The First Accidental Brand Shoot

January 30, 2018

Welcome to the new website

It’s finally here! I’ve been working so hard on this new website. Finally, I’m so excited to share! What was missing from my platform was a simple space to share my portfolio + store all relevant information (such as my first accidental brand shoot, below). This is something that’s been on my heart a lot lately. Therefore, I’m elated to announce I’m officially accepting branding sessions at an introductory rate in 2018.

Blogging through it all

I’ve always enjoyed blogging my work for a multitude of reasons. For instance, it’s a great way to show potential clients the scope of my brand photography style. This blog will be a space where I blog tips, behind the scenes, and client branding sessions. I’m dedicating this first blog post to the backstory of why I decided to offer branding sessions.

First accidental brand shoot

In the summer of 2017, my good friend Erin Rhyne wanted to do what we now call ‘creative cardio’. It’s a term we coined the day we did this shoot. Erin is a rare gem of a friend & an incredibly talented artist who creates handmade headpieces for special occasions. She came over to my house and brought along some of the pieces she’s created. Further, I invited my friend Elizabeth over to model for us. We really had no expectations of what or how we wanted to shoot.

We figured out that we’d have Elizabeth model one of the pieces during the short time we had her. In addition to model shots, we’d shoot one styled flat lay shot of each piece and one ‘portrait’ of each piece. It was a good place to start! As the day pressed on, we listed to the Edith Piaf Pandora station and styled to our heart’s content. I was supremely enjoying the day! It was making my heart happy that she’d be getting just the kind of images she’s been wanting to represent her brand. 

Such an inspiring time. It was fulfilling and promising. Therefore, this was the shoot which inspired me to want to continue styling and photographing products & people. We all have a story to tell, and I like to help tell to visually communicate that story to your ideal clients. 

Photographer: Lightbulb League | Wardrobe: Fond of Silk |  Hair adornments: Erin Rhyne | Film lab: The FIND Lab

*update: years later and we did another shoot for Erin, showing off how she makes her gorgeous pieces. Check it out here!


[…] brand session for artists & small business owners. You can read more about that first shoot by clicking here. We loved working together with Erin to style her pieces in flat lay shots, product shots, and on a […]


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