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St Helena Model Gemma’s First Photoshoot

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 | Darrin Henry

Lights, make-up and high heels – it’s model photoshoot 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 going to try modelling for the first time.

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

First Time Modelling Inspiration

On St Helena there’s a distinct lack of visual fashion marketing that most people are exposed to elsewhere in the world. Racks of glossy magazines or giant posters are virtually non-existent; there’s no fashion TV channel. Even our Miss St Helena beauty pageant is a biennial event.

So inspiration for first time models 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.

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

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.

Two hours later the shoot is wrapped and Gemma was brilliant; a natural in front of the camera. Here is a selection of the images we shot.

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

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

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