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Photography Blog by Duncan Holmes

Looking forward, looking back

So in two weeks time I'll be hitting the road for Port Glasgow again for another wedding, as Laura and Martin tie the knot. It'd been a good year or so since they originally booked me, so it was nice to catch up with them and remind myself what they looked like. Looks like, if the weather holds, we'll be zooming up to Finlaystone for some pictures, which I'm really looking forward to,
 
The following day I'll be going to Perth to help out Susie. She, along with a hair dresser Michelle will be arraying a couple of models in jewellery from Miglio Designer Jewellery. It will be my job to shoot the pictures, come rain or shine, and somehow capture both the models, makeup, hair and jewellery all at their best, This will be a real adventure as we will be shooting on the island in the middle of the river, home of several allotments and a golf course. The models will be the lovely Nicole and Maria. The style and theme for this is still a bit in the air, so it should be interesting to see how things turn out.
 
So aside from more weddings, what more is on the horizon? Well, I've decided to arrange a couple of more photoshoots, just for the fun of it. (a potentially expensive impulse I know). Both are on very different themes. 
 
The first will be a classical 18th/19th century Venetian Carnevale style shoot using a ball gown that is just to die for, and a venue that is yet to be determined. The struggle with this one is that the dress has to be ordered and the venue probably won't come cheap if I want to keep the right look for the shoot. If I book the venue and the dress isn't ready, or if I wait for the dress and then try to get a good venue, I could be stuck.
 
The second shoot is inspired by my wife's favourite TV series, Mad Men. So it will have a 50's /60's flavour with a clean cut businessman type and a slightly flirty secretary. I think this one might be a lot of fun to do, and I have invited Anonymous Order, a fellow photographer, to co shoot this so that we can bounce ideas off of each other. Now I just have to find the right stars, male and female, for this one. The male should be easily clad in a simple suit, but I'm still dithering over the secretary look.

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