Burnt gold: Kaydee


On sunday I got the chance to shoot with Kaydee. I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time, but when she arrived I had little to no idea what I wanted to do makeup wise. All I could show her was a little bag of burnt gold leaf that I really wanted to work with.

With a bit of coaxing from her I decided to stick with the gold leaf and I’m so happy I did! It complimented her stunning hair colour beautifully and the tiny hints of purple helped to draw the outfit together.

I’ve gotten so used to only doing portraits in my flat that I completely lost track of time. So much so that by the time we finished the sun had almost set and it was a mad dash to nearby sport fields. We arrived with the sun already behind the horizon and some last minute natural light left over. And no more than 5m from where we parked the car we found a lovely patch of grass with purple flowers; talk about luck! The speedlights cooperated and we managed to make use of the last bit of light (a whole 10min if I remember correctly) and then we continued shooting in the dark.

5hours preperation for a 20min shoot, but it was all completely worth it. Seeing everything come together on film (so to speak :P) is what makes photography such an amazing art form.

We ended off the shoot on a sweet note with some deep fried ice cream at the nearby Erinvale pub (if you live in the Somerset West area you have to go try it!)

Thanks to all involved, to Kaydee for being such a keen model, I can’t wait to work with you again, and to Ig for being my ever ready assistant ^_^


Model: Kaydee
Makeup, styling and photography: Me (Ambra)
Photographic assistant: Ignatius
Hair: The styling was a combined effort between me and Kaydee, but it wouldn’t have been as easy if it wasn’t for the great cut and colour done by Marie-Anne Tsoukalas.
The coat is from Sarah and Cornelia brought me the lashes from her Japan-trip


2 thoughts on “Burnt gold: Kaydee

  1. Kaydee says:

    Thank you lady!! It was such a pleasure to work with you and Ig, and to find we have so much in common 😀 I can’t wait to work with you again too, such a naturally talented artist. Continue to be inspired xxx

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