Featured Photographer: Sylvia Monell of Love, Sylvia Photography – Long Branch, NJ

This weeks featured photographer introduced hot pink to kraft and it’s a match made in heaven! Sylvia Monell, of Love, Sylvia Photography, knows what’s up when it comes to creating the perfect packaging presentation to “wow!” her clients. Don’t believe us? View her awesome product photos below to see how Sylvia took her Kraft & Jute Packaging to the next level.

Name: Sylvia Monell
Business Name: Love, Sylvia Photography
Email Address: lovesylviaphoto@gmail.com
Website: www.lovesylviaphoto.com

Where are you located?: Long Branch,  NJ

What
type of photography do you shoot? How long have you been in business?:

I
specialize in Creative Wedding & Lifestyle Portraiture. I’ve been
in business for 10 months and its been an amazing few months.

When did you first join the Kraft & Jute family?:
I joined the Kraft & Jute fam in November 2012. Hooray!

What
do your clients say when they see your Kraft & Jute Packaging?
Anyone ever pass out? :):
My clients LOVE my packaging.  I’ve received
many compliments on my USB pillows. People find it very distinct!

Name
your favorite Kraft & Jute Packaging product that you can’t live
without.:
I can’t live without my USB pillows. They are perfect in every
way and fit my branding perfectly. Thank you so much Kraft & Jute
ladies.

Best advice that you’ve been given in your photography
career?:
Jasmine Star once posted a quote by Henri Cartier Bresson
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst”.  When I doubt my work I
remind myself of this simple quote and tell myself that practice makes
perfect.  I already see improvements in my work from when I started my
business.

What is your most used Photoshop (or Lightroom)
tool, plug-in, or action set etc.?:
I’ve purchased several actions in
the past but my favorite is my B&W preset in Lightroom and my color
action in Photoshop that I created on my own.

If you and your
camera were invisible for one day, what would you shoot?:
I would
probably sit on a New York City street corner and photograph people
going about their every day lives.  I find New Yorkers pretty
interesting and cool.

We want the good stuff here, so don’t
hold back. Tell us a story of something funny, embarrassing or
suspenseful that happened during a shoot.:
I’ll go with suspenseful here.
During the very first wedding I photographed my memory card filled up
during the getting ready photos and I didn’t have an extra card. I
FREAKED out.  Luckily, I had a 2nd shooter with me and was able to
delete some photos and switch around my settings while she continued
shooting. Lesson learned. Always have backups of everything!

Ever
split your pants or get injured all in efforts to capture that special
shot?:
I haven’t split my pants yet but I did shoot a wedding 2 months
post knee surgery. It was a painful 9 hour day. Eek!

If you
were in a public area and everyone was skipping instead of walking,
would you join the fun?:
I would stand there and photograph it first and
then i’d join the fun : )

What is your current state of mind after completing this survey?:
Amused!

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