My photo shoot for ITV
I was delighted to be contacted recently by a researcher for Davina McCall’s new show, This Time Next Year about being filmed doing what I do best, a dating photo shoot. The series, they told me, features ordinary people on a mission to transform their lives in extraordinary ways over the course of 12 months. One of those people was the lovely Linda. She’s on a mission to lose weight and go on a date so it made sense for her to work with Caroline Brealey of top UK matchmaking agency, Mutual Attraction. Caroline sent her my way so that Linda could have her photos taken, ensuring Caroline could then create her a stand out profile.
So Linda and I headed to Battersea Park with a camera crew in tow. Usually it’s my job to put clients at ease before their shoot but on this occasion, it was down to Linda to calm my nerves given that we were being filmed by ITV. She has been filmed quite a few times on her journey so far, so as an old hand at it, was able to put me at ease straightaway. Of course it helped that she’s one of the loveliest people you could hope to meet. Some guy out there is going to be very lucky indeed. I think you can tell from the photos I took, just how lovely she is. She’s full of life and laughter and had me in stitches throughout the shoot. Afterwards, she was very happy with the final shots and texted me that her son had said that I had captured her perfectly. You can’t beat praise like that from someone so close to her. I was double fist-pumping the air when I got that message, lol.
I wish Linda all the luck in the world on her mission and I hope my photos help her find that special someone. Watch out for the show coming later this autumn.