So I will start by saying… Happy New Year everyone! Where has the last year gone?! Wishing you all a wonderful 2019.  

This was my first job of the year, kicking it off with a gooden! On the 4thJanuary I head to Pulborough, West Sussex (yes, this was a trek…). I left my house in the early hours of Friday morning to arrive at the shoot location at 8.30. We were shooting in a really cool retro house that had some AMAZING rooms/backgrounds to photograph… as soon as I walked in the house I knew we were going to get some good photographs.

The shoot was for Jessica’s new Lookbook, A/W collection and Nightwear, so we had a lot to get through in one day. The style we were going for was vintage/ 70’s vibes which was so much fun to play around with. There were 4 models, the first one in for makeup at 9am. We started off shooting nightwear, so the makeup and hair was very natural… because who wakes up with a full glam look and bouncy blow dry right?! I had all 4 models in for this and as I had finished my fourth we were ready to go heavy for the A/W collection. 

We had a quick stop for some lunch, prepared by Jess’ grandma whose house we were actually shooting in. After filling our bellies I cracked on with the next round of looks.

For two of the models, Lily and Aisha, I did quite a heavy smoky eye with a natural glossy lip. Aisha had an amazing Afro, which didn’t need much help for it to look fab and for Lily I did loose waves.  The look I did on Laura was slightly different; we went for more colour using a pastel blue on the eyes… this was my favourite. Her hair was in a middle parting, slicked back behind her ears.

The shoot came to a close at around 5pm. I had such a fun day and absolutely loved the location. It was great to see everything come together and I’m looking forward to seeing the final images! 

If you’re looking for something unique, bespoke, hand drawn, hand painted, illustrated piecesyou should definitely check out Jessica’s website- https://www.jessicarussellflint.co.uk

As seen on Vogue Williams, Chloe Lewis, Oliver Proudlock, Chloe Lloyd.

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Ella X