I haven't posted anything in a hot minute. I've been surprisingly busy. The life of an artist in LA, as cliché as it sounds, at times, requires the constant juggling of multiple jobs. I feel blessed and can thankfully admit that I'm relieved I'm not in the normal predicament of hating my "day job"! I quite love it! I work the desk and teach at a local YOGA and SPIN (YAS)Studio in DTLA. It allows me ample flexibility as far as pursuing my photographic endeavors. Speaking of such endeavors, I just completed an E-Commerce Project with Rissa Jarratt; A world Traveler, blogger, and entrepreneur! She hired me to shoot her collections which are an articulation of her unique style! She spent 6 weeks travelling around the globe, collecting unique treasures, gaining valuable life experiences, connecting with her inner self, and enjoying every moment that presented itself to her! This collection is only the beginning of an awesome movement. I was so happy to be a part of making her vision and business come to life!
MODEL: Marissa Braun
PHOTOG: Augustus Photography
It's always such a compliment when you can book jobs from a referral. WORD OF MOUTH is such a strong marketing tool! People trust real experiences from people they know! (shoutout to ASHLEY SUGARMAN for this one!) Before we knew it, we had dates and a game plan in place!
The shoot itself is usually pretty smooth and fun. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Marissa Braun who was our fit model for this project. Rissa's joyous and caring energy created a seamless chemistry between all parties involved.
The bulk of the work with e-commerce projects is in the aftermath. Unlike a typical editorial shoot where you're only shooting for 5-7 amazing photos, for an online catalog, you need every single photo to work. That means lots of hours on the computer sizing photos, adjusting and correcting anything that needs it, and tons of coffee! Here are some screenshots of the now up and running site; RISSA JARRATT
One really awesome thing about landing an e-commerce gig and doing a bang up job, is the opportunity for repeat business. Stuff sells out, new product is acquired, and new photos need to take place! From the recent correspondence leading up to this post between miss Jarratt and I, we will be doing this again shortly! :)
I hope you enjoyed this read as much I enjoyed sharing it. You'll notice her boutique is the perfect taste for those stocking up on summer gear. Make sure to pay it a visit and snag yourself a little part of the world. Catch up on her blog and read all about her adventures to get to know some of the stories behind the treasures she's selling! (links to her blog and other social media on her website)
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