Tessa is something of a God-daughter to me. When I was a teenager I moved out of home and in with my best friend’s sister, Tracey, and her daughter Tessa. Tessa was about 8 years old at the time. Tracey and I became best of friends, and have remained the sort of forever friends that may not talk for a year and then pick up where we left off. I feel truly privileged to ben a part of both of these incredible ladies’ lives. They are part of my family.
I saw on facebook that Tessa had been a model for her friend who was doing hair and make up artistry, and immediately contacted her to ask if she was interested in doing some modelling for me. The response:”I’m happy to do as many shoots as you like!”
As seems to happen when I get obsessed about an idea, everything fell into place pretty easily once I got the ball rolling. My Dad was willing to let us use his recently aquired 1959 Fairlane for some outdoor shots, and I managed to borrow some lighting to set up a garage studio.
Whenever I think Pin Up looks, I think of Ruth Baron, from Made-Up (who does far more than just Pin Up!), who also has an extensive wardrobe that she allowed us to borrow from. Ruth’s help made this shoot even better than I imagined, and I cannot thank Ruth enough for believing in my aesthetic and always being willing to help. Thank you Ruth Xx. If you are ever in need of being Made-Up, for ANY occasion or shoot, then I completely recommend Ruth.
Tessa and I had a laugh a minute doing this shoot!