On one of the hottest days of the year so far and with Cornwall looking a spitting image of the Med I was lucky enough to spend 5 hours on Crantock beach shooting for Ann’s Cottage! Not only did we shoot their own lines ‘Born by the Sea’ and ‘Saltwater Seeker’ but also captured a variety of brands they stock including Roxy, Seafolly, Passenger & Billabong.
Born in Polzeath with stores now across the whole of Cornwall, Ann’s Cottage represents everything about that life-by-the-sea; those long beach days, bbq nights, a weekend surfing, paddle-boarding with friends or just a long walk along the coast, so this is exactly what we wanted to capture!
So in crazy heat, on a super windy day, we managed to shoot TWENTY outfits that ranged from summer bikinis to winter hoodies making sure we had enough content to share across the year promoting fresh brands across all social platforms as well as their Ann’s Cottage website.
We started at midday when the tide was at its lowest enabling us to get right down to the rock pools and empty shoreline which I have to say, I’d never seen before! Despite visiting Crantock copious times previously for walks, shoots and beach days I hadn’t actually explored the whole permitter and certainly hadn’t been SO far down the beach at it’s lowest tide — it’s something I’d definitely recommend you all doing; I’m pretty sure no one recognised it at first from my Instagram snaps and it sounds like it’s not often it’s seen as low and as clear!
Working our way up from the shoreline, between the gullies, along the rocks, beach and into the dunes we avoided the incoming tide, snapped a huge variety of shots and watched the gannel fill ready for our last outfits of the day in the most bright, crystal waters I’ve seen in Newquay. It really was the most fun and I can’t wait for you to see all the images we captured over on Ann’s Cottage Instagram across the year. So without giving away toooo much, here’s a taste of what we got up to!
Ambassador & Model: Corinne Evans
Here also are a couple behind there scenes from our shoot!