life behind the camera…
Posted in amsterdam, behind the scenes, food, recent work February 26th, 2009 by piablog

Some of you have told me how much you enjoy getting a glimpse behind the scenes when I am on a shoot. You’ll be pleased to know that I was able to take some snaps during the winter buffet shoot that I posted about the other day, and here they are…

how divine is that wooden board I borrowed from Julie and Odette’s antique store! Can I be in love with a piece of wood? ’cause I am.

For this shoot we set up camp in Yvette’s gorgeous lounge room. The light from her windows is rather glorious, and she had a lovely buffet table that I wanted to use. You can see I have claimed most of the space for my props (oops). Below is photographer Jeroen capturing the pineapple turnover cake which is basked in beautiful natural light…

…oh yeah and that’s me ironing! With a smile on my face of course. I’m smoothing out a tablecloth for the next shot while Yvette is busy in the kitchen, cooking up a storm…

And do you remember for the last behind the scenes post, we had a little helper named Marie. So where is she for this shoot? we called out to her many times but she was no where to be seen. Finally, we found her…

She refused to help! Obviously snuggling up was more what she has in mind for the day. But she soon realised we were having fun without her out in the lounge room so she came to join us in the end.

can you see marie snuggled up on her bed by the window? perhaps she is dreaming about treehouses…

And here are some snaps of my props laying about the place. In the basket are some pineapples that I decided I needed as props so I walked down to the grocery store with my shopping basket and bought some…

choices choices, what will I decide to use in the end…

Toward the end of the day we packed up and went over to our other location which was the house of Yvette’s friend Karlein, and with daughter’s Luna and Madelief we baked up some evening treats…

It was a super long day but super fun as always!

« « « Leave a comment » » »


  1. cindy k says

    i enjoy seeing process so much, it’s a great way to learn and see the reality behind the shoot. everything looks so natural and i do love your snugly assistant, marie. so cute.

    is jeroen’s camera connected to the computer while he’s taking the photo?

    February 26th, 2009 | #

  2. cricket says

    Ooooh I looooove behind the scenes imagery!!

    It is sooooo lovely to feel the mood created with your bunch of people and your divine bunch of props ms Pia!


    February 26th, 2009 | #

  3. Danielle says

    yay! so fun! thanks for sharing! xo

    February 26th, 2009 | #

  4. meg manion silliker says

    it’s always so great to get a sneak peek of what goes on behind the scenes. such a cosy spot you shot in!!

    February 26th, 2009 | #

  5. Maryam in Marrakech says

    This is so interesting! It’s amazing to me that you bring so much stuff! Does the homeowner ever object?

    February 26th, 2009 | #

  6. Samantha Poling says

    You have an absolutely beautiful blog – and I too am in love with that piece of wood – a beautiful backdrop to just about anything! The photo with the sunshiney yellow glasses and porcelain pieces – really loverly!

    February 26th, 2009 | #

  7. Maia says

    Thanks for the glimpse!
    As usual, I love the light.
    What is the piece of furniture that’s serving as a sideboard? It’s wonderful!

    February 26th, 2009 | #

  8. Miranda says

    I love it. So interesting to see this. And the buffet table looks like an old gymnastic piece of furniture. I remember those from school!

    February 26th, 2009 | #

  9. Aran says

    i love seeing this!

    February 26th, 2009 | #

  10. nadia says

    bravo- so delicously filling a curiosity!

    February 26th, 2009 | #

  11. valeria says

    Pia, thank you so much for sharing behind the scenes pics! I love the beams on the ceiling i have the same ones in my home:) thanks again for your lovely pics!

    February 26th, 2009 | #

  12. Meg says

    what is it about ‘behind the scenes’ photos that’s so intriguing? thank you so much for sharing, pia! it looks like it was an all-around fun day with lots of yummy treats and the cutest little dog!

    February 26th, 2009 | #

  13. Carol says

    Oh I do wish that I could smile like that when I am ironing. My face is usually miserable because I absolutely hate doing the ironing. Fun photos and very interesting 🙂

    February 27th, 2009 | #

  14. josephine says

    this is so cool; love it when you take us behind the scenes with you! and it’s perfectly understandable to be smitten with that antique board.

    February 27th, 2009 | #

  15. corine says

    Oh can I come next time? I can… iron with a smile on my face.

    February 28th, 2009 | #

  16. The Deco Detective says

    I like the colours for the winter buffet – they’re so happy and a bit untraditional. Your helper clearly goes: “what?” and then “forgeddaboudit” in the next photo!

    March 2nd, 2009 | #

  17. Heidi says

    What a beautiful space, made even more lovely by you and your team. I love it when you share your ‘behind the scenes.’

    March 4th, 2009 | #

  18. trinsch says

    i just saw one of your images over at bloesem. amazing work. i will be visiting your blog again.

    March 5th, 2009 | #

  19. maditi says

    so interesting to look and peak ..
    your styling is beautiful.

    March 24th, 2009 | #

  20. Megan says

    I just discovered your blog and enjoyed getting a peek at behind the scenes of a shoot. Your photos are lovely and I have to ask where did you get the simple yet gorgeous shopping basket? Thanks!

    June 4th, 2009 | #

RSS feed for these comments. | TrackBack URI