This past Tuesday I had the pleasure of doing some more prop & food styling for my client Southern Season. I thought it would be fun to show some behind the scenes iphone pics from the last shoot. You can see some of the final images here.
For this shoot that I worked on last year, I sourced tables, linens, fabrics, bowls, florals, backdrops and a ton of other props sitting just out of frame in these pictures, in shopping carts.
For this particular shoot we were trying to convey a look that was American, modern, just a touch masculine and a little bit rustic. I made sure to pick pieces that I felt evoked that story without being too over the top: a wide wooden plank top table, rich blues, greens, and teals, marble, aluminum, green and white flowers, denim, burlap and ticking stripes.
I then arranged those pieces so they became a small cohesive environment that looked like a realistic table setting in the final picture. I actually made a half dozen or so on the fly environments like the ones above and below.
I take a lot of informal pictures like these with my iphone so that I can get a feel for what the layout, colors, etc. look like through the eye of a camera but they are not composed thoughtfully and are more like a quick sketch. I can’t wait to show you behind the scenes pics and final photos from the shoot I just worked on. Stay tuned for those in the coming weeks.