Last Spring, we had a blast producing Calypso's Resort 2014 catalog on the Caribbean island of Barbados.  Working with our amazing Calypso team, and lots of old friends on the island made it feel like a breeze.  We had great weather, and photographer Matt Jones and his team were great to work with.  And we were lucky enough to shoot with the beautiful Nadine Leopold for 2 whole days in the sun.  Barbados is one of our favorite places to shoot- it's the easternmost of the Caribbean Islands, and something about it just feels special.  

calypso st barth in barbados with nadine leopold photos by matt jones

From New York, it's a 4 hour direct flight to the island- it's out there!  Once on terra firm, the island boasts a number of world class resorts on the West side of the island, as well as a wild and untouched coast on the east, facing out to the Atlantic.  There's great surfing on both coasts, and of course, great locations for a shoot abound.  The architecture of the islands is varied, with some colorful single family homes, and some larger plantation style homes.  Our favorite locations are  several historic properties scattered around the North side of the island.  They're elegant and romantic, without seeming too stuffy or polished.  While the main town of Bridgeport is a bustling city and not ideal for shooting, the much smaller Speightstown neighborhood offers lots of great color, and a flexible local backdrop.  We had an afternoon flight back to NYC, so we found time to take the crew paddle boarding in the AM before we left.  Great times!  Our shoot was a short one, but we still managed to enjoy much the island has to offer.   Thanks Barbados, hope to see you again soon....

nadine leopold winking for calypso st barth photos by matt jones produced in barbados by county fair productions

Shoot Credits: Art Director: In House Photographer: Matt Jones; Photo Assistant: Ryan Page;  Photo Assistant: Gregory Byers; Digital Tech: Tyler Jennings Video: Colony ProjectsStylist: Melissa BuckHair: David Lopez; Make-up: Cynthia SobekProps Stylist: Michelle Flood;  Model:Nadine LeopoldProduction Team: Stephen Michael Price, Miguel Quintero, Kaddesh Preston, Dorel Crush