Behind the Scenes: Champagne Flute Photoshoot

I have been trying to photograph champagne flutes for Bride 2 Be Designs on Etsy for the last week. I have tried three times and fiiiiinally was happy with results from yesterday's shoot so I wanted to share in hopes this behind the scenes photo shoot tutorial will help someone else.

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I knew based on my previous two attempts that I needed contrast between the background and the glass itself for it to pop. I started with our wooden fence and lightly nailed extra heavy crepe paper from Papermart to it for the contrast colors. 

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So this was a good start as I loved how the colors really helped bring excitement to the set. Buuuuut it was still missing something. I then added a Bubble Beaded Curtain from ShopWildThings which would ultimately add the "life" to the shot with light playing off it and add depth to the shot. 

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Nowwww we are getting somewhere. Here were the props I'd use to create the scene for the actual product: 

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FINALLY, we are ready to shoot. I started with just the glass on a wooden table: 

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This was a good start, but - flat. So I found some greenery in our yard, added some cranberries and large glitter from Amazon (note: I tested three types of glitter and found this to be the most visually appealing AND easiest to clean up), and voila - we were ready. 

After about 50 takes, we got the shot I wanted! I would definitely recommend a remote trigger if you are doing this on your own. My first thought was to time my self-timer and I was saved by a friend who offered to be my Official Cranberry Dropper. 

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I hope this is helpful and informative to help understand how I put together a product photoshoot! If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out. You can find me on Instagram @brookebryandphotography