Would you believe, that in the eight-plus years I’ve been running this blog, I have never ever done a proper Christmas editorial shoot? Considering Christmas is my favourite holiday and the party season usually has some of the best outfits of the year, that’s a real oddity. I suppose a part of it is because my blog usually goes into hibernation in the winter months, and I take time off from the online world to focus on the offline one, but another part of it is because I’ve always found themed shoots a little tacky. When done wrong it just looks naff and cliche, but I’ve been embracing the themed ideas and the naffness lately, so it was about time I do one too. Plus my other half was absolutely insistent. 🙂
So I’ve gone and done a Christmas editorial, where I embrace the decorations we put up in our homes. The one shoot I didn’t do was with an actual Christmas tree, because for one, setting up a full-on Christmas tree in the studio space is just too much effort, and the other half of it is because I thought it was a little too much. But these shoots I’ll be launching on the blog over the next week, are playing with the usual Christmas decorations like tinsel, baubles and in this shoot candy canes.
As part of an early Christmas gift, my wonderful hubby has gifted me all full-on studio kit, so I was absolutely excited to try out the new studio lights, background and reflectors. I’m still trying to figure out the best background material to use, as I don’t want to use green screen, so I’ve only done post-production on 4 images, because it’s been an absolute pain in Photoshop. So you guys will have to settle with these.
The outfit, is this amazing white Zara tuxedo two-piece suit. It does comes with a waistcoat, but I’m not a fan of waistcoats and I thought it looked better without. The outfits for this shoot, are all different ideas for the perfect party-wear, so this outfit is perfect for those who don’t want to wear sparkles on top of sequins, or the usual skin-flashing dress. Adorned with a tinsel tie for a touch of masculinity, some blow-up candy canes and a real one to eat, this is the first of the A Christmas Editorial. Enjoy!