Lauren Liess Textiles Shoot

I have pictures back from our photo shoot at Helen Norman's farm!!  Helen & her assisitant F.J. are still working on the photos (we're going for a sort of vintage/ edgy vibes for the photographs so it takes a lot of processing afterwards) but I though I'd share a few peeks - some without the processing.

Our goal with this photoshoot was to show the fabrics in a variety of settings, both with and whithout people.  We wanted to show how the fabrics move and look and feel.  I washed some of the fabrics before the shoot to give them a bit of patina and I really love how they turned out.  Some of the photos and fabrics come across as fresh and happy & fun, while others are earthier,  moodier or softer.   We wanted to show the variety of feelings & moods that couls be created with the line. (55 fabrics in total with 14 different designs.)

Here's part of our gold/ yellow collection on a beautiful antique daybed with little Grizzly taking a nap to show they really are comfy:


{Fabrics pictured: Magnolia in Yellow, Live Paisley in Gold, and Fern Star in Yellow}


Our boys were sooooo good and put up with so much.  Here's an outtake of them, totally at the end of their ropes:

{Pretending to nap on a blanket in Magnolia}

I love this photo with the mist on the door to the porch:


We woke up super-early and got some cool pics with fog in the background:

{me with a Wild Chicory blanket}

I looooove this outtake...  Did you ever play this game with friends when you were little?-

{"Super tall 4 year-old.. ie Christian on Daddy's shoulders.  And Kelly Green Cape in Happikat}


{Laundry Line with: Thistle in Sepia, Live Paisley in Antique Beige and Squircles in Fog}

...Anyway, I have so many more pics to share (I think 85 total?!!  We took over 1,000!) but I really want you to see them once they have that processing I mentioned.  I'm finishing up loading the plain fabric photos onto my online store and will then go back & add in the lifestyle photos & then we'll be ready to launch.  We're all moving as quickly as we can!! :)

I can't thank Helen & F.J. enough for the photos & their time,  and of course thank you to my family.  (I know two of you can't read yet, but I love you more than anything and one day you'll get what a big deal this was to me.)


xoxo, Lauren

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61 comments:

Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it! said...

the bold floral patterns in the first 3 images are perfect- modern yet traditional.

slip4 said...

Your fabrics are just so beautiful...and different from what I am seeing out there. Can't wait to see the whole collection!

Sound Schooling said...

The first picture is beautiful. Had I room for one I'd definitely buy one!

Jennifer said...

they look great, Lauren! I'm so thrilled for you! beautiful work, Helen (and everyone!)

pve design said...

I love them and I especially like that you are gorgeous, funny and that you love what you do.
Your prints are lovely.
I want some for my Master Bedroom....big bed pillows and paneled curtains....
pve

Jenny Castle Design said...

You continue to amaze me Lauren! So talented. What a gorgeous textile line, I'm dying to see more. Hope to see you soon!

Cathy Wall said...

Beautiful photos and I am totally intrigued by your fabric line, it looks luscious!
Cathy @ Room Rx

Ms.JayQue said...

I'm happy for you being able to make this dream come true. The fabrics look awesome as do the pics....I'd like me some fern star in yellow.

Emily A. Clark said...

Lauren--these are going to be a huge hit! They are really beautiful.

Oh, and you're a supermodel, btw :)

Holly said...

These fabrics are so beautiful - I think my favorite from these photos is the magnolia. The shoot looks very natural. Very exciting for you and your family!

An Urban Cottage said...

Beautiful photos. Congratulations!

Leslie said...

Congratulations! The prints are absolutely gorgeous, and the pictures capture them so well.

Nikki said...

I think it is so cool that your dream of making your very own fabrics are coming to fruition. That is so inspiring in itself. Your textiles are beautiful-earthy and unique. Please post all the finish photos! I can't wait to see them!

Andi said...

Just LOVELY!! Congrats! Are they printed digitally or screen printed?
Even after washing they look teriffic!

maggie said...

Wow...you have some lovely patterns! Can't wait to see the rest of them. Great job!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

so exciting to see your progress of this new venture your on. When can we buy them?

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

The pictures are amazing and so are the textiles. I love that you are following your dream, I hope your line of textiles will be very sucessfull! You look like a supermodel by the way ;)

Kristy
www.idesignlove.com

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Lindsey said...

Wow, congratulations!! The fabrics are gorgeous and the pictures came out amazing. Wishing you much success on this adventure.

Caroline Taylor said...

Wow, gorgeous! Love the blue floral. I second the supermodel comment. Congratulations

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

So beautiful, I can't wait to splurge on some of these!!

Tawna said...

Love, love, LOVE! The chicory is my favorite...and Helen is amazing. Love the vintage feel.

Tawna

Paula Kasas said...

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kisses
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barbara@hodge:podge said...

Wow, stunning photos. They really highlight your fabrics in such a unique way. I really can't wait until you are up and running. I will splurge for a Lauren Leiss original!

Jodie Okun Interiors said...

they look beautiful...the pictures are georgous!congratulations....can't wait to buy some:)

Linda in AZ * said...

*** You had me at the FIRST PHOTO... it's all just soooooo DELIGHTFUL, BEAUTIFUL annnnd, sooooo "Y*O*U!!!"... TRULY!!!!!!!!!

My AE card is warming up in the oven, so when yer ready to actually SELL, I'll be ready to BUY!!!

CONGRATS!!!

Blessings,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom121234@comcast.net

Brocantess said...

So nice to find your blog! Love the print on the great and white fabric.

dutchbritishlove said...

Lauren, these are gorgeous. It is amazing to follow the progress on your blog and see how you approach each step with so much care, thought & creativity. I can't wait to see more!

LindsB said...

They look amazing!! That second one of your boys is too cute! I LOVE that you used them in the shoot. I cant wait to see the rest now!

Leah Moss said...

Lauren, you are so so SO beautiful! And so are your creations--both the textiles and your sweet boys!

That picture of you in the field with the chicory blanket (which I totally want for my home) is incredible. Helen is an amazing photography and you are the perfect model for your wares!

You are just taking the design world by storm, it's so exciting!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Love the pics so far and I'm sure the real deal will be even better! I think your concept is great and I'm just dying to see these fabrics in person.

Tammy@InStitches said...

You did it ! They are gorgeous, I think they Happikat is my favorite.

A Country Farmhouse said...

All gorgeous! So very beautiful and so very you.
xoTrina

Diane James Home said...

The photography and fabrics are gorgeous - especially those with sleeping dogs and children!

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

All these photos are so fantastic! The photo of you with the fabric is stunning!!
Love the feeling :)
Can't wait to see it Lauren!!

xo

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Looking forward to ordering that Magnolia print - so very beautiful!

Pristine Cristine said...

What beautiful fabrics! How did you get into designing your own fabric line?

pristinecristine@hotmail.com

Acquired Objects said...

Uh oh, now I don't know which one to pick! They're all so wonderful and what a great idea, show fabrics in real peoples lives! This looks like so much fun!

paula said...

Lauren they are gorgeous! Can't wait to actually use some of your fabrics :) So proud of you...

Amyshka said...

How beautiful :) Looking forward to seeing the other photos. I always look forward to your posts!
- Amy

vignette design said...

So much beauty in this post Lauren. Your fabrics, your boys and you. Wow! Of course, I like that first photo with Grizzly on the daybed!

Cristin {Simplified Bee} said...

Love it all!!! Who will be carrying your collection?

Your boys are darling even at the end of a long day :)

xo,
cristin

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B.x said...

Congratulations on creating such a beautiful collection Lauren.

Barbie said...

You are so very talented. The fabrics are all beautiful and I'd love to add some to my home one day!

diane said...

so nice to see a dream realized and your boys are adorable!

The SilverLyne said...

The fabrics are exquisite, the material and themes are so natural. I would definitely want some in my home.

katiedid said...

Oh my.....I can not tell you how much these photos make me feel.....nostallgic, cozy, joyful . I love the photos and the fabrics. WELL DONE! SO well done. :)

J. Schoenberger Design said...

You look so beautiful Lauren! The fabrics are amazing. When I get a minute to breath I'm ordering a sample of the paisley. Mehgan was super prompt in getting the info to me. ;-))) I know you'll have great success with these!!! xo Jennifer @ vreelandroad.blogspot.com

Megan said...

Amazing photos of your fabrics. I'm so excited to see the finished photos!

5th and State said...

lauren luv

this is amazing, your line, you look so gorgeous, the kids, love that photo with the chicory and fog........everything! congrats
xo
debra

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

wow - your stuff all looks so lovely...you look great! I am actually looking for jeans like the ones your wearing... :)))))))

Red River Interiors said...

your fabrics are the bomb!!, so fresh and alive...can't wait to see the rest. I'll stay tuned... nothing else out there compares... excellent work... Fay

Lynn said...

I absolutely love these fabrics. And I agree with some other commenters you like fab!

I would love, love, love to feature the fabrics with lifestyle photos on my blog, Decor Arts Now. , together with an interview with you on the process of developing them. Would you be interested?

Please let me know.
Thanks, Lynn Byrne
www.decorartsnow.com

Heidi said...

So very beautiful Lauren! Loving Magnolia in blue!

Emily said...

Supermodel!

And yeah, I guess the fabrics are OK too. ;-)

Environs Development said...

beautiful fabrics and such great photos. well done and congrats!

Joanna said...

Beautiful antique daybed! Love it! Check out also 3D Rendering

http://www.astove.co.uk said...

you collections are so beautiful! the pictures of the two boys on a sheet is so cute.very nice!

http://www.astove.co.uk said...

you collections are so beautiful! the pictures of the two boys on a sheet is so cute.very nice!

Kathysue said...

Absolutely gorgeous and breath taking. I can say I knew you when...... You are destined for greatness, xo Kathysue