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A sneaky peak behind our Spring photoshoot

It's difficult to think of a beautiful warm spring as we race into winter. However, that's what the Feather & Black team has been upto for the last few weeks. Hunting out new locations, casting models and choosing our favourite products from next seasons new range of furniture and linen.

So at 7.30am on a cold misty morning the team start to arrive at Purley Hall, near Reading. Its a stunning location, originally built in 1609 - we felt like we were walking into Downton Abbey!

The first hour is spent frantically unpacking. It's always a relief when everyone and everything make it
through the door. Lots of coffee and cake to kick start the day. Thanks to Di (Super Stylist), there's always a tasty array of nibbles.

Then the big work up starts - getting the right lighting, the right angles. Each individual element of the
lighting is worked on separately. Tim and Jose shout at each other through the windows as they create a little bit of spring sunshine through the leaves outside.

The new Fulham bed looks fantastic, it's the first time we have really seen it in all its glory and all are agreed that it's going to be a great seller.


Carolyn stays warm in the kitchen as she prepares Rebecca (Our beautiful model) for the day ahead. It's an amazing start to the day and by 10.30 the first shot is looking good. There is a lot required form the days shoot - we are looking for brochure cover options, contents page options, all the promo shots for the Spring campaign and if all goes well, we would like to squeeze in a new mattress shot.

The secret to getting great shots is a fantastic team, great product and lots of fun. The constant distraction of my new moustache for Movember fails to distract many for too long. (No, they are not my real glasses)

We are trying a new format for the contents page spread for the new brochure and the shot is amazing - my favourite of the day.

Myself and Laura spent most of their afternoon with our faces glued to the monitor watching a variety of setups pouring in.



December 9th 2011

Posted by: Feather & Black

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