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rooted workshop brand session

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Rooted Workshop Brand Session

Houston brand photographer

These three talented ladies don’t have any issues taking quality photos. However, Taylor, Kristen, and Leah needed to be behind the camera for a change. They’re all talented Houston area wedding photographers & they’ve teamed up to bring an amazing Houston + destination traveling workshop for beginning wedding photographers. Their goal is to teach budding wedding photographers the basics of running a business, the ins and out of the average wedding day, client communications, and how to work with posing your clients by executing a styled shoot within the workshop.

One of the first things you need to market your brand new business is photos, and if you’re going to look into using images to represent your business that are a) personal to your brand and b) legally obtained & not an image you stole from Pinterest, then a brand session is for you. These ladies needed a way to show potential customers what they plan on providing to workshop attendees, so our ideas for the shoot included portraits of the three of them as a group, then individually. Leah, Taylor, and Kristen also wanted to bring along some plants with physical roots as that’s their namesake and greens are within their brand’s color palette.

I also mentioned to them that as consumers, we like to see photos before we buy. As humans, we’re curious to see what we’re investing in before purchasing. Think about it: would you buy anything on Amazon, even if you knew the brand was a household name and all of the description sounded legit, if there were no photos of the product? No, you wouldn’t. So we set up a mini beta course of their workshop to run through as we shot their brand session. They would invite a couple of photographer friends as their first attendees and I would photograph the event, capturing the experience that they’re trying to sell to potential clients.

Here’s the initial mood board I created:

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And below are the images we created during our time together. It was seriously so much fun and I love how these turned out for the girls.

And the best news about all of this? TODAY IS LAUNCH DAY FOR ROOTED! Please be sure to visit their website if you’re a beginner wedding photographer looking for an adventurous, down-to-earth, informative, and fun workshop with the ability to grow your portfolio!

Thanks for stopping by the blog, guys. See you next time!

Brand photographer: Christine Gosch | Taylor, Leah, and Kristen: Rooted Workshop | HMU: Ivanov Artistry | Studio: The West Studios | Film lab: The FIND Lab

brand photography wishlist

Erin Rhyne handcrafting clay flowers to create a headpiece accessory

Erin Rhyne handcrafting clay flowers to create a headpiece accessory

WISHLIST

The nouns and verbs I want to photograph

There are so many things I want to photograph on this earth, so I figured if I put this wishlist out into the universe, perhaps someone might see this and want to fill the need! If you are associated with any of the following professions and need fresh visual content to share with your followers or potential clients, I'd love to talk with you about a brand photo session!

destination floral workshop

This is something that I've always wanted to photograph. Not only would I shoot the classroom teachings, florals, location, and details, but to be able to gift attendees of a workshop with a classic portrait in a beautiful destination doing what they love, would make my heart soar.

butcher

In my head, I'm imagining this scenario without the gore. This would be a studio session shooting the more refined and clean cuts that a butcher works with, along with their creative process behind what they do. I would also want to shoot their tools, and some portraits thrown in there. 

painter

Ideally in a studio space of a painter with great natural light, I'd love to capture them seeking sources of inspiration and mixing colors to get the perfect palette for an upcoming painting. The I'd like to capture the process of painting, and photograph the painting when it's complete.

gourmet chef

Ok, this one kind of gets me giddy just thinking about it because I stinkin' love food. I want to shoot a chef completing a couple of plates (obviously well-styled with killer presentation) and I want to shoot the completed plates.

bread baker

Imagine flour being tossed onto a surface, dough being kneaded, gluten tests being performed (which yes, I totally learned from The Great British Baking Show). I think some motion-filled process photos and some well-styled 'product' photos here of the completed goods would be how I approach this shoot.

glass blower

Haven't ever met a glass blower, but I love watching videos of this happening. I'm inspired by the fire & motion, the transparency of the glass being formed, and of course the final product. 

woodworker

This one should have already happened (my husband is a woodworker). But alas! I'm envisioning a day-in-the-life-type-of-shoot. A wooden product from start to finish. We begin with a trip to the lumber yard to pick out planks of wood. Then home to prep the wood and ready the equipment. Then process photos, completed product, styled photos, and portraits.

textile artist

I just really need to see someone working with a loom in my lifetime. I love when artists of any kind use a manual, old school method, so to see this, along with the tools needed to compose a textile of sorts would be so nuts. 

shoemaker

Maybe my love for the movie Coco is showing here, but a day in the Rivera shoemakers HQ would be a dream. Cutting and shaping leather sounds especially lovely, but the part I always think would be lovely to photograph would be is nailing the sole onto the shoe. And the hands of the shoemakers.

bartend specialist

Pouring drinks, beautiful glassware, styled shots with drinks and their ingredients, action shots, and well-styled portraits. What else could you ask for to represent this fun profession! 

bridal designer

As a wedding photographer, this one is a bit near and dear to my heart. I'd love to see some sketches (and some styled photos of the sketches), along with the rough making/ pinning of a gown on a dress form. To see the end product through the eyes of a designer (and maybe even a bride saying yes to the dress) would be really neat. 

ceramicist

I don't know that I need to do much expanding on this one because C'MON. How cool would photos of this be? The ceramicist's studio, pottery wheel, tools, messy hands, clay, apron, etc… *sigh* it sounds so messy and organic and wonderful.

skincare line

I would particularly like to work with an organic, natural line that offers creams and exfoliants. If they offer toners, cleansers, or masks, even better. I think the textures and purposes of the creams would inspire each different type of styled shot, and I would like to photograph very minimal product shots as well.

 

This is all I have for now, but as I think of new things I will add them to the list! Thanks for reading!