Our first ever Peterborough photowalk took place in April this year and I was really surprised with just how popular it proved to be and how well everybody did on the day. I saw some fantastic images on the backs of peoples cameras on the day and have since seen some brilliant edits of these pictures.
As it was our first photowalk, we limited it to 15 photographers and these tickets all sold out within 2 weeks of the event being advertised. We had a complete mix of abilities, from beginners right through to working pros which led to a real knowledge sharing environment.
We laid on 2 models for the photographers to ensure that they had something different to photograph along the walk. The idea here is that they can go and photograph Peterborough Cathedral themselves at any time. But it’s a little more difficult for them to get a bride posing in front of the cathedral at any time they want, so we made it happen for them with our lovely model Rebecca, giving them a brilliant opportunity to add some great shots into their wedding portfolios.
With our second model Hannah we went for a complete contrast in looks. We bought some giant black feathered wings, my partner Rhian created a black feathered headdress and we matched it with an equally stunning black Spin Doctor dress to complete the look.
Our walk started at St John The Baptist Church in Peterborough city centre. We headed to a graffiti-filled underpass near the train station, on to the Cathedral and we ended up in the middle of a field on the embankment to throw around a couple of smoke bombs and get some unique looking shots.
I’d like to offer a huge thanks to all the photographers who came along, our models Rebecca and Hannah who were both excellent, our MUA Liz and to the lovely Rhian for filming the behind the scenes video for me.