Into the darkness

Kate & Aaron Film Noir

I was recently asked to shoot a Film Noir set of images for a couple who simply love all things ‘cinema’.

First thoughts were “Oh heck – I have no idea how to do this”

First words were “Yeah sure I’d love to do that!”

Lots of research, borrowing of props and testing out ideas, light set ups etc on my husband and friend ensued before I felt confident enough to book a firm date in the diary.

So, what can I say about the experience?

In a nutshell : It was the BEST hour that I have spent photographing a couple EVER EVER!

The plan originally had been to do the shoot outside in the back lane – but British weather being what it is – it didn’t happen. Not to worry though our dining room was swiftly re-arranged and was soon turned into a photography studio!

It wasn’t long before the film noir loving couple were into character and I was standing on the dining room table with my camera doing fist pumps between shots!

Never been so pleased that I said the first thing that popped into my head before engaging my brain …. otherwise I might have said ‘No’ to doing this!







Published by speddinga

Photographer based in North Tyneside, UK - Event, Portrait, website. My website is

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