I'm thrilled to have been invited to participate in #CameraReadyInteriors along with 23 other talented designers including some of my favorites like Studio Mcgee, House of Jade Interiors, Decor Happy, Design Manifest, and the list goes on and on (see full list below). This blogging event was created by the lovely and talented Jana Bek of Jana Bek Designs to highlight all of the fabulous photographers who are essential to sharing our creative vision with the world.
Last summer I realized that the time had come to pull my portfolio together and revamp my website– gulp. I knew that finding the right photographer who understood my style and vision would be key. When I came across Kyle Born's work on Houzz, I knew immediately that she would be a great fit. With degrees from Brown & RISD and fresh off a stint shooting for the web studio at Anthropologie, she was more than up to the task.
Every photo shoot with Kyle is a real team effort. The days leading up are frenzied with emails and text messages about who is bringing what. A few items we always make sure to have on hand include: plenty of art and design books with appropriately colored spines to correspond with the room (obviously), fresh flowers, trays, serving bowls in various sizes that can be filled with fresh fruit, and macarons. Oh, um the macarons are for us:) And she loves an adorable puppy or two. See my Casey below. Did I mention she also designed my new website?
By the way let me assure you these shoots are anything but glamorous. In fact I would go as far as to say the entire room (possibly the entire house) looks like a complete disaster except for the scene we are shooting.
Another fabulous photographer i work with is Joanne Posse. I first met Joanne when she shot my sister-in-law's wedding in Stone Harbor, NJ over 10 years ago. She's an incredible interiors, weddings, product, lifestyle, and head shot photographer. Joanne can do it all and she's been doing it for over 20 years! Joanne's product shots have appeared in InStyle Magazine, People magazine and Art Basel -- so impressive right?
The first project we collaborated on was my One Room Challenge. We had to shoot, style and edit the pictures all in one day. It was a total whirlwind and I can't imagine partnering with anyone else. This is where her 20 years of experience certainly came in handy. She was able to size up my space, evaluate the light and shoot it just perfectly!
I feel so lucky to have worked with and continue to work with these two dynamic, talented and amazing photographers.
They say every picture tells a thousand words but it's the photographer who tells the complete story:)
Thanks Kyle and Joanne xo!
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Thanks for reading!! xoxo