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Very First Model Photo Shoot for St Helena Beauty, Gemma

First Model Photo Shoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
First Model Photo Shoot for Gemma. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry

INTRODUCING GEMMA | Darrin Henry

Lights, make-up and high heels – it’s model photo shoot time. The buzz of anticipation when working with a beautiful new model is one of my favourite moments in photography.

St Helenian girl, Gemma Lawrence, is about to do her very first model photo shoot.

Behind the Scenes - Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Behind the Scenes – Gemma’s First Model Photo Shoot.
Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry

 

Finding Inspiration for First Model Photo Shoot

On St Helena there’s a distinct lack of visual fashion marketing that most people are exposed to elsewhere in the big world. Racks of glossy fashion magazines in shops or giant billboards with pouting supermodels are non-existent; there’s no fashion TV channel or window displays of mannequins draped in the latest trends. Even our Miss St Helena beauty pageant is a biennial event.

So inspiration for a young lady on her very first model photo shoot on St Helena can sometimes be a challenge.

But it can also be an advantage. A first time model who brings little more than enthusiasm to the shoot also has the ability to dazzle with a fresh ‘newness’ when they gaze into the camera lens.

This is going to be a ‘test shoot’ with Gemma, which will hopefully be the first of many. The studio always gives us much more control than working on location and is therefore preferable for photographing a new model.

An hour after arriving, Gemma is ready to shoot. Sharon has worked her make-up artist magic, the first outfit looks great and after a quick lighting check, we begin.

 

Behind the Scenes - Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Behind the Scenes – Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry

 

 

Two hours later the shoot is wrapped, Gemma was brilliant; a natural in front of the camera. Here is a selection of the images we shot on her very first model photo shoot.

 

Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Behind the Scenes - Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Behind the Scenes – Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Gemma’s very first model photo shoot with What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next. Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry
Photoshoot by What The Saints Did Next.
Model, Gemma Lawrence; Photography, Darrin Henry; Make-up, Sharon Henry

 

19 Comments

  1. Stunning! .. A* for Gemma (Awesome Model) .. A* Sharon (Make-Up) .. A* Darrin (Noone takes people photos better than you! … Magnificent Work once again guys! 🙂 … Thumbs up!!!

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