Brigitte Red Roses Dress with Chloe Kerosene

I’ve had a busy week with photo shoots, which means I have some more pictures to show you all. On Thursday I worked with Chloe Kerosene to shoot our beautiful Brigitte red roses dress and our skull and roses dress.

Chloe contacted me last week asking if I’d like to work with her and I jumped at the opportunity. I’ve been looking for a few new girls to model our range of rockabilly dresses and her look was exactly what I wanted. She arrived on time with most of her hair and makeup already sorted. After a few touch ups and her getting changed into the dress we were ready to begin.


Our Photo Shoot in the Sun

The shoot took place on Thursday 17th July with the sun beating down on us in the UK. I’ve had to postpone a few shoots recently due to the poor weather but it was a glorious day and perfect conditions.


Chloe sat on a brick wall wearing a red floral dress.

This first picture was taken on the stone wall outside my house and I instantly fell in love with it as soon as I checked the preview in camera. The pose, lighting and background were perfect.

In post production I cropped the image down to remove a few distractions in the background and did a little skin smoothing in Photoshop, adjusted the lighting slightly in Lightroom, then returned to Photoshop to add a filter I picked up earlier in the week. After a few filtering adjustments the image was complete. I think I might have also reduced the saturation of the greenery in the background to put more focus on Chloe.


Chloe stood next to a wall in the Brigitte red roses dress.

I decided to go a little more conventional with this edit and stuff with most of the original colouring. No fancy effects. Again I reduced the saturation of the green colours to put more focus on Chloe and ramped up the contrast. A little colour tweeking in Lightroom then some skin smoothing (not too much needed as Chloe has pretty good skin) in Photoshop finished off the process.


Chloe lying on a brick wall in a floral red dress.

After liking the look of my first picture above I decided to go back down the more creative route and I’m so glad I did. This picture is again on the wall outside my house and the sun was shining behind Chloe. Her chaperone held a large silver reflector to the left of me to illuminate her face more.

I used the same process for the post production as I used on the first picture. Skin smoothing, colour adjustments, played with the contrast a little and added the filter at the end. A few tweeks with the filter were all that I needed to do.

Finally I cropped the edges to remove distractions and this is the final result.

Please do let me know what you think of the pictures and the dress Chloe is wearing. You can see more pictures of Chloe on her Facebook page.


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About the Author: David Hayler

The owner of Otley Run Fancy Dress and a fancy dress guru. He's also an amateur photographer who has experience with cosplay and costume photography.

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