February 23, 2020
Do you have any memories that are tied to a scent? This fragrance editorial explores that concept, and follows a couple on their seaside vacation.
This shoot was beyond amazing. Beyond. The team is what hooked me in, but not much can keep me energized on hour 8 of shooting and I hope you feel how much excitement I felt while I was photographing this session.
Highlights from this session:
- The range of locations we got to photograph in! From “waking up” in one of the rooms at The Goodland, the being poolside, to a editorial green paper background, to the actual beach (!!!), this fragrance editorial really followed this couple through their “vacation.”
- We were creating these images for St. Rose, a natural artisan fragrance brand. All of their ingredients are sustainably sourced, and they’re all skin-safe. Plus, they are made for both men AND women! I loved all of the scents, and if you want to try them out, you should order a sample set!
- Getting to know the editorial team — Heather Nan, Benjamin Holtrop, and Ginny Au — was amazing. I’ve admired these industry experts for a while and it was so cool to see them at work! All of the other photographers who were along to learn were amazing as well!
- I shot almost entirely film during this session, which was so refreshing. I also got to try out a Hasselblad during this time, and I loved shooting with it. For any film nerds out there, the square format photos from this session are from the Hasselblad!
Thank you to PhotoNative and everyone below for creating this session! See some of our favorite images below.
Instrutor: Heather Nan
Product: St. Rose
Fashion Stylist: Benjamin Holtrop
Prop Stylist: Ginny Au
Prop House: Ludlow Prop House
HAMU: Beauty by Carrie Purser
Male Model: Hello Gorgeous Models
Female Model: LA Models
Location: The Goodland