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Photography Blog by Duncan Holmes

Hat Back

It's been a wee while since I've had a chance to shoot with hats. I'd had previous shoots with Karen Reid and Libby Kilpatrick some time ago as well as Jenivieve Berlin back in the day, but had only really touched on hats and headpieces tangentially during some bridal shoots.
 
So I'd brushed up against Mairi Brunning Millinery in shoots with Lady Jojo's Boutique and again in one of the bridal fashion shoots back in 2013. I'd even had a brief chat with her at one of the vintage wedding fairs in Glasgow. Finally, thanks to my desire to get some updated fashion and beauty studio work under my belt, I had an excuse to fully indulge and invite Mairi along to showcase some of her pieces.


Mairi Brunning Millinery - Model Pamela - Photography by Duncan Holmes 
As a concession to her kindness in bringing her pieces to the shoot I arranged the shoot at Pavilion Studio just outside Livingstone. Somewhat remote, Barry's well equipped studio does offer a good space for shooting. Of course this meant that giving lifts to the makeup artists and models had be traipsing back and forth across the central belt to get everybody to the shoot on time.

Mairi Brunning Millinery - Model Claire - Photography by Duncan Holmes
 
After the usual musical chairs ahead of the shoot, replacing a makeup artist some time ahead of the shoot and then a model on the evening of the shoot everything finally came together. Models and MUA's unloaded from my car, Barry got me a coffee and then Mairi arrived behind a tower of hat boxes.

The lighting setup was fairly straightforward, taking advantage of the height of the studio and Barrie's boom we had a softbox slightly above and slightly in front of the models. A beauty dish with grid then lifted up the shadows from the side. A couple of gridded strips at the back to lift the white backdrop enough for a little light grey and a touch of tone to the background rather than a uniform blankness.
Mairi Brunning Millinery - Model Pamela - Photography by Duncan Holmes 
Sarah Anne Mitchell and Mikki Girvan provided hair and makeup to Pamela Maria G and Claire Marie respectively. Little tweaks to hair and makeup between shots allowed them to keep updating the models' looks in between the array of different fascinators that adorned their heads.

Mairi Brunning Millinery - Model Claire - Photography by Duncan Holmes 

Mairi was a hive of energy and enthusiasm and really brought a lot to the shoot. It's always great if the designer is on hand to ensure that everything is styled correctly!
Mairi Brunning Millinery - Model Pamela - Photography by Duncan Holmes 

I was pleased with the final results, which I'm sure you will agree reflect the work of a great team and am looking forward to my next chance to do some studio dabbling. Though possibly, a little closer to home, if only to save me from traffic jams and chaos over winter.
Mairi Brunning Millinery - Model Claire - Photography by Duncan Holmes

 

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