- Wow, this is such an exciting one to share with you! I’ve been sat on this blog for a little while now, waiting for the right time to publish- and I think this is finally it!
- I’ve had a really busy week prior with Royal Ascot and a photo shoot with Husk, however, this feature is so exciting I knew I had to post it soon!!
I know so many of you from Instagram that follow me already, will know about the In The Country magazine and receive the subscription- hopefully you have even received your Summer copy now!
For those of you who are a little unfamiliar with the magazine, In The Country magazine was first published in July 2017, when founder and editor Hollie-Ella took the plunge to create a brand new country lifestyle magazine, written by those involved with all aspects of the countryside.
The magazine has been hugely successful since its start up, with Hollie-Ella and In The Country Magazine being chosen in January 2018 as one of Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday Winners – what an achievement!
When approached about being on the cover of In The Country Magazine my initial thoughts were genuinely ‘I’m petrified, what if I can’t do this!’. Despite having worked with Events Through A Lens for a long while now, and having completed several commercial photo shoots, I knew this was a particularly big one! Commercial photo shoots are slightly different to those when you book a shoot as a client yourself. Commercial shoots have a set focus, often a desired image already in mind, and an emphasis on the products, not the person. For example, many shots may just be a wrist, accessory or logo, as opposed to a full length image. These shoots are often time critical and have to go right.
Hollie-Ella was so friendly and chatty which immediately put things at ease. Having worked with Events Through A Lens, I am also at ease in front of the camera with him, and I knew we were going to have an incredible day shooting! Meeting Hollie-Ella in person was incredible. This woman is a serious inspiration. Listening to her speaking about her goals and aspirations, it was some really motivating talk!
Let’s talk about the outfit…
Wow! The outfit was absolutely beautiful – probably most country dressers dream! I didn’t have to bring too much with me to the shoot as Hollie-Ella had most of the outfit with her.
Confession. I do try to take a full length mirror on most of the shoots. This is absolutely not through vanity though, I may add! When you’re in a field swapping accessories or switching between outfits, you want to ensure that everything is tucked in correctly and is lay how it should be. For me, my full length mirror has been a saviour and has often caught those irritating scenarios out before starting shooting!
I don’t want to say too much about the outfit details and brands as a full breakdown is featured within the magazine!!
I do my own hair and make up for every shoot and I am by no means any expert at this, so I do always worry if it looks right! But that aside, I got changed and we went off to start shooting the images required, full length mirror in tow!
The location for the shoot was absolutely perfect, and I was familiar with the area already, having visited countless times. Despite a couple of light showers first thing in the morning (typical!), the sun pulled through perfectly when we began shooting.
There are so many different locations for photographing within the site we were at. It is such a beautiful place, and each area seemed to work just as well as the next!
Getting the shots…
Warm up shots are crucial to ensuring you get the perfect final shot.
Some of the detail shots of the outfit that were taken, I am just completely in love with! The detailing of the outfit and accessories came together so perfectly, and it all complimented each other so well.
My Morris Richardson watch complimented the outfit perfectly. As did the County Equestrian Jewellery. The gun slip was by Hicks and Brown- how gorgeous is it?!
So here it is for you- the final cover shot!
I hope you love it just as much as we do!
This Summer issue of the magazine covers a whole range of subjects, including a survival guide for the Harvest season, two buyers guides, country and equestrian holiday destinations, summer skin care, plus so much more!
If you would like to get your hands on the latest Summer issue of In The Country Magazine, click here.
That’s all from me for now!
Stay tuned for the next blog, I think you’re going to love it!
Lots of love, Lucinda xo
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📷 Pictures are by Events Through A Lens 📷