The Charmouth Photo Shoot

On a spring day we ventured off to Charmouth to try and take some photo's for the web site and Facebook. The idea was to combine our new products with the stunning scenery that is Charmouth beach.

The stretches of cliff around Lyme Regis and Charmouth have amazing strata of rock and fossils and are a vivid example of history and pressure combining to create the amazing Jurassic Coast.

Interestingly, Charmouth beach is always a surprise, it changes from sand to stone in the space of a single storm. Today it was set fair and a good deal of sand was visible hugging the Blue Lias rocks. The tide was low and Charlie started to scan for some likely spots.

Charlie was tasked with setting up our website, he and our daughter Lauren, met at university in Cardiff and make a great part time technology/marketing and social media team.

We of course did not have the beach to ourselves, dog walkers and families watched our strange little scene unfold.

One of the first things we wanted to do was to capture our Ammonite soap in a more natural setting. The rocks are perfect and we were able to capture a series of striking shots which would go on to feature on this website but more regularly on Facebook and beyond.

This Charcoal and Peppermint Soap fits nicely in the hand, looks great in its quality gift box and has proved popular in local shops and at craft fayres.

The second goal was to capture the soaps in as dramatic a setting as possible, This first involved a precarious balancing act on the shore line rocks. The photo is great but it comes at the price of a few wet feet and soggy trousers. The camera, I am happy to report , stayed dry.

Slightly easier was the 'dry' shot. The day was perfect for this. If you look closely on the right you can see all the way to Portland Bill sweeping into the sea from Chesil Beach.

I hope you like the finished product, it has helped us build the website and highlight this amazing part of the Devon and Dorset Coast.

Our next photo shoot will be in Lyme Regis. There is a section on Monmouth Beach that is only exposed on spring tides and is made up of a huge shelf of Blue Lias peppered with rock pools and large boulders. It needs patients to get the tide and the weather on the same this space for more.

Please do comment below if you like the shots, let us know your experiences of Charmouth. It would be great to hear from you.