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Fashion Portrait: Ella Lin

Since I have been based out in Toufen, Taiwan, I have been fortunate enough to meet lots of different people especially so since I have started attending a weekly belly dancing class. It was at this class that I met lovely Ella Lin who runs her own successful online fashion business.


We met for lunch and discussed ideas for a fashion portrait shoot, including clothing options and possible locations. It is always great to get an idea of what a client is thinking of wearing so that I can have an idea of what will work in advance, which saves time and helps maximise shooting time.


Since Ella was wearing a navy dress, I wanted to make sure that the setting was as light as possible so that her dress stood out in the picture and provided a nice contrast. I suggested the area in front of Northern Miaoli Art Centre.  The light coloured walls outside the centre are great as the act as a natural light reflector, perfect for nice bright pictures and filling in any unflattering shadows.

For the second location, we headed across the road to Chunan Sports Park. Ella changed into her second dress, which, along with the navy dress, are available to order from her online store, 時尚芭莎

Photography by Tanya Weekes

Featuring Ella Lin

Location: Northern Miaoli Art Center and Chunan Sports Centre