Monday, August 30, 2010

Putting on the Photographer Hat....

My dear friend Myrna of Petal Chic has been dabbling in hand dyed, handmade silk flowers for the last several months and she's really getting good. The issue is that she has no models. Since I took a photography class I had the idea to ask my adorable nieces to model her hair flowers. Yesterday afternoon, I got a chance to shoot the hair flowers in perspective. The girls had so much fun and enjoyed getting new clothes and getting to be models for an afternoon.
I tell my photographer friends that I'm not good at engaging my subject and telling them what to do or making them feel like a million bucks. Remember, 99% of the time I'm photographing my flowers and I don't have to tell them what to do. My nieces are just photogenic and they were totally excited to be the models. I had to remind them to look the other way so I could focus on the flowers.
These are some photos I shot that I thought turned out great and really show off Myrna's lovely work! They aren't for sale just yet, but definitely bookmark her Etsy site ( because at some point she will be offering these on her website!I'm certain that we'll be doing this again. It was a great experience for me and I had a blast spending time with my nieces. :) Myrna is such a crafty person and she doesn't stop until she gets them perfect. I'm very touched she had enough confidence in me to do this photo shoot!

1 comment:

petalchic said...

AW! You're so sweet Diane! I can't thank you enough for taking such gorgeous photos of your ADORABLE nieces! The girls did a fabulous job modeling my flowers:) Many hugs to all of you!