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Behind The Scenes with Celtic and Co at Firefly
Shooting an Autumn catalogue during Spring time is always a challenge for us here at Celtic. Not only can the weather can be unpredictable and certainly changeable here in Cornwall - but everything about the location of the photo shoot needs to scream of the season we are trying to emulate, whilst offering the perfect backdrop for the look of the brand and it’s natural products. Firefly by Unique Home Stays was the perfect fit.
An authentic woodcutter’s cabin tucked away in a tiny rural hamlet in North Cornwall, both Firefly's indoor and outdoor space gave us great scope to photograph our beautiful knitwear, loungewear and soft furnishings. It’s earthy, natural textures completely complemented our new collection’s palette, and the rustic charm added to the cosy imagery that we envisaged our catalogue would portray to our customers. Our photographer fell in love with the venue as soon as we got there, shooting from every angle possible, including kitchen tops, right through to using the decking outside the bedroom. The team used all the space available to get the perfect shot, we even utilised the bathroom!
Our freshly printed Autumn catalogue has just landed, with a shot of Firefly on the front cover which is absolutely stunning. Firefly added the stand-out, unique factor we wanted to showcase our exciting new AW16 collection.
Over the course of the two day shoot, the Celtic team plus our stylist, makeup and hair artist, photographer and production team, not forgetting our beautiful models, all flooded into Firefly to set up our Autumn/Winter catalogue shoot. At any one point, 10 people would be on set, utilising the space within the rustic kitchen, quirky lounge, cosy bedroom or outside veranda. We took along our sheepskin rugs and throws adding the Celtic touch and warmth to the cosy shots. The roaring fire and natural hues of the interior, gave us the exact style we hoped to achieve. Having the additional rooms allowed for the hair and makeup styling team to keep on top of which look was next and helped keep everything moving really smoothly. Between that and having a kettle on site, (a luxury on some photo shoots!) it was a great day and we think you’ll agree, the pictures speak for themselves.
A Brief History of Celtic and Co
Based in Cornwall, Celtic & Co offer a large range of luxuriously comfortable pure sheepskin boots, slippers, knitwear, outerwear, ethically sourced clothing and accessories online. To browse the new collection inspired by the Cornish coast, please visit: www.celticandco.com
Properties featured in this article: Firefly