The Kitsch Hen - Creative lifestyle shoot, part 2
Many of our clients say that they really don’t like being in front of the camera and having their photograph taken, which is something I can completely relate to. Many of our creative small business clients also don’t like to show too much of their private life or their home, but understand the importance of giving a little of the inspiration/heart behind the brand. I love seeing the inspiration behind a brand and part two of this wonderfully inspiring shoot with The Kitsch Hen was a joy to explore/shoot (You can read more about part one here)
There is a way to do this subtely though and with a gentle beauty. I feel passionately about making women feel beautiful in front of the lens (more to follow on this soon!) Choosing a location where you feel comfortable is of paramount importance and for Caroline, initially that was at home.
We firstly started in the kitchen and showed elements of the room; the patio door out to the garden that she particularly loves and favourite scented candles and framed quotes - all giving hints of her personality and home life, but without giving too much away.
We then moved out into the garden – Caroline was keen to capture images of her at work, other than in the bakery, so we made the most of the gorgeous weather and shot her working out on her patio, again with lots of images of stationery, journals and, of course, inspiring/supportive quotes on her biscuits. Her gorgeous 4 legged family members both obviously had to feature centre-stage in this too
Finally, it was time to show another two other passions close to her heart; running and yoga. In all the time that I’ve known Caroline, I know just how important both of these hobbies are to her and so it made perfect sense to incorporate them into the day. After shooting ‘getting ready’ images (which would hopefully work well for relevant posts on Instagram etc), we moved to Rutland water with the dogs and had more fun by the water.
Rutland Water is somewhere that she spends a lot of time and, as it’s close to my heart too (I grew up bike-riding around it!), it was lovely to be out shooting there together.
I loved our creative day together and it was such a joy to make the progression from working in the bakery the bakery (see the previous feature here) to being fully immersed in Caroline’s World, but in a subtle, unobtrusive way. It’s so lovely to be scrolling through instagram and to see one of our images from that brilliant day together – it’s really special that Caroline loved it as much as I did (and was super happy to be in front of the lens for it too!)