Day of a Photo shoot
The morning I woke I felt a little nervous, it was the first time I had ever done something like this. I had to tell myself "its just a photo shoot and I'm surrounded by friends", still I couldn't help but feel a little anxious!
I hopped into the car with my photographer, makeup artist and a model. I packed a stash of treats for everyone and filled up a flask of tea incase people needed a sugar hit. The painstakingly ironed Collection was carefully placed on top of all equipment in the boot of the car and we were off!
The weather was a bit chilly even though the sun had started to stream down. It was still fairly early in the morning so there was a blanket of mist before us. We drove 45 minutes to our destination of Mingary Castle in Kilchoan, the road to Kilchoan is single track at times but the views are spectacular on this coastal route.
Once we arrived, I met my two other models and we were given a room in the Castle to begin preparations. This was so much fun getting the girls ready, having coffee and playing Billy Holiday from an iPod.
Once the first model was ready, it was go go go! The photographer and I started shooting. Apart from tweaking the outfits on the models and checking the hair looked OK, I hung back and watched the magic happen (maybe giving a few suggestions here and there). Each model gave their own personality in their shots. I joked with them all that I had picked them for their natural red hair, but when they all arrived they had ALL dyed their hair! I had 2 blondes and a brunette! No redheads :0(
We shot in the Castle's drawing room, one of the four poster bedrooms and outside around the grounds. The Castle is nestled in breathtaking landscape, set right into the cliff edge it overlooks the sea to Mull and has views of mountain Ben Hiant.
The day passed in a flash, I couldn't believe how quickly the time went once we started taking photos. I've learned my lesson for next time!
After we finished, it was a big lunch back at mine for everyone involved. Organising a photo shoot is hungry work!
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