Last Sunday was our second annual Southwest NS Photo Shoot. (I’m still trying to come up with a catchier name. I’m open to suggestions.) I had a fantastic time again this year. The day started early at Styles Unlimited, with Jill Goodwin doing hair. Jill took my vague non-directions and came up with the perfect styles. Jennie Surette of Afterglow Spa did a great job on makeup again this time around. For the shooting time in the afternoon we were at the Churchill Mansion. Paul and Susan have just finished a major renovation of the mansion and are opening as a bed and breakfast in May. They were incredible hosts to us for the afternoon, very welcoming and hospitable. And the mansion’s feel of timeless luxury was perfect for our 1920’s inspired theme. Anyone staying there will be in for a treat.
There were fewer of us this year because a couple of photographers couldn’t make it at the last minute. The other two photographers who could were Clifton Saulnier and Michael Carty. We made sure to take part of the afternoon to work collaboratively. It’s always helpful to see how other photographers approach the same situation. And I’m endlessly fascinated by how different our final results are. You can see some of their pics on their Facebook pages (Michael’s and Clifton’s).
Thank you so much to everyone who was involved. I was completely blown away again this year by how willing anyone who I asked to be involved was. And a special huge thank you to Tracey Crabtree Gunn, Danielle Driscoll, and Adrienne Beaudette for modelling for us (and to Adrienne for taking care of a lot of the styling for the shoot). They had the longest day of any of us and were all still smiling by suppertime.