I haven’t written a client work update in some time. The summer has been full with recordings (check out the I AM SAFE PODCAST — new episodes drop about every two weeks), book branding projects for private clients (I can’t wait to show you when a new website and rebrand for my own work drops later this fall), the Grand Women project I’ve been photographing in Grand County, Colorado for my solo portrait show this September, writing The Art of Slow (pt. 2 comes out in October for all alumni of the first part this summer), launching my new experimental Etsy shop OnHighGround (where I’ll be bringing back the smudge bundles this year under a newly branded name!), engaging in a few house remodels in the neighborhood, having visits from wonderful friends, PLUS I’ve joined some amazing leadership and creative programs including: Lead. Gather. Relate with Dr. Jenn McCabe (I photographed the LGR retreat last year in San Diego); the Creativity Habit Collective with Daphne Cohn and Randi Buckley’s The Deep Mastermind and Mentorship where I will be photographing the culmination retreat and it’s participants in Monterey, California in April 2020.
I also work a lot of little odd jobs throughout the month to diversify and gain income — it’s so important to diversify income streams as an emerging creative…when one thing is slow, something else picks up the financial slack.
And, my personal being has also evolved, processed and healed in ways I did not expect (thank you eclipse season). Life has been very rich these past two, nearly three, months. I can’t wait for what is to come this fall.
Now, back to some of the client work posted above!
About one year ago, I started building PDF books of my photographs – Lookbooks – because the books felt like a more engaging read than simply posting images in a digital gallery. They could bring out the fantasy of the shoot and provide interviews and art of the women I photograph…and that leads us to the sample book above: a creative way to send clients previews of the photographs from our session.
One of the intentions for these books is to educate clients on how to use the photographs from our session: do not be afraid to crop and pair images and do not be afraid to have fun with layouts! I want clients to see what is possible with their images after receiving the suite. In the book above, we see some preview shots from the full day session with Carmen Cool, a social justice psychotherapist in Boulder, CO. I love the color palette from this shoot because it vibes with the direction of my own branding bts and we have a multi-seasonal look with these colors and textures (spring, summer, fall). I always tell my clients to bring the clothing store with them to the shoot and we’ll pick out looks together. Sometimes, something we didn’t expect to look good feels so striking in just the right light and environment.
Lastly, the website copy from Carmen’s current site has been used as text for this preview book providing a much more whole picture of who Carmen Cool is as a practitioner of her art.
At the end of the gallery is my 2020 price sheet. If you have been thinking about upgrading your brand in 2020 with a new website, let’s make sure those photos are ready to go. (All new websites need new photos — its like remodeling a house…start with one room and you’ll see the rest of the rooms need care too.)
Need assistance in finding a website designer and developer to complete the package? I can help with that. Contact me here. ;)