It is always a great honor and personal challenge for me – fashion photoshoot on Lake Como or in Milan for famous people, actors and models. Such people have always great experiences working with photographers. Of course, it makes easy any shooting. By the other hand it is always a challenging task: doing better than your colleagues.

Fashion photoshoot on Lake Como for the model and DJ Zara Martin was not an exception. The famous Elite Model World and One Management model stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel near the town of Como, where I had only an hour to make some stylish portraits for her portfolio.

The grateful appearance of the model, due to her Indian and Italian roots, required appropriate different looks. Zara opted for a Layeur two-tone midi dress and an elegant with floral print dress from Rixo, Aquazurra’s shoes and Fendi’s sunglasses. 

The oriental-style interiors of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, as well as panoramic views of Lake Como and the neighboring town of Torno from the botanical gardens became an excellent background for our photoshoot.

The luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel, in which we had a photoshoot, replaced the famous CastaDiva Resort & Spa and is located in the historic Villa Roccabruna. After the changing of ownership, the interiors were refreshed by the Milan design studio Eric Egan, and the botanical gardens were reorganized by architect Patrizia Pozzi. We were lucky to become the first testimonials of this transformation. 

Would you like some fashion and stylish photos too? I’m sure that it’s not necessary to be a professional model to have a fashion photoshoot on Lake Como or in Milan, just be in love with fashion and choose an interesting location. For all the rest you can trust in your personal photographer Hanna 🙂