I always love working with Hester and her family. This shoot was shot, natural light, at Llandudno beach and completed in November last year before the family moved to the Netherlands.
(Note: “The Housewives” was a term I fondly coined in 2006 after I started getting shoot requests from private, individual women who became my clients. Many of the women who contacted me were married and in their mid 30’s and were doing the shoots as gifts to their husbands. The folder in my archives is still called this and so I’ve stuck to it, in part just for the irony: most of these women are not “housewives” at all, but strong independent and forward thinking women who I have had the honour of documenting.
All are private commissions and the demographic has changed substantially over the years. Some I’m still in contact with, others I’ve totally lost contact with, some have become friends, some may wish not to have their real names used, others don’t mind, some may have their faces obscured for privacy reasons, others have generously shared their experiences of being photographed.)
I met and photographed this client in 2007, she was one of the first 15 or so nude shoots Id done after graduating photography school. At the time she was one of the youngest private clients I had worked with,- she was in her twenties as apposed to her mid to late 30’s as so many of my other clients were at the time.
We shot natural light on location on the right hand side of Llandudno beach where there is a little secluded mini-bay and in her home with lighting. All of the props and garments for the indoor shoot came from my shoot collection.