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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.

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!