This shoot was a classic case of "that didn't go as planned".
The original plan was for a dramatic portrait shoot in the rocky cliffs of the Peak District, think smoke bombs, harsh jagged rocks and dark clouds...well we got the dark clouds anyway! After battling with a sat-nav that thought the correct route to our destination was via a long narrow driveway to a farmhouse, we eventually arrived at our desired destination. We got out of the car, prepped everything we needed and started heading up the path towards the rocky formation we intended to shoot at. About 50 foot up the steep path I turned around to admire the view, only to be confronted with a huge black cloud rolling across the horizon. Realising the error of our ways we attempted to make a mad dash for the car, we got about half way there before gale-force winds and icy cold snow started pounding against us both.
Needless to say we bailed on the idea and headed back to Sheffield. The snow decided that was a good idea and joined us, so when we arrived back in the city the only option we had was to head to Botanical Gardens and seek shelter in the glass pavilion. Despite the cold weather the sun continued to shine, so we were able to use the light to bring a warm tropical feel to the final images. (you should have heard the wind and snow hammering against the windows)