Last Sunday was my first shoot where instead of styling the models, I had the chance to assist the fashion photographer, Michael Bailey of Fashion Babylon. I adore my camera and although I use it for all the blog posts, it still feels like I never use it enough so it was really special to bring it along to a photo shoot this time. Fashion Babylon is fashion hub for designers, stylists and photographers with a recently expanding modelling agency branch. They are continually scouting for the freshest modelling talent to nurture and mature into a fun hobby or even a dazzling career. And on that day we were there to help the debut girls build their portfolios.
The shoot took place at Hampton Court House which is a 16th Century mansion turned private school. I thought I was lost when I arrived - the grounds were stunning and a rare mix of last week's school homework on the wall laced throughout a certain stance of history making it feel enchanting. I walked around from the court yard to the theatre, from the dining hall to the classroom - I wish I'd taken more photographs but it was pretty much non-stop the whole day!
Here's a few from the day:
Harriet the MUA's kit
A very enviable stylist's kit
Some of the accessories used for the shoot. The stylist Angela Gates is very talented!
Prepping the models in hair and make-up
Michael Bailey at work