Loved this photoshoot, taking advantage of all the fishing boats drawn up onto the shingle beach and the picturesque old, black, weather boarded, fisherman’s huts. I like to scout my photoshoot locations in advance whenever possible as it helps me start to build up a story board of potential shots in advance of the actual photoshoot. Hastings on the south coast of the UK is a lovely seaside town, particularly around the old part and Rock-a-Nore, with its fishing boats, old fisherman’s huts and funicular railway.
Like most outside location shoots this one was also going to be subject to the vagaries of whatever weather was thrown at us that day and the weather forecast was not good. Lots of rain showers. So it was a case of loading up with umbrellas as well as the usual paraphernalia. We had also already advised our clients that even if it rained we would go ahead (rain can produce some really great shots!). As it turned out we got lots of rather hot sunny spells and not the rain. Still used the umbrellas though!
We worked it so that although we had various ideas for locations, poses, etc, we essentially let the younger children play with encouragement to do what we were looking for in the way of poses and of course being adaptable to things as they happened. The older girl was great to work with. Although getting her smile is a little bit of a trade secret! :-)
I’m notorious for not eating during a photoshoot, long or otherwise and this was no exception. Thankfully I also happened to know of a fabulous fish and chip restaurant, the Mermaid at Rock-a-Nore. Which did rather help round off a really fabulous day. Although it was a case of getting more than I bargained for!