We had this shoot scheduled for early July, but had to cancel due to miserable weather … since then we were desperately looking for a date with a “usable” weather forecast (i.e. no rain and temperatures above 15C)… we had to wait quite a bit!
For Monday and Tuesday they finally forecasted good weather and we managed to schedule this shoot on Monday and the shoot with Zoi (previous post) on Tuesday… I left work on both days as early as possible and went to the locations, which are each about a 1.5 hours drive from Brussels… when I arrived at Cadzand (NL), the beach was overcrowded as far as the eye could see … as we planned shooting partially nude and later with a horse I had no clue how that would work out… technically it would not have been possible to fit a horse between any two towels on the beach…. well, almost…
The horses were scheduled for 18:00 – still some time to go – still some hope it might improve … shooting on location is contingency management… I found two two tiny locations where we were at least a little covered from the view of the masses… when later the horses arrived the beach was less crowded and we could use a strip close to the water …we were approaching low tide and the beach got wider – lucky us!… for many little girls around, our horses were definitely the attraction of the day.
Unfortunately the horses did not really care about my instructions… it was quite tough getting them on the picture like I wanted to… I was desperately running and jumping around the horse/model scene – trying to capture something good in all the action… I am amazed that the final pictures look all very serene … I remember it differently 🙂
After the friendly people with the horses left again it got really empty at the beach and we could do a quick last session at the water in the best of light…. fabulous day, wonderful model and everything worked out nicely…. what more can you ask for!
I drove home afterwards to return at 22:00 – dead-tired …but could not resist developing the first pictures…. they were ready to be scanned at 24:00… going to bed at around 02:00 to get up for work again at 05:30…. I followed exactly the same procedure after the shoot with Zoi on Tuesday …did not get much sleep that week … since then it’s grey and rainy again and a shoot got cancelled today… but luckily I have some great memories to live on 🙂