Preston Castle Fashion Shoot

So here I am one day, browsing my Facebook and commenting on all of the cool stuff my friends do all day, when I get a message from Jessie Cho inviting me to shoot some models wearing super cool dresses in an old run-down castle… Hm, lets see. They have: Gorgeous girls… check. Locally designed dresses… check. Run-down catle with dilapidated Tiffany-blue walls… check. Pretty sure my head would have exploded if she had said free pizza and beer! So I headed down to Preston Castle with my buddy Jackie from Jacqueline Photography. We were facebook buddies but we finally got a chance to kick it and shoot. Jackie is a camera gangsta, and she knows how to work those crazy things. Since the models needed glam time before the shoot, I made Jackie model for me first… yes girl, I AM blogging this right now.

Once we saw some dolled up ladies coming our way, we got down to biz, and put those girls to work! I spent most of the day with our first model Jessie, who coincidentally would change dresses and be ready just as I was looking for an available model. Lucky for me, she can make the eyes POP! like Orville Redenbacher.

Jessie’s fashion provided by: AGAPE by Jeremiah

Haley’s fashion provided by: Dreamnette
Working that grungy texture! If only I was allowed to get REAL dirt on that puppy..

Elya and Jessie’s fashion provided by: Dreamnette

Jessie’s fashion provided by: Gianna Couture

Dara’s fashion provided by: AGAPE by Jeremiah

These ones just about melted my camera… sizzlin!

Thanks to Image Provocateur for making the girls look glamorous, and thanks to the models who contorted, squished, and froze whenever I asked. You made these pictures what they are, ladies!!

Much <3, Dave

  • Stout Photography - May 28, 2009 - 8:44 am

    I have so many favorites. these are great.

  • Dave Shilling - May 30, 2009 - 9:53 pm

    Thank You! It was alot of fun, and since I had the gift of time and a fashion magazine in my back pocket, I could just let ‘er rip!

  • Ionian - November 12, 2012 - 5:15 pm

    This is disgusting. Way to trash up a historical landmark. The last girl looks like an F-ing prostitute.

  • daveshilling - November 12, 2012 - 6:38 pm

    Yes, let’s all cherish it’s memory as a High Security Juvenile Correctional Facility. I’m sure the money paid to use the castle for a photo-shoot is more helpful to the Castle itself than a random person (that’s you) leaving anonymous comments. And trust me, the last girl would have been MORE than welcome in a Boys correctional facility…let us not pretend like Preston Castle was a church.