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Calendar Girls: Shoot # 11 – June

Spinning a yarn …

Denise – Miss JUNE

Introduction, a blog by Flash Gordon Photography

Shoot # 11. Sunday – how I would have loved a lie-in today. But no! It’s up and off to the first shoot of the day, set up at 9.30am. I know to many people a 7.30am alarm is already mid morning but not me, and probably not on a Sunday! Julian and I had breakfast together and I set off with a full belly, and arrived just a little before Les. We are, of course, extremely grateful to our sponsors and venue owners who also get out of bed on a Sunday morning just to accommodate us!.   

By the way, the calendar is on sale now around Kerikeri. It’s a great way to support both our community and a very worthwhile cause. A donation from the proceeds of the sale of the calendar will go to NZ Child Cancer Foundation, and this is also a great way of celebrating the ladies in our community.   Each month is sponsored by a local business and we thank them for their support. Most, but not all, of our models also appear in the Play. The sponsor for this month is All You Needle


Calendar Girls

1st – 4th August at The Turner Centre


Shoot # 11:

Diane, was our host for the first shoot of today and she was very accommodating as we shifted her furniture around and rearranged the shop for our set. We moved two sets of shelves (thankfully on wheels) in place to shelter our model from any passers-by. Les reminded me how – when it was her turn, the scrim that we put in place to black out the windows was being blown hither and thither by the strength of the wind and she was a tad nervous that people would be able to see. However, the shops were closed, very few people were around and we managed to give her some privacy! Today’s set in place and happy with the look, and the privacy we had achieved, we set about choosing some suitable props that would ensure the modesty our model.

Denise arrived and soon we were into the shoot. As usual, we had to tinker a little with our props, but Denise smiled through it all and before long another shoot and a lovely serene calendar photo was completed. This shoot is eligible for the completion to win two passes to the show.

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Images copyright Claire Gordon, Flash Gordon Photography at Take Five Agency, Design & Marketing

Have a guess at our beautiful locations which are shot throughout the Bay of Islands.




Calendar Girls: Shoot # 10 – August

You can’t beat a good read!

Introduction, a blog by Flash Gordon Photography

Shoot # 10. We have had such an awesome reception from every ‘location’ owner or sponsor and also anyone that we have spoken to about this project. Go and grab a calendar – they’re on sale now around Kerikeri. It’s a great way to support both our community and a very worthwhile cause.

Nearing the end now of the blog posts for the shoot of the Calendar for the Play ‘ Calendar Girls’, being put on by Stage Door Theatre Company this August. A donation from the proceeds of the sale of the calendar will go to NZ Child Cancer Foundation, and this is also a great way of celebrating the ladies in our community. Each month is sponsored by a local business and we thank them for their support. Most, but not all, of our models also appear in the Play.  The sponsor for this month is Molly’s Bookstore.


Calendar Girls

1st – 4th August at The Turner Centre


Shoot # 10: August

In-between showers and battling through a howling wind I found my way to our next shoot. I managed to get from my car to the shoot with all my gear in-between showers, so that was pretty neat. I loved this location, an absolute treasure trove, now discovered never to be forgotten – I had always walked past. However, I fear I will never be able to walk straight past again, without nipping in to check out ‘the inside’. My ‘Calendar Girls Companions’ were already there waiting for me and we set up quickly and chatted whilst we waited for today’s beautiful model.

We tested the set with the model fully clothed and, happy it was looking just right, Miss August, aka Penny settled into the pose and, I reckon, showed us the best legs in Kerikeri.  This was an interesting shoot, whilst we thought we had every little area covered that should be covered with each photo this was not the case! It was a tiny space and getting the angle right was a little awkward. Penny was gorgeous and patient with us and once we sorted out our set we got a lovely image pretty quickly. With many thanks to this ‘month’s’ sponsor and location and, of course, to our beautiful model.

Job done then, and it being Friday night I felt that us 3 ladies deserved a glass of wine, so we popped down to the relatively new buzzing venue in town, Ferment. The wine was delicious and it was great to see folk from our community of all different ages popping in for a quick end of week wind down before heading off home to a warm fire.

This shoot will count for the competition so make note of where it was taken.

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Images copyright Claire Gordon, Flash Gordon Photography at Take Five Agency, Design & Marketing

Have a guess at our beautiful locations which are shot throughout the Bay of Islands.




Calendar Girls: Shoot # 9 – March

Such a pretty flower …

Introduction, a blog by Flash Gordon Photography

Shoot # 9 – Wow! Two-thirds of the way through, just 3 more shoots to go. It’s co-incidental that we have had January, February and March all one after the other – don’t for a moment think we have been THAT organised! After this we will be jumping to August. And just to confuse matters, we’re probably switching January and July!

This is the shoot of the Calendar for the Play ‘Calendar Girls’, being put on by Stage Door Theatre Company this August. A donation from the proceeds of the sale of the calendar will go to NZ Child Cancer Foundation, and this is also a great way of celebrating the ladies in our community. Each month is sponsored by a local business and we thank them for their support.   Most, but not all, of our models also appear in the Play. The sponsor for this month is Puttsgreen Florist.

With each ‘month’ that we photograph I’ll be producing a blog. The months will be in the order of either the availability of the shoot location or the model. Today’s shoot is in the competition for two passes – so take note!

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NOW FOR SALE: Kerikeri Calendar Girls

Our special calendars are on sale around Kerikeri from today!

With many thanks to our sponsors, we have been able to give a percentage of each calendar sale (and each ticket sale) to our chosen charity for the show: NZ Child Cancer Foundation, who perform extremely valuable work around the country. Read more about them here.

‘KERIKERI CALENDAR GIRLS 2020’ CALENDARS: $20 each

To support the play ‘Calendar Girls’, coming soon to the Turner Centre, we decided to produce our very own calendar featuring some very brave cast members and their friends! Twelve wonderful local businesses have each sponsored a page, and many of those Kerikeri businesses, and more, have calendars for sale:

You’ll find them at the following locations :

  • The Merchants of Kerikeri
  • The Post Office
  • LJ Hooker Kerikeri
  • Makana Confections
  • Puttsgreen Florist
  • Molly’s Little Bookshop
  • All You Needle
  • Cafe Cinema

Keep up with all our behind-the-scenes blog posts on our website to find out more about the calendar.

Get your tickets for the show here:


CALENDAR GIRLS

1st – 4th AUGUST AT THE TURNER CENTRE

Calendar Girls: Shoot # 8 – February

A work of art!

Introduction

Shoot # 8 – We’re working our way through the Calendar shoots, and so far we are all pleased with the results. It’s a delicate balance to achieve, (near) nudity whilst at the same time maintaining an essence of the demure and total respect for our models. This is the shoot of the Calendar for the Play ‘ Calendar Girls’, being put on by Stage Door Theatre Company this August.   A donation from the proceeds of the sale of the calendar will go to NZ Child Cancer Foundation, and this is also a great way of celebrating the ladies in our community.   Each month is sponsored by a local business and we thank them for their support.   Most, but not all, of our models also appear in the Play.   The sponsor for this month is The Merchants of Kerikeri.



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Calendar Girls: Shoot # 7 – July

Today’s Specials: The baking of buns!

Introduction, a blog by Flash Gordon Photography

Shoot #7  –  We’re steaming through the shots now – I am really enjoying it!   This is the shoot of the Calendar for the Play ‘ Calendar Girls’, being put on by Stage Door Theatre Company this August.  A donation from the proceeds of the sale of the calendar will go to NZ Child Cancer Foundation, and this is also a great way of celebrating the ladies in our community.  Each month is sponsored by a local business and we thank them for their support.   Most, but not all, of our models also appear in the Play.  The sponsor for this month is Makana.

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