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best of 2018

Christine Gosch -brand photographer

best of 2018

film brand photographer

2018 was so amazing. It was my first full year offering brand photography for businesses, artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives. To get a general idea of how each session goes, you can click here. As much as I’d love to say I could write up an instructional guide regarding exactly how your brand session will go, I can’t. Because EACH ONE WAS SO DIFFERENT and unique to the person or business I was shooting for. I love that!

I thought I’d take this opportunity to address some goals I have for my brand photography business this year, because I learned so much in 2018.

1) Market my mail-in option.

This one, I’m excited about. I’ve actually already got a couple of these lined up for January and February and I’m so excited. It’s exactly what it sounds like: if your business offers physical goods/ products, you mail me what you’d like photographed and I shoot it in my home office studio. Then I mail back your products. Bada bing bada boom.

2) Book more destination brand sessions.

I’ve got two lined up in a couple of weeks and it’s the best of both worlds for me: photography and traveling. If you’re not located within the Houston area, I would love to travel to you for your brand session!

3) New pricing structure.

This past year, I offered very introductory level pricing with the intentions of building up my portfolio and navigating the waters of this venture. Now that I have a clearer vision of what brand sessions entail and what I need to do to operate a successful business, I’ll be offering more fair prices. Any inquiry from here on out will be new pricing.

4) Work with a restaurant.

Ok, I just love food. Period. End of story. Eating it, cooking it, photographing it- you name it. I’m going to reach out to local restaurants in need of fresh content for marketing & see what happens. I’ll keep ya posted!

Below are some of my favorite images from brand sessions in 2018. Travels took me to Salt Lake City and New Braunfels,Texas, with the rest of my work keeping me in beautiful Houston. I worked with the most amazing individuals and businesses, and I am already so stoked for projects planned and unplanned in 2019. Happy new Year, all! Thanks for the support and love as I continue doing what I love.

erin rhyne brand shoot

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ERIN RHYNE

handcrafted headpieces for weddings and special occasions

Let me tell you about my friend Erin Rhyne who just so happens to be the human version of a ray of sunshine. Along with being one of the most true, genuine, funniest, and most caring people on the planet, she also creates these beautiful handcrafted headpieces for weddings and special occasions. Each one is unique and can be used as a bridal accessory or flower crown, as a headpiece for any special occasion or event, or even to jazz up your everyday look.

If you follow my blog posts, you might remember that I shared some images a few posts back of Erin's work. In that post, we showcased how you can style her pieces, along with a few 'portraits' of her accessories. While we're both very proud of those images, Erin had been talking about how much she loved seeing other artists' process photos, especially if they created handcrafted goods. She decided she wanted some process photos of her own to showcase.

When we got together to shoot, it was amazing to watch and photograph Erin in her element. Each individual flower starts out as a small ball of clay. She rolls it, portions out each petal, making sure each petal gets realistic veins, and shapes the flower. The clay flowers then need about a day to cure and harden so Erin can continue onto the next phase of crafting the flowers. Once they're dry and hard, she adds the fine detail like gold flecks or paint, depending on the look that she's trying to achieve for each headpiece. Once the flowers are done, that's when the construction of the headpiece begins. 

This whole process was incredible to photograph. It made me realize the immense amount of love and work that goes into each piece. Not only are these works of art amazing and unique to have for your wedding day, but it's now a precious family heirloom ready to be passed down from you to the next generation. No two accessories are exactly alike and each has it's own story, and that's exactly what I'm all about supporting. Creative small businesses who put their all into the quality products & services they offer. It's a special kind of small business that you can invest in that you won't be able to find at any chain of businesses. 

Photographer: Christine Gosch | Floral headpieces: Erin Rhyne | Film lab: The FIND Lab