Friday, 25 March 2011

Preview post for Silver Clay Designs shoot

Hello everybody, a quick preview post today from a recent jewellery shoot I did for Elaine Martin's company, Silver Clay Designs Elaine is one of the clients I am building a business portfolio for and her brief for this shoot was for me to capture the style and beauty of the jewellery from within its inspiration - nature.

The images were shot on the beach and in the woods on the East Suffolk Coast.  In this particular image, I have used the shadows in the undergrowth to highlight the shine of the silver and the shapes of the leaves and curvature of the branch to bring out the texture and shape of the pendant.


I hope you like this image and look forward to posting the rest of the set in the coming days.

Please post any comments in the box below.  I look forward to reading them and replying to your feedback. :)

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Cupcakes to your Door

I have sort of known Gill Keeble for a while, firstly via twitter where she posts as @Cupcakes_GY and via my friend Maureen Chadwick, as Gill has designed the Painted Tree website... but I only came to actually meet Gill last week, when she accepted our invitation to come over to our East of Norfolk WiRE event.  She also graciously brought a lot of yummy cupcakes for attendees to taste, plus a box of Nutella and peanut butter goodies I had ordered.

I may have seemed a little rude to Gill, spending less time saying hello and more time staring at the yummy cakes she brought.  I immediately moved my cupcake box to the side, dragged a chair to the table they were laid on and started shooting.  I only had a few minutes before we had to start, so I quickly took a few photos in the hope that they would do justice to the loveliness that they were....


The detail of the work is impressive, down to the presentation box and ribbon details....


The following images are of the rest of the cupcakes that Gill brought with her for viewing/tasting opportunities :) ...



The cakes are absolutely scrumptious, and they have a core of filling that is super yummy and very decadent, especially for a Nutellaphile like me!! ;)

I am so very sorry I haven't blogged any photos of individual cupcakes, but when the time came for my box of cupcakes to be shared, I had to quickly plunge into the box to reclaim a peanut butter one, before they all disappeared....

I hope to have the opportunity to properly photograph more of Gill's cakes soon, that is... if I can control the urge to eat them first... :)

You can have a look at Gill's cupcakes here or contact her at orders@cupcakes-to-your-door.co.uk

Meanwhile, if you run a business in East Norfolk or Suffolk and you would like to know more about my product photography packages please email me at contact@antonellamuscatphotography.co.uk

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The Style Revolution

It may have started off with Twiggy's Frock Exchange three years ago, but maybe not.... I'm not really sure...  i spend so much time learning my craft I don't really follow many series on TV.  However my fashion conscious side quickly picked up on the new name on the block, swishing, and I became intrigued in following what it was.  A way of finding  fashionable or new (or almost) stuff to wear without breaking the bank is certainly always a good idea ;)

In the local scene, Valerie Le Goaziou and Claire Robilliard have been working hard on their successful creation, The Style Revolution, and their swishing events have become part of the must -follow calendar for Norwich-based fashionistas.

I grabbed my camera one evening last month to capture the event, held in the lovely Caistor Hall near Norwich, an impressive base for a fashionable event.  The ladies started trickling in slowly initially, but built up to a small crowd, whilst Val and Claire took stock of what was brought in for swishing and awarded points for exchange, and the stock pile of lovely stuff in all shapes and sizes just grew and grew!





I had half expected an angry mob of women dashing towards clothes (!) but I was surprised to see that the browsing time allowed the ladies to be really selective on what they wanted and actually most of them came away with the items they had been looking out for.



The ladies were also treated to goodybags by the Perfection Skin Clinic and Amy's Cupcakes set up a lovely stand with her yummy cupcakes, decorated in love and chocaholic themes.



Following on the success of this event, Val and Claire are organising a Designer Swish this Friday.  Please contact them via thestyle_revolution@yahoo.co.uk if you want more details about this event and to get a calendar of events to add to your diary.



Meanwhile, the rest of the images from the evening are available on the Antonella Muscat Photography business page on Facebook

Hope you love the work and look forward to hear from you if you would like me to document your events or business activities.

Have a good rest of the week! x

Monday, 7 March 2011

A portrait shoot with Jane Pennington

I recently had the opportunity to photograph Jane Pennington, a lovely lady who I met during a WiRE Business Networking meeting. Jane designs some fantastic jewellery and  I have the pleasure of working with on her business portfolio.  Jane is in the process of updating the marketing strategy for Jane Pennington Distinctive Jewellery Design, and was in need of some images to represent her as a successful business owner, as well as a creative person.

The plan was to do some shooting in a fairly industrial area of Great Yarmouth, but the sun was way too bright at that time, and we also needed some shelter from the strong winds that  were blowing our way.  We therefore found a more suitable location for the shoot and got down to taking the images.

Jane's anxieties before the shoot quickly eased off when I showed her what I was capturing, and I managed to shoot some images of her which I feel truly capture her personality.  
The one below is one of my favourites, and although it didn't make Jane's final choice, I feel this image captures her introspective self completely.

 

The following set includes photographs that she may choose to use for different areas of her marketing - in publicity material and for social media.
 






More images for Jane's portfolio project will be coming soon, and I look forward to photographing her distinctive and creative jewellery over the coming weeks.

In the meanwhile, I look forward to your comments about the image set!

My next blog post will be about Swishing.... never heard of the term?  Then visit my blog again tomorrow! :)

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