Clothing is so much fun for me to photograph. Â It has pushed me out of my comfort zone many times with learning how to be more creative and inspiring, and leaves me to take extra care in making sure that everything is perfect.
When I photograph couples, it is different – the main part is that they engage with each other! Â I can tell a couple “walk that way”, “hold hands”, “give each other a smooch!”, etc. Â They can laugh and giggle with each other and have fun without knowing I am there at times.
With product photography models, it is TOTALLY different! Â And I’ll tell you this – it can be completely awkward at times. Â I am so focused on taking pictures of their legs, their wrists, the shirt they’re wearing, and I forget to talk to them. Â Oops! Â 😉 Â So I have learned the importance of building the relationship with the girls I work with and – of course – having fun. Â I have to be mindful that, as opposed to a portrait session where I want them to have my subject engage with me or pose at times, the focus is less on the person and more on the product. Â Hair, makeup, and styling are all so critical!
I had the pleasure of doing a ton of photography in 2013 for Allie, of CoziBear Boutique. Â Her shop and offering has grown SO MUCH in the past year, and I am so proud of where she is today! Â I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with her products… it is always so much fun!
Here is the first shoot I did for her a year ago, with models Lindsay H. and little Gracie P.!