In which modelling is not my strong point...

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eternalmagpie organic cotton dresses photographed in natural surroundings

I'm really enjoying taking photos of the dresses hanging up in my lilac tree. Okay, it's not going to be as picturesque in winter, but at the moment I think the website looks rather nice with pictures of dresses-up-trees. 

However, I'm aware that this doesn't really show what the dresses look like on an Actual Person, which is quite different from how they look on the hanger! So, I thought I'd have a go at taking some dress-selfies. How hard could that be? Well, given that the photo below is the best of an afternoon's faffing about, the answer turned out to be "quite hard, actually"!

eternalmagpie organic cotton dresses photographed in natural surroundings

This one's called "Argh, the self-timer's still on!". Although, to give it a tiny bit of credit, you can at least sort of see what the dress looks like when there's a person inside it I suppose!

eternalmagpie organic cotton dresses photographed in natural surroundings

This one my husband took when he got home from work, by which time I was so flustered and cross that I didn't really want the camera pointing at me, and I didn't know where to look, and now it seems as though the dress is making me cross and uncomfortable. Which it isn't. I did that all by myself. And I got a great big insect bite on my foot from standing in the shrubbery!

eternalmagpie organic cotton dresses photographed in natural surroundings

We tried again the next day, in a car park. That resulted in a photo so bad that many filters were required to make it look... less bad. (I don't think it's worked...) 

I think the best solution is probably going to be to make lots of sample dresses, and save up for a Proper Model and a Proper Photographer. In the meantime, I think I'm going to stick with Dresses Up Trees, and photos sent in by my lovely customers. I'm starting to collect a few of those now, and they never fail to make me smile.


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