Joanna and Darren – Chilworth Manor Engagement Photography

Met up with Joanna and Darren at the Chilworth Manor Hotel. It was a beautiful summers day and and we made the most of the lovely weather to explore the gardens. April next year we will be back, but for the big day and I am really looking forward to it!

© 2014 Richard Danter

© 2014 Richard Danter

© 2014 Richard Danter

© 2014 Richard Danter

© 2014 Richard Danter

© 2014 Richard Danter

© 2014 Richard Danter

© 2014 Richard Danter

More soon!

Rich

 

Snow Queen – Portsmouth Model Portfolio Photography

© 2014 Richard Danter

© 2014 Richard Danter

A bit of an unusual request, a Snow Queen themed photo shoot in the middle of summer. My first thought was of Narnia and the White Witch. After the return of Aslan the lion, the endless winter turns to spring as the witch’s grip on the land ends. So, with this in mind, I thought we could do a White Witch / Snow Queen in Summer after all.

© 2014 Richard Danter

© 2014 Richard Danter

Sophia, the model, enlisted the talents of Katie to do her hair and make-up, and Dolly the stylist to provide the clothes and accessories. Katie and Dolly also created crowns specially for the shoot.

© 2014 Richard Danter

© 2014 Richard Danter

There is more PhotoShop work on these than I usually do, but I wanted the mood to enhance the look. Though they looked great straight out of the camera, the greens and yellows didn’t fit with the cool blue of the make-up, so I cooled the background and darkened the edges to pull the focus in towards Sophia and to also add a bit of a feeling of mystery.

© 2014 Richard Danter

© 2014 Richard Danter

It would be great to do this again in the middle of winter with snow on the ground and bare trees, but I am pretty happy with the results.

Photography: Richard Danter

Model: Sophia Young

Hair and Make-up: Katie Johnson

Styling: Dolly Grainger

More soon!

Take care

Rich