Joel Hicks Photography

Kelly in Colombia

Last week I was in San Clemente in Colombia with 'Always With A Smile', following an invitationto take part in their inaugural Wife Carrying Championships! Whilst there, I had the opportunity to work behind the camera in the South American forest with model Kelly Gonzalez.

I travel a lot with both my work and with ‘Always With A Smile‘, the non-profit organisation I founded back in 2006.

Where ever I go, if I’m able to, I always like to take the opportunity to shoot, whether that’s in front or behind the camera.

Last week, I made the trip to San Clemente in Colombia, via Bogota and Periera, following an invitation to take part in their first ever Wife Carrying Championships! Yes, wife carrying…

Whilst there, I was fortunate enough to explore and experience the wonderful countryside and wildlife abundant in this South American paradise, thanks to the help of my handler Monica Rodas, whilst also working with the delightful model Kelly Gonzalez.

Kelly wanted the shoot to take on a more traditional Colombian motif, and this extrremely expressive model did a fantastic job as you can see from this selection of images. You can follow Kelly on Instagram using the following handle.

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