They say practice makes perfect so when our friend Brett Ritchie invited us on a shoot last Sunday we jumped at the opportunity. Makeup artist extraordinaire Kelsey Lane needed some updated images of her work and had rounded up a couple of her most patient friends and a talented hairdresser, Lily.
Photoshoots like this are a little like council work. Everybody sits around waiting for the one person who is actually working at any given time but I dare say photoshoots are more fun as there are a lot less holes needing to be dug. It took the combined talents of quite a few people to get these images, including Brett’s beautiful wife, the baby whisperer, who looked after the youngest crew member, Kelsey’s cute baby daughter.
For us, the opportunity was very timely. We’ve had a lot of jobs lately that were reminding us just how much the photography business is hard work. This shoot gave us both a pure jolt of pleasure and satisfaction, reminding us of all the best bits of being a photographer. Talking shop with a likeminded photographer (though I did wander away once the guys starting talking about gear), capturing images everyone loves and getting to try out new skills. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?