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 […]

Muir Woods and San Francisco

I went on a recent trip to the San Francisco Bay area and luckily was able to head north to Muir Woods. A lot of people had advised to get there very early in the morning to avoid the crowd and get the best views, incredibly useful advice. For anyone who has yet to see the beauty of redwood trees, it truly is something to behold. Here’s a few photos I took while there: