Behind the scenes of a fashion photoshoot

I styled a photoshoot!

It was so much fun.

This isn’t my first time mind you. Right out of college I was a prop stylist’s assistant. It was a really cool job.

We did clothes now and again, but we were mostly focused on designing the set for photoshoots and commercials. Creating a mood for the rooms that were the background to the photographs or film.

There were often items we used on set that we couldn’t return, so I would get to take them home. Pans, bowls, vases, and one time, a couch. It was for a Hallmark Christmas ornament commercial, it was a plush fabric in a deep forest green.

Can you imagine the joy that my roommate and I felt when we ditched the dorm room futon for the first real piece of furniture in our big girl apartment? We were 23.

We’ve made it now, we thought. If only life were that simple, but it kinda was back then.

I had that Christmas green couch for years.

In this recent photoshoot, I worked with brand photographer Amy Thompson. She is local here in the Bay Area, so if you have any branding photography needs, she is your gal.

My assignment for the shoot was to create two outfits: one a work look, the other evening, both on a tight budget. The goal is to appeal to a busy mom, who wants to look polished for work and elegant in the evening with little effort.

Our model was amazing, so easy to dress and photograph. She is a real-life busy mom with three kids, a husband, and two puppies. Yes, puppies as in baby dogs, two of them at the same time.

Take a look at the photos below, including some behind the scenes shots where I primped the model and lint rolled her dress. So glamorous!

Let me know what you think. Do these photos read polished, easy style?

I think they do, I hope you agree.


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If you need help figuring out what to wear for your family photoshoots or branding sessions, I can help. Trying to communicate a mood, message, or feeling through clothes in a photo can be tricky, so don’t be afraid to ask for assistance.

A great brand photographer like Amy Thompson is also key to a strong finished product. You can find out more about her by clicking here.

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Kim
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I show women over 50 how to get noticed, stay relevant, and be connected through their wardrobe. Getting dressed is something you have to do each day, why not make it fun.

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