If you follow my Facebook page you may have noticed I was recently pretty excited about a collaborative shoot with The Vintage Table that took place in March. I wrote about how enthusiastic and nervous I was leading up to the shoot not having focused on portraiture before, and this shoot had real living models involved. Looking back my fear was somewhat heightened at the time, I only had one go at this. But the opportunity was also something I couldn’t say no to.
Alison, owner of The Vintage Table, has a style like no other. When she briefed me on the shoot I knew exactly what she wanted given her style and love of all things vintage. I also knew she would pull it off even though this was our first attempt at anything remotely like this. But no matter how fabulous the setting was, and how photogenic the models were, if I produced a lousy shot there was no second chance.
The setting was decadent and oozed vintage style. When I rocked up that morning I had no idea what lay ahead although everything went smoothly. After an entire day shooting, I went home, tucked my camera away and decided I was too scared to view the images. But since I always do a back up when I get home, out came the camera again and I glanced at the images with one eye closed. I was pleasantly surprised.
The intention of this styled shoot was to showcase vintage china for The Vintage Table. But rather than make it a pastel coloured and pink and pretty affair, Alison had a fabulously different vision. This was to be a Midnight Tea for two loves, two kids that are the epitome of stylish. The models, Mikey and Amanda, were an absolute treat to work with. Like all of Alison’s ideas, she hit the nail on the head with her choice of talent. Every single thing on the table and all the props were vintage and part of The Vintage Table’s collection. You can probably tell I am a huge fan.
Alison and I are very excited and humbled that our shoot featured in The Vintage and Handmade Bride. We have known for the last week that it would be featured, and we have quietly been celebrating since then. If you would like to see the shoot please head here. If you would also like to see more of our collaboration I am partial to sharing images I have taken for The Vintage Table on my new Facebook page which features my photography. If that is your thing, head over and take a look.
Big thanks and credit to Alison Henley for styling and props (without her this shoot would not have existed), Mikey and Amanda for their awesome talent and Connie McKeon for her amazing makeup artistry (I wish I could hire her to make me up every morning!).
Here are a few of my favourite images from the day. Excuse me while I bask in my joy for a minute.
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