Photo shoots 2017.
This was my third shoot with the delightful MissDanniLou. Now, I always enjoy my work with Danni. She is a charming and courteous young woman, with a great sense of humour. I am so luckily that she only lives a km or so from here. This time she brought her fried Natasha and we spent the first part of the shoot with Danni showing Tash how to pose the vintage way - getting that authentic vintage hourglass shape. They have been friends for many years and it showed in the way they worked together They tried a variety of girdles, corsets and vintage swimwear, all of which hugged their curvy figures delightfully. In fact, the two girls worked very hard indeed during the six-hour shoot.
Salina Pun pinup fitness shoot - my first shoot with the beautiful and charming Salina Pun. This girl is an absolute gem. Tall slim, elegant, with a tiny little waist and long, long legs that seem to go on forever! She also has a smile that lights up the room and lovely clear complexion. Even better for my style of work, she has no tattoos or silly piercings. Not one. Not even a small one! Her pre-shoot communications were excellent and she was very active in the planning of the shoot. She is very keen to learn and took direction well. She also had plenty of ideas of her own that she was able too blend in nicely with the theme of the shoot. One of the really nice things about Salina is that she has a great "sense of fun". And she is able to translate this into her photographic work in a fun and playful way. Consequently, our 6.5 hour shoot whizzed past in what seemed like about twenty minutes. In which time we did a fitness session, some stop fame animations, some classic beachwear pinup and a little time at the end to experiment with some serious corsetry c/w filter gels and the fog machine. Unfortunately however, the clock ran out on us before we had time to complete everything we planned - and there are still dozens of costumes left to try.
Salina Pun fashion shoot – my second day in the studio with the beautiful and charming Salina Pun. This time we concentrated on fashion images, primarily for her sed-card. With her tall slim figure, she is ideally suited for fashion. This time she looked absolutely stunning. She is also a very chatty and intelligent young woman, and time spent with her seems to whiz by. In fact, the only problem I found working with Salina is that we take so many good pictures that it is hard to know which ones to choose!
My second shoot with the lovely Pixiee-lou. Now, Pixiee is probably one of the most versatile models currently on the scene, with a huge diversity of styles and ideas in her various web folios. So I jumped at the chance of being able to work with her again. This time, we did two basic sets:- A high-key strobe-lit vintage-fitness set. This gave us a chance to try a rotation and a few other fitness-type sequences Then in the afternoon we went low-key, set up the RGB LED and the smoke machine and did some alternative Christmas shots too. Unfortunately once again the clock gave up on us and the shoot was over. But not before we got lots of pictures in the can.
I have been discussing the shoot with her for weeks and she came well prepared with her make-up and fingernails done perfectly. Her long legs and slim but curvy figure are perfect for vintage. She also has a good understanding of the genre. It is always good fun watching modern girls perform old fashioned deportment exercises, so that’s where we started with Alexa. We put her in a Chinese-made 60’s-style bikini and gave her the old, “shoulders back, tummy in” type instructions. Well, as the pictures will confirm, she took to it like a duck to water. We then went on and gave her a heavily-jewelled dance top and 60’s style control briefs – worn as hot-pants to show off her fabulous figure in a classy, understated way. Then we changed the background and did some retro beachwear shots. wearing a variety of vintage one-piece swimsuits. All of which looked fabulous on her. Finally we changed the background again to something much darker, added a couple of filter gels to the studio lighting and switched on the fog machine. Meanwhile we laced Alexa into a variety of different corsets including a particularly nice black satin over bust one of her own.. Only trouble was that our six hour shoot shot past in what seemed more like about twenty minutes. Whilst we managed a fair few costume and lighting changes, sadly we didn’t have time for everything we planned. But hopefully she will like the photos so much that she will come back for a rematch at some point.
My first first shoot with the lovely Lilyamber. I had been looking forward to this shoot for several months, because as well as being absolutely stunning, Lily is also a very keen and enthusiastic person. Her pre-shoot communications were excellent and she turned up at the studio dead-on-time, with make-up done perfectly. Turns out she is into waist-training. This compliments her delightfully hour-glass figure beautifully. It also dovetails nicely with my interest in vintage pin up and corsetry. Her look is further enhanced by her long strawberry-blonde hair and big blue eyes. Even better from my point of view, she has no silly piercings or tattoos - not even a small one. :-) We did four separate sets and quite a few costume changes. She tried a variety of corsetry, ranging from 60's style pantie-girdles worn as hot pants, through to a genuine Vollers overbust lace-up corset. She also brought her own waist-trainer. We had a lot of fun with that - filming her as she wriggled into it. However, as is often the case with really good shoots, our six hours together whizzed past in what seemed like about twenty minutes. Which meant the clock prevented us from trying all the available costumes. However, Lily does not live far from here. So hopefully we will be able to persuade her to come back for a rematch, in the not-too-distant future. :-)
Avery enjoyable shoot with local lass Patsy. She arrived at the studio on the dot. Her pre-shoot comms were excellent and working with her was a breeze. Only real problem was that our 6 hour shoot whizzed-past in what seemed like about 30 minutes. Seems that since our shoot she has stopped modelling. However since she lives locally and I hope perhaps we can work together again some day.
A very productive shoot with the stunningly beautiful Laura Sele. In addition to her classic good looks and fabulous figure, Laura is also a very nice gentle, considerate person too. Sadly we ran out of time to try all the things we planned to do. But fortunately she lives not far from my studio and I hope that we will see her back in the studio again in the summer.
Just going through the photos following a fantastic shoot with the lovely Emma Lou:-http://purpleport.com/portfolio/emmalou00/ and her friend Dayna - http://purpleport.com/portfolio/dayn Now Emma is what our transatlantic cousins would call a "class act" - tall, slim, elegant with a fabulous figure and a perfect understanding of the pinup genre. She arrived at the shoot with immaculate make-up and hair, together with a good collection of shoes and other bits and bobs. Dayna has been here before and we are big Dayna fans here at waist.it. With her bright and bubbly personality, cheeky smile, and fabulous dancer's figure, Dayna is an absolute delight to work with. Only problem working with Dayna is that somehow the time-space continuum becomes distorted - i.e. every time I work with her, six hours seems to rocket past in what seems like about twenty minutes. Smile Sadly I have no idea where the time went. Six hours shot past in what seemed like twenty minutes. So we ran out of time to use all the costumes we had planned. Nevertheless, we still managed to capture a lot of wonderful pictures and they both hinted that they might be persuaded to come back for a second shoot! Smile Lovely people to work with and very highly recommended
Had a last minute cancellation from another model due to illness. Studio was all set up, costumes prepared and shoot-plan all written up. I was just about to pack it all up when Jade's casting appeared. So I messaged her and asked her if she'd care to step in. She said "yes please" and the rest, as they say is history! Jade is actually a gem. What she lacks in experience she certainly makes-up for with enthusiasm. She is also a stunning-looking girl with a fabulous figure, lovely posture and a cheeky smile. Her pre-shoot communications was excellent and despite the time constraints, she prepared herself well for the shoot. Turns out she also really likes corsets. Which is great because we have lots of them. But we also tried some dance costumes, some vintage swimwear and we did a pretty good vintage fitness session too. I think I can honestly say this was one of the best "first shoots" I have ever done. Only problem was that our four hour shoot whizzed by in what seemed more like about four minutes! But hopefully she'll come back in a few weeks for a dedicated corsetry shoot. At least, that is the plan. Smile Lovely model, lovely person and highly recommended.
My fabulous first shoot with the delightful Miss Badger. Her pre-shoot comms were excellent. She came beautifully prepared for the shoot with a case full of accessories and shoes. She also pays great attention to detail, e.g. fingernails, toenails and lipstick all matching. She had even printed out and read the shoot-plan! In addition to her legendary love of badgers, Nat has sparkly eyes, a fantastic figure and a smile that lights up the room. Six or seven hours in her company disappeared in what seems more like a few minutes. She is also an amazingly well-organised person. Sadly, as is so often the case with first shoots, we ran out of time to cover everything we planned. But we still managed five sets - and I lost count of the costume changes. Even better, she has promised to come back for another shoot later in the year, to all the stuff we ran out of time to do this time. Lovely model, lovely person, and very highly recommended.