Styling, shooting, etc...

Last week I spent a day by the seaside. Well, to be precise, I spent about half an hour at the end of the day by the actual seaside, the rest of the day I spent styling and shooting for Etcetera Vintage. The lovely owner Shelly had asked me to style and shoot a vignette for her new website's homepage and to take photos of her home (also for the website) which very much represents her vintage business.

Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage

The brief for the main picture was as follows: One image in which Scandinavian mid-century and French vintage are combined in a way that wouldn't clash but would look like everything could happily coexist. Ohhhkayyy… So I got to work and we pulled together the items Shelly definitely wanted in the picture and I added others to complement the overall picture. I clearly didn't need to bring along any props because everything I could possibly have wished for was already in the house. 

Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage

From the moment I walked in I couldn't stop "ooh-ing" and "ahh-ing" at all the amazing details and vintage finds in this place. From classic and iconic furniture pieces, worn and weathered vintage accessories, to taxidermy, this place had absolutely everything a stylist's heart could desire. Nothing seemed out of place and despite the obvious elegance of the large living room, there was a casual and laid-back feel to the whole place which was underlined by the fact that Shelly told me that she's not overly precious about anything. 

Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage

Shelly and I hit it off immediately. We chatted all day whilst working, found out that we had an enormous amount in common (including a penchant for using swear words more often than appropriate to keep up ladylike appearances) and after packing up we went for a walk down to the coast and the beach. It was such a fantastic work day, inspiring, fun, creative and productive and I drove home with the sun slowly going down, music on the radio and a big grin on my face.

Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage
Photo Shoot & Styling at Etc Vintage

So, this last picture is what I put together for the website. I think it works, right? Until next time, feel free to share this post and stay in touch on InstagramTwitter and Facebook… xo