After some labouring over a hot Photoshop I have started to see the results of my shooting on Monday.
A final flurry of e-mails on Sunday meant that the final spot for modelling was being filled by Rachel Monaghan and her friend Lauren.This meant that our line up was Priya, Edmee, Carol, Rachel and Lauren. Gary and Katie were there for makeup. And with what I counted as quite a coup,Megan of Nutmeg Couture had kindly come along and brought some of her goddess collection for the models to try.
Neil and I had decided to take turn about, as the models emerged from makeup. Much to my chagrin as Carol emerged in a teal gown, “Eos”,and looked every inch a goddess!
But I wasn’t too torn up with jealousy as Priya emerged shortly afterward in a shorter dress, “Hebe”. Before the shoot, Priya had expressed an interest in doing a spy theme, so this influenced some of my lighting and her posing for this part of the shoot. Credit, where credit’s due, Neil had the curtain idea and helped me tweak the lighting to get the looks I was after.
Next up Neil had Edmee wielding a plasma ball, whilst dressed in another of Nutmeg’s gowns, “Persephone”, with Priya behind.
In the meantime Rachel and Lauren had appeared and were getting their hair and makeup arranged in the studio’s makeup room next door.Which meant when my turn came round again it was with these two beautiful young women. They’d brought along some hats and some ideas of their own, so NutMeg sat this one out. Once again I was quite happy with the resulting pictures,though I know they were looking for something a bit more edgy. Because we were busy shooting when they arrived, Neil and I didn’t get a great deal of time to socialise, though I did sneak away now and then to keep up with the gossip and check that no fights had broken out!
The two girls then went to change into a slightly different look, which gave Megan a chance to dress Carol in another of her gowns, “Amphitrite”.This was a gorgeous blue dress that Carol also looked fabulous in.
Neil then took on Lauren and Rachel in their slightly altered look, trying a range of new poses and lighting setups to get a good shot. Then a few with Edmee in a white suit
Priya then returned in her big grey Russian Hat and we did a few shots with her and Edmee. With Edmee in her white suite and Priya looking glamorous I ended up with a couple of mad genius shots as well. I then grabbed a few shots with just Priya as well.
The final set before we turned into pumpkins and Neil had to pack up was with Carol in her own outfit. Both Neil and I managed to get a few pictures of this look before the studio owner chased us away.
It was a fun way to spend 5 hours on a Monday. So thanks to Neil for the invite and to all those that came along and gave up their time and effort on the day,