The last month, I have been collecting vintage nightgowns to photograph. I was able to hit up a few thrift stores and a found about 2-3 to start off with. The gowns photographed so beautifully, and I continued to purchase more in the coming weeks. I spent countless hours in Etsy looking for the perfect gowns at a reasonable price and I scored some really amazing dresses.
The gowns remind me of Victorian elegance. Flowy and lovely, delicate but sensual at the same time. I started looking at different ways I could photograph these beautiful dresses and I came up with a plethora of ideas. I went crazy in the month February with photoshoots. Every weekend was scheduled with 2-3 models coming in for shoots. We had so much fun working with each of the girls and we learned a lot about our small studio. It was a challenge at first, getting the setup right. But we quickly got the hang of it and we went on a photoshoot binge!
The images were taken using natural light. The main window we used faces directly east. We also have about 3 feet of snow sitting outside the window, which intensified the light source. We used black out curtains to manipulate how much light was coming into the room and hitting our subject. The results were astonishing. I’m extremely happy with the outcome of this series and I’m sad this project has been concluded, but I’m excited to announce that we will have another series coming soon.
Until our next meeting, enjoy a few of our images from our Vintage Love series.