Sensorial Spa is one the most unique Spas in the Algarve. Set in the middle of Serra de Monchique, relaxation is pure.
The video was shot after the photos, as I always prefer to do this as the models are tired from the photos and the video is always a light and fun shooting. I focused on hand movements and their relation to the body. To show both care and professionalism. No waste of energy. I used a reflector to bounce the strong light from above and fill the space, removing almost every shadow. Temperate is neutral but with a bit of yellow tones to warm but not too much, just enough to highlight the natural brown skin of the models. I filmed it in slow motion (100 fps) so I could slow down the image to get the shot I wanted.
I wanted “real” Spa photos, but I also needed some shot that I could use in my design. So, I separated them into two categories. One was the massages, professional looking photos of hands, oil and body. Close ups and carefully crafted photos that fill the space without being too much of a distraction. These are perfect for design purposes.
On the other hand, I took advantage of the fantastic thematic showers of the Sensorial Spa to shoot some really cool and natural looking photos, perfect for sliders but also social media and promotional materials.
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa
Photographer & Videographer