On Location Client Spotlight | Mahiya

Location: Cartagena, Columbia
Brand: Mahiya
Storyline: Mi Casa Su Casa

Take a peak behind the scenes of our shoot with Australian brand Mahiya from our last trip to Cartagena, Colombia. Our crew included Katherine O’Sullivan, CEO, Co-Founder + our main photographer, Jose Pinto, COO, Co-Founder + our director, Caitlin our model, and Stephanie Pace, On Location Stylist, plus our ground crew.

Now that you have been briefed on our latest adventure it’s time to dive into all the exciting, glamorous and very sweaty (seriously, it was 95 degrees) details of our trip!

When we met up in sunny Cartagena, Colombia; Katherine, Jose, Caitlin and Stephanie jumped into a huge truck with over 13 suitcases and headed to the walled city. Once we arrived, it was so beautiful that we immediately started shooting all over town. Katherine and Jose had been here before and knew the town well. We scouted out some great locations that we planned to double back to later for the real deal. We befriended the local fruit ladies as we cast our perfect supporting model to double back to for this pic below!MAH_COL021617-010MAH_COL021617-018After scoping out the town we headed back to our hotel and Caitlin was set up with Cesar from Gloss, the premier hair + beauty salon in Cartagena. She then slipped into the first look, a fantastical fringed ensembles and we hit the town – Caitlin was a huge hit with the locals and every tourist passing by! Want to get the look yourself? Head over to www.mahiya.com.au

From the second our shoes hit the pavement we were shooting nonstop. We couldn’t help it. Cartagena is such a stunning city that everywhere you look is picture-perfect. Mahiya chose the perfect setting for their brand’s aesthetic. Their storyline, Mi Casa es Su Casa was a fitting backdrop to make their floral dresses pop against the colorful walls of Cartagena. MAHIYA_MICASASUCASA_KPONLOCATION.png
The charming locals are almost as beautiful as the city itself. We got some amazing shots of Kaitlyn dancing along to some traditional Colombian music in the square twirling and showing off that fun fringe. MAH_COL021617-005

See it in motion in our video lookbook here:

We shot all the way through golden hour into sunset. Golden hour is that perfect time when the sun is setting and it creates this irresistible amber glow. I swear Katherine killed an entire memory card capturing the golden hour goodness.

MAH_COL021617-017We ended the night at Cafe Del Mar, known for the best sunsets in town, that overlooks the city and beach where we went to get our final shots. We obviously had to rehydrate with margaritas and soak in the last few minutes of the sun setting on the Pearl of the Caribbean – Cartagena, Colombia. MAH_COL021617-013MAH_COL021617-016

Read Mahiya’s post about our shoot here.

Check out the entire gallery here:

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