Don't you ever wish you could be a kid again, even just for a day? Well, the #ProjectScouted ladies got to experience just that this past Sunday at the Phase Three shoot held at Fairway on Northlands Pre-Primary, a venue found by our awesome venue scout, Cathy Vere of Hedgehog Party Service, where the theme was "Let's be kids again". Much of the anticipation preceding the shoot was owed to the man himself, Lee Folkard, being announced as the Phase Three photographer. These Top 40 ladies were extremely fortunate indeed!
None of the girls knew what to expect as they arrived on location dressed in their vibrant colour-blocking outfits ready to have their makeup done by the skilled and meticulous graduates of Make-upthe College. The lovely Jacqui Bannerman, owner of the college, also dropped by and was every bit the proud mentor as she watched her girls work with finesse. The venue hinted at a fun and playful shoot but no one suspected that the shoot would actually take place on a jumping castle. It may sound a lot more difficult than it actually is and although the shoot required focus and intuition, it’s hard not to enjoy bouncing around on a jumping castle. The day turned out to be one of play and silliness.
The Redbull Wings Team also popped in to give the girls an extra boost of much-needed energy. Rounding this off with Just Green - Deon Francis, #ProjectScouted's official DJ - on the decks with his nephew, designer Ryan Francis's son, also joining in with a few scratches, the day was an incredible success.
But it wasn’t just the girls and the team who had a fantastic time; the parents, friends, and family who accompanied their girls to the shoot had just as great a day. Yvette Kruger, mom of Jami-Lee, enjoyed some popcorn while chatting to the other girls’ families and friends. She said, “It’s great to come to these shoots and see my daughter having such a good time. She’s at school all week and I also have to work a lot so it’s quality time that we can spend together while she also gets to socialise. These shoots have made our weekends so far great!” Keenan Hustler, accompanying his 18-year-old niece, Britnee, had an awesome Sunday as well, saying, “The shoots have such a cool atmosphere and we always have a great time. And we love the music!”
Kristan Oldewage from #TeamMonroe, currently at St. Henry’s Marist Brother’s College and whose photobooth strip won best image in Phase One, and her mom, Belinda, especially appreciate the build-up leading to each phase. Belinda said, “I love the excitement before the shoots; you never know what to expect! It’s so exciting for the girls to just come ready in their outfits and find out what they will be doing on the day. I also must commend everyone involved in the Project. Although there are a lot of young people involved, everything is done in such a professional manner. As a mom, I really appreciate that and it puts my mind at ease.”
Behind-the-scenes images will be shared on the Lee Folkard Photography page as our committed photographers upload them as well as the videos by Stefan Rust and Robbie Muller. There may be a few things that will surprise you, like the appearance of The Clown who loves to gatecrash the shoots. With Phase Three being this crazy, we can’t wait for Phase Four next weekend. We will see you there!
Thank you to Roy Esterhuysen for the images.