What a year it has already been for JDP!
We have shot a lot of amazing people along the way. From the really shy to the very confident, we have encountered them all. Meeting new people is always a joy and a part of the job that we truly love. Recently, JDP was fortunate to meet with a very special client. Here’s what happened…
Anguilla Swim Weekend 2017 was in the air and we were heartbroken that we were not going to be able to make it to any of the events, due to other obligations off island. Luckily, we were able to have a sneak peek at the fitting, and we must say, the designers looked ready to kill it out there! The little bit we saw was enough to make us feel even worse about missing the events.
When we got back to the island, we received a call from Feelo’je Swimwear Designer, Janay Reymond, asking us to capture 2 of her pieces before all the models left. Without hesitation, we agreed and asked her to send me some shots of the pieces. Ms. Reymond did not hesitate, as she quickly delivered the shots requested. In no time, we grabbed our gear and went to meet Ms. Reymond and the model available for the outfits. When we got there, we were introduced to LA based model, Joia John. After our formalities, we received instructions from Ms. Reymond and we were sent on our way.
The drive to the location was great! We took the time to get familiar with Joia and we must say, she has an amazing personality. Her bubbly attitude was so infectious; we couldn’t wait to get started! We took some snaps to prove it! When we arrived at the location and the camera came out… Magic happened!
You could tell she had done this many times. Every pose, every movement, was fluent and natural. Of course, we had our fun too, as it wouldn’t be a JDP shoot without a few jokes. We took shots throughout the beach with the different pieces and in no time, we knocked it out the park!
Joia was an absolute pleasure to work with. As for the shots, we’ll let you guys be the judge of that.
Model: Joia John
Grip: Earhon Rogers.
Photographer: Jerome Dupont
Swimwear Designer: Janay Reymond]Feelo’je Swimwear]
Hear what Joia has to say about her day with Jerome.
“My experience working with Jerome far exceeds any expectation that any model would hope for. I’m not an island native and shot with him alone, which I was skeptical about, but it turned out to be one of the best experiences I’ve had. He’s professional, prompt, and very entertaining. He had me laughing the entire time, which helped warm me up a little and let loose. He knows what he’s talking about and made me feel very comfortable. He has a great eye pertaining to the perfect shot. After our shoot, he gave me a tour of Anguilla, which gave him extra points because he didn’t have to do that. It was my first time visiting the island and I feel like I know so much more about it. He’s such a sweetheart and very very talented, as you can see. I look forward to working with him again. Thank you Jerome!! You’re the real MVP!”