You probably had the idea years ago. You woke up thinking about it in the middle of the night. You spent every spare moment nurturing it. You spent countless hours working the ins and outs until you had a product that you are proud of.
I often times throw around the phrase, "lifestyle product photography." So what do I mean when I use it?Read More
Last year in my year in review post I talked about how my vision for 2017 included expanding the product photography side of my business and I am happy to say that I have had huge success in this area! I've been able to connect with multiple new businesses in the area, as well as old ones, to create images for their websites, social media and marketing needs.Read More
Wax & Wool's Fall '17 collection marks the 8th time Kjerste and I have collaborated on a lifestyle product session for her candles and her 8th collection to hit the shelves of retailers near you! She may have out done herself with these delicious Fall scents: Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon Chai and Brown Sugar and Fig.Read More
Charme Nail and Skin Studio is an adorable little nail studio on the University of Washington Campus. If you walk down the hallway behind hello, cupcake you'll come across a comfy waiting area complete with coffee and tea. Walk in the door and you'll be greeted by Charm, the dog that gave the studio its name, and her little brother Chico.Read More
Paper Luxe is the cutest little shop specializing in paper and gifts! Every time I'm in Jenn commiserates with me about having a toddler as she helps me pick out the perfect gift or card. She and her sweet mom, Laurie, co-own the little shop, tucked away under some offices in University Place. It's the perfect one stop shop for a gift, card AND the wrapping paper!Read More
Over a glass of wine at local 'hole in the wall' restaurant, Kjerste described a scene. Imagine after a long day, kicking your feet back on the patio with a glass of rosé, a cheese plate, green olives, warm baguette, and of course some Wax & Wool candles wafting their sweet scent over the scene. And thus the Wax & Wool Summer collection came to life!Read More
First and foremost, make sure that the content you are putting out is quality! People gravitate towards beauty. Simple, well lit photos (see this post for tips) and well written captions are key to gaining followers that stick around and become loyal customers. In addition to individual posts, keep your overall grid picture in mind (see this post for more tips on planning your grid).Read More
“We’re sick of low-calorie, dairy-free, blah blah blah. This is real ice cream. If you’re going to eat ice cream, do it right.”
— Snoqualmie Ice Cream
I couldn't agree more. You guys, this ice cream is the real deal. Do yourself a favor and go pick some up for dessert tonight! If you don't believe me just scroll through this post. I'm sure your mouth will be watering by the end ;)Read More
Have you ever really thought about your grid and how it affects your business? Have you ever thought about how images are a part of your larger brand story? (Spoiler alert: brand isn't just about your logo.)Read More
Light is the most important part of photography. When I am photographing product I make sure to turn off any artificial lights in my workspace and open all the blinds. I find a window with lots of light pouring in.Read More
This has been quite a year! January began with me six months pregnant and quitting my day job to go full time into photography.
One of the reasons I went full time was to accept a teaching position at Covenant High School. During Winter quarter I taught a basic photography class for junior and senior high school students. It was so fulfilling to teach about my passion and to see students work hard to achieve art through their photographs.Read More