Early one Sunday morning at the beginning of April, the team from Baby & Me Exclusive arrived at our studio for a fabulous children’s fashion shoot. Our four little models were the winners of a competition run by the magazine. It was the birthday edition of Baby & Me and they wanted to showcase some clothing from designers around the UK and abroad.
So who does what at a fashion shoot? Well, first there is the stylist, who is responsible for putting the outfits together and making sure the models look right. On this shoot, we didn’t have a separate hair and make-up artist because our models were already so cute, they didn’t need extra assistance. Next, there is the art director, who helps to create the set and approves the images being captured by the camera. The art director is also responsible for laying out the piece in the magazine. In this case, we were shooting for the cover and six pages for the fashion story. Then there is the editor, who makes the ultimate decisions about what goes into the magazine and what stays on the cutting room floor.
From my side, there was me (of course!). My main responsibilities were to make sure I was realising the vision of the editor and art director on film, while making sure that the children were engaged and participating in the creation of the images. For this, I also had two assistants who alternately behaved like loons for the kids and helped with my photography needs.
My favourite outfit was without a doubt the Mischka Aoki dress on the cover. I LOVE her dresses (perfect for flower girl outfits, too). If only she made them in my size.
I hope you enjoy the little film we put together of the day and please do have a read of the magazine. I found some really interesting articles in there, like the one on teaching children self-control and the piece on Little Linguists. I also accidentally bought the Olympic celebration print from Belle and Boo to hang in Baby’s room.