LONDON Calling…

by Ted Mebane

Ted and Vanna Vee heading out to shoot UjENA in London!

Ted and Vanna Vee heading out to shoot UjENA in London!

It was my last night in London.  Vanna and I had grand plans to wake up at 4am the next morning to go to one of the prettiest beaches in the UK and shoot in her beautiful new UjENA swimwear.   We did a swimsuit fitting and had everything ready to go.  In return for our accommodations, Vanna and I were on babysitting duty.  We got off duty about 1am.  Vanna slept, I was terrified to oversleep.  I may have dozed a couple of times but I felt like a kid waiting for the big guy in the red suit to come down the chimney.  I didn’t want to miss a thing.  Before long 4am arrived and I tried to wake Vanna up but my beautiful model friend was in a deep sleep and calling and even gentle shaking did not wake Vanna up.  I sat and thought about backup ideas as I let her sleep some more.  When she eventually woke up I decided we would skip the 1.5 hour drive to the beach and just walk to the city park that was close by – near Arsenal train station.

We got there and shot our UjENA in front of a few onlookers and even shared the shelter we shot under with a homeless guy on the other side of the park bench.  I wonder what that guy was thinking when he woke up, sat up and saw the angelic Vanna Vee just past his feet shooting in the white bikini?  Surely he must have thought he woke up in heaven!  We shot three bikinis, walked back to where we were staying, said goodbye, I walked to Arsenal station and took the train to Heathrow and came home.

Vanna Vee in the T-Shirt Tie Bikini by UjENA

Heavenly….. Vanna Vee in the T-Shirt Tie Bikini by UjENA

Vanna wears a custom made Bengal Tie Mesh Bikini by UjENA

Vanna wears a custom made Bengal Tie Mesh Bikini by UjENA

Hello London.... Vanna wears the UjENA Royal Itsy Bitsy Bikini.  Ted Mebane in London, England

Hello London…. Vanna wears the UjENA Royal Itsy Bitsy Bikini. Ted Mebane in London, England

Summertime in London….

“My favorite spot shooting in London with Ted was at the park, I usually don’t get nervous on shoots but the chilly weather, combined with the sexy UjENA Swimwear and the various onlookers, did have me a bit out of my comfort zone.  It was a challenge and I’m the kind of girl that LOVES a challenge!!”
– Vanna Vee

 

 

 

 

 

Get Vanna’s Look: Vanna makes all UjENA swimwear look amazing.  The Sheer Leopard Tie and Black and White Catwalk are available by special order only.  Call us to purchase 650-938-1010. The Royal Itsy Bitsy and the Tee Shirt Tie Bikinis are still available online @ ujena.com
Vanna Vee is a singer/songwriter, model and actress from Trinidad.  To follow Vanna on Twitter https://twitter.com/IAMVannaVee or find her on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/VannaVee?ref=ts&fref=ts
Find more of Ted Mebane’s images on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/tedmebanephotography?ref=ts&fref=ts or visit his website @ http://www.tedmebane.com/index2.php