Calendar Girls: Shoot # 12 – December

Christmas Comes But Once a Year?

Introduction, a blog by Flash Gordon Photography

Shoot # 12. The Christmas Shot! One more shot left to go after this one. My gosh, I’m going to miss these lovely ladies.

This is the penultimate blog of 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 sponsors for this month are Flash Gordon Photography and The Little Herbal Company.

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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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Calendar Girls: Shoot # 6 – October

A beautiful day for making Jam

Steph – OCTOBER

Introduction, a blog by Flash Gordon Photography

Shoot #6  –  Phew!!   Halfway there.   This has been enormous fun, what a novel way to meet people!!!   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.   Thie sponsor for this month is Ludbrook Farm .

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Calendar Girls: Shoot # 5 – September

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Janette & Pooches!

Introduction, a blog by Flash Gordon Photography

Shoot # 5 – If you’ve missed some of the previous blogs – you can catch up by visiting my website below.   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 Rintoul Group Ltd .

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Calendar Girls Shoot Introduction and Shoot #1 – November

Anita – ‘November

Welcome to Calendar Girls

A Blog by Flash Gordon Photography

Heard of the film ‘Calendar Girls’?   If not, watch it – it’s a great movie.   In a nutshell, its based on a true story around a branch of the Women’s Institute in the UK – they’re a pretty staid bunch, into growing vegetables, flower arranging, knitting, doing good and being supportive of the community – you get the idea!   Sadly, one of the ladies’ husband passes away as a result of cancer.  The facilities in the hospital ward weren’t great so the ladies of the W.I. decide they would like to raise funds for – at least – a new sofa in the relatives room.

The ‘rebel’ in this particular W.I. branch, (renowned for her ‘crazy’ schemes), hits upon the idea of a calendar with each month featuring one of the ladies going about their ‘Women’s Institute’ business – with a twist.   They are nude!!  We are talking about ladies ranging from their mid 30’s to as old as you would like to imagine.  This was pretty shocking for the time (1990’s in a small Yorkshire village).  However, the Calendar is done tastefully and becomes a huge success morphing into films, plays and – yes, even more Calendar Girls.  They raised funds for far more than a chair and now each Calendar produced courtesy of ‘Calendar Girls’ also donates funds to a Cancer Charity.

So that’s’ where we come in. Stage Door Theatre Company is putting on the play Calendar Girls, producing a Calendar of our own fair ladies – with most of their ‘kit orf’  all tastefully done, of course.  A contribution of the sale proceeds will go to NZ Child Cancer Foundation.

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. Keep reading to see what we got up to in the first shoot…!

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