Earlier in the year we’d spoken of how nostalgic it would be if a steam train featured in our photoshoot – the giant plumes of steam, the majestic views from the carriage windows and the sense of history and childlike excitement that can only be felt when on board such a splendid piece of machinery.
So it was decided, but where could we shoot? This was going to be somewhat more complicated than taking a photographer to the local park. And as nice as it is, shooting at Market Harborough station wasn’t going to cut it.
Then someone had an idea. Where could we go that would really stir the emotions? Where would provide our latest collection with a background with the ‘wow’ factor? Strangely enough, it was somewhere we’d all (like we’re sure you have) seen before.
Does it look familiar? No? Then we’ll give you a clue. Do the initials H.P ring any bells? Another clue, we’re not taking about sauce, but something a little more spellbinding.
With cases of clothes and equipment, we were soon on our way to Glenfinnan. As the buildings and towns fell away our sense of escapism and excitement heightened. Soon great lochs, impressive mountains and historic castles were welcoming us to the Highlands.
The small stations and purely overwhelming landscapes made our offices and day-to-day routines seem a million miles away – and soon we were completely under Glenfinnan’s spell.
The Glenfinnan viaduct is the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland at 380 meters and crosses the River Finnan at a height of 100 feet.
Sometimes there are no words to describe a place. Glenfinnan was so breath-taking it took me a few moments to forget I was at work and hadn’t been transported to another world
Sara, Shoot Producer
The snow was a problem to start with (it looked stunning) but for an early autumn photoshoot it looked like too much of a winter wonderland. However Mother Nature was on our side (for once) and it soon melted away to reveal a carpet of green.
As always the rugged landscapes and uncompromising weather provided the opportunity for us to really put our clothes up against the elements, and they passed the test with flying colours.
When all was said and done and the image had been taken, we had to reluctantly entertain the idea of heading home, but one thing was for sure – we’d be back.
Where do you think we should shoot our winter collection?