Thursday, 25th March 2010
Last Sunday was a very new experience for me. I was commissioned to shoot for a hair salon in Frimley called Capella. They are having a complete rebrand along with a new website, and so needed some imagery for that very purpose.
So, on Sunday, eight of us (two models, three stylists, two assistants and I) trundled along to a photography studio in Surrey for the shoot.
This was the first time for me shooting in a studio on commission, and so I was pretty nervous at the thought.
Studio photography is a whole different monster to my usual style of naturally lit wedding and family photography, and whilst I’d had a little play earlier in the week, nothing could have prepared me for Sunday’s shoot.
The great thing about Fashion Photography is that you can pretty much do what you want and nobody can tell you that it’s wrong – it’s all about your own interpretation, and if people like it I guess that’s great!
Anyhow, on to the shoot. The girls from Capella had spent some time thinking up some hairstyles and outfits for our lovely models, and so the rest was down to me. I’d spent some time of my own thinking about how I wanted to approach the day and just went with it, to see what happened.
My faves from the shoot are here:
Yep, those are 100s and 1000s!
Rather looking forward to the next studio visit now !
This weekend will be a really new experience for me. I’m booked into a studio in Surrey for a Hair Salon Fashion Shoot – something I have never tried before! More on that next week, once the shoot has been completed. In preparation for our fashion shoot, I visited the studio today with my friend Annie, and we played with the lighting setups to make sure I knew exactly what I was doing.
It’s always good to stretch the boundaries and experiment with new things. It’s what keeps life interesting, and what keeps you moving and evolving – very important to keep the boredom at bay! I wanted to try something a little different, with lighting and posing, so we just had a good old play.
Here are the best of today’s session.
I’m really looking forward to the weekend !
The next six weeks are going to be very busy in Surrey and London for Baby Photography! We had an amazing response to the offers we ran in Baby Surrey Magazine and Baby London Magazine. We have something like 14 baby photography shoots coming up, so the blog is going to be nappy-tastic!
So, the first of these shoots was with the adorable Charlotte, whose arrival to the world was full of drama. In early February last year, Guildford was covered with a blanket of snow and ice. On one particular morning Paul, dad, had decided to not attempt the journey into work, which was just as well, because Charlotte decided she’d start the ball rolling that very day. Luckily their trusty 4×4 was at hand and got them all safely to hospital where Charlotte was born later the next day. It was all a little worrying at first because she had picked up a Strep B infection, something from which one in eight newborn babies do not survive … thankfully the midwife at Royal Surrey Hospital had noticed something wrong, and it was probably that insight which saved Charlotte’s life.
One year on she is now a beautiful, healthy & thriving little baby, as you can see in the images from yesterday’s shoot: