A little while ago, one of my fellow Dutch Lolitas, Marcella, posted in our community that she’d love to do more (small) photoshoots and asked who was up for joining her! Multiple people responded, but well… for a photoshoot you need a photographer of course! I won’t call myself a professional whatsoever, but I have received numerous comments from fellow Lolitas saying they always like and appreciate my pictures so much, so I decided to give it a go and signed up as noob photographer. Surprisingly, not long after I was approached by Marcella, asking if I wanted to do a shoot with her and our mutual Lolita friend Josine. I was a bit insecure at first, afraid of not being able to deliver, but I decided to give it a go anyway! After some discussing back and forth, Marcella and Josine decided to both wear Gothic Lolita and to shoot in a beautiful garden. I got more and more excited!
So on Friday April 24, we met up and went on our way to the location of our shoot! We had some trouble finding it at first, but once we got there I scouted for some acceptable backgrounds and set up my stuff. The garden was really big and probably had a lot of amazing corners and alleys, but unfortunately we didn’t have that much time, so we stayed close to the entrance.
And then our shoot began! Initially I was really nervous, because I always feel so pushy guiding people into poses. But Marcella and Josine appreciated my instructions and also came up with ideas themselves and I ended up having a great time! The weather was beautiful, the garden great and the models lovely. ^^ Afterwards, we returned to the train station, had some bubble tea and talked for a bit. What a lovely day. ♥
When I started editing my pictures, I was really afraid I would end up with nothing. Taking pictures of people dressed in black combined with sunshine is really hard, especially for someone inexperienced like me. However, I ended up with a lot of pictures I liked (how could I not with models like this? *o*) and I started editing like mad! I decided to give my pictures a bit of a ‘Gothic makeover’ to fit the theme and without further ado, here are some of the pictures I took! I hope you like them. ♥
So what do you think? I really hope you like the pictures! ^^ We had a lot of taking them! I hope I can do a shoot again soon. I have a lot to learn and I am eager to do so~! Thank you for reading. ♥
Some behind the scenes pictures to end this post with. ^^