Just before my trip away I managed to squeeze in a shoot at the Quorn and Woodhouse vintage war weekend, based at Quorn station. How bloody MARVELLOUS! I was lucky to have the support of Bride Diva and one of Wendy's beautiful dresses that was based on a wedding dress design from 1947. So, myself and the fabulous Ali Colgate wandered down to the site to see what we could find as a backdrop for our shots.
It was a WOW from me, a spitfire with the original Rolls Royce Merlin engine....oh the noise that made...it certainly woke us all up!
American G I's (did you know GI originally stood for Galvanised Iron...small fact)...
Army communications officers (and some very handsome ones at that!)
Vintage cars and a lovely weimaramer and his owner who posed for shots quite happily
Lovely towns folk who had dressed in their favourite wartime era outfits to help re-enact the whole effect..just visiting for the entire weekend apparently.
I have to say normally folk shy away from camera's but not this lot, clearly born to play their characters they did so with such enthusiasm, re-enacting their roles getting into their parts. The chivalry to my lovely model Ali was superb. I was mesmerised when the American Comms officer who had spoken with an American accent suddenly changed to his native tongue...welsh! What an amazing hobby you guys have and a great collection of antiquities from the war, carefully preserved loved and looked after and displayed in a perfectly authentic way.
It was just fabulous to photograph a great venue that had taken itself back in time, meet some amazing people who do this all over the country and LOVE being photographed and talking about their hobbies and passions.
Thank you to Richard and his team at Quorn Station for giving us free reign throughout our shoot time.
An event that should be in everyone's calendars each year! June 2019....here we come again.