Outdoors

Nicole Caldwell

You may have seen Nicole Caldwell belting out "Purple Rain" on the X-Factor recently. I've been a fan of her voice ever since I've heard her perform with Soul Nation Choir a few years ago. Being able to finally work with Nicole on her very first photoshoot as a solo artist was a great opportunity. And a lot of fun! The brief was "bohemian/hippie/natural" so off we went last month to Mugdock Country Park (one of my favourite places to shoot) with Caroline Stewart on makeup duties and spent an evening walking about, laughing and talking nonsense. Oh yes, and we took some photos too. Enjoy!

PS. Big thanks to David for all the help!

Sandie Robertson

Sandie Robertson is a trainer and wellness coach whom I photographed several times in the past years. Gearing up for another photo shoot earlier this summer, Sandie decided to go beyond the usual headshot/portrait photos we had done in the past - the ever-brilliant I'll Be Your Mirror was asked to help with styling the session and Ingliston Country Club in Bishopton was chosen for its location. Given Sandie's background in all things equestrian (both as a show jumper and now as an equestrian confidence and performance coach) and her past career as a model it all made sense. Results below:

Photography: Kris Kesiak
Styling: I'll Be Your Mirror
Hair & Make Up: Caroline McKeirnan
Clothes: Finery, Whistles, Jaeger, ChloéJigsaw, The Kooples, Kurt Geiger

Caroline Stewart Bridal Make Up

I've worked with Caroline Stewart on numerous shoots throughout the years, she's a brilliant makeup artist and a pleasure to have around (that last bit always helps!). Caroline got in touch a couple of months ago and asked me to take some promotional images for the bridal side of her makeup business. Kirsty Low from Model Team was our face for the day and we spent a gorgeous sunny afternoon in Edinburgh taking pictures. All shot with natural light (although we did use a diffuser and a reflector throughout). Have a look below:

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Glenelg FC Naked Calendar 2017

Glenelg is one of the smallest villages in Scotland (basically last bit of mainland before you get to the Isle of Skye), it's as remote as it is beautiful and I had the pleasure of being involved in photographing a rather unusual project there - a nude calendar for the local football team. It took 3 days, 12 locations, 16 naked men as well as quite a bit of whiskey to complete but it was all worth it and for a good cause as all proceeds from the calendar sales will go to the Glenelg Football Team for their home and away kits, training equipment, travel, etc. The final product was beautifully designed by the award-winning Graphical House and is available for purchase from glenelgteam.com as well as various shops around Glasgow and in Glenelg itself. Below you can find a short promo video and a few frames from the calendar:

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And here are a couple of shots that didn't make the final product... :

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...and some snaps from our location scouting expedition as well as a few behind the scenes shots:

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