Behind the Scenes on the Mayan Riveria

Hillberg & Berk’s Spring/Summer 2014 photo shoot took place on the beautiful beaches and in the sacred cenotes of the Riviera Maya in Mexico. H&B collaborated with underwater photographer Sol Tamargo, from Del Sol Photography, to capture an amazing array of campaign shots.



Collaborating with Sol and her team was truly the perfect match for this “Aquatic Fantasy” themed campaign. It was amazing to work with a company that is extremely talented and experienced with underwater photography. They took our vision and inspiration and brought it to life.




The name of our collection, “La Sirena”, comes from the Spanish word for The Mermaid. All day during our shoot with Bri, Sol kept calling Bri "La Sirena". The way Bri moved in and out of the water was like watching a mermaid. It was an absolute pleasure to work with such a talented and inspiring young woman.

Just like in the Hans Christian Anderson tale of “The Little Mermaid” our real life heroine, Brianne, lived the painful nature of transformation. Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 23, student and artist Brianne Urzada is truly the epitome of strength and courage in the face of adversity.