A fashion/commercial photography shoot in …. yes you guessed it Alderley Edge Cheshire,a favourite of mine that I always seem to be shooting at, this time the fab bridal shop ‘The Wedding Shop’ was the location, the client was hat designer Boardman Bros and project management for the shoot was in the capable hands of Mel McNab as well as the design …. The actual photography obviously left to me …. little photographer self importance there ….
With the photography being done on location at the wedding shop the shoot had to take place on a Sunday as it was the only day it was closed, may have got in the way of their clients on another day …. just a little. Early start for me then with all the lighting and photographic gear to set up before the shoot could begin, thankfully having worked with the team on a regular basis I was supplied with coffee at regular intervals …. they know me so well ….
The brief was lifestyle shots for the new Autumn Winter collection for exhibitions and brochures and Mel’s choice of location for the photography fitted the brief perfectly, it was then up to me to come up with the shots to show off the hats, again with a ‘little help from the team’ and the excellent model Natasha Beardsmore from Nemesis Model Agency in Manchester, along with great hair and make up by Clare Brinsmead, the shoot flowed from there and within the time set aside we had come up with shots that pleased the client and ‘the boss’ Mel, and just as importantly pleased me too.
A bit more of that photographer self importance again, these creative types hey ….