One of the great things about doing freelance styling and photography is I get the opportunity to work with some beautiful materials. Last Winter I teamed with Renee Nanneman on her latest book Pumpkin Patch. Renee who is a talented fabric and quilt designer, owns the popular Need’l Love Company. So when she gave me free rein to take her latest designs and style for the book, I jumped at the chance. The following shots were some I did before the actual book photos were taken to get an idea about angles, lighting and props. The challenge when working with a flat object like a quilt is to try and capture the construction details without losing the overall “feel” of the planned book concept.
Maybe it’s from my primitive picking days but I love to hang a quilt over a cupboard door for a homespun feel. On second thought, with the quilt folded it just did not capture all the hand stitching details. So I took it outside…..and tried hanging it from a tree limb. It was freezing cold that day so my concentration level was a bit low.
I finally decided to tack it on another cupboard and add just a few props to place focus on the quilt. Bingo, this was the winning shot and Renee loved it!
I have a few more photos of Renne’s lovely designs over on the Raised In Cotton Blog.
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