My Amazing Nan - Tina. Having reached the fantastic age of 80, I thought it about time that I treated my Nan to an experience that she's never had before - a studio photo shoot! We booked a professional artist to style my Nan's hair and make-up in the comfort of her home, before travelling to the studio. Cassandra (www.cassandramakeupartist.com) did a great job, making my Nan feel relaxed and pampered, and she glowed as a result!
I looked through some possible outfit choices that my Nan had laid out prior to my arrival, and we chose a few different combinations to add to the 'model' experience, and also to provide different types of 'feel' to the images.
Once we arrived at the studio in Southborough, we proceeded to fill an hour and a half with different outfit changes, poses, backgrounds (...should I mention the swing?!...) and had a lot of fun and giggles! I shot using natural light and kept the poses simple and elegant, and this has resulted in beautiful and timeless portraits.
Nicknamed 'Tina Sparkle' for her love of all things shiny, and being an avid ballroom dancer for many years, I just had to make sure my Nan's glamorous glittery jacket and top were incorporated in the shoot. I think they look great!
I'm so proud of my Nan - she rocked this session, and can now tick 'have a professional photo shoot / be a model for the day' off her to-do list! She's testament to the fact that age is just a number, and I only hope that I look half as good when I reach this milestone!