I had been in touch with Holly from Locate to Create before about collaborating on some product and branding photography but it wasn't until a few months ago did we actually get together the rest of her team to make it all happen! I went back to Mt Ephraim Gardens near Faversham for the day and there was loads going on! Holly and her mum had their makeup done by the lovely Sharon Owens who, when she isn't flying with BA, does some amazing work! After that the team set about creating scenes with their lovely vintage props in the gardens and a gorgeous table set up outside before rounding off with some great portraits of the four of them on the Japanese bridge and in the grounds. This was great fun and I hope to work with Holly and Sharon again in the future at a wedding!
A friend of mine who I used to work with had recently started up a balloon and party prop company and got in touch with me as she wanted to get some new product photographs for her website showcasing some of her balloons. We had the idea of asking her son and his girlfriend to model for us and have the balloons as props. We decided to head to the countryside and a country park close to Maidstone on a bright sunny Saturday in May. For this occasion we had some huge vibrant yellow balloons and some rainbow tassels dangling below them, and I think they look incredible! Jacob and Danielle made good models for the day too.
Joanna is a good friend who has successfully forged a thriving career as a performer and actress. Wanting to progress and develop her image she came to me for some new headshots she could use, and I was more than happy to oblige. She popped into my home studio with a trio of gorgeous outfits and we had a great time creating some fabulous images for her to use, as well as a chat and a cuppa.
Isabelle was the lucky winner of my Bank Holiday Monday competition and so she won a free photo shoot! Isabelle wanted some photos of her with her pride and joy: her ukulele. I was more than happy to oblige and we wandered around the lovely New Romney for the afternoon, finding some perfect spots for some great photos. The woods, fields and the beach all gave great backdrops and possibilities.