All in the moment


Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog again! I got a new lens this week! The 50mm 1.4 lens and I was eager to test it out over the weekend. So let me tell you more about my shoot with Dara at the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken. 

The Model

I contacted the sweet Dara to see if she was up for a shoot. I've done a shoot with her once before, but it was a pretty short shoot, so I was happy to shoot with her again.

The Location

We went to the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, a vast complex of monumental heated greenhouses in the park of the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels. I wanted to shoot here for a while now but the royal complex can only be visited each year during a two-week period in April–May, when most flowers are in full bloom. 

The Shoot

It was very crowded at the time while we were there shooting, so we weren't able to get a lot of different shots. We spent more time trying to get past the crowd then actually shooting lol. But because I had my new 50mm 1.4 lens I focused on taking portraits near/with the flowers in the greenhouses. The 50mm is a very soft lens which fits perfectly with the vibe I was going for. Soft, sweet and feeling like the model is inviting you in the moment.

My Gear

Canon Eos 6D
50mm 1.4
Lightroom + Photoshop for editing

Thanks for reading and enjoy the photos!

xo Whitley