Thursday, 6 September 2012

Vintage White Lace & Green

Here is a shoot I did a couple of days ago. I shot in Ashton Court and once again utilized my grandma's wonderful vintage clothing collection. I actually had a little trouble in deciding which shots would be used in the post - I liked so many of them! 

When I had arranged the shoot with the model, I knew that I'd wanted her to try on the green dress (used once before here) so I spent an hour or two hunting through many, many boxes for the particular piece. Through hunting though, I found this white lace dress - a piece that I'd never seen before. 

I initially had a different idea for the white dress, but to be honest I think it worked a lot better this way. When looking at the model's fantastically wild hair paired with the white dress, I was vaguely tempted to do a Wuthering Heights/Catherine Earnshaw shoot. But for that, I realized I would need a moor and also grey or dark weather. Instead, I decided on using the sun whilst we still had it and promptly dropped the idea.

The model was wonderful to work with, she didn't even complain when I made her walk through a ring of stinging nettles to get to a particular tree! I must admit, as always, I had been considering this model for quite some time before I finally decided on using her, but I'm glad I did. We had funny conversations to and from the location, agreeing on how awful we both were at giving directions, making comparisons on how stupid and yet adorable our cats were, and relating to various 'incidents' that had previously happened.

All in all, a great day!

(Oh yes, and just in case you were wondering, the apple in the 5th shot is not a Twilight representation. Got it in the charity shop. Thought it was cute)


  1. These are stunning! Especially the black&whites :]

  2. These are excellent. I love the way lace looks in black and white photos.
    I also have to say the model looks quite similar to Rosalind in the previous photos! Although maybe it's just the hair and vintage clothes...