Behind The Scenes Of Our Giraffe Photoshoot

Behind The Scenes

On a chilly autumn day, a few members of the Sophie Allport team headed to Exton Park, where we hired out a luxury tent to photograph Sophie's beautiful new Giraffe collection. There were a few minor hiccups in the plan, no electricity being the main, but let's take a little look at how the team got on.

Behind The Scenes Of Our Giraffe Photoshoot

The location was so picturesque, and the tent was perfect for our giraffe collection, giving out summer safari vibes! But once we got on set, we soon realised there was no electricity, with lightboxes, camera equipment and laptops needing plugging in. Luckily, we were able to get a noisy generator down to the tent to fix the problem.

Behind The Scenes Of Our Giraffe Photoshoot

Once we sorted out our little bump in the road, it was straight onto setting everything up. The table setting looked so pretty, dotted with our stoneware plates, napkins and coasters in the new giraffe design. It definitely made us all want to grab our passports and head off on a safari.

Behind The Scenes Of Our Giraffe Photoshoot

The lightboxes were great for using as lamps as the day turned into evening, and a couple of members of the team even stayed the night as they had travelled some distance to be at the shoot. I’m not sure they will be glamping again in October, but they were thankful for their cosy coats and the fire to keep them a little bit warm.

Behind The Scenes Of Our Giraffe Photoshoot

We have collaborated with ZSL on our lovely new Giraffe design. ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is an international conservation charity working to create a world where wildlife thrives. By purchasing anything* from Sophie Allport’s Giraffe collection you are contributing to ZSL’s vital work. For more information, please visit our Charity Page.

We love sharing our behind the scene pictures with you, but let's take a little look at some of the final images below!

Behind The Scenes Of Our Giraffe Photoshoot

Behind The Scenes Of Our Giraffe Photoshoot

Behind The Scenes Of Our Giraffe Photoshoot

Behind The Scenes Of Our Giraffe Photoshoot

We'd love to know your thoughts about our Giraffe collection, let us know in the comments below!

1 comment

  • Perfect! I will be buying some for my 85 year old father who worked as a senior manager at ZSL through the 70s and 80s and is a life Fellow. Will help replace some of the tattered floral stuff Mum chose many years ago.

    Joanna on


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