Stylish Menswear Fashion Shoot on the Streets of Milan (or could that be Bridgend?!)

When the team from the ‘Around Town’ magazine approached Martin to take some fashion shots in Bridgend Town Centre he was up for the challenge. Finding some interesting back streets was key to creating the right look to showcase the great summer clothes from Mayhem Menswear. The three guys who modelled the clothes were great to work with and by using some creative outdoor lighting techniques the images look very cosmopolitan.    ...

“Monster” Film

Martin had a great time working with Jamie Adams and his film cast and crew on this publicity shoot for the new film “Monster” which was filmed recently around Porthcawl and with post-production and editing happening at the BBC studios in Cardiff. A few quotes from some very excited film makers:- “Monster” is a Comedy short film with an all star cast of legends and debut performances from It’s My Shout Productions in association with BBC Wales written by Greg Glover, lensed by Huw Talfryn Walters & Directed by Jamie Adams ! Voice Over recording with Nathan Ford at Bang Post Production tomorrow! Editing at BBC Wales with Tim Hodges on Friday and Monday – the rushes are great, this will be much...

‘Style-id’ Publicity Shoot for Personal Style Consultant Eleanor Gardner

Working with Eleanor and her team on this shoot for her new website was made easy as she had such a clear idea of what she wanted to achieve and arrived weighed down with props, clothes rails and a shots list!! Eleanor has a thriving business as a personal style consultant and we look forward to seeing the photographs we created together on her website soon. I (Jules) wouldn’t mind being styled myself by Eleanor – and having my colours done, hint hint…!...

A makeup artist, a wedding dress boutique owner and a wedding photographer, sounds like the recipe for a great photo experience!

When Vicky Miller of elegancemobilebeauty.com contacted the studio recently about teaming up with us to get some publicity photos for exhibitions and wedding fayres, we asked our friend Shamaine from Elegant Bridal Boutique in Porthcawl to come along too. With beautiful dresses, pretty models and the excellent team of makeup artists at Elegance Mobile Beauty to work with, Martin really enjoyed creating some great publicity shots for Vicky to use to promote her new business. Here are just a couple of examples… [nggallery...

Full moon setting over Rest Bay

A beautiful morning last week with the full moon setting over Rest Bay was just the stimulus for an early start to the day. The air was clear enough to see all the way across to Swansea and the Gower peninsula. The moon set quickly and needed some smart camerawork to get the best out of the moment. A long exposure and a steady tripod was the key to a wonderfully surreal image. Although as a local surfer for the last 43 years I can sympathise with other locals over the crowded waves since the popularity of Surfing has taken off over the last 20 years, I cannot condone the vandalism to Rest Bay caused by the ugly graffiti on the seawall. Just remember that when we take surf trips, we do not want to see the same thing on other beaches directed at us. On the way into the studio I even caught the sunrise at Porthcawl Harbour as a bonus! [nggallery...

Michelle McGrath Fashion Designer – a name to watch!

This week Michelle is in London enjoying a two week work placement with top fashion designer Paul Costello. Have a great time Michelle! We are so pleased for Michelle, she has worked terrifically hard since changing careers to go into fashion design. After Graduating last year Michelle took her fabulous clothes to the prestigious University of Wales Fashion Show. This year the event was held at the Wales Millenium Centre for the wives of the Ryder Cup Golfers. The ladies had a day out at Cardiff Bay whilst the men prepared for the Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor. Michelle’s fabulous clothes went down well with the audience and she was over the moon when she won a two week placement with top fashion designer Paul Costello at his Studio in London. We all had a great time when Michelle came to the studio for a fashion shoot with some of her designs and we can’t wait to see what she does next. Have a fabulous time in London this week Michelle and good luck for a glittering...