Location - Kingsgate Bay
Supplier - For Luna Swimwear
Models - Claire Louise Button & Leanne Macpherson
Date - 19th June 2012
I had been collecting ideas together for a vintage pin up beach shoot for a few months but was searching for the right supplier and so got into contact with For Luna Swimwear, based in Rothwell, a vintage and retro specialist swimwear company. They were launched back in May 2009 and have become a popular choice for woman searching for glamourous and elegant vintage style swimwear.
I also was waiting for the perfect weather for this shoot so it ended up being a few months in the planning due to typical british rain and plus had already abandoned a first attempt of shooting on the beach due to the wind but after a heatwave spell, decided to set a date and got 2 models involved. Originally I was intending on using Margate Sands but due to current flood protection works, decided on using the Kingsgate beaches instead.
It was a hot, sunny day and we managed to take full advantage of the beautiful blue skies and sunshine. The beach we used was pretty quiet as the tide was in and most people tend to use Joss Bay beach as its closer to parking. So we shot for around 3-4 hours, using 5 pieces selected and sent to me from For Luna. We used a mixture of beach, surf and rock shots and i'm extremely happy with the images I ended up with.
Both girls did an amazing job in what ended up being an extremely hot day and bright sunny day. I even got a suntan! So I would like to thank both girls for their time and effort and also to Paraphernalia Antiques, Vintage and Retro in Margate Old Town for use of the Deckchair's.
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