July 30, 2013

Inside the RFT 2013 Swimsuit Issue

This week's print edition features a series of photo-illustrations that pose the question: Too Hot for the Water Park? Here's a look at how the images came together. Photography by Steve Truesdell (except where noted). Models: Rachel Gunn and "Danny." Hair and Makeup: Amanda Bjornson. Assistance: Mandy Mushlin.

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Inside the RFT 2013 Swimsuit Issue
Inside the RFT 2013 Swimsuit Issue
Hoosier daddy? Fenton's Springdale Park & Pool adheres to a strict dress policy: No cutoffs and no thongs. A purple bikini, size 34-DD? Nothing in the rules against that!
RFT Photo-Illustration
Hoosier daddy? Fenton's Springdale Park & Pool adheres to a strict dress policy: No cutoffs and no thongs. A purple bikini, size 34-DD? Nothing in the rules against that!
At Studio Altius
Madelaine Azar
At Studio Altius
"Appropriate body coverage must be maintained at all times," reads the guidelines for Ballwin's North Pointe Family Aquatic Center. We see nothing inappropriate in Rachel's frilly, white string-bikini. Do you?
RFT Photo-Illustration
"Appropriate body coverage must be maintained at all times," reads the guidelines for Ballwin's North Pointe Family Aquatic Center. We see nothing inappropriate in Rachel's frilly, white string-bikini. Do you?
Adults aren't supposed to "lounge" in Citygarden's splash pool, so Rachel must frolic instead in the park's spray plaza. It is open to all — even dogs.
RFT Photo-Illustration
Adults aren't supposed to "lounge" in Citygarden's splash pool, so Rachel must frolic instead in the park's spray plaza. It is open to all — even dogs.
At Studio Altius
Madelaine Azar
At Studio Altius
Shore thang: Would this siren in a two-piece wreck your day at Raging Rivers? The Grafton water park reserves the right to eject customers dressed in "provocative" bathing suits.
RFT Photo-Illustration
Shore thang: Would this siren in a two-piece wreck your day at Raging Rivers? The Grafton water park reserves the right to eject customers dressed in "provocative" bathing suits.
At Studio Altius
Madelaine Azar
At Studio Altius
At Studio Altius
Madelaine Azar
At Studio Altius