All this time in quarantine had me thinking, “When was the last time I took photos just for the fun of it?” As a commercial photographer, I was spending most of my time in the studio creating content for my clients - sticking to their brand guidelines and project briefs. If there’s anything good that came out of this quarantine, it’s the fact that it forced me to prioritize myself, to lean into the discomfort of deep self-reflection, and to finally say, “Just have fun and see what happens.” So that’s exactly what I’m doing. Lately I’ve just been shooting. I’ve not been worrying too much about what it will look like, how much time it’ll take, having to throw it all away and start all over again. All I’ve been doing is doing - creating, enjoying, and yes, playing! It’s taken me well into my thirties, one pandemic, and a surplus of bananas (because I’m sick of baking banana bread, y’all!) to start playing with my food. Watch this space…there’s more to come!
Care Skincare needed a set of photos to promote their Holiday gift campaign. They were looking for images that conveyed a luxurious “editorial” feel to be featured on their online store, social media, and PR mailings.
The shots were kept clean and minimal to coincide with their straightforward, decluttered skincare line. For the lighting we wanted to recreate the look of natural sunlight through a window - bright and elegant.
You can find more of my work from Care here.
One of my favorite Instagram partners, Mejuri, is launching a new line on Monday, October 14th! The collection is called the Menagerie Edition. Mejuri has been kind enough to gift me this beautiful pair of drop earrings to feature on my Instagram. If you look closely, the charm is of a scarab beetle, which in ancient Egyptian religion was a symbol of rebirth, spontaneous creation, and transformation. An amulet of the scarab was thought to bring good luck and protection.
When it comes to photographing Mejuri’s pieces, I have to say, it’s really hard to mess up because they are just so darn gorgeous and photogenic! For the styling and props, I really wanted to convey the collection’s seductiveness and unexpected nature (I really love that it’s a piece that’ll make you look twice and that it holds meaning.) Spicing up the final image with a film-like quality and a dreamy reflection adds that stylish je ne sais quoi Mejuri is all about.
Check out Mejuri here.