behind the scenes – waitrose

March 4, 2013  in flowers, interior styling

Behind the scenes, styling a photo shoot - Sania Pell

As Mothering Sunday is next weekend here in the UK I thought I would share some behind the scenes photos of another Waitrose shoot I worked on earlier this year with photographer Karen Thomas. We shot the new floral ranges for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and some new Spring bouquets and plants. The brief was for a light, bright look for Spring to contrast against the autumn range we shot previously. During breaks in shooting I snapped a few images of the props and backdrops I had chosen and some of the sets I put together for this shoot and thought you might like a glimpse behind the scenes.

Props for a photo shoot - Sania Pell

Behind the scenes of a flower photo shoot - Sania Pell

Behind the scenes of a flower photo shoot - Sania Pell

Styling a photo shoot - Sania Pell

All of these photos were taken with my iPhone! I took them for reference really, but after the shoot I thought the quality was good enough to post them on my blog. What do you think?

Styling a photo shoot - behind the scenes with Sania Pell

Interior styling props - behind the scenes with Sania Pell

Photo shoot styling by Sania Pell

Sania Pell behind the scenes on a photo shoot for Waitrose

Photo shoot styling props by Sania Pell

Head over to the Waitrose website to see Karen’s photos from our shoot for Waitroses’s new floral ranges.


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  1. The photos are beautiful as always are, and the color palette is wonderful, especially inthis time of the year when we all wait for light and spring. Red, sof creams, pink and light greys. Very well done 🙂

  2. Rona says:

    Hi Sania

    Thank you for sharing your beautifully styled & behind the scene shots Sania. The quality of the images from your iPhone is great!

    Rona x

  3. Sue says:

    The images you have used are beautiful, such simple lines and shapes – I love the flowers they add a lovely splash of vibrant natural colour.

  4. Diana Lascaro says:

    Love your site!

  5. manon says:

    Une bien belle ambiance.


  6. Marjory says:

    Really beautiful palette, natural textures & balanced compositions. Simplicity filled with elegance. Lovely!

  7. Jude says:

    Very nice Sania. The props and your styling really enhanced the products! Look forward to working with you again. x

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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, art/creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 20 years, and is well known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for architects and property developers. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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