Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook

 
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook

One of my favourite things to do, above all else, is work with my friends. Not everyone is lucky enough to do that, but I'm so grateful that on many occasions, I am! One of those friends is Jayne, the designer and founder of Tom Lane. Jayne and I met at university, she studied fashion design, and I studied fashion photography. We struck a friendship, and throughout our time at uni, worked together on numerous photoshoots to photograph her creations!

Thankfully, our friendship after university continued, and when Jayne asked me to shoot images of her brand for her, I was thrilled. We worked together last year, and you can see those images here! This year, Jayne has launched incredible sweaters for both men and women. I can't begin to tell you how soft and snuggly these are! I tried one of them on, and it took all of my willpower to take it off and give it back. 

Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook

One thing I wanted to briefly touch on was the process behind the planning of this shoot, in the hopes that it might help other brands looking to have their images shot! I think that many people can become overwhelmed by the idea of planning a photoshoot, but there really isn't a need to panic. What might seem like a huge task, is actually fairly straight forward, and when you communicate well between photographer and client, I don't see how you can ever have a problem. 

The key here is communication from both parties. That means from the brand or client, letting the photographer know exactly what kind of images you're after, educating them on your brand values, showing examples of their own work that you've liked, examples of work you've seen online (ie. Pinterest/Instagram) that you like, and would like to use as inspiration.

Equally, it's important for the photographer to communicate what they can and cannot do. For example, Jayne asked me if I would be able to photograph the garments flat on the floor for e-commerce images. I agreed, knowing that I could do it, but explained that there was quite a lot of skill involved in these kinds of images, and it was a style of imagery that I might not be the best at. By setting expectations right from the start, I took the pressure off myself, and ensured that even if the images looked awful (which they didnt!), Jayne new that this wasn't my forté. What she could count on me for though, was the lifestyle and studio images you see here. 

Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook

I hope that you love these images as much as I do! If you're looking for an amazing new brand to shop from, I can't recommend Tom Lane enough. A purely British brand (everything is made in the UK), and of such high quality, you really can't go wrong. 

Sweaters: Tom Lane www.tomlane.co
Models: Jessie Berryman + Matt Sharman
Hair and Make Up: Make Up By Ione www.makeupbyione.com

Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
Why Communication Between Client and Photographer Is Key + Tom Lane 2017 Lookbook
WHY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CLIENT AND PHOTOGRAPHER IS KEY.
 

6 Reasons I Love Living in Cornwall

6 Reasons I Love Living in Cornwall Cornwall is a pretty awesome place to live. It's the holiday destination of the UK, and I can totally see why. I've come up with 6 reasons why I love living in Cornwall, but there are definitely plenty more!

The Sea I've always loved water, and I grew up by the banks of the biggest lake in Europe, so living by the sea feels extremely natural to me.In Cornwall, you're never more than 20 minutes away from a breath taking coastline. I think most people find vast amounts of water comforting. Who knows why? Maybe it's because our bodies are made up of 90% water.

The Countryside I am SO not a city girl. Don't get me wrong, I love a short stay in a city; a few days to par rouse the shops, see the sights and eat in the billions of restaurants that cities always have. But can you really beat fields filled with flowers, horses everywhere you turn, and forests filled with bluebells? I think not.

The Language

When I first moved here, I couldn't understand a thing anyone was saying. Now, that probably would have happened anywhere in the UK, considering I grew up in French speaking Switzerland, but the Cornish definitely knew how to confuse a little Swiss girl. Being greeted with "Alright my lover?" took me aback somewhat ("Your lover? I am definitely not your lover!") and people asking "Where are you too?" was even more strange; "Where am I as well? Where am I second? What are you saying?!" But now, it's all second nature to me (It's got to be, I'm living with Cornish Boy). I've not yet got to the stage of using said phrases, but I know that sooner or later one of them will pop out without my meaning to. It's only a matter of time.

The Lifestyle It's healthy, outdoorsy, social, and arty. People down here are always so enthusiastic about life in every shape and form and the county really does embrace it's environment. Everyone is always doing something fun! Be it heading down to the boat for an afternoon sail in the summertime, an early morning surf in the spring, down to the pub for the weekly pub quiz in winter, or out for a coastal walk on a brisk autumnal morning, you really can't live in Cornwall without getting involved with activities in some way or another.

The Light Cornwall has been known for centuries for it's unique light. It has always attracted artists from all over the world, and I can certainly see why.

The Community I've touched on the fact that Cornwall has a huge sense of community about it, but I think that it deserves it's own category. The people of Cornwall are so supportive of each other, it's an incredible thing. Local businesses help each other out, people in the street stop and chat, and there's always some kind of event going on in all the villages.

I've never been somewhere where everyone is so deeply proud of where they live. It's an extremely patriotic place that embeds itself in your heart, and it's certainly embed itself in mine.

A Walk in Devoran

A Walk in Devoran Living in Cornwall means we can pretty much get up and go somewhere beautiful any day of the week. The weather might not always be great (it's still England!) but when it is, it makes it all so worth while. Last weekend, (while nursing a pretty sore wisdom tooth) Tom and I thought we'd take advantage of the nice weather we were having and go for a walk in Devoran; a spot I'd not yet explored. Only about a 15 minute drive from Falmouth, Devoran is a town located on the banks of the tidal Carnon River.

A Walk in Devoran

We went at low tide, so there was barely any water in the river, but that didn't stop it being beautiful. When the tide is out like it was for us, you can walk along the (muddy) river bed. There are lots of cute stepping stones laid out, which makes the walk good fun! But if the tide is in (which I think would be even more stunning), or you don't fancy getting muddy shoes, there is a foot and cycle path.

All along the river banks there are benches with great views. We're a bit sad in that we quite like to take a book or magazine out with us, and be very antisocial and sit on a bench and read. It makes passers by feel super uncomfortable as they try and be quiet as they walk by, or look at the view we're sat at.

There are so many little spots like this, spread out all around the county, and in the 5 years I've lived here, I've yet to explore most of them. I'm definitely going to go back to Devoran on a day when the tide is higher, and my tooth is hurting less, so that I can enjoy it a bit more!

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