January was a quiet month, but I managed to squeeze in a couple of shoots with very different flavours to them.
The first was in the studio at Dreghorn Photography. I'd roped in the help of Hannah Strickland on makeup and Kelly Horsburgh for hair styling. Unusually for a shoot with a female model, I was raiding my viking wardrobe (and that of a friend) to dress Julieanne, our model for the day. A few banners, some chainmail, some other odds and ends, and hey presto, the Queen of Winter was born. Julieanne was a real trooper, bearing the weight of the chainmail for almost 4 hours for the shoot, more than I'd usually manage!
And for folk that follow my blog, you may remember this shield and sword from the warrior ghosts shoot with HandmadeinPartick last year.
The second shoot was one of those where I was just required to turn up and shoot. This makes my life a lot easier, as I can just get a brief, sit having tea while the makeup is being done, then panic as I take photos of strangers! Nicci.n had come up with a new collection of designs and dresses and I'd volunteered to come over to Edinburgh and shoot it, with the 5 models she'd selected. Nicola had loaned me dresses in the past for some of my shoots, so I was more than happy to return the favour. We were fighting winter in a big way as the day was bitterly cold and we were chased into a greenhouse by the torrential rain. All in all though, the models were excellent and braved the elements and my momentary lapses. The models were Ivanda, Karen, Jennifer, Hannah and JaydeThe makeup on the day was by Miss Taarna and Nicola chipped in with some of the hair styling. We were also helped out by Christine Watson, a fellow designer and her daughter, Louise.