Image © Artis Studios
The time has finally come and I can now share with you a sneaky peek of the Twitter Girls charity calendar shoot that I know you have all been dying to see!
It must have been at the end of 2010 I saw Tweets flying around about organising a charity calendar and it sounded like a great thing to be involved in; little did I know that it would mean I would have to dress in my underwear!
The tweets went back and forth for months with lots of other tweeting girls getting just as excited about it as I was. There were so many people wanting to take part that the organiser, the fabulous Gina Griffiths from by Gina Events had to organise four shoots across the country (the lady is a goddess!)
So then the date was set for our shoot – 3rd March. Then it finally hit me what I had agreed to do, but I will do anything (well almost anything) for charity and the calendar is to raise money for Help for Heroes and PC David Rathband’s The Blue Lamp Foundation.
On 3rd March I travelled down to Bannatyne Spa, Charlton House in Shepton Mallet to meet the other Twitter girlies and find out just what Gina had in store for us. Having gone through weeks of excitement I suddenly felt quite sick, but once we all got together and started laughing the nerves disappeared and we had the most amazing time.
We all had our hair and make-up done by Trish Rawlins, and as each of us was made to look gorgeous the rest of us dived into the treasure trove that was full of lingerie of all different shapes and sizes!
So having been made-up, chosen what we wanted to wear and let go of our insecurities (well some of them) we went out for the photo shoot.
Now, I am under strict instructions to say no more (sorry), but what I can say is that the incredibly talented photographers Greg Thurtle of TP Photography and Ian Hamilton from IanH Photography, and videographers Richard Wakefield from FX Films and Henley Bailey of Lime Leaf Weddings did a splendid job making us all feel relaxed (well as relaxed as a girl can be in her undies with four men around!) and we just can’t wait to see the final results at the launch party in the summer, after which we will add another feature.
All the girls were so amazing to work with and we had such a giggle. It’s great to find people who are willing to do something like this to help a good cause.
The calendar is for such a great cause and all donations will be gratefully received to help these charities.
So, here are a few behind the scenes pics from before the shoot…
Interview With: Tom Robinson
Company Name: Something Clicked
Location / Coverage: London – South East England
Informal, natural and creative wedding photography and wedding albums.
About five years ago a number of my friends were getting married, all within a short period of time. They all knew I was a photographer and asked if I wouldn’t mind doing the photography. I was more than happy to oblige and afterwards put a website together. The business has grown organically from that point, taking more and more bookings each year.
Originally from St.Albans but now living in London, I cover South East England, predominantly the Home Counties and London. I’ve also photographed weddings in Switzerland and the Czech Republic. I’m more than happy to travel.
Rather than specify a style I like to say I simply capture the honesty of the emotions and environment of the wedding. This could be a nervous groom, a smiling bride, chatting guests or a granny letting loose on the dance floor. When you look back at the photos I take of your day, you’ll be reminded of those emotions and experiences from your wedding day.
In all honesty, no, I’ve been photographing for a long time now. I started as a travel photographer (www.tomrobinsonphotography.com) and more recently have moved in to wedding photography. It’s nice to do both types and I learn a lot from them.
The one of Jamie and Sarah on the Thames is a lovely photo. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and Jamie and Sarah were smiling.
Getting to meet lovely people on such an important and enjoyable occasion.
Max Wanger – incredible photographer (although he does have sunny California as a backdrop to most of his weddings).
Most photographers will only show their top 100 images which is not a fair representation of what you’re going to get. Ask to see a whole set of photos from one or two weddings. Also, don’t forget to smile during your ceremony!
On the interweb – www.somethingclicked.co.uk, or give me a shout and we can grab a coffee and discuss your plans.