The Vintage style has definitely become a core style and for this session one of the models had borrowed some dresses from Vintage by Cupcake and accessories by Punk up Betty. As a contrast to my ‘dark and moody’ images I decided to make use of some of the various colour background rolls from Creativity Backgrounds that I have, particularly since the supplier had asked for some images from using them.
I was asked by the model I arranged the photo session with, ElleJ, if she could bring a friend and for me to take some photos of her as well. I know some photographers do not like having anyone else there. This can be down to their lack of confidence, not wanting distractions, trust or a number of other possibilities. I’m not sure how they’d feel working with a MUA, Hair stylist, Stylist, director, grip etc in the full entourage that can arise on a professional photoshoot or a hundred or so people at an event or a wedding !. Personally I find another pair of hands useful for holding / moving things, another pair of eyes and another set of ideas. Also if a stray hair or the like needs adjusting on the person posing, it is more sensible that it is done by someone the person already knows. I was therefore comfortable with saying ‘yes’.
The snow that we’d had and stopping off in Newcastle-under-Lyme to pick up the dresses and some accessories didn’t delay our starting and with their hair and makeup already done it was just a case of changing and ready. Then the fun began of playing with the colours and the looks, some of the results of which can be seen below.
Some of these photographs have been regularly used by Creativity Backgrounds in their advertising. They supply the colour roll backgrounds.