It was so great to finally get back out and do another location shoot after being stuck in doors for the winter. I am really not a fan of the cold and as much as I love studio shoots I really enjoy being able to interact with my surroundings more.
Alan had decided he wanted to do a vintage shoot with the steam trains at East Lancashire Railway so I got together some vintage 40s/50s style clothing (from eBay, shhh don’t tell my hubby) and off we went.
Gaelle did another amazing job with the makeup despite not being 100%. I am completely in love with the look, I just wish I could do the eyeliner myself, or wear that gorgeous red lipstick without getting it everywhere! At one point I drank from bottle of water, managed to transfer the lipstick from the bottle to the back of my hand then ended up with it up the side of my face, I seriously thought I was going to spend the shoot looking like a kid after they got into their parents makeup.
The steam trains and carriages made for a great variety of shots, we even managed to get a dinosaur in there, and I got to laugh at Alan geeking out over the trains.
The hats were bought especially for this shoot, though in all honesty I don’t need much of an excuse to buy hats, I may have a small (ish) collection of hats, and I may also have a bit of a problem…
I also got the dresses with this shoot in mind, I have wanted the red one for some time (because its amazing) but the polka dot dress was bought on a whim after a few glasses of wine, I hate polka dots but so far everyone had loved that dress on me.
We really had a great shoot and with the cloths I was wearing some wonderful mixed reactions, everything from people smiling, waving and giving compliments to a few people busting out laughing and more than a few random photographers (out to shoot the trains) surreptitiously taking pics of me while I posed for Alan.