Ever since I helped Matt Leach on a shoot he did with Elle last year I was keen to work with her; she's a fantastic model who brings so much life to the studio and her enthusiasm is incredible.
Because of all that I was a little reluctant to book her for just anything; I really wanted to do something that bit more special to make the time worth it for her. A couple of weeks ago we all went out for a few drinks (a select 'special' group of people), and during the evening Elle mentioned she really wanted to do something for Halloween - so I mentioned it to Sammy and we thought we'd give it a go!
Having done a pretty cool horror shoot with Shawna, I was keen to try and keep the vibe going and so we suggested a 'mental nurse' in the elevator at the studio, Elle was delighted and we quickly sorted the evening. With Sammy's awesome makeup skills and a fair bit of help from Matt we headed to the lift armed with gels, lamps, lights and props.
Using an LED as a model lamp we added coloured gels to them and got some pretty cool looking shots; I'm not sure they'll make it into Elle's portfolio, but I think we all had a great laugh and sometimes that's almost as important as the final product!!