Magazine Photo Shoot

December 12, 2012

We had the best day yesterday. After 4 months of narrowing down a date we had our photo shoot for a feature spread in interiors magazine Inside Out. There is nothing like having an incentive like this to get a few extra things done around the house!

Actually, it was epic what we achieved in those 4 months. We managed to finish our bedroom, the hallway, the stairs (which took 6 full days), plus 24 hrs before the shoot we decide to pull up the carpet in the Messagemark studio and paint all the window sills. And of course then there was the cleaning along the way.

Denis and I are exhausted but we are feeling rather pleased with ourselves, and had so much fun in the process. So all worth it! (More detailed posts to follow on each room)

Sneaky snap of Jacqui the talented Photographer

All happy with the composition!

So what does a photo shoot involve? Well, a stylist and photographer spend a full day setting up, composing and capturing the best possible angles in the best possible light. Luckily our home has heaps of natural light and lots of 'retro delights' to use as props, so Rebekah and Jacqui were happy with what they had to work with.

An eye for design, Rebekah the Stylist sorting out the props inc. Denis!

Even Hestor our cat had an important role. It was very funny trying to get him to sit in a certain spot, or lie a certain way on the couch while enticing him with cat biscuits!

Hestor our official Model

Then there were the portraits of us standing at our newly painted exterior door, and a couple more pics of us sitting in the lounge sipping empty cups of 'tea'. (Scullery Made of course). Oh, and the one of Denis cutting fruit in the kitchen was rather sweet! It will be interesting to see which photos they end up using.

I now have to do an interview over the phone for the feature story and it is likely to be published in May/June of next year. So a lengthy process overall!

The Team - the Stylist, Tea Maker and Photographer!

I learned so much and thank both Jacqui Way (Jacqui Way Photography) and Rebekah Cichero (of One Small Room) for allowing me to hang out while they wove their magic around our place.

This is going to be the most anticipated magazine in all of history!!!! A big personal design achievement for me too!


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