BTS WITH PHOTOGRAPHER JADE
Posted on 30 July 2020
Meet our photographer, Jade Piper (@jade.piper). An inspiring creative making waves in the swimwear photography industry. We sat down with Jade to hear all about what went on behind the scenes at our latest swimwear shoot, her journey so far and what she's got planned next.
We were lucky enough to host a Women's Body Confidence shoot bringing women together who support each other in a positive environment - these girls totally rocked it!
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND HOW YOU GOT STARTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Hello everyone! My name is Jade and I am a professional photographer based on the Gold Coast, Australia. I love to keep fit, eating amazing vegan meals, getting creative and of course running my business as a photographer! I had no direction on where I was heading before I graduated school, but right at the end of my final year, my visual art class had a photography unit. Going into that class not knowing that this was going to be my passion for the rest of my life.. I instantly fell in love. The next year I did a diploma of photography and then opened my business, and have been at it ever since.
WHERE DID THE IDEA/INSPIRATION FOR WOMEN'S CONFIDENCE SHOOTS COME FROM?
Around September last year I got a job for a bikini campaign shoot involving all different types of women. All sizes and colour! I remember that shoot like it was yesterday.. honestly one of my favorite shoots to date. I left that shoot feeling inspired to create more shoots similar. That's when I came up with the idea of a woman's confidence shoot! I put the idea out there on my instagram story and I was speechless with the amount of people who wanted to be apart. And i've been doing them once a month ever since!
FOR GIRLS THINKING OF BEING PART OF OUR NEXT SHOOT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENCE ON THE DAY?
The shoot goes for the duration of 2hrs on one of the Gold Coast beaches. You will receive a complementary bikini on arrival to wear on the shoot. We take group photos, doubles and also single shots! Lots of iphone pics and videos too. Along with taking photos you also get to connect with the women around you and power each other up to be the best version of you! There is absolute no judgment, only acceptance and love.
FUNNIEST THING THAT'S HAPPENED ON A SHOOT?
Ooo this is a hard one! I would say there are alot of little funny moments that come with most shoots. But i'd say when waves come up a bit too big unexpectedly and its like a near death experience with your camera as your holding onto dear life as well as holding yourself.. while the model is flying somewhere else. Always ends up with a good laugh after.
ANY TIPS FOR IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY?
It might seem like it's easy, but it can actually take some time to become pretty good at it! Just like anything, I feel like the more time you work on something the better you will be at it. I suggest crouching down a little bit and making sure your phone is completely vertical. Lighting is super important too as it can really level up the quality of your photo. Taking photos on sunny days is much better than taking photos when it's over cast.
BEST SHOOT LOCATION SO FAR?
As much as I love all the Gold Coast beaches.. Sarakiniko, Greece tops it all off. Last year I actually shot Bella Brazil at Sarakiniko and the photos just turned out unreal.
YOUR FAVE BELLA BRAZIL PIECE?
I'd 100% say the Copacabana Top in orange with its matching bottoms!
WHAT'S NEXT FOR JADE PIPER PHOTOGRAPHY?
I have so many things planned and goals I would like to achieve in my business. I am currently in the process of finding a proper film camera and investing in professional studio lighting. It would be a dream to build my own studio space! I also want to release a photography course and continue working with brands. I Want to also learn how to edit videos! So there's alot of things in the mix at the moment.