Monday, 25 November 2013

LEGO DUPLO - Advertising Campaign

You might remember some time back I shot the stills for the LEGO DUPLO Advertising Campaign, well I've finally got my hands on the finished art courtesy of Airborne Creative. I just love the challenge of shooting with children, they are so unpredictable, they can surprise, amaze and frustrate you, but the results are always so honest.

The shots really weren't hard to get because they just loved playing with the products so much. There really was genuine excitement about playing with the products. The biggest challenge was getting them to leave the rings facing to the front, as you can imagine they just wanted to move our carefully orchestrated set. You'll see the accompanying TVC on your screens at the moment too.

I'm shooting another project with Airborne Creative this week for AMF Bowling, can't wait to share it with you all soon

Brandee




Wednesday, 16 October 2013

La Florista - Veronica Lopez

Few people have had a story like Veronica, she has suffered great loss in her personal life at such a young age, but she's dusted herself off & re-trained as a florist. Veronica has come out the other end with a fantastic little business to provide for her two young children. A sunny little boutique called
"La Florista".

After losing her husband to cancer Veronica had to give up her career as a flight attendant and focus on her second career floristry in order to be at home in the evenings for her children.

Veronica has trained with some of Sydney's best florists and has now decided to go it alone and open her own boutique,La Florista on Rothschild Avenue Rosebery is getting ready for it's grand opening in the next few days and Veronica is busy sourcing and filling her beautiful little boutique with gorgeous gifts, candles and homewares.

Over the following weeks she'll have her online store open for business and her gorgeous flowers on offer. It's well worth a visit, and I was lucky enough to be chosen to shoot some of the gorgeous bits that will be for sale on her site, the studio smelt amazing with all the soaps, balms &  drawer sachets here.

I wanted to share her story and some of the shots and encourage everyone to shop local and support these small Aussie business' as everyone of them has a family story.

Brandee  xxxx



















Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Gypsy Makeup shoot

It's been ages since my last blog, I've been pretty run off my feet and my assistant has moved on, so I'm going solo for a while which makes it a bit hectic, but I'm happiest when I'm busy so that's a good thing.

I was speaking to a friend of mine who said her daughter was moving to Sydney to go to University. Brijahn is a stunning young woman, so I asked her mum if she thought she might be interested in doing some modeling test shots to start to build a portfolio.

We scheduled a basic shoot in the studio for an hour or so, just to get used to the whole process. The initial test shots were done in my studio with available light and a minimum of fuss. Brijahn was just so natural and comfortable with the whole process, never breaking gaze with the camera which shows a great maturity.

After the sucess of the first shoot, we talked about doing a subsequent shoot to build up some more shots for her portfolio. This time I arranged Hair, Makeup and wardrobe for a gypsy look that I thought she would carry off perfectly.

We also shot a timelapse movie of makeup application, which looks fantastic (see below)

I just love the outcome, and I've already had a client book her for a paid modeling job next week.

Brandee xx







Monday, 17 June 2013

Location search

I can stumble upon locations for photo shoots in the most suprising places. I wandered around this inner city location to find the most beautiful church and cemetary. Its so great to capture kids enjoying these quiet spaces, what a perfect place to play Climb and explore.  

I've commited this locationto the file, I think it would be perfect for an up and coming project. 

Do you know any great locations? I'd love to hear about them.


email me at: studio@brandeemeier.com.au




Monday, 10 June 2013

Lego Duplo Advertising Campaign

We had a very sucessful photo shoot for the new LEGO DUPLO Advertising campaign. They say never to work with kids or animals but I couldn't have asked for a greater bunch of kids to work with on this shoot.
We shot on location at a beautiful home and the kids just loved the new Duplo product ranges, so that made life easier.
You'll be seeing the Television commercials pop up on your TV's soon and my print ad's around the traps in the next few weeks.

Keep your eyes peeled xx




Monday, 27 May 2013

De Lorenzo semi colours

My lovely clients De Lorenzo are launching some groovy new semi permanent hair colours into their range. My fave is the Pink Haze, check out the latest range shots.

Brandee x


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A maigical trip to Anna Campbell's bridal salon

I've been meaning to BLOG about this fantastic trip to Anna Campbell's Bridal Salon in Brunswick Melbourne for some time now, and I've finally found the time to give it the justice it deserves.

My gorgeous friend Rebecca and her sisters were going down to Melbourne for the final fitting of her dream wedding dress, which she searched far and wide for. So we got together and made a girls weekend of it.

We arrived, the bride to be with her shoes in hand, and from the moment we looked in the beautifully styled window we just knew this dress was going to be fantastic.

We made ourselves comfy in Anna's georgeous showroom while she and her expert staff added the finishing touches to this beautiful gown, the dress was complete. Rebecca was ecstatic.

Anna and her lovely staff made the experience one to remember, from the moment we walked in they were friendly and accomodating and we just loved every dress in her showroom.

Thanks so much for the great experience and stay tuned for some wedding pics...

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Noritake great new shots



I hope you are all keeping well. I'm so sorry it's been a while since my last post, it's been a hectic couple of months, but I just had to make time to feature some on my favourite new shots from the work I have been doing with Noritake Australia. As some of you already know I work with Noritake to come up with creative ideas for their advertising shots, I also do all the styling and photography for these jobs. It's a huge task but I love having total creative control.

Noritake have released some new items from their very popular Marc Newson range which feature in the cutlery shots & I just love the colorwave in Aqua and Lime as a mix and match option.

I created a Marie Antoinette themed set in studio complete with guilded walls and a beautiful antique sofa for the Carnivale Range. I wanted to capture the decadence of Marie Antoinette with the abundance of  flowers, cakes from The Cupcake Factory and a special trip to Laudrée in Sydney for the delicious macarons.

Hope you love the shots as much as I do

Take care everyone
Brandee   xxxx







Sunday, 3 March 2013

Bride To Be - Mens fashion page

Well I'm looking forward to seeing the up coming Bride to Be magazine with my mens fashion shot in it, styled by the lovely Serita.
Keep a look out, it hits stores soon.
Brandee xx
All images copyright ©Brandee Meier


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! (tomorrow)

For all of those who are at a loss for what to get your loved one for Valentines Day, make sure you log onto RosesOnly.com to check out their range of goodies delivered straight to your sweetheart, but time is running out so get onto it now!!!.
I can vouch for the quality of the stems they are great and a bottle of bubbles never goes astray.

You'll see my posters and ads printed in bus sheds around town

Cheers
Brandee

Monday, 4 February 2013

Jane Iredale Makeup shoot with Leslie Graham

The Lovely Chloe from Vivien's models was our stunning canvas for the day and we had a great time showcasing some of Jane Iredale's new PurePressed eyeshadows in our most recent shoot for Professional Beauty Magazine.

Leslie Graham was in the studio with her extensive knowledge and massive makeup kit...
she has worked on some great hollywood projects including, Twilight, Tron, XMen, The Good Wife & Ghostrider.
Leslie has now has been appointed as Jane Iredale's National Educator and Brand Expert and it was a pleasure to work with her on this project.

I wanted an editorial look, but at the same time something soft and whimsical to go with the lovely Alannah Hill props that I collected to finish off the look.

As always Cara Leupuscek styled the hair for the shoot and matched the look that we envisaged perfectly with her topnot crown.

A big Thank You & Good Luck to Jennie Lewis-Teal from Professional Beauty Magazine who booked me for the shoot with her growing bump, I hope we get to do one more shoot before she goes off on maternity leave.

Brandee xxx







Sunday, 13 January 2013

New Isoki Range to hit stores soon

Just before I went on leave, I had the great pleasure to shoot the new ISOKI range of baby bags.
As always they've got some beautiful, fashionable and affordable bags to be released in early in 2013.

my personal favourite is the Madame Polly Bag in a fabulous emerald green colourway.


check them out at http://www.isoki.com.au 






Happy New Year

Hello everyone,

I'm back from my holidays, feeling nice and refreshed, and I'm looking forward to a great year in 2013.

I just thought I'd share a few photos from New Years Eve with you. I had the great fortune to spend it with a great bunch of friends and family. Adam & I were invited by the lovely botanical artist Julie Virtue & her lovely husband Chung to spend the night at their fabulous Darling Point apartment with the most beautilul view of the harbour, we had a fantastic night!

Happy New Year everyone, and I look forward to seeing you all soon

Cheers
Brandee