I had this vision – and for anyone who knows me when I have an idea I have to do it to the T. I don’t hold back or cut corners. I will hold off shooting concepts until I find the model that will encompass exactly what I was after.
Bring in Nadine. I had seen her work before, and after throwing her an email with my ‘vision’ she was on board. I went to my makeup artist, who in my opinion, is a creative genius and said ‘Ashly, I have this idea, what do you think?’, she too was on board. The day of the shoot it was cold, and windy and miserable. You would never have known it. Nadine powered through have a giant beam of light from our reflector in her face, a beautiful gown supplied by Serendipity had to be clipped on her, and wind that made her tear up. /
The result? Easily my favourite session I have yet to ever photograph. It is everything I wanted to force myself to do. I shot at 12 noon to battle light, I wanted to force myself to use shadows and make them work for my photos, I wanted to try and fill my frame every single time I shot, I wanted to focus on the clothing as if I were trying to sell it, I wanted to showcase the makeup, but also the amazing location we were in. Needless to say I had a lot of ‘to-dos’ on this shoot, and I could NOT be any happier with these photos!