Kent has many beautiful locations and homes to photograph in and ‘6ixteen Country House’ is just one of them. Model photography on locations can be one of the best shoots to really show off new collections for brands.
Once again our client picked the location and crew, we didn’t get a chance to take a look at the location before hand so we brought as much equipment as we could with us.
6ixteen Country House is a purpose designed location house located just over an hour and a half away from our studio in North London. The house was built by an interior photographer which really comes out in each room. With the look for the shoot more ‘Mother of the bride’ we chose to shoot in the more minimal rooms. Outside has 17 acres of beautiful grounds, unfortunately for us the weather had other ideas when we tried to go out.
Within our equipment list included two cameras, both Nikon D800 and three lens, two 24-70mm and one 50mm, and multiple lights and diffusers. For lighting, we knew we wanted to create natural looking shadows and use the natural light as much as possible but within the UK, you never know what you’re going to get (and it rained most of the day). As there was a videographer on set with us we partnered up with them to use continuous lighting only, some coming through the windows to magnify the natural light and others to fill in the shadows.
With all our location model shoots we want our clients to be able to view the images as we photograph which is why we shoot tethered to a laptop.
Check out our behind the scenes video below to take a look at our day.