A few weeks ago I was contacted by Miki, the owner of FairyTale Boutique to shoot some stock photos for the shop. I was very excited to do this, since I love the shop and all the ladies that work there.
We ended up shooting on the weekend of November 16th, and decided to shoot in the shop (in the back room). We did not fit back there however. :(
We decided to shoot right smack in the middle of the store. This was a very cool experience for me, because we had an audience watching us as we were photographing, directing and posing the girls.
Before long there was a crowd gathered around the inside and outside of the store.
As lighting I used four DIY fluorescent shop lights on photo stands, and a white seamless paper background. I like using this setup, but at home only, since they are not transport friendly. Loading and unloading these things without breaking them was a nightmare.
The images look like this after post. Ready to be placed and edited in a graphical layout.
We obtained most poses from Lolita magazines, book marking most of them with post-it’s. Miki did most of the heavy lifting (posing wise) for this photo shoot, since she would be doing the layouts for the postcards and content that will be generated for the shop using these photos, I figured she would know what would work best in the graphic design portion. So most of the poses were her idea.
Here is quick very light-hearted behind the scenes video from that day. Filmed and edited on my iPad using the iMovie app. So professional! :P
All in all, the shoot was very fun. I hope the ladies had as much fun as I did.
Thanks to Miki, and all the girls who participated in this photo shoot… Until the next event ladies and gents. <3