I have been dying to do a photo shoot for my shop with real people at a fun setting. Since it is freezing in Utah and it gets dark fast I bought a dress form to photograph items in my shop 'til spring. I personally like photographing my items on real people because people bring it to life. Models add personality and give more inspiration to how to wear the article of clothing. I feel the photos are more enjoyable to look at as well.
So, my model Jessi braved the cold yesterday and we took pictures at a quaint old building in downtown Salt Lake City. Soon after a snow storm rolled in. It was warm(er), then windy, and then stormy. Luckily we hit the "warmer" part for the shoot. So, what do you prefer? Do you prefer clean white backgrounds with a dress form to show off vintage clothing? Or a real model showing the dress with a lively background?
(not all items shown are in the store just yet, but you can find the scarf and green pencil skirt here)