Two days ago when the weather was sunny and the wind (finally) calm I took one of the resident families here on Herm Island down to the front of the island to do a mini photo shoot to give me photo examples for my little side project this summer!
I hope to be offering hotel and self catering guests this year the opportunity to do a sunset photo shoot with me. It takes around 45 minutes to an hour and you will have more than 50, beautiful Herm location pictures from that.
Fiona, James, Brandon and Emmy are a young, energetic family! I hate to pose but instead try to use location to create natural, modern images.
At the front of the island there are so many different kinds of location in short walking distances, perfect for photo shoots! So I started with the fields:
And enjoyed capturing these expressions before moving on...
Next stop, the steps down to the beach! I love using steps with groups to mix up the heights.
There's no question we were battling with the sun a bit! As the summer progresses my 6pm shoots will have slightly higher sunshine and less squinting, but I will be constantly trying new locations depending on conditions. Cloudy days, although less holiday looking, can be ideal for perfect skin and faces!
This beach shot is just the kind of thing I love to shoot. You could print this on a canvas at home and it loses the vanity of a studio shoot with people not necessarily knowing it's you, and yet for you it's the memory of a beautiful place.
On to my favourite spot on the whole island because I don't know what this lookout was built for but it is perfect for me!
New location again, hopefully you're getting an idea of just how many different photos I can make once I split the family etc. This time the beach in front of the hotel with it's stones, walls and view of Jethou Island.
I love how this last one looks like a 1960s holiday pic, very appropriate for Herm!
Then I can't do a Herm shoot without getting the hotel in an image.
And finally I will finish my photo shoots with a sit down on the grass, or is that a lie down!
Both me and Fiona agree this last image is the best of the shoot for faces and that's why even though this is less about location, I will also do these kind of poses for a section of the shoot if I have a young family.
Details about having your own sunset photoshoot will be available on the island soon but if you know you want to book already you can contact me through my website here or clicking Sarah Craig Homepage at the top of this page.