Band Shoot on The Hottest Day of the Year by Simon Painter

The other day I did a photoshoot for a Swing band called Simply Swing. The couple that run the band live on my road and I met them whilst walking the dog. It’s funny how these things happen.

Here’s their website

The plan was to do the shoot in a neighbours garden who has an amazing play house which we were going to use as a backdrop. The timing was such that we had to do it in the middle of the day and as it turned out it was the most scorchio day we could have imagined. Not good for the guys in thier DJ’s and definitely not ideal for photography. Sometimes though you just have to get on with it as they are the cards that were dealt.

Fortunately they were a lovely bunch of people and it was a beautiful garden. So even though we all pretty much melted we had a lot of fun.

Here’s one of my favourite images which has a great relaxed vibe about it.

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