Shooting with Anna Devries

Part One

Late last year and early this year I got the opportunity to work with up and coming model Anna Devries shooting in the beautiful Newcastle City Scape we decided to focus on street style fashion. 

On the shoot Anna came prepared with a couple of outfits styled around our earlier talks and some that we thought would work within the city centre surroundings. 

One thing I noticed on the shoot with Anna is she is a highly versatile model able to carry out a number of different looks within a short space of time allowing us to manage some high end street style fashion one minute then something with more of a sexy edge the next. Anna is able to pose with very little direction as well as take on instruction with ease.

Here are some of the shots we achieved on the shoot.

Part Two

After such a great first shoot we talked about a second shoot and so we decided on a studio shoot (something a bit warmer this time) and decided to shoot a boudoir / lingerie inspired shoot, here are some of the results.

If your’e interested in working with Anna get in touch and book her through her website at

Laura Morris : Test : Tyne Tees Models

Last week I got en email through from Steph from Tyne Tees Models asking if I would be interested in shooting a Test with a new model that they were considering putting on their books but wanted to see how she performed in front of the camera, so I agreed set a date, put a plan and a mood board in place and went from their.

Whilst discussing we decided to keep the shoot simple and aimed for street style shooting with street styled outfits that the model ‘Laura Morris’ could provide from her wardrobe, hair and makeup kept simple to focus on the models features for her portfolio.

Tuesday came along and I met up with Laura, lovely girl very friendly and confident and had wanted to get into the modelling field for a while now so saw this as her ideal opportunity ( I believe she said she was 21 or 22). Anyway having met up we had a quick look through the outfits she had with her and quickly made a plan and headed off. 

Over all we shot 4 different locations in and around Newcastle city Centre and despite the bitter cold wind Laura was happy to get on with it without complaining once which is definitely a breath of fresh air, here are a few shots from her first ever shoot and I will add more to this in the coming weeks once edited. 

**** Update ****

After our shoot Laura has been taken on by Tyne Tees Models if you want to book her contact her through their website.

If you are interested in getting into modelling and having a test shoot or building up your portfolio get in touch via my contact page.

Working with Chloé.

I Recently had the pleasure of working with Chloé Dawson on her second photoshoot and she wanted to shoot some classy lingerie / boudoir inspired photos to add to and build her portfolio.

We booked a local Newcastle based studio made a few plans and brainstormed a few ideas prior to the shoot,

I love sessions like this as Chloe was a natural to work with and ever so confident which allowed me to try out a few new and different techniques and refine some older ones.

If you are interested in modelling of even just to give some nice photographs to your partner for a present head over to our store to book, or if you have any questions just email me via our contact page for more information.

shooting With Tyne Tees and Charlotte

A couple of spare hours this week and I emailed Tyne Tees Models to see if they had any fresh new faces that are looking to Test on a photoshoot for a portfolio upgrade and I was given 2/3 suitable models who are all new to the industry.

We batted around a few ideas and decided to work with ‘Charlotte Place’ on a street inspired fashion shoot around Newcastle City Centre (Love shooting around the city as their is so much variation of backgrounds and sets within such a short distance). 

Once arriving we had a look through the outfits Charlotte brought with her and we decided where and what to focus on, Charlotte needed a little bit of direction at the start but within 10-15 minutes got into her stride and grew in confidence as the shoot progressed allowing us to create some lovely location inspired headshots, one to look for in the future as she has such a natural and effortless look.

Nikon D850

Last week and one of the benefits to working in a Camera store we had a chance to play with the new Nikon D850 and Nikkor 105mm f1.4 portrait lens and what a combination. Seems a lot quicker than both the Nikon D810 and D750 the focus seemed to lock instantaneously and with the lens combination it was stunningly sharp.

Key Features

  • 45.7-megapixel full-frame backlit-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 64-25,600 standard; ISO 32-102,400 extended
  • 7fps shooting (9fps with MB-D18 grip)
  • 153-point autofocus
  • 4K 30p video recording

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