One of my favourite shoots so far was this one! It was a shoot based on an inspiration image and it was just so much fun!! I worked with the amazing Ceri Foster from ArtOf2 Designs and hair and makeup was created by Bekka Handley. Cindy Lim made the stunning headpiece and I made the blue cinderella-esque gown and sourced the other pink one.
It was a dream team! I arrived late afternoon and went straight into hair and makeup. It took forever but Bekka and I chatted the whole time and it was really relaxing. When it was time to do my makeup she painted my whole upper body with a translucent white body paint to give more of a porcelain feel.
The shoot was great, we played with smoke machines and lighting and I really felt like a puppet – we decided to play with this concept further and incorporate the strings. In the shot below, the photographers cat wandered into the shot – I absolutely loved it, the cat just gave it a whole new dimension of mystery and randomness.
We shot late into the evening and everyone was exhausted by the time we were finished but we were all so thrilled with the results, it was worth it!
What I learnt from this shoot:
1. Be flexible – you never know what ideas and opportunities will pop up during a shoot that can result in amazing photographs.
2. Don’t be afraid to make eye contact with the camera and likewise, relish in the moments when you retreat back into yourself, closing your eyes.
3. Have fun with the people you are working with, you can see the team below!
Part one of the Photoshoot Diaries can be found here.