The Power of A dress!
Especially a beautiful flowing chiffon dress in a location like Santorini can be a heart stopper, it will grab the breath out of your body and make your head spin.
Add a wind that rarely stops (yes gang, in Greece there is the equivalent to the Mistral and it will blow your head off on a bad day) and you have photography magic.
There is nothing better than a dress, a dress that allows the model to dream and to play, the photographer to be inspired and a shoot just seems to take on a life and direction of it’s own.
Boy, this shoot really makes me feel like packing my cameras for Greece with a beautiful gal, make-up artist and stylist in tow..
Loving the colour tones too, just beige punctuated by a red lip.
Love everything about this shot, the head down, the holding the dress, the shape of the leg, the backlight and of course the location.
And this backlight is beautiful..Makes for a timeless image.
Images Via The Lane
And if there is one shot I love it is the running through the village shot. You are breaking my heart dear photographer.
WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THIS SHOOT:
1. Dresses made from light fabric give an extra dimension to a shoot as they make for incredible movement in the shots and give the model something, to hold or twirl.
2. If you want to shoot an image backlit like in the second last shot expose the image for her face and then the background will blow out like in this image.
3. Wind, well this is natures choice but if you don’t have wind and what some movement in your hair or clothes use a fan.
4. Kick off the shoes, barefoot creates a totally different vibe and I love the ‘barefoot with a big dress’ look. Helps make the images look less try hard.