A SHUTTERBUG managed to grab some amazing shots out on marsh plains – despite weather conditions almost scuppering the whole photoshoot.

Richard Huckett has been involved with the Baddow Camera Club for a decade, becoming its chairman five years ago.

For the past few years, he has been a volunteer events photographer for the Museum of Power in Langford.

At a steampunk festival put on by the museum, he met Maldon model India Robins and they formed the idea for a photo shoot.

Richard said: “I have been taking photos as a hobby since my first child arrived some 16 years ago.

“I guess we all love to take photo of our cute cherubs and it carried on from there.

“My passion is to see people grow in their photography and learn new skills.

“India has always had a distinctive look and her own style of fashion.

“It’s taken us several months to get diaries and weather to coincide for a fashion-based shoot in the wild slat marshes of Essex.

“I find the landscape barren and wild, like Wuthering Heights meets Macbeth!

“We thought it would be fun to showcase some of India’s red head style against the muted winter landscape with some dramatic skies.”

Meeting in Tollesbury, known for its landscape, the pair kept their fingers crossed as the previous weekends were battered by wind and rain.

“On the day we trudged through the mud and got ourselves set up,” he added.

“A few clicks of the camera and the rain arrived - who forecast this!

“Seeking shelter for a while under our brollies we persevered and we were rewarded with some gaps in the cloud and some brief sun.

“After two hours of shooting, changing location and using various props we called it a day. We are all very happy with the results.

“Thanks to India’s mum Tracy for coming along and ruining her shoes and fellow photographer Richie Cunningham for providing the colourful umbrella.”