On Saturday I shot my first fashion shoot of the year...at the top of 400 steps in the great outdoors. It was wonderful to blow the cobwebs and get out onto location!
It was also the perfect opportunity to test out my new Canon 85mm 1.8 lens which I treated myself to this month after writing my new year blog where I mentioned expanding my kit as one of my goals for 2016. Being that it isn't a zoom lens, the shoot ended up being a messy one! To be able to get the perfect shots I ended up climbing halfway down muddy hills, steadying myself on rocks, sitting in puddles...all in a standard days work for a photographer! It was all worth it though!
Shoot in numbers:
400 steps up to our highest point on location
6 members of the team who braved the cold
6 pairs of very muddy shoes
3 amazing custom outfits by Dazarockz
2 very near falls
1 very resilient model
I have to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to be a part of the shoot and those who came to help out. Darecca from Dazarockz created some beautiful custom pieces for the shoot, Beckie Stirk worked her magic on hair and makeup and our beautiful model Ella McNeil was amazing at taking the distance and temperature in her stride and was a true professional! A big thank you to Ella's mum and our good friend Simon who both helped carry all of the equipment and keep the shoot moving, without those extra hands we wold have been stuck!
I want to get out on location a lot more this year and re-haul my portfolio. Any models and makeup artists who are looking to test please get in contact at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in arranging a shoot!
For now the final images from this shoot are under wraps...follow me on instagram for more behind the scenes shots from this shoot and more @enbphoto