Hey guys, Charli here today :)
I’m the kid who looks after events and promotions here at BMHQ, and two weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to help out at one of our most exciting location shoots ever…
*cue dramatic wizard-y music + owls*
Thaaaat’s right. Naturally, for a collection this magical we wanted to go all out. So we packed up our gear and hit the road, searching far and wide for the perfect place to snap some pics of this seriously radical nylon goodness.
We discovered the recipe for a perfect shoot day is:
1x very awesome, very old church
2x very babin’ BM models
2x broomsticks (obviously, right?)
And a great big bag of brand new Black Milk! (Say that 5 times fast :P)
Now, this recipe does take 12-14 hours to make so it’s a bit of a marathon effort, but when you see the results…
Worth every minute!
Finding the first ingredient wasn’t so hard – enter St. Johns Cathedral.
As soon as we stepped inside the big wooden doors of St. Johns, we were instantly blown away by just how epic the place was!
Imagine ancient hallways lined with stone pillars that stretch up to the sky, and ceilings filled with stain glass masterpieces as big as cinema screens.
We tiptoed around these hallowed halls (in some seriously tall heels), searching for the perfect shot. It was a little spooky, not gonna lie, but totally awe-inspiring – very beautiful!
But I know what you’re thinking…Did we get the goods?
You betcha. ;)
Aaah, be still my beating heart! The models (Laura and Laura, would you believe!) and Bonnie, our photographer extraordinaire, worked some serious magic!
Next up, a road trip to our second location for the day: Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast.
We sped off down the highway to hit up a lovely Pine Forest just outside of the city. We were so lucky to find this place; you have no idea how hard it is to find a place that resembles a northern hemisphere forest in Queensland! We’ve got rainforests and bush land aplenty, but woods? Not so much… Pine Forest delivered, though, thank goodness!
With so many wonderful pieces to shoot, and limited daylight left, we threw our girls into some fast-paced shooting (complete with broomsticks).
It was touching on dusk when we finally wandered over to the lakeside to capture our final shots of the day. Sunset was the perfect backdrop for some really cinematic snaps.
After a 13-hour day, two killer locations, countless outfit changes, and thousands of shots, we were all left feeling totally wiped out, but really pumped about the content we managed to get.
Safe to say for this hardcore HP fan, and long-time nylon lover, it was- prepare yourself for a cliché bomb- pure magic. Nawww.
BRING ON SEPTEMBER 10!!!