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My Frantic February!

Wow! That was one busy month – In fact I crammed too much in (very naughty of me!) and by the end of it, I was exceptionally exhausted and made me quite ill – if it wasn’t my epilepsy playing up, it was a stomach bug … In fact now I’ve made a promise to myself that I will strictly do only one shoot a week for the foreseeable future. It’s so difficult! I love my job so much and it’s frustrating to have cut down so much!!

 

But I had some wonderful shoots in February and met some great people. Plus it was my BIRTHDAY!! Eeek 27!  However, luckily I do look rather young for my age (I actually got ID’d for buying Lemsip recently!!). Since I was still recovering from the busy start of the month, I decided to have an uber chilled day. I was very tired and unable to go to the restaurant but  Matt cooked me a really lovely meal and brought home chocolate cake! 🙂

 

At the start of the month, I worked with a really lovely gentleman and I modelled for his first ever nude set – and he was brilliant! He got some great lighting going on and took his time to achieve some great shots. I was also glad to be of help and add my input wherever I could. He really achieved some great shots for his first time!

He left such a nice reference too – I was so chuffed!:

‘This was my first lingerie / nude shoot, so I was looking for a model to help me find my way. Helen was perfect. She was prompt, a pleasure to work with and regularly came up with suggestions that helped move things along. She had a selection of things to wear and good ideas on lighting and changing make up. After the shoot we walked back to the station together and while we were chatting she mentioned that she had studied photography at college – I am sure that helps as she can understand light and what a photographer is looking for. And, yes, her eyes and hair look as eye-catching as in the photos above! Unhesitatingly recommended.’ Dave N

 

Bristol Studio Day!!

Well I had a rather marvellous time indeed at Hengrove Studios. This was my fist studio day in a very long time – and I forgot how enjoyable they are!

Hengrove is certainly a fabulous studio – a great choice of backdrops and for the models… a HUGE (and warm!) changing and make up area – I had the space to hang up my outfits and organise myself as I moved from photographer to photographer!! Studio owner, Martyn, is also a really lovely man – exceptionally helpful and really thoughtful towards the model’s needs.

I had the pleasure of working with both faces old and new. I met photographer Markus Jake for the first time and we gelled instantly – so full of awesome ideas – an hour just wasn’t long enough! Hopefully at some point will work together again – and next time for a lot longer than just and hour. Images to follow!

 

Working with Paul!

I had the utter enjoyment of working and modelling for Paul (Paul’s Studio) whilst he taught a couple of his studio lighting sessions. He’s such a great tutor – even I picked up a few bit’s!! He’s so bubbly and on a telephone conversation prior to the shoot, I knew I was going to have a great time! We also managed to squeeze in a quick shoot together and whizzed around the studio and achieved a whole range of looks and genres in just an hour! Very productive – the images looked great too!

 

Well I don’t want to bore you! I could spend ages jabbering on about my February happenings – but I’ll have to end it there methinks! Hopefully I’ll soon be able to put up some images from this month very soon! (So sorry this post has no pretty pictures to look at!!).

 

Helen xx 

Wales!

In January I had the pleasure of working with Paul Macman for two whole days at a beautiful mansion, Plas Cilybebyll in Wales.

This was the first time I’ve ever worked with Paul – and we got on so well!! We both have very similar tastes when it comes to photography and were continually bouncing ideas off each other. I had great fun and we achieved a lot!

Here are just a few of the images (all ©Paul Macman):

U N T I T L E D Sunk Skinny Dipper Pronation

©Macman

©Macman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(The chemicals in the swimming pool were a bit strong – my face was a trashed and my hair reeked for days afterwards!! But we got some fabulous shots – so definitely worth it!! Nothing a bit (or a lot!) of Bio Oil can’t sort out!!)

We were also joined by other wonderful photographers and models. It was so nice meeting everybody – I love getting to know other models, I seem to spend a lot of time with photographers (not that I’m complaining!! 😉 ). But I find it’s always rather lovely to meet girls who do the same job as me. I had the pleasure of meeting Leah Axl, Harriet Langley, Ella Rose, Rosa Dela and many others – all very lovelyl!

My roomie for the night was Rosa – she was great fun and spent most of the evening chatting away! The next day I couldn’t resist ambushing Rosa and photographer, John Duder’s glamour set! It was lovely to get a quick photograph of Rosa and I! May be one day we’ll work together again (but next time, hopefully the shoot will last longer than 1o minutes!).

Rosa and I:

Rosa and I

 

 

 

 

 

©John Duder

 

My two day shoot was exhausting, but I’m so glad I did it!! Thank you to everybody who was there – I really had a marvellous time!

xx