For those that don’t know, I’m a photographer who has just added millinery to my belt of creativity. When it was time to shoot the campaign for my headpieces, I knew the job would be done exactly to my liking. Being a fashion photographer, I’m regularly putting together photo shoots for my portfolio. My love of fashion and beauty means that I style the whole shoot. I choose what the model wears and how her makeup is done. It was nice to be able to use those skills to for my new venture into millinery.
2018 Millinery Collection
Having a modern classic aesthetic in mind, I chose a model who exuded some old world glamour. My hair and makeup artist created a flawless, natural yet glamorous look. The curls were a lot tighter when freshly done, giving my model a more vintage look . As soon as we stepped out onto our chosen location, strong winds blew a gale! There were concerns that we wouldn’t have any curls left, but the softer curls still worked beautifully.
The wardrobe consisted of two Zimmerman pieces from my own wardrobe. The gorgeous puffed-sleeve one is from a recent collection and the black strapless one is an old favourite. The Grace and Hart dark brocade dress was the only one acquired for the shoot. Accessories were not necessary as we were shooting in natural surroundings and I really just wanted the headpieces to shine.
Millinery Lookbook Photoshoot
The light was perfect and the wind died down in time for us to carry out the photo shoot. Our location was Westerfolds Park in Lower Templestowe, just a little drive from Melbourne’s CBD. I’ve shot there a few times before and it’s a serene setting which offers a wonderful backdrop for photography. Initially, I had hoped for long golden grass. Unfortunately it had all been mowed down so we had to find some other areas. The fallen tree trunks and greenery worked beautifully as the setting for my millinery campaign.
The shoot was a little rushed in the planning as spring is rushing closer. My initial plan was to go down the coast and do something really dramatic at the seaside. Guess it’s something I can keep up my sleeve for the next collection. The results of this campaign shoot was beautiful enough for my first millinery collection.
Hope you enjoy it too.