I was asked to produce some 'surf and turf' images for Mey Selections in advance of the O'Neill Highland Open surf championships taking place in Thurso later this week. It was one of them shoots which makes me wonder what the hell is going on in my life!! Natalie, a wetsuit and surfboard from Tempest Surf and Fergus the Aberdeen Angus bull, from Mr Barnetson, Lynegar Farm. Natalie said it was the best male model she'd been photographed with, and I can't argue with that. He was great. I think Natalie was faking the fear a little bit, although her bare feet were looking a bit vulnerable if Fergus had decided not to stand so still. Thanks to Tempest Surf in Thurso for the equipment, to Mr Barnetson for Fergus, and also thanks to George Cormack for his help in setting up the shoot. Big thanks also to the two models, Natalie and Fergus.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
After a long lay-off I have started doing portraiture again. I am doing a very contemporary, lifestyle type service now, with products to match. I am shooting on location, indoors and outdoors, but no more boring studio shoots. E-Mail for pricing and further information! This is a totally new and modern service so try to get along and see what new products are available.
Posted by captiv8 at 1:06 PM
Today I had the pleasure of photographing the marriage of Suzanne Pole and Mark McPhillips, from Dun Na Mara, Benderloch - just North of Oban.
It was a small, intimate wedding and one of those special ones which I was very happy to be part of. The weather was quite unbelievable and we headed onto the beach for some pictures.
Posted by captiv8 at 12:50 PM
I recently did a shoot with Natalie and her magnificent new horse The Great Gatsby. Haven't had a chance to edit them all yet, but here's a few previews. The black horse with the red wedding dress worked so well. The setting was pretty special too.
Posted by captiv8 at 12:33 PM
Today's wedding was in the Castle Street Church, Dingwall and saw the marriage of Laura Crombie and Mark Calder, both of Drumdyre Road in the town. The reception was at the Spa Pavilion in Strathpeffer. If yesterdays weather was kind, today's was a different story! A real case of 4 seasons in one day. Wind, rain, snow and some very nice sunny spells. At some stages of the day we had all of those at the same time!!
Posted by captiv8 at 10:47 AM
Had another shoot with Natalie recently which went very well. Make up & hair was by the incredibly talented Luci Paterson-Brown. The corset and skirt was supplied by Ailsa Joy Rendall from Glasgow www.ajrdesigns.co.uk
Thanks to both girls for their hard work and Ailsa for supplying the outfit.
Posted by captiv8 at 10:42 AM
Today's wedding was Linda Henderson of Kiltarlity and Kenny Smith of Inverness. The couple got married at Greyfriars Church in Inverness with the reception held at the Lochardil Hotel. It was a long day today, setting off at 7.30am and getting home around midnight, but worth the efforts! The day started with a shoot on Culloden battlefield with the guys which set the day up nicely. The weather was very kind, and we shot almost everything outdoors!
Posted by captiv8 at 10:31 AM
Monday, April 07, 2008
Tracy Devine, Scottish Hairdresser of the Year was at Thurso College doing a demo for students and local salons today. I got a few minutes at the end to grab some headshots of the 6 models she used. Would have liked a bit more time in better conditions, but quite happy with these.
Posted by captiv8 at 1:39 PM
Fairly good wedding fayre today, met up with lots of this years clients and prospective ones for next year. The photographer-who-wants-to-be-John-Baikie was there, selling cheap replicas as ever, but I think most people who appreciate photography can tell the difference between genuine and fake.
Posted by captiv8 at 1:29 PM