Behind The Scenes: Our Festive Photoshoot

On 3rd December our creative team travelled to the countryside to shoot our new Christmas collection! Here’s a little post to tell you all about what we got up to…

We started at Kit and Kaboodal HQ, gathering all the garments and getting everyone together in a giant convoy to the beautiful village of Felixkirk, North Yorkshire.

Our festive shoot took place at award winning local inn The Carpenters Arms, just a few miles from the famous White Horse of Kilburn. Set in the heart of the village, the inn is not just your average local pub. They have a renowned restaurant with a well thought out menu celebrating local and British produce, daily specials and delicious Sunday lunches. The bar is well stocked with fantastic local beers, handpulled ales and a considered wine list. Not only great for drinking and eating, they have beautiful rooms to turn your visit into a weekend away. Feeling tempted? Why not take a look online and book dinner and a stay? You could even tie it in with the next Kit and Kaboodal open day!

This traditional bar with a restaurant, rooms and outdoor terrace was the perfect cosy backdrop for our Christmas garments. The inn was filled with roaring fires, Christmas decorations and plenty of atmospheric nooks and crannies to get us all in the festive mood!

Our make-up artist Alison got to work straight away preparing our model Julie for a morning full of photos while our team put together the looks, picking out bracelets and necklaces to work with each look, as well as some fun winter accessories such as our bobble hats! Meanwhile our two photographers scouted the location and took test shots in areas all over the inn.

Once Julie’s make-up was complete, we dressed her in the first outfit – no time to waste! Lights, camera, action: our first shots were complete and we were on a roll. We moved around the inn, changing the mood with photos by the log fires, at the bar, in the restaurant and in the private dining spaces.

Between shots, our creative team was busy capturing behind the scenes images, finding the next area to photograph garments and putting all the other looks together. It was fun but busy as ever! Luckily it was soon time for a pit stop and we refuelled with tea, coffee and delicious bacon sandwiches – the bonus of shooting at an inn!

After a quick recharge, the second half of the shoot began – time was pressing on! We sped through so many styles, heading outside to picture our coats and chunky knits against a backdrop of the terrace and landscaped garden.

Soon time was up and we were ready to call it a wrap! We checked we had all the looks we needed before repacking the vehicles ready to travel back to Kit and Kaboodal HQ.

Once back in the office, we downloaded the images and started to create our Christmas homepage! Take a look now to see some of the festive pictures from the shoot. All the styles are now online too, so if you’re tempted you can treat yourself just in time for Christmas! We think they look quite magical…


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