Now those that have read my previous post will know that I am writing this one to specifically talk about my latest studio day at Saracen House.
I don't normally single people out however the studio day (well it was actually a weekend) was with Emma Kate Dawson. Now unfortunately it appears that this studio weekend will be Emma's last at Saracen House and this is very sad very sad indeed. I completely understand why Emma has made her decision but I wanted to share why I feel its a shame to you all as I think Emma is rather special.
Saturday was the first time I had booked a two hour shoot on one of Saracen House's studio days/weekends I am normally a one hour light weight however I did so after talking to Emma after our first shoot together earlier in the year. We had both felt rushed in getting changes done not only in outfits but lighting to so it sounded to me that two hours would give a much more relaxed shoot. So I booked the first two hours on Saturday morning, we arrived at the same time so we had our caffeine infused drinks (mine a pint of tea as normal) and for the first time a model asked me if she could review the pictures from our first shoot, I was a little taken a back no one had asked me that before. Fortunately I had my iPad with me so I hooked up to my website and we went through the pictures in the EKD gallery. It quickly became apparent to me that Emma was very conscious that she didn't want to pose the same way, dress the same way, she wanted to make sure I walked away with something different. I really appreciated that, really appreciated that a lot. And this is what in my mind makes Emma different.
Throughout the two hours we worked and reviewed the work together and I have come away with some really good pictures. Now I know that a lot of this is stuff is up to me as the photographer to dictate what poses, outfits worn etc etc however for an amateur like me to have the feeling that someone is that involved in our shoot together really impressed me. Now please don't misunderstand me I am also not saying other models I have worked with don't care or work so hard I know and seen they very much do. The point I am making is that its the way Emma went about her job on Saturday that impressed me and that is what will be missed.
I left Saturday with many smiles but I'm also sad in that I may never work with EKD again but I can safely say Saturday was the best most rewarding shoot I have done so far.
Thanks EKD you are awesome!