Royal Exchange Costume Photos

I recently did a shoot for the Royal Exchange Costume Hire and since I’m so pleased with the results, I thought I would share a big batch of my favourite photos.

The day featured four great models each wearing gorgeous a Victorian dress. As if that wasn’t enough for a good time, our location was Manchester’s Chetham’s library (see my photos of the library here). As we explored each of the rooms available to us, we were more and more amazed by this wonderful building. It was the perfect combination for a great day of shooting.

Everyone involved deserves a big thank you and I would be more than happy to work with each of you again. I had a blast.

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

Royal Exchange Costume Hire shoot at Chetham's Library

9 Responses to “Royal Exchange Costume Photos”

  1. Rowan says:

    What a wonderful example of collaboration between Theatre and Library – two of Manchester’s finest institutions!
    Sumptuous costumes; lovely girls; absolutely stunning photography – I can easily see why you’re so proud of this, Darby.
    Thanks for sharing them!

  2. dsawchuk says:

    Thanks Rowan! I appreciate the kinds words.

  3. Brendon Chetham says:

    They certainly make my family name proud.
    Keep up the great work Chethams

  4. Casandra says:

    Wow. These pics are amazing. I am very much impressed. Myself and my sister are very much into this type of photography and have made a bit of a hobby out of it. This has certainly spurred us on to continue our own work

  5. Caroline Read says:

    Hi Darby, I dont know whether you would remember me by name im the model in the blue dress. I came across your site as im currently putting together my actors CV and was looking online for these particular photos as i think it’s a very useful thing for me to add. Looking through brought back fond memories of a great day, so i just thought I’d leave you a message whilst i was here.

    They really are beautiful pictures!

  6. Amy says:

    These are some very nice photographs. Lovely composition and lovely ladies.

    I think the shot upward to the sky is my favorite.

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