Hey Lovelies, as some of you may have noticed I had my photo shoot for my Suicide Girls set the other day. It went really well and I’m really excited to see all the photos once they’ve been processed by the photographer. So today I wanted to do an in depth post on the shoot, the people involved and what happens next.
The lovely Gemma Edwards (photographer for Suicide Girls) has a fantastic post about becoming a Suicide Girl so if you want an in depth read of that part specifically go check this out.
As you all know I ran a Kickstarter to cover the costs of this shoot so let me explain where that money went.
First of all it went to paying for a wonderful photographer that I knew and trusted: Ally
Ally has been a close friend since before I started modelling and he’d done some photography work for me before, so I knew how he worked and I knew the quality of his work. Plus he’s well known for being awesome ^_^
Then I had to find a great location. Which was The Alamo Guest House.
Having stayed once or twice before, I’d had The Alamo in mind since first considering doing a photo shoot for Suicide Girls. In my mind it was the perfect place to use as a first impression. Plus it meant I could enjoy the night staying in a gorgeous room with a bath that’s to die for haha.
Of course the next things I had to get were the outfit and lingerie for the shoot. Couldn’t be nude for the entire set after all ;p
I found a gorgeous skirt on the Hell Bunny website that happened to be on sale and immediately snatched it up. It’s a pretty blue skirt with mermaids on it that came down past my knees.
Then I had to find a top to go with it. For a while I was quite torn about how to pull the look together but in the end I decided to go for a cute crop top from Attitude Clothing that was by a brand called Redressed.
As the date of the shoot was getting closer I realised that the skirt needed a petticoat/underskirt to help give it the proper shape. Luckily I was able to find one in one of Glasgow’s go to vintage shops – Mr Ben’s.
Of course my lingerie was found in Bravissimo – the only lingerie shop I trust haha.
So I had the photographer, the location and my outfit sorted. All that was left was the small details.
I got my nails done at Lilly’s Nail Salon and my hair was styled by my usual hair dresser at Timeless Hair Salon.
Oh and of course I wore a pair of my Irregular Choice shoes to complete the look ^_^ because I never miss an opportunity to show them off.
The People Involved
Ok so I’ve already mentioned the photographer – Ally – who played the biggest part (obviously) but I also wanted to take a moment to highlight the other people involved that you might not know about.
My friend Daniel who managed to tag along last minute to get some behind the scenes photos for me.
My partner Andy, who has supported me and helped me make all the decisions that went towards making this shoot happen. As well as being the one to stay home with the doggo xD
The super friendly staff at The Alamo.
Shannon my wonderful hair stylist and casual counselor (my hairdressers are the best, fight me about it).
The staff at Lilly’s Nail Salon who managed to fit me in despite how last minute I was xD
All of the wonderful people that backed the Kickstarter. Without them this wouldn’t have happened.
What Happens Next?
The shoot is over…now what?
Well first of all the photos have to be processed and because Ally is such a wonderful photographer it means that he’s very busy with lot’s of work to do. So it’ll take a little bit of time before the photos are ready.
Once they are ready two things will happen. I’ll be submitting them to Suicide Girls to become an official Suicide Girl Hopeful. I’ll also be sending out the appropriate rewards for all of the Kickstarter supporters (they’ll receive some of their reward long before this but some people get a special extra).
When my set has been submitted and I’m officially a Hopeful I then have to wait and see if my set is selected as “Set of the Day”. If it’s selected then I’ll have become a fully fledged Suicide Girl. However there is no guarantee my set will be selected so I’ll be giving this set one year to achieve “Set of the Day”.
As I said in my Kickstarter, if this set isn’t selected I will remove it from the Suicide Girl’s site and use it for my own personal projects.
Basically there’s still a long way to go but I’m excited to get started ^_^
Sorry this has been such a long post with practically no pictures but thank you for taking the time to read it x