Fashion, Portraits and Boudoir
I’ve been wanting to work with Scarlett Fox since I saw her profile on a popular portfolio site. Following a recommendation from a friend of mine who had worked with her previously I got in contact with her. We booked four hours together to shoot some fashion, portraits and boudoir at a location in a small town just outside Doncaster, in South Yorkshire. I had a two hour drive to look forward to, so it was going to be a long day for me.
Remarkably I found the location without taking my usual twenty minutes searching. Sat navs are wonderful devices, but they don’t seem to be able to take you right to the door of your destination. Thankfully that wasn’t the case this time and I was able to pull up right outside the cottage. That’s always good for me, as I invariably have to lug my lighting case around.
We hadn’t worked together before, so we talked over the shoot with a mug of tea. That’s always a great way to start any work, especially when the tea was as good as it was. Scarlett was very easy to talk to, and it was obvious she had bags of experience. With the shoot parameters set, we got on with the job in hand.
The cottage we were working in had lots of rooms and space in which to work. We did most of the fashion using a mix of natural light and my Profoto A1. I love that light, it’s so portable and good both on and off camera. Once again, the B2s and my B1X didn’t come out of the case, but I didn’t need the power.
We started with the long green dress on the window ledge, then moved to the green top and jeans. Most of the shots in below are fashion, but there’s more here on the fashion galleries page. We changed the style after that, and did some boudoir in one the upstairs bedrooms. The natural window light suited black and white, which I love. I’ve included a couple of shots from that set here, but you can see more on the boudoir gallery page if you want to take a look.
Time was moving on quickly, so we grabbed some portraits , then moved to the bathroom for a few more fashion shots. The final set of the day was my favourite. We used natural light on Scarlett, with the A1 placed behind her. This had the effect of separating her from the background which clashed with her hair. I love those shots. the silver of her jumpsuit complements the red of the wall perfectly I think.
Suddenly it was all over and I had another 2 hour drive to get home, but I had a big smile on way face all of the way back.