Recently I teamed up with my beautiful friend and makeup artist Holly Chastain to do a glamour photo shoot. No particular reason for the shoot, just an excuse for a few creative people to get together and see what they can come up with.
It’s hard to believe that five years after I created my handmade packaging for my photography business I’m still getting inquires about it. I used to have images and sources listed on an older website but didn’t think to add them to this site until someone messaged me the other day. The graphic designer in me had fun creating and putting all of the elements together. It was a labor of love and I’m happy to share my sources. Hope this inspires someone! (Side note: A few years ago I completely re-branded so I no longer use this logo, packaging, etc.)
Article from Design Aglow Digital Magazine | Issue No. 11 | October 2010
In 2012 I was featured in the Handmade Packaging Workshop book by Rachel Wiles. Great book, full of fabulous packaging tips and ideas.
I was also featured on The Savvy Photographer website in 2011.
Kraft boxes and folios: Rice Studio Supply
Custom stamp: stampin.com
Muslin bags: lemelange.com
Brochure interior pages: printed at prodpi.com
Custom DVD labels from mpixpro.com
Twine, lace trim & flowers from Hobby Lobby
Chipboard & screw posts: papergoods.com
Photo Envelopes/Sleeves: mpixpro.com
Tin CD Cases: sks-bottle.com
I'm back. Sort of. Almost two years ago I quit my photography business. I haven't stopped shooting all together but I definitely don't pick up my camera as much as I used to.
That all changed today.
Today I started. I started with fear. I've never done a self-portrait before. Now, let's be honest here, I've done a "selfie" or two (or more...) with my phone but that's just not the same as getting in front of my Nikon. Alone. So weird. Yet fun and challenging at the same time.
I want to get back to why I started shooting to begin with. Which was to be creative, to take beautiful, meaningful images, to push myself, to do more...
"Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling... but start. Start and don't stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just... start."