Unbeknownst to the Home & Decor team, I sneak-shot some behind the scenes photos while they were shooting at my place, hee. They came around 2pm and shot till the sun set. The place is pretty tiny, so we all figured half a day’s shoot would be more than enough, but since my partner and I are such junk collectors (I actually think I have a slight hoarder problem…), the team said there were so many small areas to shoot, that half a day wasn’t really sufficient. I took that as a compliment! LOL. It also took a lot longer to shoot that if you were to just snap a picture of the space because they art direct and style each and every shot, which is the secret to taking great pictures – applies to both people as well as homes!
Here they were testing the light for the cradle shot.
Moving furniture around, and testing light for the bar shot. That’s a working spotlight we bought and shipped back from the US. Glad it came in handy for the shoot, haha.
Setting up of the bar shot. The ‘Banker Lamp’, vintage globe and telephone that sit on the counter are some of my favourite things. =)
The magic that happens when great styling, art direction and photography comes together. (Don’t mind my personal mess on the dining table!).
Discussion, then some tweaks to lighting and angle. They used the reflector for a soft bounce of light.
Caught taking a sneak shot while the team tried to make my accessories collection look pretty!
They kept some away to take some clutter off the shot. =/
Okay…I’ll look through the lot and give/throw some away…soon…
At the end of the day, it was my turn to be shot!
Seeing all the shots properly for the first time that day as Winston, the photographer, brought me through his choices. I felt like a proud parent!
The selected raws, pre-edit.
Thanks Rebeckka for the feature, Winston, Nonie, Kaffy and Genie for a great shoot, and Amanda for the write-up! Thanks guys for making the space look gorgeous!