The idea behind the photo shoot is to showcase a selection of our designs enabling you to visualise our fabrics in your home. A huge amount of pre-planning goes into the day, to try and create homely scenes with ornaments and everyday objects.
To make it easier on the day, I draw up a visual plan of the scenes. This is useful for reference on the day of the shoot and also for creating a list of items that will be needed for the photo. For example a bedroom photo will need bedding, cushions, lampshades, throws, flowers…….the list goes on. In fact, it is like moving house!
The day has arrived and I’m getting quite excited as we drive down the windy Devon lanes; we eventually pull up outside ‘Susie’s House’, a lovely old farmhouse. It’s so charming with oodles of features including a fabulous stone spiral staircase; every corner is a photo opportunity, but I have to remember we’re here to soot my fabrics.
Armed with cushions, fabric and all manner of props, we take over this delightful home!
Once all the items are in place Deborah Schenck gets to work with her lighting and makes final tweaks to the display. What looks good to the onlooker, doesn’t always work as a photo. Deborah is our fabulous photographer for the day and such fun to work with. She is patient, enthusiastic and bursting with ideas; far too many to cram into one day! My role throughout the day is to change the scenes, make cups of tea and anything else that’s needed.
I’m delighted with the results and I hope you enjoy spotting some new photos across my website.
Here’s a little peek behind the scenes…