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Welcome to my blog, this is where I post random images, thoughts and musings on photography.  This is kind of a diary and not all photos will be the end product. Its basically a dump for all my ideas and mental chatter. All opinions are my own and should usually be taken with a pinch of salt. 

Vintage dress shoot with BTS for Mao Couture

I recently shot for a designer based in Newcastle. Ahn runs a small boutique in Gosforth called MaoCouture. She specialises in bridal gowns and prom wear, but on the side she creates some items that are a bit different and her designs are of an extremely high grade. For the shoot we had negotiated with the management of The Head of Steam museum in Darlington to use that as our location.  It really suited the ideas behind the shoot and the staff were helpful and accommodating, which is all you can ask.  It was snowy and cold outside, but luckily the big venue was well heated.

We had a great team for this shoot with models Micshkah and Zara, working hard and excellent make up from the very talented Josephine.  I had help with lighting from Pete, who also brought his video camera along to film some BTS footage, so there is a special treat at the bottom for those interested in seeing what goes on a shoot.

It was a fun day and the results are excellent.  We were very short of time and there was a lot to get done, but it goes to show how invaluable it is to have a good team of people around you.  Makes things so much easier.

Now for some images.

Never one to shy away from testing people, I decided to shoot the last segment outside in the snow!  With me and Pete wrapped up warm it was up to the models to show us up as they got on with the job at hand without (too much) complaining.

Below is the behind the scenes video from the shoot.  Thanks to everyone who took part, it was an excellent day.