OUR APPRENTICE says…
Any hotel is judged by the quality of its bedrooms, so our session with the housekeeping team was going to be crucial for showing the luxury that Ellenborough Park has to offer. We managed to get access to one of the suites, which are named after winners of prestigious Cheltenham horse races. The original plan was to shoot the four-poster bed, but when we explored the Istabraq Suite it was obvious that it was the incredible bathroom that was the real highlight of this bedroom. So we asked Rachel to arrange things on the impressive free-standing bath – the golden colour from the toiletry bottles adding a lovely splash of colour to the mainly black-and-white scene.
Kerry explains that although you can move things around and ask people to do things to suit your pictures, your set-ups have to be credible. You need to show the hotel employees working, not relaxing as if they were guests!