Shooting an ad campaign with a famous footballer….

When we had a call from our client Sun Mark Ltd to shoot an ad campaign with a mystery premier league footballer it was a great opportunity to get the HLP team together and head over to The Worx studios in west London, a fabulous location that has everything you need for any kind of photo shoot, ad campaign or corporate video shoot (including a fully stocked mini bar!)

We waited with bated breath for the footballer to arrive at the studio, at that point totally  unaware of who it would be! So it was great to find out it was Chelsea player John Obi Mykel who came with his entourage and, ever the pro – went straight in to hair and make-up.

Our make artist Lynda was a star and made sure that John was looking absolutely great throughout the shoot, this is not an easy feat working under hot lights so big thanks to Lynda from HLP for doing an amazing job!

During the shoot John was a pleasure to work with and the hours flew by, I have to say it was probably one of my top 10 London photo shoots of 2014!

Over the next few hours we acheived some great shots, ensured the client was happy and called it a wrap, I got a free mini make over (thanks again Lynda) and then off we all went for a well-deserved drink! (Apart from our photographer Erroll who went straight in to post production mode!)

The photos came out as we thought they would do…FABULOUS! They’re now being used on billboards in Nigeria and the rest of Africa so if any of our followers are enjoying a break over there…..check them out!

And if you ever need an ad campaign, professional photo shoot, corporate video or even just advice on a video production… know who to call!

Looking forward to the next shoot already…. x