The Bella Luce Hotel
GUERNSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS
The Bella Luce Hotel is situated on the Island of Guernsey and has one a number of awards for its excellent service and exceptional food. The hotel is an exclusive boutique 12th century manor house and has red star status from the AA Hotel Guide, and is a member of the elite group “Small luxury hotel of the world”.\r\nThe owner of the hotel was looking for a series of images that showed the hotels warmth and luxurious feel. We set about dressing each room which is often the process that takes the longest, getting everything in exactly the right place is key. Once i found the angle from which i felt was the strongest then we began to work on bringing together the room layout and then we would begin lighting the scene.\r\nThe hotel is pretty dark but we did not want to ruin the ambience by overpowering it with flash light. So i took a number of exposures using both constant tungsten lights with long exposures, and a few bursts of flash too. This gave a lovely balance of warm tones to the images making the surroundings look very welcoming. We continued with this theme through the hotel, restaurant, bar and spa rooms.