Happy Chanukah everyone! I’m sorry for the radio silence around here, but I’ve been sick since Friday and B”H I’m finally starting to feel a bit better. I will try to get to the Chanukah posts that I had planned asap, but in the mean time, I’m interrupting Chanukah programing to share with you one of the projects that I worked on during the past few weeks.
I had the pleasure of styling this beautiful photo session for Rivki from Rivki Makeup Artistry and her family. It was shot by Elisheva from Elisheva Golani Photography, who you might remember from here. Before I get into details on the styling process, I’ll let you enjoy the pretty pictures.
Are those kids gorgeous, or what!?
Let me just begin by saying that this was a pleasure to work on. Not only is the family beautiful, but the photographer is super talented, so I knew I would be winning all around. But, getting to the styling process… It’s much easier to work with people that trust you, obviously, and this was certainly the case with this shoot. On our first meeting we selected Rivki’s skirt as a very good option, but we needed to have some tailoring done to the slit, which was too high for my client’s taste. We quickly went to the fabric store and chose a black silk to have the seamstress add a kick pleat, and I think it turned out great.
In the mean time, since we were short on time, we started working on other options. We found a top in Rivki’s closet that we both loved, with a coral, pink and green flower pattern on a navy background. We paired it with a navy skirt and a navy dress for her daughter (which would then need a coral or pink cardigan). I naturally went with a navy blue scheme for the boys, which I knew would suit them well. Based on that plan we went searching for a few cardigan options for both ladies.
As we saw the cardigan that we found for Rivki’s daughter paired with her navy dress, we realized how much better it would look with this cute burgundy skirt that she also already owned. Then it hit us that we had to go back to our initial burgundy skirt for Rivki, which had thankfully come back from the seamstress. Seeing it all together was a big aha moment for both of us. It just made sense! I thought that the colors would suit everyone great, plus work well with the time of year and the setting chosen for the shoot. My client loves burgundy and navy together and felt that it was just the touch of elegance that she wanted for this photo session. This is what I want to achieve when I help a client with styling, whether it be a space or wardrobe- to create something cohesive and beautiful that respects and reflects the client’s personality.
After I was set on wardrobe, Elisheva and I discussed having some props for the shoot, but after a few minutes we just knew they wouldn’t be needed here. I’m so glad we agreed and we opted for no props. The family just steals the show!
I can’t be happier with how this turned out. You can see more of the amazing pictures from this shoot on Elisheva’s blog.
Thank you to the beautiful Rivki from Rivki Makeup Artistry and to Elisheva from Elisheva Golani Photography for trusting me and allowing me to do my job in the best way I can imagine. You can contact me about styling services and rates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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