With Summer fading fast my wife and I decided to take a weeks holiday and do ‘something’ but we found ourselves with odd things pre-booked to do during that week so we couldn’t go away for a break. However it turned out to be a good week none the less, during that time we managed to get a shoot with Chrissie Red who decided it was a good day for the beach. This was my wife’s first time on a shoot and it was good for her to see how it worked…plus she was reflector girl and chief lookout…..always a bonus.
Well it was one of those days where it threatened to be stormy but never really came to anything, clouds loomed and the wind blew yet the sun still shone.
Now Tentsmuir is one of those big expansive beaches with lots of sand and dunes on the edge of a forest, as such its really quite popular, so getting some nudes proved to be a waiting game.
Next Chrissie had this idea with a big red coat….sounds good to me.
Fairly dramatic clouds building up now, let’s step it up a bit….
Now the Storm really starts to brew…erm looks like its coming our way.
Right let’s go before it gets nasty out here…..I mean it is Summer after all….
So where now?…St Andrews Harbour…good idea!
Actually Chrissie was quite high above the water line here, and those harbour stairs were very narrow…..just more than a tad scary for her..but she did it.
Now!!…time for coffee and cake! in which we had raspberry tea, coffee, almond cake and an impossibly large millionaires shortbread.
A Grand Day Out for Chrissie Red, Reflector Girl and Johnny the Fox
Shock Horror Scandal!!!….it was a nice day in Scotland!
So…..dial dial dial…..ring ring ring…..’Chrissie let’s go out for the afternoon!!’
And of we went…bound for the Glens…mainly Glen Prosen, wow its changed a lot since I was last there….wildlife took over a lot of places I knew as a child….in a wild kinda way. However we did find one good spot at the end of the glen.
Of course…there was water involved…….
Then off back in the car, we headed back towards civilisation or parts of Alyth, I had walked around this place before and found that it had a potential, a few interesting places….in the Den of Alyth
Then into the depths of the forest…..
Then on the way back……with a quick change of clothes….
Chrissie Red…stunning as always 🙂
So way back in the summertime; well, July anyways….it wasn’t much of a summer let’s face it, twas cold and damp and generally a bit keech weather wise. There was a few bright spots however and one of them was a chance to work with Ruby, she was on a tour of the country along with Fizzy for company. I took a day off work and picked her up from the railway station at Leuchars as our destination was right next door at Morton Lochs. There are a few places round Morton Lochs that are remote and quiet, and some are very busy indeed, fortunately this day was fairly quiet. After a cup of coffee from my never ending flask and a few mini doughnuts we headed off into the forest to do a mixture of nudes and clothed stuff.
But before we got down to it we made a friend
So off we go…
Then we found a lot more friends of a much smaller sort……..
These little froglets were all over the ground…heading for the lochs, their instincts seemed to be pointing them in the right direction…the trouble was trying not to stand on them!!
The next friend we had no chance of standing on…..
And so avoiding the frogs and horses we managed to work our way through the woods without getting caught doing unspeakable things to wildlife….
As the forest got busier we headed to the beach for a little change…..there we found some props washed up on the sand.
All in all a fun shoot and Ruby was definitely a great person to have on a shoot, chatty and full of life with a down to earth approach, highly recommended.