It’s Saturday and the weather is touch and go raining then shinning to think for the last two weeks its been constant sunshine…..which inspired the shoot… Pete finally arrives at Didcot train station so I go and pick him up as I live in a rural area public transport isn’t good and cars are a necessity! I don’t think Didcot has ever seen anything like Mr Breen before and as usual he causes quite a stir dressed head to toe in black bar a fur coat with hair bigger than the Eiffel tower he trots over to my car with all his equipment for tomorrow.
We have known each other a long time and Pete is one of my oldest and most dearest friends. ‘Weather’ I say ‘I know’ Pete says we need a back up plan… I have been thinking that this might be an issue so I suggest we use the Officers Mess which is an interesting backdrop, it’s old fashioned and quite baroque but has rather beautiful opulent wallpaper (you wouldn’t want it in your house) The place has angles that’s all you need to know.
I decide to take Pete to Swyncombe wood as a possible out door location as it’s sheltered and quite beautiful. Pete has already mentioned that he would like to shoot in a field full of rapeseed and as luck would have it the wood is surrounded by said fields. Pete is really impressed and assumes I planned this. Pete takes some shots and is really inspired he gets me to ‘model’ I look a complete idiot and very pregnant, its hard to do whimsical when your thirty four months gone. So I bound around the wood like a fairy elephant lets hope the models have a little more elegance than me!
So we have our outdoor location now we need a back up plan an indoor location…To the mess…actually the mess turns out to be amazing with lots of natural light beautiful, we both feel a little better about the shoot now as we do have a plan B!