Ok so despite my last blog Summer did actually happen in Scotland and it was on one hot Summers day that I booked Heather May Corvid. She and Sassy Su had hired an apartment to stay and use for shoots in the middle of the old part of Aberdeen. Now I do like the challenge of Hotel/Apartment shoots, the light is unpredictable and you have to adapt to the conditions of each scene, some rooms are dark and some are lighter etc etc. Then there’s the decor and furniture, lots to work with and lots that can be a challenge.
Anyway we started out in a dark room with a lovely window, however not much light coming through it…which softened it.
And just a little lace…..
Moving into the main sitting room with large windows and curtains, a bit more light now for this high key image…..
However there was an office block across the street that could see inside so we decided to make the room dark and moody…with some lingerie..
In the hall I spotted some low level skirting lights….could be interesting I thought….worth a bash!….. ala The Carpet Crawlers
The dark and moody was the way forward so we headed back into the main room and moved some of the furniture about to create a scene….with more lace.
Then back to a little nude work with much shifting of sofa and chairs…and keeping the moody feel…..
Finally time was running out and we finished with some portraits with the able help of Sas holding the reflector…..
What a fab afternoon!….Heather is a lovely model and expert tea maker, very friendly and chatty. She has a lovely look and an infectious cheery smile. Such a pleasure to work with.