Guildford Means Business Cover Shot – Charlotte Ord
A few days ago I had the honour of meeting and photographing Charlotte Ord for the cover of the Guildford Means Business show guide.
It was one of those typical scenarios where we only had a short time to nail the shot. Charlotte, one of the team leaders on ITV’s Britain’s Biggest Loser and the owner of Phoenix Pro Fitness in Godalming, has a very busy schedule. (BTW, it’s worth checking out her site – the photograpy is amazing). With these types of shoot it’s always a case of get in, get the job done, get out. It’s very much guerilla photography at it’s best and great fun to try an improve on my record each time.
When I arived at the gym I had a quick look around – bright green walls and a dark ceiling. Not great for pure white but I would work with it. Thank goodness I’d brought the background with me.
The studio took about 10 minutes to build. White background, two background lights and one key light. A couple of practice shots with one of the instructors and we were good ot go.
Charlotte was amazing. She came out camera ready and nailed nearly evey shot. The perfect client. We even had time for a quick outfit change.
Time to pack up and then on my way to the next appointment. At 29 minutes from start to finish it wasn’t quite a new record but not bad.
UPDATE – Promotional Images
If you were in Guildford at all between February and June this year you may have seen the final image. Paul and Sally from “the Best Of Guildford” were very busy. My image of Charlotte seemed to pop up all over the place from billboards to pop up banners to SO Surrey Magazine to the OneMedia website and the Surrey Advertiser. It’s probably out there in a few more places that I don’t know about either.
DISCLAIMER – The images below are all camer phone images