Back in the Summer of 2016 I wrote a post about taking part in a Charity Calendar Photo shoot with a lot of vintage friends from a Facebook group I am part of.
The 40’s and 50’s Most Marvellous Meet-Ups has been running for a few years and has over 6000 members on the page. Each year there is a charity ball where funds are raised for a different charity and this year it was decided to raise funds for the British Lung Foundation.
One way of doing it was the charity ball, (see my post here) and to try and raise even more funds it was decided to make a calendar where all the profits would go directly to the charity.
All of the participants gave their time for free and a local photographer, Peter from Beck Photographic donated his time too. AJ’s 50’s diner allowed the use of their place for the photographs to be taken and a hair salon opened their doors to allow us all to get ready. It really was a community spirited event.
I had been chosen to take part in two pictures, a solo Hollywood glamour style shoot and then as part of a group representing a local clothing boutique, Bohemian Finds which would be shot in the diner.
I turned up at the studio, donned a Scarlett and Jo blue velvet gown and waited for Peter to direct me.
Less than an hour later Peter had all the photographs he needed and I headed off to AJ’s Diner to take part in the group shoot. There were four of us taking part in the shoot, Carrie-Ann, Jacky, Lynda and myself all dolled up in beautiful vintage style.
The calendar was finally completed and it went off to the printers to be made into the finished article.
Eventually it was announced that the calendar was ready for sale. I didn’t even know what pictures had been chosen, or even if I had made the final cut. But it was for a great charity so I put in my order.
Of course I had to order a couple of copies for the family and I waited for them to arrive.
I knew the calendar was going to be good, but when it arrived I was amazed at how fabulous it looked!
Taking a good long look each month, I was delighted by the different photographs used, all with a quote from the model stating just what the vintage group meant to them.
When I hit June, there we were; the four of us sat at the diner table with Knickerbocker glories. Varying shades of red, white and blue. A perfect foursome in clothing supplied by the lovely Bohemian Finds.
I carried on looking through the Calendar, and there at September I saw my full spread photograph. Black and White Hollywood glamour with my quote. It was just breath-taking.
I couldn’t have been any more pleased to have taken part in something that benefitted a really worthwhile charity.
I was literally over the moon to be included in the photo shoot and the end result was divine.
Best of all, It raised lots of money for charity! If you would like to get your own copy of this fabulous calendar, click here to go to the Just Giving page where you can purchase yours for just £10!!