I'm so happy to share this shoot with you all featuring Nicole for Blink Falmouth. When we woke up there was snow dusting the ground and frost on our windows, a new experience for us here in Newquay because we never get snow. I set off to Falmouth to meet the special Nicole for our fashion/lifestyle shoot with Blink. The snow slowly turned to rain as we left the store, and we snuck down alleys and hit under trees as we began to shoot. We spent the first few hours sharing stories of our latest travels, boy troubles, and laughing about mischief we'd got up to, and for me this is really important when I shoot. I like to get to know the models; capturing natural moments, moments of elation, joy, and feelings. Nicole danced her way down allies as we laughed about silly things, un-phased by the rain. She opened up her heart to me over coffee, and we exchanged experiences and advice. Driving around Falmouth was nice for me, I've never really spent much time here and it really is beautiful. There's tropical plants and bright coloured walls, and the beaches are incredible, so still and so calm, it's different from the North coast. There's something about the light here too. I've always said the light in Cornwall is amazing. It's so white, and bright and clean. A light which is so hard to replicate, it's almost silver, ethereal. It's honestly a photographers dream.
We explored the streets and the parks, before ending up at Gylly Beach. There's a great cafe down there, Gylly Beach Cafe, so we ordered a pot of tea and open fish finger sandwiches to warm us up. For the second half of our shoot we picked one of our favourite skirts and played on the on the shoreline in the sand. Dolphins swam across the bay, and Nicole was so excited as she hadn't seen them before. It's magical down there, it really is.