I recently worked with SKY MARKETING and their client, UMPQUA BANK, out of Portland, Oregon.
Project Details: Create a high profile magazine as part of a lead-generation campaign for Umpqua Bank Wealth.
Location: Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, California
Overview: Photos of the UWA team and events/activities from their daily lives will be included (A) on the UWA landing page, and (B) the “Magazine” being developed as part of a Q2 lead-generation campaign. Photos may be used for other marketing collateral, as needed. Photos need to be usable in high-end print materials as well as online.
Photo Style: Photos need to be natural light and authentic. The reason we’re using real photos as opposed to stock or marketing photos is to convey trust and likability to clients and prospects of UWA. With the exception of overt headshots, the bulk of the photos should feature real interactions with other humans as well as the subjects engaging in work or doing about their daily activities (as opposed to obviously staged photos).
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Sample pages from the Magazine.
What is brand lifestyle photography? For me, it means bringing a brand to life with authentic-real life images. It is a way to capture the moment as it happens. It allows your audience to imagine being there or engaging with the brand you are selling. In today’s world, everything is visual. Lifestyle type photography is everywhere! You remember the “moments and experiences” captured in life… not the staged photo shoot!
THIS IS ME. This is how I like to shoot. This is how I visualize. I am not drawn to stock photography in studios with artificial lighting. I think there is a time and place for that, but that is not what my eye sees. My eye is drawn to street photography style, natural, real-life, authentic, not super staged. When I shoot for a product/business/brand, I shoot as if I was the consumer. How does the consumer see and experience your brand?
Attention to detail is very important, while keeping it real. For this shoot for 1220 Spirits, we had a food stylist, talent, set stylist along with direction from the client. 1220 spirits are canned, ready- to- go, botanically inspired cocktails. (and really, really good!) . These are unique cocktails that you don’t have to make yourself. It is an experience. Convenient. Sophisticated. Pinterest-worthy drinks that you can make at home without all the ingredients.
We wanted to stage an outdoor summer dinner party, playing off the botanicals that are infused in these drinks.
The brand is beautiful, with bright colors—the color pallet is consistent with the food, clothes, flowers, decor.
I like to tell a story.
I want you to feel like you were there.
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The perfect Mother’s Day gift for this Nana was a lifestyle photo shoot of her 8 Grandkids. Being real, playing in the backyard. Whether I am telling the story of a brand for a business or telling the story of a family—real, authentic images or so impactful, timeless and truly reflect the person or product.
Last month I visited REVERIE FLOWER FARM in Bucyrus, Kansas. My friend, Colleen, and her family moved from St. Louis and started her dream of owning a farm. I was able to capture the beginning of what is going to be the most amazing cut flower farm business! Her daughter, Layla, was the best tour guide—showing us around the 12 acres that they are creating from scratch. So impressed by everything she is doing and can’t wait to go back to see the progress.
Oh, and I brought my sweet friend, Janie Jones, with me!
Forgot to blog about my girls ski trip to Big Sky in December. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. We skied, snowboarded, snow shoed, and wore matching PJ’s. It was perfect. Thank you, Kelly, for showing us a good time and sharing your special place with us. xo
We just returned from KEY WEST, FLORIDA! This little island was perfect for a few days of exploring, relaxing, walking, riding bikes, eating and drinking and soaking up the sun & culture. Roosters wake you in the morning and freely roam the streets, cruise ships from all over the world embark on a day of fun, street performers, drag queens, snowbirds…a melting pot of cultures embracing the laid back culture of the island. I hope you enjoy my pictures and get a feel for KW!
Meet Kiley, and her husband, Steve. Kiley and I have been working together the past year, shooting for PAISLEY BOUTIQUE in Webster Groves. Lets just say it was love at first click. There is something magical that happens when we work together. Can’t explain it.
I was feeling the need to create. For me. No pressure. No paying client. Just go out and shoot and see what comes of it. I called Kiley and told her to get dressed and meet me at the fair ASAP. Before date night, they rode the ferris wheel and celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary for me all over again. Hope you enjoy these as much as we do. xo
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