I've been looking back at some of my favourite shoots and came across this Caribbean session with James & Catherine. It was part of a nine day trip to Mustique in the Grenadine Islands, WI, for a resort that caters for luxury weddings as part of their service.
We had already shot the "wedding" at the resort and had a few shots at the beach planned. Whilst at the beach we wanted to relax so we decided to "Trash The Dress" without telling Catherine.
Truthful Aside: In reality James and Catherine are both pro-models and were already married with two children.
Photographer: Colin Anthony
First Assistant: Gary Sandy
Make Up Artist: Katie Annetts
Stylist: Jane Goody Resort Liaison: Patricia Medford
Male Model: James Devlin Female Model: Catherine Devlin
Pixel Peepers' Notes: There is a cautionary tale to this shoot. It has nothing to do with the shoot itself, which was a delight to orchestrate. The issue is that I am using a Nikon D3 to shoot this. Once again, nothing wrong with shooting with a D3, however, the reason I am shooting with a D3 is that my camera kit was delayed by the airline (for 2 days). They were having problems with the luggage belts at Gatwick and told us to leave the kit on the belt and that it would get to the flight on time... Yeah right. This kit belongs to another photographer who was shooting with me. Lucky that he trusts me with his kit. Thank you Gary Sandy. All of the shots were taken on a Nikon D3 with a 24-70 f2.8 @ f11 800th ISO 200 (apparently!) Afterthought: The Dress wasn't really trashed. It was actually washed immediately and has been used on several shoots since, it just doesn't sound so decadent.