Monthly Archives: October 2015

Donna in the Studio

I had met Donna a couple of times at the Scottish Creative Network social nights and we eventually got round to shooting together in the studio. I picked her and her massive suitcase up and off we sped to the studio, having a good ole chuckle on the way. We get in the studio and have a nosey at all the fab outfits Donna brought, we decide on just a waistcoat to start off with. The idea was to keep everything very dark and moody……and B&W.

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And out of the huge suitcase we use a small feather pendant…….mostly!


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Then we dig out a fluffy coat……but I mean why wear it when you can sit on it?!



I also love this one….because the face is hidden it adds a little mystery.




Then we do some sheer material…..







In the end we hardly used much at all from the massive amount of stuff in the suitcase, but then Donna has such a great figure and flair for nude work it seemed appropriate to do without. I’m determined to use the outfits the next time though……or am I. We’ll just have to wait and see,  Donna was a hoot to work with, relaxed and friendly with a slight hint of  mischief and a wicked look. I hope she does more nude work with other photographers as she has such a strong look for this genre….so watch out for her if she pops up in your area.

My ‘work with again’ list grows.

Summer on the Beach

So Spring came round and Scotland had an early Summer in the shape  of the ever lovely Rachelle Summers. It was the end of April and a fairly nice day weather wise, which is good as I had planned to go on location seeing as we had always worked in the studio before. This would be our first location shoot together.

Early in the morning before the place got too busy we headed to the beach for some semi nude work in the surf, Rachelle jump right in and produced some stunning poses. I, on the other hand, was struggling with a lens that just didn’t seem to want to focus. However we still got some stunning shots.

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The water was still freezing cold and after a short while…longer than I expected considering, Rachelle ran out, got dried and we headed back to the car for a warm drink and a snack. We then headed into the forest and spotted a large log pile, Rachelle said she had never posed against log ends…..this one was right on the main path but with a little wait we managed to get some shots without getting seen….I think.

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We headed deeper into the forest to find a suitable spot….we found several!

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In another spot, again right next to a main path, we used some soft colours.

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And right round the corner was this little bridge and stream….

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We headed out again, by this time we were quite a distance from the car but we spotted this old 2nd world war lookout shelter and made full use of its old window frame.

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We headed back to the car for more hot drinks and snacks, we still had some time left so we headed back out onto the beach just as the sky was turning stormy and moody. A little splash of red to highlight a scene amidst the grim weather.

Rachelle Summers

Rachelle Summers

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It rained so we headed back but I think we had a very successfully shoot….despite a dodgy lens. Of course its always a pleasure working with Rachelle, she’s good fun and chatty, highly energetic and full of life…at the same time very professional. This was actually our 6th shoot together and we have our 7th in November, highly recommended to anyone, beginners and experienced alike.