I saw Verena’s request for ‘a portfolio shoot with a difference’ on a forum website that I occasionally visit and, after sending her my details, I was pleased to find that I was the preferred photographer out of all those who replied to her request. As a classical musician just finishing her Masters degree she needed a portfolio shoot to have images for her website, publicity cards and for concert programmes etc. The brief was for something different to her peers’ who have all tended to go for studio portraits. So, I decided to take this talented German out into the wilds of Medieval Yorkshire and we conducted the shoot at Fountains Abbey followed by some sunset shots at Brimham rocks. Verena, currently studying at Birmingham Conservetoire, travelled up for the day and after a quick hair and make-up session in my studio, we headed off into the sunny autumn sunlight to begin shooting.