Name/Business Name: Trish McMillen Photography/Studio ATG
What type of photography do you shoot? How long have you been in business?: I photograph all kinds of subjects– From Commercial photography, to family and wedding photography, I’ve covered just about every type of shoot under the sun. And, my husband and I also own a fine art photography gallery here in Park City, Utah which is why I now have two shooting locations. We’ve been in business since 2002.
When did you first join the Kraft & Jute family?: I started using your products last year, I was looking for a new look for my business here in Park City, I started a new brand, Trish McMillen Photography, so I wanted packaging that gave more of an earthy feel. I love what you do! And after looking at your products for about a year, I finally decided to give it a try. And my clients always compliment me on my packaging now:) Thanks Kraft & Jute!
Why do you feel that packaging is so important to your brand?: I felt like the packaging for this new brand was going to be a real asset to creating a very personal look and feel to my imagery. Everyone has known my husband and I for so long in photography, but now I wanted something that was uniquely mine. And that had a softer side, but was also really fun. Just a great way to project my new brand image.
Name your favorite Kraft & Jute packaging product that you can’t live without: I love the USB holders with the hang tags. They are just so cute and I love textures. When my clients open their packaging in front of me, I can see their faces light up because I’ve put a personal touch on everything that leaves my studio. I believe it lets them know that I care about their images from the time that I first meet them, to the time that they receive the final product.
Best advice that you’ve ever been given in your photography career?: “Tomorrow’s another day. The sun will rise and the sun will set. Each sun rise provides a new opportunity for fresh eyes and creativity” “Use every sunrise and sunset to grow” “That’s what sunshine is for”–From my dad who passed away just last year three weeks before the birth of my first baby. Miss him every day but those words will always resonate with me.
If you and your camera were invisible for one day, what would you shoot?: I’d like to photograph a day in the vets hospital. A few years back, we ran a holiday photobooth for deployed families. I had no idea what an emotional experience it would be for me. But to tell the story of Vets from a photojournlistic perspective would be incredible because so much happens in a day for them. When you hear their stories and challenges you never believe it. But when you see it in person, it’s a story that can be told very clearly through photographs.
Tell us a story of something funny, embarrassing, or suspenseful that happened during a shoot.: Well, when I was pregnant, I kept having issues with my bras. I was growing so fast, that I was constantly outgrowing them. So of course I was at a wedding, and it was family photo time…and well, I went to reach up to adjust my flash and boom, the back of my bra unsnapped. No possible opportunity to resnap…just boobs everywhere. Not out of my shirt thankfully, but you know, it’s just not a great time for a braless moment with someone else’s family:)
Ever split your pants or get injured all in effort to capture that special shot?: Um…not yet…but I’m sure that’s coming:)
If you were in a public area and everyone was skipping instead of walking, would you join the fun?: ABSOLUTELY!!
How can we connect with you? Tell us your social handles.:
Facebook: Studio ATG
Instagram: studio_atg_photo and my dog has an instagram– therealwillienelson
pinterest: Studio ATG
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