Edie Sedgwick Inspired Shoot

Edie Sedgwick was known for her mod and funky approach in the 60s. Her makeup was very similar to twiggys and the eye look always stood out and framed in bright shades to look light saucers. This looked worked so well on Poppy , who was our lovely model for the day. I wanted this look to have a modern variation to this iconic style with a more polished finish. We used Ventnor pavillion as our location for this shoot as it has a real retro feel to it.

Here is a selection of the images that Simon Hawkins captured.

Frozen Heart Studio Shoot

Concept - A Strong and fierce snow queen whose heart is hard, but her appearance is captivating and full of charm and enchantment!

Photography Simon Hawkins Photography

I really love this time of year when I can play with glitters and gems. I wanted to do a spin off from the last Ice Queen shoot that I did last Winter but with a twist.

In order to bring the whole look to life I had to make a head piece and collar which I made out of wire, beads, wool, glitter, icicles, gems and tinsel to really bring this picture to life and add a sense of Drama to this magical looking Character I created.

Megan who was the model for this shoot was absolutely perfect. I have used her several times before and know that she is really easy to work with and can get into strong poses. Megan has had a fair bit of theater experience so I instantly knew she could take this role on and make it her own.

Simon also carefully set the lighting up with blue gels to enhance the blues and create a cold feel to the images.

We captured many different poses over the evening, and I have picked out my very favorite ones which I hope you enjoy looking at.

Autumn Location Shoot

Autumn is a great time for outdoor location shoots while the colours are rich, making an opportunity for some strong contrasts of colours. We managed to get a window of great weather so we took the opportunity to capture the soft late afternoon lighting. For me preparation is the key, so I formed a collection of ideas, sketches, photos and current on trends looks onto a board to give me a creative vision of what I wanted. Me and my husband Simon of Simon Hawkins Photography who was the photographer went through all the small details of the lighting set up, location,model,clothing and how to structure/piece it all together prior to the day.

Once this was all confirmed I then had the most exciting bit to do which is to sketch/create a look on a design sheet that I felt was going to tie all the elements together.  Turning this into reality is like creating art for me as it something I thrive on. It took me 2 hours from start to finish to go through the best outfits with the model and applying the makeup, which many people always wonder why it takes so so long to do. But trust me, if you want to look flawless for the camera it takes time to get perfect. There are so many stages to applying makeup professionally which I really take pride in getting right!

Once we got to our location, Simon always starts off by doing some test shots to ease the model into the shoot gently and it also gives me the chance to check the makeup in camera and do any adjustments before we got going. The shoot took approximately 2 hours.

Here is a selection of the finished looks of the lovely model Louise who I thought was a real pro !