Kahawaty (Miss Australia World)

I recently had the privilege of doing my first L’Officiel C Middle East over shoot for both the English and Arabic Editions. For those who don’t know L’Officiel is one of the oldest magazine brands out there. Been around since 1920’s bringing consistent great editorials and content so I was super excited to be part of the team!

The re-launch issues cover story was about the lovely  and talented Jessica Michelle Kahawaty (Miss Australia World)   Jessica was placed 3rd in the 2012 Miss World competition. She is also now the host of 2 Yahoo shows, ‘omg! NOW’ and ‘omg! NUJOOM’ which will be airing shortly. An absolute delight to work with and such a sweet soul, must say she made everyone’s life easy on set.

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Our studio for the shoot was the newly built HotCold Studio in Al Quoz. Definitely my favorite studio in Dubai with all the equipment you need, super friendly service and a BIG plus Dog Friendly as well!! Needles to say my little one Assie came with to add the charm factor!


The light coming through the windows was amazing and an added bonus the slight film of sand on the window created a wonderful diffusion of the light. I added some fill with large white and silver foamcore reflectors, and later add some more fill with the SB 900 flashes at 1/8 stop on Manual Mode. Overall was a great day with a lovely group of creatives and a lovely editorial! Here are extra photos from the shoot!


Some behind the scenes shots

Jessica goofing around!


A big thank you to all who was involved in this shoot, Kudos to you guys!

Photography                                Belinda Muller                             www.belindamullerphotography.com

Art Direction                                 Samar Sadik

Makeup                                          Katie Cousins

Hair                                               Shindesu

Styling                                            Farah Kabir and Oscar Badi    Dresscode by Farah.

Model                                           Jessica Kahawaty

Assistant                                       Evelyn Garcia

Location                                         HOTCOLD Studio