Spring started off beautifully in Cornwall, but more lately it’s been grey wet and chilly which is a pain especially as I am a photographer who likes to shoot on location, plus I have so many visual stories I want to create outdoors right now. So when my photographer friend asked about collaborating on a studio shoot - I jumped for joy!
In between my other photography assignments I started to plan a bridal story that as a team we could create together. The studio is called Figolux and it is huge - so much space to create in which is amazing. I am a lover of natural light but if you want to create as a photographer (away from the bad weather), a studio is always space to work in - plus it is always good to try something different.
I normally plan editorials and personal projects around themes that attract my clients. Lots of my clients work in the bridal industry and as I haven’t done much studio bridal stories I thought it would be fun to do.
It’s great to work with people you like and who think similarly to you who take their job seriously. It’s important to take a good shot but it’s crucial to have a good time on set, it keeps the energy going and the momentum at the start of the shoot which needs to be maintained throughout the day.
Here are the images with the behind the scenes, I hope you enjoy them.
MODEL: Natalie Whear
MAKEUP ARTIST: Ella Butler
HAIR STYLIST: Emma Simms from Hair Boutique in Truro
WEDDING DRESSES: St Ives Bridal Rooms
FLORIST: Twigs & Greens
ASSISTANTS: Holly Kenyon and Lorraine Brown
When you capture a story as a photographer that really makes you exciting to get home and edit you know this shoot is going to be a good one.
I have planned this visual story for a while now with my friends Sarah and Tom. I met them a few years ago now and they have been models for fashion and bridal and we have worked together on a number of photo shoots.
They are the cutest couple who have recently got engaged which I am thrilled about.
I became their family photographer when they had their son and love working together. As of their recent engagement I wanted to capture the couple as I know them and do a visual story. We used a new honeymoon venue that has just opened in Cornwall, it is the most stunning place called Fallen Angel.
These pictures speak for themselves, I hope you enjoy.
Hello new website and new blog!
So this is my first blog post on my new freshly rebranded website. Since starting my business Griffin Photography fully in 2011, my work has changed, I have grown with different clients and been published in a number of global magazines and websites. As I have grown as an artist I wanted to show my portfolio in more of a fun way and a website that was more true to me as a person.
Why have I had a new site?
It wasn’t that I didn’t like my old website it was the fact I have grown as a photographer, but also as a business owner. I wanted a refresh of my whole brand and that meant a new website too.
So what will my blog be about?
- I will share with photography and business TIPS that I have learnt,
- Behind the scenes from photo shoots,
- Latest work,
- My new personal photography project.
I hope you will follow my journey.