Portraiture is my greatest love and working at a beautiful location with a great subject is a perfect combination for a great work day! I was lucky enough to be commissioned to shoot a range of imagery for the very talented Jules Knight for his forthcoming debut solo album: Change of Heart.
The day started with some studio style shots at Jules’ home and then quickly on to the stunning venue of Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire… a photographer’s dream! With columns, wood panelling, sweeping staircase and huge windows the choice of where to shoot was vast.
I should also mention that it was February, it was England and it was raining. So the choice was narrowed a little and we remained around The Mansion building. I called upon a range of light sources: natural, studio flash and off-camera flash, which provided a range of very different image styles. Jules has a look that can be very diverse, so we managed to get light, intense, and brooding…to name but a few. Here’s just a few images from the day:
Jules is funding his new album via Pledge Music with a range of opportunities for fans, including a photoshoot where I look forward to being part of the team. More information is on the Jules Knight PledgeMusic page here.
Photography: Julia Holland, Venue: Stoke Park, Hair: Rino Riccio, MUA: Caterina Maiolini
When I walked into Berry’s & Grey in Norwich’s Royal Arcade several months ago and I was wowed at how beautiful it is. Lots and lots…and lots of gorgeous pieces to fill a home, but it is more than that – the layout of the boutique interior is like a theatrical stage set, dripping with treasures. And so an idea came to mind, why not use the shop as a backdrop for a shoot…Something that would contrast with the decor – designer lingerie from Proudlock & Harry, a stunning lingerie boutique just around the corner in Norwich city centre.
At close of business on a late Summer’s afternoon the shoot was underway. Two models were given an androgynous look with swept back pony tails and strong make-up. Styling was by Clare from Proudlock & Harry with some stunning pieces by Lascivious Lingerie, Maison Close and Fred & Ginger. We created quite a stir as tourists were still window-shopping in the late afternoon sun and some even walked in to watch! Make-up was by Emily Turnbull of LoveMoi and hair was by Tracey WardGolden.
With Christmas fast-approaching there are so many gifts on offer at both boutique shops… And here’s another suggestion – A Boudoir Portrait shoot at Proudlock & Harry. Sessions are now being booked for October dates onwards. You can either book a shoot with framed photograph/s or a choice of albums and have your gift ready to present to your loved-one on Christmas Day. Or, buy a voucher (and lingerie!) for your loved-one for Christmas, with a shoot in the new year… Any lingerie purchased in conjunction with a shoot will be subject to 10% discount. With options from just £75 Call in to Proudlock & Harry in London Street Norwich or visit the Boudoir Portrait website to book your appointment.
Today was my third creative shoot with Alison – a very talented violinist and music tutor based in the same “village” as me. The brief was for a shoot based around a piano to promote Alison’s piano tutorial work. I am lucky to have a friend with a baby grand piano and a home that offers a beautiful location in which to shoot. So we headed off to the South Norfolk location with a car full of potential dresses and accessories to meet up with the hair and make-up team: Tracey Ward for hair and Emily Turnbull from LoveMoi Makeup. A couple of first images are posted – the intention was to use bleeding backlight and textures to create a painterly and atmospheric feel to the imagery. More to follow…