The Beast From the East and Me
Hey guys, Apologies for our lack of social presence recently. We have been busy making some business changes and working away at our photography jobs and hobbies. We even wondered if blogs were still currant considering social media is so strong and much easier access BUT we have decided not to stop just yet as we have many weddings backed up that we cannot wait to share with you and the fantastic couples that have shared there day with us. What a better way to start than with one of our very own photoshoots done with the Beast from the East and Storm Emma.
Ken has asked me to write this from my own point of view, as thee frozen subject of the shoot its a perspective not often heard. For those of you who dont know me im Aine, Kens finance, second shooter, secretary, assistant and general life organiser. haha In the near 7 years Ken and i have been together ive only let him shoot me a handful of times. Prefering to hide behind a camera rather than be the focal point. But Ken and I are never ones to let an opportunity pass so while everyone was panicking over bread, milk, gritting and robbing lidl we decided to crack out a shoot in the midst of the beast from the east!
Our first thought was to contact the magnanimous Rachel Watts to help us out with a signature look for the occasion and of course she surpassed expectations as always!
The first set up we did was on our own little private road here in Rosemont. Kens creative juices were flowing and not even a blizzard could cool them! :D The idea behind the shot was that id gotten stuck in a snow drift and was walking to get help in this desolate land of sow. An orange gel light as a hair light highlighted the orange colour of the car lights. While my front was feathered in light by a strip box. Held by Rachel to keep the east beast at bay..
The second shot was orchestrated on the top of our field behind our house. Its the most coveted spot on our land because the view is breathtaking. So naturally we trekked there to begin the final shot sequence. The wind blew, a gel tried to escape and Ken had to leg it after it a good few hundred feet away (no easy feat in snow up to your knees!) and then we were set, the atmosphere was cold but electric so we shot for sequence, Ken shouted direction, Rachel battened down the lights and i tired not to look cold! :D haha
It all turned out amazingly! I felt so beautiful, like a snow goddess with fire in her eyes and frost bite in her boots. I felt as though i could control the howls of the wind and take on the world!
Ken is so inspirational to watch create. Maybe some day i will understand his thought prosess, but until then, Ken you are an enigma and i love you so very much.
Thank you for making me feel beautiful and loved. x