Okay, so I told you earlier about how my boyfriend and I team up every now and then as a stylist and a photographer, and do testshoots with other models. This is one of those shoots we did last sunday, and I am sooo happy I can show the results!
The model for this shoot was Johara. Johara is a stunning size 20 beauty with the most insane, hypnotizing blue eyes I’ve ever seen. She’s a bit short to model for fashion agencies, but I that shouldn’t stop her from creating awesome things :).
So the vibe we were going for was luxury, femininity, a hint of oriental moulin rouginess, decadence, softness, a little bit ethereal, old hollywood glamour… You get the picture. I went hunting for all sorts of pretty fabrics that we could use for the shoot, mostly to drape the furniture with (the house is completely white, so creating a setting was kind of important :p).
Check out some backstage pictures! We shot with coloured light, so these are no fancy instagram-filters.
In that last shot, she had to pose with her hands and didn’t know what to do. With new models, I tend to physically show them what to do and what not to do, as I think it’s easier for them to understand than just giving directions verbally. It makes for pretty silly backstage pictures though. In this case: “think of your fingers as long and elegant, otherwise they’ll look like claws“
The styling is mostly vintage things I had lying around or went looking for. Stretchy dresses are a lifesaver: they’ll fit sizes 8 to 18 so I can use them on a variety of models :). The flower crown I made myself (yes, I’m crafty like that. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a gluegun)
Here are the results! I’m superhappy with them, and I’m so happy that we got to show yet again that beauty really does have no size. Totally unbiased opinion, ofcourse.
And ofcourse, no shoot is complete without the obligatory selfies with the team (you can tell I’m not used to taking selfies. I don’t know where I was looking at, but it was definitely not in the right direction)
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