Behind the Scenes: Denise's Photo Shoot

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Photo: Anthony Ward

Behind the Scenes: Denise's Photo Shoot

01 of 08

First Shot of the Day

First Shot of the Day
Brenna Britton

"Our call time was 6:00 am, and we were greeted with 60 mph winds and a torrential downpour when we got there. The whole crew was more than excited to see the weather clear just in time for Denise to come out to shoot, and this was the first shot of the day."

-Brenna Britton
Freelancer, In Style Photo Department

02 of 08

Take Two!

Take Two!
Brenna Britton

"Denise fell in love with this cover-up at the fitting. We ended up having to cut this shoot day short because of the winds and extend the whole shoot an extra day to finish up all the looks."

03 of 08

Magazine-Ready

Magazine-Ready
Anthony Ward

This shot made the magazine: "Photographer Anthony Ward loved the movement, so Denise used her Pilates background-and the fact that she's used to chasing 2 kids around all day-to work through the shot."

04 of 08

Movie Hair

Movie Hair
Brenna Britton

"This was the hairstyle we referred to as the Blue Lagoon hair. Denise loved the look; it was such a natural fit for her."

05 of 08

Hiding from the Wind

Hiding from the Wind
Brenna Britton

"Still fighting the winds, we tried to protect her and shoot in this lagoon area. The upside of the location was its protection from the elements and the variety of environments to shoot in; the downside was the fact it was a locals-only nude beach. Denise was a trooper-we set up a 'base camp' (really just a tent in which she could change) in the trees so that she didn't have to walk back and forth to the trailer."

06 of 08

Parasol Pretty

Parasol Pretty
Brenna Britton

"Throughout the shoot, Denise took calls from [boyfriend Richie Sambora], who was checking in to see when she would be done or if he should come visit, like he did the day before. She also took calls from her mom, who was watching her children."

07 of 08

Quick Break

Quick Break
Brenna Britton

Time out: The crew takes five to review the polaroids from this set-up.

08 of 08

Magazine-Ready

Magazine-Ready
Anthony Ward

No parasol after all: Here's the shot from this set-up that made it into the magazine.

Video: Denise reveals how she stays bathing suit-ready on the set of our photo shoot.

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