Name your favorite Kraft & Jute packaging product that you can’t live without.: I love the custom kraft print sleeves and use them with almost every single order; wrap them with a little jute string with a custom circle tag and clients are “wow-ed”.
Best advice that you’ve ever been given in your photography career?: I have heard many of the same things over and over — don’t pay too much attention to what other photographers are doing; network with other professional photographers because they get you and can be your best supporters, etc. But, I think the best piece of advice that I carry with me to every shoot is: shoot mostly for your clients, but always walk away with something for you too. In other words – try that something new or get that portfolio shot you’ve been craving.
If you and your camera were invisible for one day, what would you shoot?: I would go to a nursing home or skip around to a bunch of 90-somethings homes. There is something so beautiful about people who have lived a lifetime; their wrinkles, their smiles, their crotchety-ness. I just adore older folks and they often don’t want to get their pictures taken, so being invisible would help! 🙂
Tell us a story of something funny, embarrassing, or suspenseful that happened during a shoot.: A one-year-old little girl was sitting on a stool with her brother in front of the family Christmas tree. Parents were making goofy faces and noises behind me and the little girl fell face first off of the stool onto the hardwood floor. Despite diving for her, I couldn’t get to her in time. She had a huge egg on her forehead; needless to say there was a lot of editing involved in that session. But, the important thing is, she was smiling two seconds later.
Ever split your pants or get injured all in effort to capture that special shot?: I pretty much fall on every shoot as I’m a bit of a klutz and often get caught up in the moment. I shoot mostly primes, so I move around a lot, oftentimes while still looking through the lens. This makes for a lot of collisions with trees, toys, furniture, etc.
If you were in a public area and everyone was skipping instead of walking, would you join the fun?: Absolutely!
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Kraft & Jute products featured in this post:
Kraft Keepsake Box
Kraft 5×7 Print Sleeve
Kraft 8×10 Print Sleeve
7×9 Rigid Kraft Envelope
Stitched Kraft Note Cards + Envelope
Foil stamped Thank You stickers (25 Pack)