Sometimes the timing is just right – a few months ago I was preparing stock items for the approaching market, and it just happened that a friend and a client was stopping by on her way to Devon. We had fitting scheduled for her new Victorian outfit, but on an impulse we decided to do a min shoot of the stock medieval items – using Amy and me as Models, and accompanied by Amy’s ferrets and bird.
And so without further ado a plan was hatched – Amy came over ( not without adventures – blowing her tire just off the motorway, abut 15 min away from us), fitting was done, pizza consumed and we set about photographing 4 medieval gowns. It was also a test of one of our new backgrounds, so lots of playing with set up, props, lights etc was insured – Pitcheresque Imagery sure had some fun with that!
late 12th/13th style gowns were first. We did a few product shots and then tried to do a generic ones involving the pets too:-)
1. Burgundy wool and silk trim gown, lined with linen – worn over a silk undergown. here with Flynn, the barnowl
2. A wool gown with silk trim
Then it was time for 15th century.
first – an early 15th century houppelande in silk, lined with linen ( this one is still available from our shop – here)
and then a late 15th century Burgundian gown in wool sateen with brocade collar and cuffs
For this look we tried to experiment and stage the Lady With an Ermine portrait look – but the ferret ( Merry – and he was very merry indeed!) was very excited and the whole thing turned out to be very challenging – lots of fun ( much to the irritation of the photographer, I suppose), but trying to get him to stay more or less still in a graceful pose was tricky ( especially since we didn’t really want the animals to touch the gowns – there was for ale after all)… still we got a few fun pixs!
And a few behind the scenes shots to wrap it up!
Hope you enjoyed these – I am already looking forward to our next stock photoshoot at some point at the end of June/beginning of July! 🙂