Custom Brand Photography For Design Bliss Feast

Custom Brand Photography For Design Bliss Feast

Design Bliss Feast's custom brand photography is mainly black and white with hints of pink and aqua/seafoam. My client wanted images that were creative and professional with a feminine appeal. In our communication, she emphasized her love of white space, so I made sure her custom brand photography had plenty of it. These photos were intended to be used on her website to highlight the type of work she does for her clients. I kept the subject matter to desk environments, adding personal touches where I could.

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5 Prop Styling Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

5 Prop Styling Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

I'm a huge lover of hacks. I love anything that will make me see things with a new perspective and/or help me save time and money. I mean, who doesn't love finding ways to save time or money, right? Today, I'm sharing with you a few of my favorite prop styling hacks. Will they blow your mind? Well, you'll have to be the judge of that. I'm hoping that at least one will make you insane with inspiration!

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How To Be A Resourceful Prop Stylist

How To Be A Resourceful Prop Stylist

The biggest tip I can offer for anyone who wants to be a resourceful prop stylist is to plan ahead. To be resourceful, you have to have the right tools and props at the right time without costing a fortune. Today, I've got a handful of tips on how you can plan ahead so you can be a resourceful prop stylist. That way, next time someone wants to do a Christmas photo shoot in July, you'll be more than ready. AND... you'll be on budget!

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5 Clever Ways To Build A Prop Collection On A Budget

5 Clever Ways To Build A Prop Collection On A Budget

When I first started, my prop collection was so pathetically minimal that it couldn't even be called a proper collection. Over time, I shifted my mental thinking of what a photo prop was - basically, anything is a photo prop - and I was able to build my prop collection on a budget. I still want to add a lot of things to it, but I've been able to keep my costs at a minimum by following these few tips

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Food Styling A Dim Sum Photo Shoot (Behind The Scenes)

Food Styling A Dim Sum Photo Shoot (Behind The Scenes)

Today, I want to take you behind the scenes of a photo shoot I did for a client who owns a frozen dim sum shop. They are a small mom and pop company who has been catering to the Vancouver hotels and restaurants for many decades. Recently, they wanted to start a website and try to expand to a new market. With the new website in the works, they needed to showcase photos of their products.

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Best Props For Food Photography

Best Props For Food Photography

When I first started photo styling, I worked with food almost exclusively. It was such an easy medium to style! Food doesn't move, there's lots of prop opportunity (prop-ortunity! ha!), and you gotta eat so why not just style and photograph the food before eating, right? If you're looking to improve your food styling with some good props, here is a list to get you started in the right direction.

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Inside A Photo Stylist's Tool Kit

Inside A Photo Stylist's Tool Kit

Every stylist will add their own special tools to this kit depending on which field they specialize in, but there are some basic ones that you'll find in every tool kit no matter the specialty. So, what is defined as a tool? It is an instrument you have or need to make your photo props shine. It's the stuff you don't see behind the finished photo. 

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My Brand Photography Process

My Brand Photography Process

Having a solid brand has really taken the stress out of all the work for me. Now I know what my colors are, what my fonts are, and how my graphics should look. As a result, my branded photos look like a collection that belong together, not disjointed. My journey to get here was long and arduous, but very satisfying. Here is how I developed my brand photography process.

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