Shoot styling for Ali Miller

I recently styled a product shoot for Ali Miller, a very clever designer whose creations take inspiration from her own nostalgic memories as well as life experiences.  Her tea cups and saucers are used in the uber cool restaurant, Sketch London, hence we were lucky enough to be able to do our shoot in some of the crazy room sets there. I created several different seasonal set ups for Ali's ranges, but my favourite has to be the ice cream shots. I am so pleased this idea worked well, as it was a bit of a risk in the heat of a restaurant on a sunny day.  We had very limited time and our extremely patient photographer, Yeshen, waited until just the right about of "melting" had taken place.

Me arranging tea cups and ice cream. Didn't use those flakes on the side. Sadly I had to eat them instead.

Me arranging tea cups and ice cream. Didn't use those flakes on the side. Sadly I had to eat them instead.

Being allowed to do things like this is the reason why I love my job so much! Here's some more behind the scenes shots from the day.  You may also spot a life size Tiger, just from my prop cupboard..

And ta da! The finished shots.  More on my portfolio page

You can buy Ali's pieces from her website, although these coloured ones are not available as yet.

A teacup and saucer is a very reasonable £32.

All photos: Yeshen Venema

I hope you like them! Zoe.x