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Commercial photography for a St Albans hairdresser is always a memorable event!!

Now don’t take the title to this blog piece the wrong way. Our job is to tease out of our clients what they are wanting to capture from their session… whether it be a look, an emotion or a specific detail. And creative types, often like to change their mind…

6 1/2 years ago Liz from The Hat Thing and Pendants and Tiaras introduced me to Vickie at Artisan Hircutters, St Albans. I’d been looking for a new hair stylist and to be frank Vickie is perfect for me. She knows the colours I’ll love in my hair and a cut that is flattering. The salon cuts all our families hair, with Sam styling our kids hair. He is a genius with them, taking the wants of two little boys (whose wishes have included a rock star cut & a ‘diamond’ cut) to heart and has even sat on the floor with them to cut their hair.

We were privileged to be asked by Vickie a few years ago to start shooting their seasonal promotional images which adorn their salon on Holywell Hill, and we are now on the fourth year of seasonal shoots.

This summers shoot was to be a ‘picnic’ theme, but with less than 24 hours notice it turned into a soft, boudoir-esk shoot. And how do we cope with other creatives changes in direction? Quite simply we adapt as necessary.

For this shoot we actually raided our newborn backdrops and out maternity veils….. A simple set to let the hair stand out and be the focus of attention.

Over the years we’ve got more picky about getting the image right in camera before pressing the shutter button. And this includes making sure the hair is right…. So the below images show you a sneak peak of what the Artisan team did before the shutter button was pressed, as well as the salon selected images and the final display in the shop front……

We will next be shooting with Artisan Haircutters at their ‘Ladies Night’ on 21st June 2013. There will be hair shows, cocktails, makeovers and some very sexy hunks have been promised. Tickets are available from the salon on Holywell Hill in St Albans, and cost £5 with all proceeds going to the St Albans Women’s Refuge.
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