Article by Kellianne Newiss
Golden Hour Daisy Jones inspired Photo Shoot
Recently I watched Daisy Jones and the Six on tv and I immediately fell in love with the dreamy 70s styling, the clothes, the lighting and the whole vibe. My creative juices started flowing and it made me think I really wanted to do a photo shoot with a musician with 70s styling. When my choir teacher (yes I go to choir haha) said she needed some new head shots I jumped at the chance to make my vision come to a reality.
I had the perfect photo shoot location in mind. A place called Black Rocks near where I live in the Peak District. We picked a warm summers evening and met around 7pm when the sun was starting to go down. I decided to style the shoot myself to keep things simple and used a gorgeous black dress from Brave Soul and a seventies style kaftan I ordered from Shein. I wanted floaty clothes that Jen could move in and would catch the sun and the clothes we picked worked really well. We figured out Jen looked great in hats so we had a couiple of 70s inspired hats to complete the look.
I absolutely love taking photos of musicians. Firstly you have instant music during the photo shoot and also their passion and love of what they do really comes out in the photographs. Jen brought her guitar with her to the shoot and we took a lot of photos with her playing and holding the guitar to show her love and passion for what she does. We started off shooting on the road and then moved on to the long grass. I wanted to photograph Jen through the grass to give that romantic dreamy feel to her photographs. As a photographer it is so wonderful to have an idea and then see it come to life. It was so easy to photograph Jen, she has such a warm and wonderful personality and I wanted to make sure that came across in the pictures. We laughed a lot during the photo shoot and the end result was a set of photographs that encompassed the feel of Daisy Jones which is exactly what I wanted.
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