Well our naughty little secret's out.....and we're THRILLED!! Been so difficult to keep schtum but finally we can tell all!!!
To celebrate 4 fabulous years of The Kennedy Cupcakes, we are thrilled to announce that we have, once again, teamed up Autumn Leaf Studios, Hamilton http://www.autumn-leaf.co.uk/ in a very exciting charity project, creating a stunning CUPCAKE CHARITY PIN UP POSTCARD COLLECTION!!!!!!
It was at the end of our last shoot in January, with talented photographers, Stevie Weir & Matt Hird, that Stevie said “So what are we doing next?”. Knowing me, I had an idea poised and ready for him. As a troupe, we’d often spoke of producing something for charity to mark our 4th birthday and had dreamt of doing a pin up postcard collection. Amazingly Stevie and Matt were on board to make that dream come true and 3 weeks ago all 9 Cupcakes descended on Autumn Leaf Studios once again, including the beautiful Evette who flew in from Paris especially!
Behind the scenes, this shoot took 3 months to plan, with us all brainstorming on a secret Facebook page…swapping ideas, discussing outfits, backdrop colours, props, themes…you name it! Stevie and Matt were no doubt demented with the influx of posts each day from all 9 Cupcakes nattering about hot pants, corsets and such like but they once again supported us throughout and went to great lengths to have everything in place for us. So much so, that Stevie built a crate for Evette to sit on. Above and beyond the call of duty!!
The shoot itself was such a great day and we all had so much fun. The usual Cupcake banter and antics ensued and we all really enjoyed the process. This time it was a 10 hour stint and Stevie and Matt worked flat out all day to make sure they had the shots just perfect, super supportive throughout, putting us all at ease.
The wonderful images created will make up a collection of postcards that will go on sale in the next few weeks, in support of our chosen charities. For 2013, we’ve selected two charities to donate to: ERSKINE, the veterans charity who have been looking after our ex-Service men and women in Scotland for almost 100 years & The STV Appeal, who help children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.
I had the extremely, almost impossible task of selecting THE image for each Cupcake (Stevie had kindly narrowed it down to 5 per girl first!). I mean it isn’t hard to take a good photo of the gorgeous Cupcake girls but Stevie and Matt turned us in to Pin Ups and we couldn’t have asked for anything more wonderful! Their photography is world class and we are extremely honoured to have had the opportunity to work with such lovely, friendly and super talented photographers!
We were also very lucky to have an amazing make up and hair styling team on board. Ariana Marcantonia aka Vanity Thrills and make up artist Justyna were nothing short of brilliant on the day. They are both masters of their craft and had us all looking and feeling stunning! We can’t thank these talented ladies enough for all their help.
So, without further ado...here are the photographs! Details of how to purchase the collection in support of both worthy causes will be available soon...in the meantime....enjoy x