The last few months I dedicated most of my time to decorating our new home. Where ever I went, I was popping into antique shops, going to boot fairs, searching ebay for beautiful things. This way I came across a beautiful chaise longue. Now it gracefully sits under the stairs that lead to my studio. I bought it also thinking that it would make an elegant prop for a shoot. Our home was still far from finished and there were tools everywhere when my friend came round and I persuaded her to pose for me. I've already got an idea what the final look I wanted. I had a skirt that I had made some time ago and it was waiting for a right prop and model.
This is the picture I took under the stairs where the chaise longue sits. I used a big reflector to reflect the light falling from the big glass doors and no lights.
Then I picked a digital antique backdrop, merged two images in photoshop and created this image. It proves that you don't need big space and flashy lighting sets to be creative.
This image I took in my studio space upstairs sitting her on the box and directing to the pose I had envisioned. Again I was using only a big reflector.
In photoshop I softened her legs' skin, used a texture over the whole image, then added the flower arch and here it is a completely different look.