As a photographer who is interested in millinery a regular frustration is seeing beautiful hats sat on a polystyrene head. Or sometimes I see light not used well to bring out detail, perhaps too much background distraction or a hat representing a tiny part of an image. None of these help a milliner’s hat sell.
iPhones have democratised photography but good photography is about managing light. Smartphones are good in certain situations but they are less good in others, for example, product photography.
My photography style is to create clean lines so the viewer’s eye is subconsciously drawn to a hat allowing a milliner’s work to be showcased. This requires selecting the right model, the right light and the right colour background. Using a good sitter enables a hat to be ‘humanised’ and displayed in its true glory.
We invest a lot of time in understanding what a milliner wants to achieve when they commission us.
Last year we were fortunate enough to work with British milliner, Jane Fryers. You can see some of the work we did for Jane in our posts.
We have a pool of experienced male and female models. You can choose the model(s) that you think will suit your millinery. Shoots normally last between 2-3 hours and start from £150. We can also add in a make up artist (MUA) if you require one for an additional small charge.
We typically engage with our clients through various media channels; phone, messaging sharing of Pinterest boards etc to ensure that we get everything right for your day. Then all you need to do is turn up with your hats and take part in the direction of the shoot.
We provide you with a secure online gallery after the shoot so that you can review the photographs. That’s right, you get whole camera roll, delivered right to your device.
If you would like to have your work photographed at The Kitchen please drop us a line.