Fashion Shoot with Lara
I take photos, but I also make photos. Much of my commercial work is taking photos - turning up somewhere and shooting portraits, or products, or events (etc). However, a few times a year I plan a fashion style photoshoot in order to make photos. The process is much more in-depth and involves creative collaboration to get the desired photographs.
It usually starts with an idea of a theme or story that I'd like to shoot (or sometimes its a new photographic technique that I want to try). I then have to find a model (the excellent Lara here), find hair and makeup artists to collaborate with (the amazing Elin Coles in this case did both). Next comes a moodboard which the model, make up artist and myself can all post reference images to. After that I then have to source costumes and props - from my clients Marigold Costumes who are a costume company for film, tv and theatre (thanks Dawn and Lynn). Lastly I plan lighting and source backdrops for the shoot.
Elin Coles did the makeup and hair - we come up with ideas together, but then she makes them her own and delivers stunning results for me. At the Aladdin's Cave which is Marigold I managed to source several hoop (Crinolene) dresses, plus accessories including the white powder wig. I also picked up some more contemporary clothes, for a second style for the shoot.
So, its a big production, with many elements having to come together on the day to get the great shots. We had fun making these photos. Hope you like them!
Fashion photoshoot with model Lara. Makeup and hair by Elin Coles.
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