In February I was sent an editorial outline for Plus Model Magazine containing my schedule of content for this year, it was exciting! What excited me even more than my agreed contribution was the gaps open for editorial consideration. Opportunity is golden and I grasped it with both hands. The first opening was in the April Bridal Issue so taking into account deadlines I had to organise, shoot, edit and submit within less than two weeks.
I don’t have a local established team of creatives that I can call upon in short notice to not only produce a shoot, but to produce an amazing shoot. I did a facebook call out, sent a few emails and by the next day I had a team, it was an amazing feeling. Usually for shoots I have to do everything and there is more involved in a shoot than you may realise. Getting all the components right for an awesome cohesive set of images is difficult, especially if you have a concrete idea of what you want to achieve and it matches the brief you sent the publisher. You can’t pitch one thing and deliver something else entirely.
We set a date that worked well for all and ran with it… the day before submission deadline, it was an intense time. I sourced the garments, Elise sourced everything from the shoes to the jewellery to the flowers. Sally covered hair and make up and Blaise, well she rocked up gorgeous and did her thing all day long. We started prepping at 11am and by 1pm we were able to access the beautiful historic location, James Rose “Windsor Cottage” in the Hawkesbury. I couldn’t have found a more perfect location for the shoot. We had six looks to do in total with a few styling adaptations in between so we knew it was going to be a long day. We finished up at 6pm and I just knew we had all the shots that we needed.
It was by far, the most relaxing photo shoot I’ve ever done. For the first time I had people with set roles, they took them seriously and that meant I was able to concentrate on the main factor, the photography. That has never happened before, usually I’m calculating and assessing a million factors outside of the photograph itself before I even get to ponder my vision but this was different, this had an ease about it… and it’s got me wanting to do more!
I wont talk too much more because I know you’re really just here to look at the pictures but I wanted to really give a shout out to Blaise, Chelsea, Maria, Kate, Sarah, Sally, Elise, Melissa, Maddy, Reah and of course Steve and Aidan because without all of you this shoot wouldn’t have happened. Without your support I wouldn’t have my very first, full editorial, published in an international magazine. I’m so incredibly proud of the result, the team’s talent and of the response from readers worldwide, it’s been a sensational experience.
Blaise ~ Height: 182cm / Bra: 16D / Dress: 14-16 / Shoe: 11
Heavenly Curves “Sally Jones”
Triumph “Cool Sensation”
Triumph “Elegant Sheer”
Triumph “Eternal Essence”
Heavenly Curves “Dominique”
MODEL: BLAISE McCANN http://www.bellamodels.com.au/models/blaise
HMUA: SALLY GRIEVE https://www.facebook.com/SallyGrieveProfessionalHairMakeUp
PHOTOGRAPHER: DANIELLE MELNYCZENKO http://www.danimezza.com
STYLIST: YELLE STYLING http://yellestyling.blogspot.com.au/
FLORIST: OAK & LINDEN http://oakandlinden.com.au/
LOCATION: WINDSOR COTTAGE http://james-rose.com.au/