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We Are Rushworth Designer Knitwear Fashion and Product Photoshoot

This week we had a great shoot with 2 local models Shaun and Dawn for designer brand We Are Rushworth.  The styling and direction was led by designer Victoria Rushworth who was assisted by Georgia Thorburn (Georgia's creative mood boards were fantastically useful)

Make up by MUA Eren Saygilier, Bridge Street, Berwick.

After the studio work was done we retreated to an old warehouse next door for some location work, we had an outdoor place in mind but it was raining so we might use that one next time to mix it up.

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Their story goes; We are sharp.  We like to find our own way. We have imagination.  We appreciate effort.  We are not perfect.  We are aiming high.  We are Rushworth... Are you?

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I was glad of all the help in direction as WAR (We Are Rushworth) have a very strong manifesto/story/brand that they follow so consistency with this in terms of the look and feel of the images is very important. 

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We Are Rushworth have projectWAR, a small and bijoux shop in West Street, Berwick upon Tweed which is very much worth a visit but if you can't make it they also have a nice wee web presence here https://www.wearerushworth.com/

I can't wait to see what they do with their photographs now!

What To Wear For Your Business Photo Shoot, Guest Post by Nichola English, Personal Style Coach

As a Personal Style Coach I’m often asked to collaborate on photo shoots from vintage to business. One of the key question I’m often get asked before the shoot “what should I wear?” Firstly, it differs from shoot to shoot, it also depends on the location, if It’s in a studio or on location, whatever the location this will have an influence on your photo shoot wardrobe.

 

Here are a few simple tips to help with the “what should I wear?” question on photo shoots.

CORPORATE ATTIRE

If you work in a corporate environment, or serve corporate clients, conservative classic outfits are usually the way to go. But remember corporate looks don’t have to be boring or simply black or grey in colour palettes. It’s ok to add a pop of colour, which can help to brighten up your face and make your picture stand out of all the right reasons.

WARDROBE

I like to pull a few key pieces from the client’s wardrobe’s then build core outfits based on the client’s style requirements for their photo shoot. It’s important leading up to the shoot to have run through of all the outfits chosen, so you feel confident on the day with your chosen outfits, as it will show on the images. If you’re thinking about necklines and what to opt for go for a V-neck which is very flattering on all you ladies, because it helps to lengthen your neck and displays your beautiful feminine décolleté. If you choose to wear a jacket, team it with a collarless top, keeps it looking modern and the neckline simple and chic.

MAKE COLOUR YOUR FRIEND

Choose light soft, bright, sparkling and jewel tones for your photos. Colours are a great way to express your emotions visually in a picture. But unless you’re feeling super confident, pass on bright red or orange. Please stay clear of neon or fluorescent colour’s they really don’t get on well with the camera. If the very thought of colour sends you in a panic, just add a pop of colour with your accessories.

PATTERNS AND PRINTS

I love mixing up plain sold colours with patterns/prints on client’s shoot’s, they really do look good on camera. However, do try to use one pattern/print that will match the colour palette of the rest of your outfit. Don’t be afraid to go with fabulous florals which are soft, feminine and never go out of fashion.

ACCESSORIES ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND

Say yes to accessories! The term accessories cover’s a multitude of items form necklaces, earrings, watches, brooches, hats (I love hat’s my favorite one is a fedora style hat) and scarfs. Accessories are so your best friend, as they can take your outfit from drape to fab, they also add an individuality and style in such a way that nothing else can. They can easily make you look like you’re wearing a whole different outfit by simply adding accessories.

MAKE UP

Makeup can make a big difference in terms of getting a fabulous professional look. A photograph isn’t just about great arrangement, colours, or even the outfit, but having amazing makeup can bring the most out of your own natural looks. If natural and basic is your own style then stick to that look or if you wear a lot of make-up, or sparkles then go for it If you find makeup isn’t your thing, then get a professional make-up artist on board. I work with a few make-up artists and it really pulls everything together from the outfit to the hair to create the perfect photo shoot.

HAIR

Think of your hair as another element of your wardrobe as it represents femininity and your style, which should be updated, and styled depending on your mood and outfit. Experiment with scarfs, clips, head pieces and even clip-ins (always make sure you have a colour match with clip-in hair extensions as you want them to look as natural as possible with your own hair). If you’ve decided to be brave before the shoot and opting for a new style or cut always remember it should play up to your best features.

Finally, the most important thing is for you to feel comfortable, happy, sexy and confident. How you feel during the shoot reflects in the photos, so make sure to wear something that reflects you……..