Photographing a Brand Photo Shoot

This week we’ve been sharing some behind-the-scenes peeks of what a branding photo shoot looks like. We’ve already shared the inspiration for the shoot [here] and how Roberta West of The Romanticist Studios planned the shoot [here]. Today, I’m going to give you an exclusive look at what actually happens during a shoot day. These are the moments, tasks, and props that all come together to create gorgeous styled stock photography customized to a specific brand. The branding shoot for Christine Dore Trant was held at The Romanticist Studios; all four of us coordinated to arrive mid-morning, so we could take full advantage of the studio’s large windows and natural light. Roberta prepared the space by creating both an office space vignette and a comfy client meeting space vignette. When we all arrived ready and raring to go, Kate Yenrick of Yennygrams set to work creating the beautiful watercolor abstract paintings and calligraphy pieces of Christine’s marketing phrases. Christine unpacked the crate full of goodies she brought from home–depression glass pieces, antique mason jars, a throw blanket, and some homemade macarons! Roberta and I conferred about how to set up the space to make the best use of the light. We […]

Apple Muffins to Make for Apple Season

So as per our usual tradition, my boyfriend and I headed to Honey Pot Hill Orchard a few weeks ago to go apple picking. I love this orchard, they have so many different varieties of apples and a pretty big space of land from which to pick. Also, they have by far the best cider donuts in New England. While we got the bigger bag for the apples,  I usually go through them fast so it isn’t usually a problem. This year despite eating an apple every day for lunch, adding it to salads, desserts, etc I still had so many left. I went back into the depths of my Pinterest baked goods board and found this recipe that is originally from Baked Perfection for apple cupcakes with a caramel icing. I have made this recipe a few times over the years and actually found it works best as more of an apple muffin recipe without any icing. So given my excess of apples, I decided to make this recipe again. This was once again an awesome choice, it’s a relatively easy recipe and tastes really great. Also, it provides an easy breakfast for at least a week. The way I made […]

Ikea Bar Cart Hack

I know I said I would be blogging on the regular, but I had a few things come up in the last month. I started working freelance a few days a week at this awesome place called The Grommet. Between that and wedding season, my photo work has eaten up almost every free moment I have had as of late. Still adjusting to the new schedule, so hopefully I will be able to blog at least once a week now that I have my life a bit more organized. Anyways, something fun that I have neglected to blog about was my first ever Ikea hack. I decided to start small because I haven’t DIYed anything beyond food recipes 🙂 I had all of these really cool glasses and cocktail accessories given to me from family and friends, and wanted a cute bar cart to put them on. When I looked for bar carts online, everything seemed way too expensive for my budget. So, the next thing I did was look on Pinterest for inexpensive bar cart options, which is when I happened upon a DIY for an Ikea cart that was made to be a bar cart. This one looked relatively […]

Peach and Prosciutto Three Cheese Pizza

Last week, I talked to you all about my recent trip to Belkin Family Lookout Farm. I even convinced a few friends of mine to head there on their own peach picking trip. One thing that I always do as soon as I go fruit picking is to look for recipes that I can make with that fruit. Usually I look through Pinterest and recipe websites that I love. One site that I have found multiple awesome recipes is Cooking Classy, and that is where I found this recipe for a three cheese peach and prosciutto pizza with fresh basil and a honey balsamic reduction. I was a little worried at first because I had never made a reduction like the honey balsamic reduction required in the recipe. Luckily, it went well and didn’t stick to the pan. I will say, the one shortcut that I took with this recipe is that I bought the pizza dough. Whole Foods sells some pretty decent pizza dough, so I felt like that is an acceptable short cut to make. This recipe was awesome, it made some incredibly delicious pizza. I always love recipes that blend the sweet and savory flavors and this […]