This was my second time shooting for Fashion Designer Linda Brown of Amethyst Designs. The aim of the shoot this time was to photograph some of her new evening wear which she had recently finished designing.
Once again I brought together my team of fellow creatives to help create some stunning images of her outfits for her to use on her website and other promotional material. For our model we managed to get hold of the lovely Mina Renoir a French model and actress who without a doubt is one of the best models I have had the privilege of working with so far. Every shot we took came out perfect.
We were also fortunate to have some jewellery pieces provided for the shoot by Alexander Davis who is also a good friend of Linda's which helped create that bit of sparkle to the shots.
Amethyst Designs New Evening Wear Range:
Creative Team Designer & Clothes Designer: Linda Brown www.amethystbag.com Model: Mina Renoir www.minarenoir.com Hair: Jesska Fuego Henson Make Up: Mina Renoir Jewellery: Alexander Davis Jewellery www.alexanderdavisjewellery.com Photography: Studio GD Photography www.studiogdphotography.co.uk
Here is a sneak peak video shot behind the scenes of our Femme Fatale Photo Shoot along with a selection of our favourite edited images from the shoot.
Model: Stef Keogh
Make Up & Hair: Sarah Stacey MUA
Photography: Studio GD Photography
Today I had a shoot with model UK Model Paige who has appeared in numerous magazines and videos across the world. The idea behind the photo shoot was to capture some new exciting photographs that were different than the ones Paige already had.
I have decided to display these a little differently by creating a quick slideshow of my favorite photographs from the shoot using Animoto, which is great for producing hassle free fast slideshows.
I always enjoying working as part of a larger team on a photo shoot. There's something about a group of creatives working together to create some great images at the end, knowing that the day has been a huge success.
When I came across Millinery Jayne Elizabeth Millinery and her fabulous range of different hats I knew I had to contact her to see if we could work together on a shoot. After talking and working out ideas for a shoot we both combined our thoughts and decided we wanted to create some sort of Dark Fashion Fairy Tale inspired photo shoot, as Jayne is a big fan of the work seen in Dark Beauty Magazine.
Now we had an idea for shoot the next steps were to source outfits and model for the shoot.
This proved to be easier than we had thought. We have both worked with a number of different models before and when we saw that Chloe Burton, who Jayne had worked with previously on a shoot was not too far away from myself we decided to make contact with Chloe who was instantly interested in the ideas we had for the shoot.
Next up were outfits, which we decided we would choose 3 to create 3 different looks to the photographs. Fortunately for me I have a Bridal shop below me called The Bridal Boutique Haslemere, who for some time I have spoken to the owner Sarah Allam about using some of her dresses for some photo shoots which she was ok about doing. We didn't want to use a wedding dress but instead decided to use one of Sarah's bridesmaids dresses. We chose a lovely purple dress as one of the hats we knew we wanted to use of Jaynes was a lovely purple flower one. For the rest of the outfits Chloe used her own dresses. We chose a red big dress and all black styled one.
For Hair and Make Up we needed it to be dark colours, blacks, purples, dark blue. I found a local Make Up Artist (MUA) Viktoria Kohl who was able to help us even at short notice. For the hair we didn't want to do too much to it as the focus would be on the make up itself.
Location wise we wanted to shoot this outside so headed off to Frensham Little Pond which had lovely purple heather out, which would fit nicely with the purple theme we wanted to create along with plenty of woodland for creating a fairy tale feel to the images.
From there we managed to capture some great images showing 3 different styles of Dark Fashion. Overall we were really pleased with the photos and how they came out. Below are just a small selection of the 3 different styles we shot.
Model: Chloe Burton
Millinery: Jayne Elizabeth Millinery
Purple Dress: The Bridal Boutique Haslemere
MUA & Hair: Viktoria Kohl MUA
Photography: Studio GD Photography
A fun day out in old Portsmouth with the Portsmouth 60's Mods and Scooters club. Thank you so much for everyone who turned out to watch.
Model: Hannah Cave (Hughes Models)
Make Up & Hair: Miriam King Make Up Artist
Photography: Gareth Davies / Studio GD Photography