Full Steam Ahead...
    Full Steam Ahead...
    Vintage Photo Shoot| Steam Trains| 40's Style | 50's Style

    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.

    Waiting at the station

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    Summer Holiday

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    Full steam ahead...

    Black and White Polka Dot Dress, Golden Arrow, Location, Luggage, Station Platform, Steam Train
    Red Dress, Location, Luggage, Pin-up, Station Platform, Steam Train

    Shadows of the past...

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    Pinup Pam

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    Red Dress, Location, Luggage, Pin-up, Station Platform, Steam Train, Hat

    A Grand Day Out

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    Red Dress, Location, Luggage, Pin-up, Station Platform, Steam Train
    Red Dress, Location, Luggage, Pin-up, Station Platform, Steam Train
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    Down the Rabbit Hole

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    Makeup and hair by Gaelle Mokoy

    Photography by Alan Dobson

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