This weekend sees us over at Flight Fitness, a gorgeous pole, hoop and circus studio in Leicester run by the lovely Lauren Red. The shoot was split between the pole side of the studio and the hoop, something that’s still relatively new to me so the moves and pose suggestions still need a little more revision on my behalf!
We decided to go “Off Backdrop” and shoot using the fabulous original wood flooring that Lauren had painstakingly restored when she first moved into the unit, as well as some silk curtains that would back onto the aerial hoop and silks area. Turns out, though, that the silk curtains hadn’t actually been sewn or seamed yet, but saving the day was Sammy, one of the models on the shoot, who stepped up and saved the day with some seriously rapid needlework!
Preventing the silk backdrop from gusting around in the essential summer breeze was a challenge, and it turns out that if you’re going to use an iron to smooth out wrinkles in synthetic silk you need to use a low, LOW heat. Who knew?
An amazing effort from all involved with some awesome shots in both settings, though one thing’s for sure – large fabric backdrops are almost as unpredictable to work with as children and animals!
I had an amazing time at the photoshoot on Saturday at Flight Fitness!! Den and Doug were really friendly and made me feel completely comfortable so that my nerves vanished! They gave fantastic input and really made the shots look absolutely incredible! It was also a lot of fun! I cannot wait to see the final pictures!!
I really enjoyed the pole shoot at Flight Fitness on Saturday, even if I didn’t look like it. Before the weekend I never thought I would be able to get through a whole photo shoot without medical assistance (or knocking me out completely), but both Den and Doug were very helpful and gave just the right amount of direction to ensure a good shot from a photographers point of view without compromising your own personality and ideas for the shoot. It was all very awesome and other such happy words, I’m really excited to see the final products.
Had a pole photo shoot with Den this weekend, he was super professional, helpful and patient, defo reckon his pics are the best in the business! 🙂
I think you’re amazing! Not just the photos you take but also how you make everyone feel comfortable and at ease!