I got a goal. It’s three blogs here this week, one for Main Floral and one for Sweet River. ..that’s five blogs in a week. So far, during my blogging time today–I’ve browsed, mindlessly, around Facebook…so…yeah, we’ll see how this goes. I definitely have plenty of blog material to work with–I’ve had, at least, one photo session each week for the past six weeks; plus, I shot a wedding this past weekend. I just run out of time to get it all up here…all the editing takes a toll on my daily schedule.
So, my last blog was all bout the logo stuff. Well, since then, I’ve done some super cute things with that design (that are, actually, practical). I’ll picture them below the larger photo gallery–but, first, I’m going to show off a tiny bit of a session I had way back toward the middle of September. I went in to Jenson’s Department Store and did a fashion shoot. With models. It was so out of my norm, it was awesome. This was one of few experiences I have had working with women who were 100% comfortable in front of a camera and oozed confidence in their bodies. It was fun, for me, to be able to give orders (chin down, a little to the left, shoulder up a bit, eyes that way, blah, blah, blah…) and not completely confuse my poor subject–or, make them feel twisted, weird, and uncomfortable. (Well, my models may have felt that way at some point…but, they didn’t let it show. 🙂 ) The whole shoot ran like a well oiled machine. One model would come to me dressed in an outfit, I’d shoot, they’d go back to change, another model would come to me, we’d shoot, etc. We moved at a great pace, got great shots, and everyone walked away quite pleased. I also did some product shooting for Jenson’s while I was there–all of these shots really bulked up their website and are being used on advertisements, flyers and on their social media platforms. (If you’re curious what I offer to small businesses–click here. )
As for what I’ve been creating with my new, logo design…check it out…
After years of carrying two camera bags, reflectors, snacks (if it’s going to be a long day), props, a backdrop and/or blankets (if necessary), rain gear and/or bug spray (again, if necessary), and whatever else I may, or may not need for a full day of shooting…I got a rolling bag. 16 bucks from Ikea and it was awesome for the wedding I just shot–and, I got a canvas tote for more portable stuff, like my reflectors.
And then, after a string of wicked paper jams in the printer, homemade thank you cards are finally fresh, and updated.
My photo release form is clean and crisp again…
…as are my business cards. I’m not super computer literate, so, designing these had me, literally, tilting my head at a 90 degree angle for quite some time. If I could have decided whether I wanted them to be horizontal, or vertical, there wouldn’t have been an issue…damn indecision.