A few weeks back, we were approached by Almond to re-shoot their brochure and web material.
Which is always very exciting.
We had some kids lined up, but budget meant that affordable models were going to be hard to find…luckily Sian and I have some very good looking friends.
Ally and Billy are our two best friends here on the island. Ally is from Manitoba in Canada, and Billy is a good old Brit from Devon. They are a wonderful couple, and I always enjoy stoking the fire over various pronunciation arguments (tomato and potato are regularly visited).
They also happen to be crazy hot, which made our job a whole lot easier
A while back, Billy introduced us to his brother Johnathan and his partner Monique. They, also, happen to be a crazy hot couple, and the day was made even easier with them there too.
In all, we had a great day. The guys were really patient, really professional, and we got some beautiful shots for the new brochure. I don’t think they realised just how hard a job modelling all day was going to be, and by lunch I could feel they were flagging. Contrary to popular belief, modelling is very hard. You are normally stood all day, grinning, scowling, laughing or jumping at a photographer’s whim. In amongst all of this, you also have to make each pose look like it is the first time you have done it and keep it natural. You can spot a stiff model from a million miles away.
I am happy to say that all four of our new models delivered these qualities in spades. They were awesome. Monique was so good, she even managed to squeeze in a cheeky nap on a lilo whilst the rest of us worked 😉
After lunch, we hid from the sun for a few shots up in one of the (beautiful) state rooms we had organised for the shoot.
And after these beauties, we headed back down for some beach fun, tennis, sailing and dinner…in all a very long day.
But oh-so-very-worth it.
You can see all of the photos on our Colorbox Facebook Page – and the rest of the shoot will be up on there soon.
All that is left to say, is another final HUGE thanks to Billy, Ally, Jonathan and Monique. You guys really were amazing. You were patient, professional and the pictures are just stunning.