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Winter Shoot with Jodie

Updated: Jun 8




Apologies for the lack of posts recently. I’ve been busy getting the house ready for sale. Painting a 3 bedroom house on your ace is so much fun! I’ve managed to throw a shoot or two in to get a break from the painting. Here’s one I did with Jodie.


Winter shoots are pretty cool (excuse the pun). As someone who hails from a city where the average winter temperature is 18 degrees celsius, cold winters are something that after 20 years of living in the UK, I still struggle with.


Every season has it’s own unique beauty, and needing a break from the house preparation work, I managed to convince the feisty Jodie to join me for a short location shoot at Wandlebury Country Park.


Jodie is a very talented hair and makeup artist, and we met about 18 months ago when we collaborated on an Avatar shoot together. Having worked together a couple times after this, I persuaded her to step out in front of the camera, and we have done some 9 shoots together now with Jodie being both makeup artist and model.

Resting in the shadows

Fortunately for us, despite being bitterly cold, the sun was out which always gives that false sense of security that it’s warm out there, and makes for less gloomy images.


A few lessons were learnt from this shoot. One, after about 40 minutes out in the cold, one loses a sense of touch through frozen fingers. Making pre-focus quite a challenge! Two, wearing gloves presents a similar problem with the sensitivity of the trigger finger. So I am now on the hunt for some gloves that I can cut the index finger tip off of. If you have any advice and/or hacks around this matter, please do feel free to comment below.

The Lookout

All images were taken with a Nikon D750 and Nikon 50mm f1.8 prime lens. Tripod was used on a couple of shots that I plan to create composites from. I’m practising ‘travelling light’ with absolute minimal equipment.


Jodie’s web presence


Looking for a hair and make-up person for your wedding, event or photoshoot? Check out Jodie’s work here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeup_gnee/ Website: https://www.makeupgnee.wix.com/portfolio


Want to book a location shoot? Get in touch to discuss and book today.


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