I recently shared photos of a beautiful Dujardin-designed home on Nantucket, featured in New England Home Magazine’s Summer 2012 Cape and Islands issue. It is one of my greatest pleasures to ready and stage a home for a photo shoot for a wonderful shelter magazine, where the homeowners can enjoy seeing their home in print, and I can share the work I love to do. I’ve found that what inspires me to do my best work can also inspire others to do theirs. Our surroundings matter!
But just as getting dressed for a wonderful night out on the town is a different experience than your appearance at the party, so a photo shoot is a different experience from the completed photo spread in the magazine. So here’s a little peek of what goes on behind the scenes: come along and join us as we get ready!
The team arrives early. First we meet with photographer Michael Partenio and stylist Stacy Kunstel for a brief strategy session, planning our day, room by room, shot by shot.
Bringing a room to life for the camera is creative work, and it takes a village of collaborators! My husband, Frank Fasanella, is helping to hang this picture.
Senior Designer Price Connors arrives with a stack of pillows, then helps me finesse the table decor. Every person makes a contribution!
Our photographer, Michael, has the final say as he examines every shot from behind the lens of the camera.
It’s been a beautiful day, but a tiring one. Good work, everyone! See you in the magazine.