I flew down to Virginia on Monday with one goal in mind. To make the photo shoot that we’re doing for our Sixth and Spring book a complete success. So this week, I’ve styled clothes, hair, make up, fitted, poked, and prodded models, wrangled sheep, kept Susie’s wallet and phone with her (although not the house key. oops.), held reflectors, smoothed garments, purchased props, and generally run around like a crazy person, all while attempting to keep up with email.
Here’s one of the props I bought:
I didn’t make much time to take iphone photos, but fortunately Susie did between taking real photos.
The weather was not looking cooperative for Wednesday’s shoot:
But it turned out to be lovely. Below, Susie’s favorite garment on a great new model that we’re using:
Every detail must be just so, even though I must also help deal with the reflector to light up or shade shots as needed, so often times I was holding a reflector in one hand, and fixing a garment with the other.
Yesterday felt a little bit chiller, especially in the morning. Below I’m keeping a model warm while I fix a detail between shots.
Susie’s been shooting at this building since she first moved here. One day it’s just going to fall to the ground, but until then, we’ll keep shooting in the ruins!
We went to another farm to use some lambs for a cover shot. This bottle-fed baby was a sweetie:
This is the face I make when I see something horrifying. Apparently, the lamb also makes the same face:
Model Crystal wrangling a sheep while I deal with the reflector and details for another shot.
When figuring out how to hold a lamb without blocking the garment, sometimes you find that lambs are made of legs!
They mostly had Suffolk and they had a whole passel of them!
Also on property is this gorgeous lake with a lovely bridge! Isn’t it idyllic?
The models were changing in the car most of the day and there wasn’t any time to straighten clothes or keep things tidy. When we got home we dumped everything from the car into a heap:
Today we have 6 more garments to shoot:
and then it’s time to pack it all up and head home. I hear that there’s a lot of snow awaiting me in Massachusetts which I’m not looking forward to. I am looking forward to seeing my husband and cat and rewarding myself with a weekend off before I get back to work on Monday.