I had been asked to provide a portfolio for Catherine Boden of Glamourise, who’s a rather high flying makeup artist and stylist who works in the film industry. She also provides a wedding makeup and styling service to ‘A’ list celebrities and other high level clients. Incidentally, this was also to be the inaugural shoot for the studio. Considering the client, models, subject and target market, I suggested a location shoot instead.
The Inn at Whitewell is my favourite low light venue. Full of romance and atmosphere and a great place to work. The interior is lit in such a manner as to foster intimacy, and can be obliterated all too easily with exuberant flash users. However, on this occasion, they were in need of exterior images to promote the hotel on more than just its ambience. Their current wedding images used to promote the venue were pretty much standard issue, and really no different to all the other images seen up and down the country when viewing wedding venues. My remit was to provide images that would set the hotel apart.
Alston Hall is a government owned large country house with some rather nice features and grounds. It’s primary use has been residential adult education, with various courses available. They also provide conference facilities too, and with the current economic climate, they are being pressured to source more funding for themselves. They’ve been granted a wedding licence and have already had several bookings within weeks. This is where I come in, as they have no wedding images at all to promote the venue.