In my time as a stylist I have worked on many many photoshoots but never before have I got to commission my own one. So with the nearing launch of Hello Petal I decided that some rather beautiful photography would be needed.
Debi working her magic
One of the first shoots that I ever worked on as an assistant was with the photographer Debi Treloar. From then on I became a pretty big fan of her work. Take a look at her portfolio here and you will see why. She’s worked on over 50 interiors books! So asking her to collaborate with me on this was very exciting.
Me painting at the kitchen table
Like most shoots that I style alot of preparation goes into the shoot beforehand. I did lots of research on what sort of photography I wanted, what kind of look was I going for, who did I want it to appeal, where was the location going to be etc There was alot of consider. After much pressing and preening of samples the shoot took place a couple of weeks ago and I am pretty made up with the results! I can’t wait to show the final images but for now here are some behind the scenes images from the shoot.
The Zinnia cushion sitting pretty
Of course we had to have some flowers on the day. These peonies were beautiful. I got them from M&S and was really impressed with the quality. I’ve actually just finished styling the M&S Summer flower brochure and they have some lovely bouquets for this season.
Do you recognise the painting on the table? It was one of the ones featured on Design* Sponge. I’m kind of in love with this kitchen! Look at the floral breakfast bar chairs and the shelves at the back! Beautiful!
Some of my paintings up on the wall.
The living room. I think I need a Moroccan lantern like that in my life.
Samples were everywhere!