A few weeks ago we told you about a photo shoot we had planned to gather some new publicity and promo shots for the Corgi brand. Well, last week, armed with countless pairs of Corgi socks and piles of knitwear, we headed to remotest West Wales for the shoot.

Vicky from branding and design agency Smörgåsbord, who we have been working with on the project, had scouted out the perfect location – a traditional Welsh thatched cottage located in the beautiful Carmarthenshire hills, called Ty Unnos.

The shoot location: Ty Unnos in Carmarthenshire

The cottage was quite unique as it had been built entirely from local materials, using traditional tools and processes and all during the course of one night, as per an old Welsh tradition. In fact, the cottage’s name Ty Unnos is Welsh for ‘one night house’ which refers to the age-old process by which it was believed that if a person could build a house on common land in one night, that the land then belonged to them as a freehold.

The cottage’s owner was on hand to tell us all about the history of the building

Being inside the building was truly like stepping back in time as it was furnished entirely with antiques. The only modern touch was a fabulous, newly refurbished bathroom which became our wardrobe/changing room/makeup and hair room for the day.

In the days prior to the shoot, the weather had been typically Welsh – wet, windy and just generally horrible! So we were so pleased to see the sun shining and blue skies when the day arrived.

As we’ve mentioned before, our photographer for the day was great lifestyle and interiors photographer Michael Sinclair. His previous work includes country and coastal living, hotels and tourism, food and people for commercial, editorial and advertising clients throughout the UK and abroad. If you haven’t already checked out his work, visit Michael’s website to take a look at his portfolio.

We had three models – two male and one female – as well as a little four-legged friend named Mr Wigglesworth who was determined to get in on all the posing action!

All in all it was a great day and we managed to get some absolutely brilliant shots that we look forward to sharing with you very soon.