Hello, my friends!
I’m excited to make some Christmas posts soon, starting next week after we get our Christmas tree, but today I’m finally posting this photoshoot I did months ago with a lovely coral pink rose. One day I realized my shirt matched the color of the roses almost exactly, and couldn’t resist doing a mini still life/self-portrait photoshoot with it! I had a lot of fun seeing how many different pictures I could compose with just one prop.
Enjoy some light and color and flower goodness!
Here’s a picture of the bouquet to start with. It’s the one Sully gave me, as mentioned in this post. When I did this photoshoot, all the roses had started drying and wilting except for this one exceedingly gorgeous, perfectly open bloom. See?
And like I said, I decided I needed to do a photoshoot because look how perfectly it matched the color of my shirt! (You can tell this was months ago because I was wearing a summer shirt, haha.)
Ah yes, the classic “easy self-portrait” pictures. Hide most of your face with something else! Heh.
I love eye pictures. I find it fascinating how every person has different colors and patterns in their irises, kinda like we all have unique fingerprints.
Hanging a white curtain on a south-facing window creates beautiful diffused lighting, perfect for photos like this. ❤
This is one of my favorites from the shoot. I love how simple and stock-photography-like it looks. The way the light hits the rose petals and my fingers… ah.
Another shirt-matching picture. Seriously though, how much more matchy can you get? And why do matching colors like this make me so happy?!
There’s something I love about pictures of objects being held in someone’s hands. Not sure why. It makes product/object photography more personal, I guess.
Left: WHAT WAS THAT? Right: Nevermind, false alarm. All is right with the world again. I shall return to stopping and smelling the roses.
I love how creamy and silky rose petals look on low-aperture shots like this. DSLR cameras and 1.8 f-stop lenses for the win!
I like the chiaroscuro feel of this one. Chiaroscuro pictures have a lot of contrast between light and dark, like the two sides of this photo.
I guess I technically used more than one prop because sometimes the baby’s breath flowers also appear in the photos… But it’s part of the bouquet, so we’ll call it even. Also isn’t baby’s breath such a weird name for a flower but such a beautiful kind of flower?
Two very dramatic black and whites. *gasp* It’s so fun to take dramatic self-portraits, though! I quite like the sharp dividing line of the white curtain on the left photo. It adds interest.
Something I like about this photoshoot in general is the cohesive color scheme paired with lots of depth and layering. For instance, there are three or so different parts of this photo that are in focus, all in different areas. Also my wrist looks kinda broken here but it’s not; I’m fine.
Rose petals are often used as metaphors for something being soft and smooth, but look at the texture of them up close. (Well, especially petals that are starting to dry.)
We’ll end with these two simple “rose portraits.” Lovely. ❤
That’s it for today, guys! I hope you enjoyed that coral-pink-infused photoshoot. And hey, while I’m here… thank you all so much for your sweet comments on my last post. I loved hearing your stories and getting to share mine with you. It means a lot to be a part of such a wonderful, worldwide community. As many problems as the internet can cause, it can also be a huge blessing. And you guys are definitely a blessing to me. I love you. 🙂
Which photo(s) did you like best? What matching flower + clothing color combo would you choose for a photoshoot?
Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!