This morning a very exciting bit of mail arrived. Something I’ve been looking forward to seeing for ages. The Most Marvellous Meet Ups Calendar was put together by Kia from the meet ups group I’ve mentioned a few times. Some of the members of the group came up with the idea of creating a calendar for charity. The group supports the British Lung Foundation and all the money from sales of the calendar will go directly to them.
We shot the pictures for the calendar back in the summer at AJ’s Diner in Northampton with Pete from Tickety Boo Photography. It was a wonderful day where we all came together to help each other with hair, outfits and make-up.
I was so nervous, despite taking photos for the blog all the time, I’ve only ever done pictures with my friends and family and never with a professional photographer. It was great fun though and Pete was absolutely fantastic.
Once we had finished shooting at AJ’s we headed to Pete’s studio, where he does Old Hollywood style shoots, using traditional lighting methods. This was such a great experience and I was amazed by the pictures.
In the end the group voted on which of our pictures should be used for the calendar and this is mine! It was a bit of a shock at first as I’m not used to be airbrushed at all, but I really do love how glamorous we all look! I love that we are all different ages, shapes and sizes and the calendar is a real celebration of what our little community can achieve.
One of my favourite images from the Calendar would have to be this one of Chereeka
The most important thing is that the calendar is supporting an absolutely amazing charity, Kia worked so hard on every aspect from organising the shoot, to rising the money to get the project up and running, to all the design and printing.
If you’d like to help support the British Lung Foundation you can order a copy of the calendar through our Just Giving Page. Just make sure you leave your name and follow the instructions and Kia will post it out to you.
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