Very First Model Photo Shoot for St Helena Beauty, Gemma

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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

 

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  1. Sandra crowie. April 2, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Is that Gemma ?? She looks lovely .Well done !!!!!!!!!

  2. Shirley Gough February 20, 2016 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures of Gemma,thanks for sharing!

  3. LKY23 February 17, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    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!!!

    • Saints February 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks Liam, kind words much appreciated. Gemma was a delight to shoot and to work with so makes our job so much easier. Cheers 🙂

  4. Claire Fowler February 17, 2016 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Wow! Gemma u r beautiful. Brilliant pictures Darrin.

    • Saints February 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the kind comment Claire – it’s easy when you have such a beautiful model to shoot!

  5. Vinash Singh February 17, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Gorgeous Gemma a real natural indeed!!!!

    • Saints February 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      Gorgeous is right – and Gemma’s a lovely person to work with as well, makes the whole process a joy. Thanks for the comment.

  6. Teeny February 17, 2016 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Lovely pics guys 🙂

  7. Linda George February 17, 2016 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Beautiful, Absolutely beautiful guys & well done Gemma…

    • Saints February 17, 2016 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks Linda – Gemma did great and deserves all these nice comments. Cheers 🙂

  8. paultyso February 17, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Lovely work again guys. I love the yellow back drop youve started using, really adds a warmth to the images.

    • Saints February 17, 2016 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the comment Paul. The drop is actually quite old, we just haven’t used it for a few years, was due another roll out 🙂

  9. Wade February 17, 2016 at 6:38 am - Reply

    awesomeeee!!! 🙂

  10. Patrick G Henry February 17, 2016 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning,another one of St Helena’s natural beauty Queens. Excellent photography

    • Saints February 17, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Agreed, yes, a natural beauty. Thanks for the comment.

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