I finally finished my Union Jack-inspired three tier veil! I really love this veil – it’s fun and playful, but still not going to freak out any relatives at the wedding. The only thing I don’t like is trying to take decent photos of it!
I had an exam today, but almost as soon as I got home I set out to try to photograph this one and my previous veil. I’m a member of the Etsy Success team and the most common criticism I got about the photos for my last veil was that the natural background was distracting and I should go with a solid background. White on white doesn’t work very well, which was why I took the photos outdoors in the first place. This time I used a gray piece of fabric that I taped to the wall on my balcony. Clearly the results leave much to be desired.
I came very close to buying a set of photography studio backdrops and lighting off of Craigslist today – I’m just sick of trying to jury-rig everything when I try to take photos. Also, the lighting in my new apartment kind of sucks. My old apartment had all of this great direct sunlight that made photographing items much easier. It’s already hard enough trying to photograph myself (not to mention getting into my dress by myself). I can’t afford to hire a professional, so I’m at a bit of a loss. Does anyone have any advice? Or better yet, is anyone willing to come help me take some photos?