It's been a while since I did a photoshoot that was just to work on my ideas.
I wanted to produce the type of images you see in those lifestyle magazines included with the Sunday papers. The glossy suppliments.
It's not easy to find a good location, studio sets look too staged and a lot of houses don't have varied enough areas to make it interesting. I found a great model who had access to the perfect house; it all seemed to click.
You know it's going to be a good shoot when you both synchronise quickly and there is no initial awkwardness.
The garden is massive and seemed to go on for ever. With so many areas, with different looks.
The dogs were brilliant as well. Varying their poses from looking at Rose and then the camera like pros. Even looking away into the distance to keep it all looking natural.
The sun breaking out of and then disappearing into cloud made it tricky, but we worked to make sure the scene was exposed correctly, filling in with flash when needed.
The house has an incredible number of rooms, again everyone a little different.
We could have continued shooting for a lot longer, next time I'll allow for a longer session.
The final room, didn't need extra lighting. I wanted a moody shot, lit by the window.