I realize my blog suffers when I get busy at work, it is good to be busy, but I have to figure out a way to maintain the blog as I’m working..
I have some fun behind the scenes photos that I snapped and wanted to share! The shoot went great, all three days. I can’t wait to see the final ads…
First days shoot was with grandfather/grandson, I got so busy I forgot to take a picture of the wardobe, but here is a cute picture of the make-up artist giving the 2 year old a once over…
The second shot that day was with the same man, but paired with a woman on a couch. I kept the wardrobe light and “resort like” while being consistent in the color scheme.
Here is a wider angle that includes some of the view and props:
The second day we shot the dinner scene. 7 models total so a lot of wardrobe and props. The challenge when working with that number of talent is that they all need to be dressed in harmony with each other, as if they all belong, without someone standing out too much. Dark, light and patterns need to flow together and we were going for “relaxed elegance”
This is our main model, the girl we are focused on and built our story around. I put her in an elegant but comfortable dress from Max Studio and neutral heels.
This is the main guy, the guy who interacts with our main model. His shirt and style went nicely with her dress.
This is the counter balance. This model we placed at the back of the table, so she needed to have a darker solid color to counter balance the action in the front.
As my Creative Director explained, we needed to play “ping-pong” with the colors to draw the eye towards the center of action but still balance the entire image. This model was the center in the back of the image, so she needed to be a bit “louder” in her wardrobe.
This model is in a cream colored top with a statement necklace to help lighten up the corner of her darker partner who was wearing a black suit jacket.
The set up was extensive with both still and video photographers
The story of the image is friends enjoying dinner at a Villa with all the amenities of a full service staff from the hotel. The props in the image ties together with the ocean, and as dinner has just ended, the server came with dessert. Part of the fun was that all talent got to enjoy yummy desserts like this tiramisu!
Putting everybody in position…
Here we go! Even if this is not the final image, it gives you a good idea on what we were trying to achieve, and what the thought process is behind an image like this. Please note the awesome talent that played our waiter in the background, he had the hardest job of the evening! I will post the final ad as it is ready from production… A fun shoot – A huge thanks to everybody involved!!