I finally had a brand photoshoot last Saturday!!! Naturally, I spent the whole of Friday night rearranging and decorating my office space so that it looks pretty enough for the camera. (While I do keep my workspace pretty and clean, its normal location is in the boys’ play area, which is surrounded by Star Wars collectibles, Lego, diecase cars, and superhero posters.)
Our living room has the best light – and that was one major requirement from my photographer. I have long wanted to move my office space there for the very same reason. Plus, it’s just more inspiring than the usual mess that surrounds me. 🙂 When styling the workspace, I tried to be as authentic as possible, and to stay on brand. I didn’t buy anything new – these are all things that I already own and actually use every day. The only things I hid are the scanner, printer, and Intuos tablet.
Here are pictures I snapped after I finished decorating:
See those journals under the monitor? They’re to hold up the screen so it doesn’t tilt down. Something snapped when my cleaning lady vigorously tried to wipe the screen years ago. Oh well.
Details! Yes, I really do keep these gold and rose gold things on my desk. I love pretty things!
Oh, and look how my bookshelf turned out! Those DIY covers really make a huge difference! As you can see though, I haven’t quite finished covering the books on the lower shelves. Plus, I also bought several new titles, so this is still a work in progress. (And always will be. Like our home.)
The paintings above the desk are acrylic abstracts that I painted years ago so I can have pops of happiness on my walls. Everyone keeps asking me how I’m able to have so much pink in our home when I have boys. Well, I never ask their permission, that’s why! lol! And why should I? I’m the mum! 😉
Just to show you how small this area really is, here’s a wider shot of the living room.
We had such a lovely time during the shoot, and I can’t wait to see the professional photos! Brand photography is still new here in Singapore, so it wasn’t easy to find someone whose style I liked, and knows how to take them. I think I may have overwhelmed the photographer with my Pinterest board. lol. It’s not enough that they know how to take great photos – they also have to know the strategy behind brand photography. I’ll talk more about this later! Stay tuned!