Saturday, 13 July 2013

Swimsuit and Dots Part 2

Swimsuit and Dots Part 2

Back at the beginning February I had a test shoot with the super talented make-up artist Angela Amelia and the beautiful Ola of Leni's Models at the Brighton Media Centre studio. You can see the behind the scenes blog post here. You can see the first set here. These photos were meant to be included in a summer issue of an online magazine but it seems to have disappeared... perhaps they ran out of money or something but they haven't let me know and I want to release them, so here they are! :)

Credits for the shoot are:

Model: Ola from Leni's Models
Make-up/hair: Angela Amelia

Monday, 8 July 2013

Almost not a Shoot

Almost not a Shoot

Last weekend was the day of my 2nd shoot with the fantastic stylist Christianne Lucianne, who I worked with a few weeks ago on the Pergola shoot (see the behind the scenes blog post for that shoot here). We planned to shoot at some of the wonderful locations around Kensington Gardens in London, and as the day of the shoot not nearer the weather got better and better!

On the morning of the shoot I made my way to the station in the unbelievable heat and was full of relief that the likelihood of rain making this shoot difficult was definitely zero. However, as always there is something to bother up your plans and as the train approached Victoria station I received a call and an email, one informing me that the model couldn't make it due to illness and the other about the make-up artist being unavailable. 

A photoshoot without a make-up artist is bad enough but not having a model certainly makes it extra difficult haha. I continued to the meeting point while frantically emailing and phoning anyone I could think of to fill in at the last minute but with no luck. However, about half an hour later I got a call from the agency booker who had found another girl and that she was on her way. Hurrah! I though to myself as I sheltered from the sun behind a sign post while swilling horridly warm water. 

As Christianne arrived we decided to scout out the location before the model arrived so we would have a better idea of what we wanted, and about 45 minutes later we were shooting. Without a make-up artist but with the wonderful (and shoot saving) Lucie @ PRM and her super booker John!

Once again we got told off for shooting there by some busybody but we had just enough time to finish the first look before we had to move on. As I said on twitter at the time with angry typing fingers -There is always some power abusing kill joy twat at all the good shoot locations... and it's VERY irritating, but something you just have to put up with I suppose! We continued to shoot in another area of the park which was actually nicer than the "off limits" area. So screw you person who told us off. :D

Here is a quick back of camera preview from one of the looks as behind the scenes photo. :)

Photo by Christianne

Video by Christianne

Monday, 1 July 2013

Bows, Butterflies, Garlands and Meet-up

Bows, Butterflies, Garlands

Over the past few months myself, Georgie of Beauxoxo (who I shot with earlier this year with Stephanie and Kat, you can see more in a previous post here, and the final set here. :) ) and Dunya of Dearest Deer have been planing to shoot to Georgie's newest collection of accessories, last weekend marked the day of the shoot and with a surprising amount of Sun related luck we had the most amazing weather (possibly the best day of the summer so far... possibly :P )!

I met up with Dunya at the station early in the afternoon and we made our way to Georgie's hotel just after. From there we walked to the Royal Pavilion and started shooting. 

As the weather was far better than we had hoped the location was rather busy with tourists, but that wasn't our primary concern, we were approached by security guards a couple of times while shooting. Each warned us about various copyright laws we were infringing, however as this shoot was primarily for our portfolios *cough* we were allowed to stay. :D

Just after the 2nd warning we finished shooting the first set of looks at that location, we made our way to the sea for a little rest and a drink then we shot the rest of the collection on and around the beach.

Here are a few behind the scenes photos from the day and a back of camera preview!

Photo by Georgie
Photo by Georgie
Photo by Georgie
Photo by Georgie

Be sure to check out Georgie's website and Dunya's blog! Both are fantastic and run by a couple of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure to meet, they deserve your attention! You should also check out Miss Patina who kindly lent us some of their wonderful clothes to use for the shoot!

Georgie - Beauxoxo / Facebook / Twitter

Dunya - Dearest Deer / Facebook / Twitter


A few weeks ago I received a massage from photographer Elizabeth Cellarer 
who was going to be visiting Brighton and wanted to meet up and shoot together. As the time rolled round we got closer to the date and I asked the wonderful Vanessa who I have shot with a few times before to come along and model for us. I met Elizabeth at the station around mid day and we made our way into town where we met Vanessa, from there we went to the beach and started shooting!

It was my first time shooting the same model at the same time as another photographer and it was a great experience, I imagine it's a similar experience to shooting during a workshop or something. Keep an eye out for more photos from this shoot in the future, in the mean time here is one of the photos I took on the day!