Life is filled with Dreams,
Dreams give our life meaning and inspire us to change.
We dream about change and improvement,
we set goals, seemingly impossible goals,
goals which challenge us,
and we dream about the future,
when we will reach our goals,
when our lives will change for the better.
Without our dreams,
Life and humanity
would be hopelessly dull.
Investing in ourselves is the most important thing we can do as photographers. From gear to software to websites to learning, investing in ourselves is a continuing process. A wonderful investment we can make as a photographer, if we shoot portraits, is participating in styled photography shoots. The benefits of participating in a styled photoshoot can reap rewards that are everlasting.
Firstly - what is a styled photography shoot?
In a styled Editorial photo shoot, several industries come together outside the realm of an actual shoot to create a series of images, that we can share and show our skills. Those industries include models, clothing vendors (gowns and accessories), gown designers, hair and makeup artists, jewelers, cake vendors, party venues, photographers, and sometimes even videographers.
The first thing I did before reaching out to other creatives was I created a vision board, via Pinterest for my idea. This helped everyone know what the concept was and this made the planning allot easier. Everyone understood the concept of the look and this made things easier for the florist, jewelers, hair, and makeup team. Finding and styling the locations and venue was also easier.
Try to incorporate as many vendors as possible and have a wide range of creative fields.
A few of the vendors have been published before. Editorial Editors and for social media love it when there are a large number of vendors to highlight and show their readers/followers.
I'd like to introduce you to the amazing creative team I got to work with!
The Models I used were the lovely Mia https://www.instagram.com/mia.jade.main/ and Summer https://www.instagram.com/_summer_hicks/ of AGENT - Tamblyn Models @tamblynmodels both girls are so very professional and such a pleasure to work with! I certainly cannot recommend them enough!
Kia Leeke, the incredibly talented makeup artist you can find her at https://www.instagram.com/makeupbykialeeke/
Thank you to my friend and the amazingly talented Lauren from Suncoast Flowers for the beautiful floral arrangement- https://www.instagram.com/suncoastflowers/
The incredible couture dress designer Judy Coply, supplied us we 2 incredible gowns- https://www.instagram.com/judycopleycouture/
For the first time, I got to collaborate with the amazing jewelry from: https://www.instagram.com/avenuejjewellery/
A special thanks and shout out to Jaya of Empire Art photography studio -What an incredible venue and studio for photoshoots and training venue! Be sure to take a look at https://www.instagram.com/empireartphotography/
Location and venue: https://www.instagram.com/annabellatheweddingchapel/ I was introduced to the lovely Judy of Annabella at the wedding chapel - and I my goodness it did not disappoint! It is my new favorite locations to shoot at!! An incredible hidden gem right here on the sunny coast.
Editorial - Magazine Submission!
We created the session into 2 looks, one as a magazine submission and the other for fun!!! We were delighted to be on COVER of Elegant kids magazine!!!!
Look two the girls simply swapped outfits and we got a totally different look!!!
As a professional Photographer, Nikki Olivier Portraiture is a luxury Fin e Art photographer for woman and children in the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland area, including Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Marcoola, Coolum, Sunshine Beach, Noosa Heads and Rainbow Beach. Hinterland and inland locations include Gympie, Eumundi, Yandina, Nambour, Mapleton, Montville and Melany.
I would love to begin planning your luxury portrait session. To see more of my portfolio please click over HERE and get in touch if this is something you would love for your business! If you are interested in a custom portrait session with Nikki OlivierPortraiture and would like more information, please click HERE to learn more about me and this experience.
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