I had the opportunity to be flown over to Bazaruto Island , Mozambique on a photographic location recce for a production house called Solar Productions, based in Cape Town.
I needed to photograph Indigo Bay , a beautiful & private five star lodge on an island in the middle of the Mozambican archipelago .
Our clients from the UK , where looking for the perfect shoot & stay location for their upcoming summer swimwear campaign .
We thought Indigo Bay might just be the spot… So off i went , bags packed on my first ever away location shoot.
As well as being a portrait photographer, I photograph quite extensively in the location & property genre for the stills & film industry here in Cape Town.
The trip was fantastic, the place really was quite incredible. They only had one room left and to my absolute surprise they gave me the keys to the Honeymoon suite.
The Resort is scattered with private Thatch cottages right on the beach with their own private plunge pools, thatch umbrellas and daybeds infront of each dwelling and a palm tree white string hammock… just like the brochure:-)
The water is warm and soft with a lot of buoyancy…which steers itself to long floaty dips in the warm waters.
My days were spent working , and loving every moment. I took photos of everything i came across.
As the night falls, G&T’s from on the bar stools in the pool is a must , as the bar is illuminated in the water, looking much like an adult fun fair attraction , the pool water warm and your drink perfect, There are plenty of other travelers for great company & conversation.
After a refresher each evening back at the cottage , I dress myself in some light & breezy evening wear and meander up to the lodge, where i find the perfect table on the terrace under the palms, I dine romantically by myself under a star studded sky and enjoy a 5 course meal. Really very special .
They also have an incredible world class spa offering top class & beautiful treatments, boat trips, diving, adventure island tours, jet ski’s , canoes, 4×4 ‘ing & sand boarding, horse riding and even more…
I had two blissful nights and three days to take photos 🙂 I really enjoyed the experience and would love to do more of this kind of work.
Travel photography must be so rewarding. I am going to study this winter, and complete a travel writing course. And then merge the two together.
So here’s the pics. enjoy.