I have crazy friends and I love them. My friend Amie has been planting this Downton Abbey shoot in my ear for a while now and we finally had the chance to make it happen. For those that don’t know, Downton Abbey is a period drama set in England around the time of World War I in an estate with upper class and lower class characters. Our goal was to play up some of that class warfare and show the Crawley Sisters doing their thing. Amie found the perfect venue in Austin at the Scottish Rite Dormitory and got us access to all kinds of fun rooms, libraries, boiler rooms and grand ballrooms. As a former UT student I had only been in the lobby of the dorm (it’s all girl) so it was fun to poke around this historic venue. Honestly, it took me about an hour of scouting to soak in all the nooks and crannies available to us.
Let me give a shout out quickly to my rockstar Hair and Makeup Gal Crystal Glass. She makes everyone look awesome no matter the style we through at her, and if you follow this blog you have seen some of our craziness.
Returning to Amie, wow, she did so much work to make this shoot happen. Period Costumes, Venue Access, Beef Jerky for the photographer (always recommended!), finding the cast, and starring as Mary!, busy day for Amie indeed. My work was easy, I just pushed the shutter button.
We also setup a Rolleiflex portrait session with our led litepanel, but those will have to wait until we can get our 120 film developed and scanned. Excited to see what those 2 rolls of film holds.
Thanks to everyone that helped out on this shoot, we love showing what we can do creatively.