Denver Business Photography – Villain Design and Erin B. – CRAVE Denver
Happy Monday All!
Okay okay, I don’t like Mondays either. It’s just not a happy day ya know? But I’m trying to stay positive here, so work with me.
As mentioned previously, I’ve been working with Crave to photograph local business owners to showcase their business in the book that will be coming out soon. I had another opportunity last week to photograph Erin, the owner of two awesome businesses. I went to her home after work to get some shots in her home office, and was greeted at the door by her adorable pug Baxter. I’m a TOTAL sucker for animals, and there’s a definite kinship amongst animal lovers. Like, when you’re in the park walking your dog and you come across another person with a dog too – you’re almost immediately friends! Know what I mean?
So we went inside and started with her first business. Erin is a super talented graphic designer, with a really fun theme to her business – down to earth, “no B.S.” graphic design. One of her emails said “graphic design without the attitude.” Love that! I took some photos of some of her work, and as I was going through the brochures and menus that she’s created, I was really impressed. It always amazes me to look at art that someone has created, particularly digitally. Learning the applications and things necessary to create like this isn’t easy at all – it takes a lot of technical know how, not just the creative talent!
Honesty time – this shoot was really challenging for me. I’ve never done a shoot entirely indoors before, because I love working with natural light so much. I was kind of afraid that I didn’t have the skill to pull it off. But I am so pleased with the results. The photos turned out great, and I was thrilled to submit them for the book! I think Erin’s design business will be represented beautifully, which is what matters, right?
Her next business will come along in a few – I wanted to get this one up first!
The first shots were of some of the work that she’s done. She had brochures, menus, invitations, and a whole slew of different projects that she’s worked on.
Instead of a normal desk, she had a really cool metal design table. Or maybe it’s a drafting table. I don’t know for sure, but I loved it! It was really high, which is perfect for us tall chicks. There was a reflective arrow on the top that I just loved, so we had to get some photos of her postcards and business cards with it!
And then… the red wall. I knew Erin was a girl after my own heart when I saw that one wall in her office was red. RED. The WHOLE wall. Tom would kill me, but it just might happen. Maybe, one day.
These little guys belonged to a relative of Erin’s, and they worked perfectly for the theme of the business – Villain Designs!
And last but certainly not least for this shoot – the beautiful Erin.
Erin, I’m so glad that you love the pictures, it’s exciting that you will be in the book! More to come…
And I will close this post with a positive attitude, even though I’m soooo tired this morning – Happy Monday again!